Time Bound

Martin Gifford marting at NSWCC.ORG.AU
Wed Jul 2 02:32:18 CDT 1997

Hi All !

Sorry to be pushing the point but I do feel rather strongly on this.

I am making a distinction between the violence of nature, which is natural,
and the violence of humanity. The violence of humanity is perverted and
obscene as far as I can see. (I'm sure I don't have to go into the details.)
I think it is caused by the sense of duality. It might be beneficial if we
restrict our comments to human violence. I see human violence as definitely
not perfection!

Best wishes to All,


At 08:34 PM 1/07/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Interesting questions, Chuck.
>I'm sure you will agree that the paradox is entirely in the mind, and the
>more we try to resolve it with words, the greater the paradox will seem.
>The resolution of the paradox lies in direct seeing of the situation as it
>exists in the here and now.  In the here and now, the "me" as an individual
>entity is seen to be nonexistent.  This is not speculation; anyone can see
>it at any moment.  It is this "me," being continually dissatisfied, which
>engages in conflict with the world (and itself).  In the absence of the
>"me" there is only perfection underlying the apparent violence and
>imperfection of the world.

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