20 June 2006

From Susan:

Dear Ed,

Did Robert ever say how to behave with daily living? Should we just stay in the Self and eventually there will be joy? Thanks. Susan

No Susan.

He said "Leave the world alone, it is not yours to take care of.” Only be yourself; rest in yourself. Enlightenment is an add-on.

So if enlightenment is an add-on and I take it I can't do anything to force it, then how do you stop the cycle of birth and death?

Birth and death are only in your mind. A philosophical concept.

Not even you exist, so how can you be born or die? That's what liberation is all about; not becoming immortal, but knowing you are not mortal because you are not a thing--a body that lives and dies.

Oh. Thank you.

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