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Friday, June 25, 2004



insta-wisdom.

I've been greatly ennoyed with certain lovers of oriental philosophies who kept walking around proclaiming the whole world to be nothing but maya and thus unworthy of either respect or attention. Such shallow misuse of striking ideas is not uncommon - once you gain access to esoteric wisdom, the temptation is great to immediately appropriate what you understand merely intellectually as truly your own and pose as an instant sage. This is obscene rather than simply stupid. Why talk of maya when you have no clue of what brahma might be? Let alone claiming to have overcome the duality of good-and-evil simply for having loved the idea?

Why indeed.





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