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Can Peace be gained, or is peace always there as the undercurrent? Peace, stillness, liberation, being ... they 'are' what 'is'. I understand exactly what you are saying Ta-Wan, no doubt about it, but if conflict is what 'is', well, it must be what needs to be, otherwise it wouldn't 'be', ha, ha ....Sorry, hey, I'm just participating here ...
Same point differently made I'd say. Or not?
Accepting, adapting, and rejoicing in conflict changes the very meaning of conflict, also bringing peace. Perspective can be so versatile, we can use it to uncover the peace always hidden there in several ways. :-)
You might say that Ta-Wan, but I couldn't possibly comment! My only point is that there is nothing to be gained, although it may appear to some that something can be, liberation dissolves such delusion. How can one gain what is already there? There is, however, something that can be removed/lost and that is the conditioned ignorance, which acts as a vale/mask to what 'is' always there beneath it; unconditional love/being.Awakening and Liberation ... are, seemingly, about self-destruction! :-)
This post though is about the actual peace and war that those on the dual plain engage in and not specifically about the peace of awakening, which I agree is not something gained. I could alter a word and it would be about that too. In these snippets I have to leave a lot for the various types of readers to get for themselves. I welcome your contributions. For you I may have phrased it like this: 'Peace is, conflict is not.' But knowing the mischievous Yogi you are you may well say that conflict also is... And this is why I try now to keep words to a minimum and let the reader go where they will :) Bloody Yogis
Yes you have me sussed, well done Ta-Wan! But if I am a mischief maker, well, it is simply my way of being.......and I do love these daily 'tea-isms' of yours, which I peruse as and when I am available to visit them ;-)
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