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Re: Groups

Sep 25, 1995 00:13 AM
by David J. Kunz

On 25 Sep 95 at 12:02, Lewis Lucas wrote:


> Lewis: This reminds me of a statement in one of the Mahatma letters
> which advises we judge an organization by its *motives* and not by
> what it manages to accomplish. In another place they say we should
> not be attached to results. I think they even go so far as to
> suggest that if one looks for results it is (to use a British
> witicism) rather bad form, because it shows a lack of understanding
> of the natural laws. Ever cause MUST have its effect.

(De-lurking, just for the heck of it.)

Yeah. But the effect needn't have very much to do with the intent
behind it... looking for the actual results of one's actions helps
one gauge how intelligently one has *applied* one's intent. I don't
know about you, but I've done lots of things which have had results
I neither expected nor wanted. Maybe I'm locked in some kind of
perceptual trap, but I have the feeling that if I don't keep looking
out for the reality of what things I do actually accomplish then I'll
never gain that understanding of natural laws to begin with. I'm not
(I hope) going to pretend I have understanding of them when I don't
yet. Why do people like to try to appear perfect beforehand (other
than as a tantric practice)? Seems quite stupid to me. They'll just
be caught out eventually and maybe lose the opportunity to learn in
the meantime.


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