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What I don't understand is why, as far as I know, my epic three-part poetic cycle Tabby and the Three Travelers is not part of the standard grade school or middle school curriculum in the English speaking countries.It easily matches the literary quality of something like The Rime of the Ancient Mariner which is often still taught.But T3 is not only 24K literary gold, it's also a hell of a lot more fun and humorous and a rollicking way better story, to boot. Of course, it throws in a few yoga terms, some basic Sanskrit, but tell me the kids understand every nautical term used in the Rime? I know in the USA the Christian fundamentalists and Muslim fundamentalists would unite to oppose the teaching of T3 for this reason. Hmmm... maybe at a Waldorf school or something.
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I'm going to coin a new word, you are here at the dawn of history... the word is; googetfulness. It means when you click over to a search page to look for something but in just the nanosec it takes for the page to set up in your browser window, you have forgotten what the hell it was you wanted to search for/about.
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I totally accept by this time, having read such a humungous shitpile of non-duality books, that everything without exception is utterly false, meaningless, pointless, transient, illusory, and bogus. You win! Hands down, in a cakewalk. Ok I surrender I got the message.
That leaves only one leetle issue:
Why can I still feel pain?
It's all very well to say everything is unreal, but if somebody strapped me in a chair and did me like they did to those backpackers in the Hostel I and II movies, it wouldn't be any consolation that everything is unreal. Yeah I know that some authors like to bs about how 'pain is mandatory but suffering is optional'. But I bet they still take novocaine if they have root canal work.
Seriously - pain is the real issue, along with deprivational pain also of course, such as extreme hunger in starvation. What good does it do us to be swamped with a torrent of words about how everything is unreal when we can still feel pain?
The only real exception to my point here that has some cred with me is not the fancy words the ND Masters try to sell you, but rather the famous case of the Viet monk who sat calmly while burning himself alive. There was a guy who walked the talk. Time magazine ought to have chosen that guy as their Person of the Century instead of Einstein or whoever it was.
Anyway, I conclude that non-duality is not so much wrong as it is useless.