Hi Everyone

The newer updating of the forum software is now available. My experience with this over the years is to wait until the second update in case there are issues with the first one. Think of it as, 'measure twice, update once'. Nothing really changes in terms of the forum's operability in the interim.

And on another note:

To the question 'What must I do to free myself?' Zen replies: 'There is nothing you need do since you have never been enslaved and since there is nothing in reality from which you can free yourself.' This reply can be misunderstood and may seem discouraging because it contains an ambiguity inherent in the word 'do'. Where the natural man is concerned the action required resolves itself dualistically, into conception and action, and it is to the action, to the execution of his conception that the man applies the word 'do'. In this sense Zen is right, there is nothing for us to 'do'; everything will settle itself spontaneously and harmoniously as regards our 'doing' precisely when we cease to set ourselves to modify it in any manner and when we strive only to awaken our sleeping faith, that is to say when we strive to conceive the primordial idea that we have to conceive. This complete idea, spherical as it were and immobile, evidently does not lead to any particular action, it has no special dynamism, it is this central purity of Non-Action through which will pass, untroubled, the spontaneous dynamism of real natural life. Also one can and one should say that to awaken and to nourish this conception is not 'doing' anything in the sense that this word must necessarily have for the natural man, and even that this awakening in the domain of thought is revealed in daily life by a reduction (tending towards cessation) of all the useless operations to which man subjects himself in connexion with his inner phenomena.__Hubert Benoit

So, what caused faith to sleep? Let me get back to you on that. It's summer, my favorite season and I want to enjoy every moment of it as naturally - and awake - as possible.

Cheers

Daniel

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And Here's 8 minutes and 54 seconds of higher dimensional bliss from Patrick O'Hearn for summer, or whenever.... A Lovely Place To Be

The lovely place where I experienced this song was at sunset at the top image of the forum. Wonderful.
With eyes closed or open, let it take you to your lovely places.

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