Agony, etc. etc.
Charles A. Hillig
chillig at JETLINK.NET
Mon Jan 6 09:48:09 CST 1997
About your last question; "Why does it take a shorter time to reach
God by being an enemy than by being a devotee?"
God, of course, cannot be "reached" any more than a fingertip can point
at itself. But I am reminded of a wonderful saying in Zen:
Great doubt---great awakening
Small doubt--small awakening
No doubt--no awakening
You will awaken to (and as) Love itself.
Adversarial relationships are grounded in fear.
But maybe you'll be able to fully experience that love
only after you are willing to fully experience your fear of it.
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