pink_trike wrote:I like Joseph a lot...but I didn't get much from this book. I wanted to like the book because the premise is one I appreciate, but it just seemed too short on substance, too "visionary", and a bit too grandiose...unusual for Joseph. Reaching too hard, caught up in a wind. Reminded me of Barbara Marx Hubbard when her eyes glaze over and she gets all breathy while describing how wonderful and whole everything will be, will be, will be, will be....
Just this is ok.
Goldstein is a teacher of no small experience (and likely Ariya), and the best stuff he does comes out that experience in terms of teaching. ONE DHARMA is okay, but his other stuff is so much more. Also, on a one-to-one he is very, very good.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.
There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80
Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.