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Response to iandhr (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 12:18 PM

35. Back in the '60s we hippies noticed those amongst us who had what we called, at that

time, a bad case of "guru-eyes".

They were the kind of people who used "enlightenment" as a status symbol. They'd walk into a party and it wouldn't be five minutes before everyone had to hear their more-enlightened-than-thou ponitifications, delivered with this sanctimonious expression especially if they were challenged in any way, and/or their stories about their trip to this or that ultimate ashram, where it turned out that they just happened to be THE agent of everyone else's progression.

THAT's Dennis Kucinich. There's this bloodless thing that some seekers get into, reinforced & rewarded by some aspects of Zen Buddhism that appear to justify and even make holy an attitude that some of recognize as "Shit happens and that's okay as long as it isn't in my own nice tidy holy world."

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