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picture23 Aug 2003 @ 17:14, by Quidnovi

Once you know everything, you're as good as dead—conceptually speaking. You can't grow.

Additionally, knowing How It Is, is tainted with conceit. You understand; the uninformed don't. You can correct and direct them. For example, someone may experience something, and they will interpret it through their reality filters. Because you know, however, you can put their experience into a more valuable context, something that will benefit them. You will show them the Light, and chalk up guru points for your efforts.

As a king, you have the privilege—no, the duty—to keep Seekers in line. ("In line" means "within the bounds of your picture of reality.") You give sloppy thinkers (or worse - heretics!) the "slap of the Buddha." And who is more qualified to act on the Buddha's behalf...? You do this, of course, for their own good.

In fairness, sometimes you help others by sharing insights and advice. They may be grateful. Yet, this position of consciousness is a subtle ego trap...

---Evin Almana, Spiritual Illusions

It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet. These lines may have their roots in quite different parts of human nature, in different times or different cultural environments or different religious traditions: hence if they actually meet, that is, if they are at least so much related to each other that a real interaction can take place, then one may hope that new and interesting developments may follow.

---Werner Heisenberg

Artwork: The Röhrig Tarot, Card XIII. Death in the Tarot signifies the final release of that mask of habits, repression and self-images that go to make up the outer personality. It implies a rebith and for this reason many people who work with the Tarot see it as almost a conforting image. But it is not conforting, just as it is not called Death for no reason. For if we have gone through life thinking of ourselves as being who we appear to be, then to give up that appearance can feel like dying.

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