From typography to the nature of reality...

Subject: From typography to the nature of reality...
From: Wanda Phillips <wetcoastwriter -at- me -dot- com>
To: "Steve Janoff (non-Celgene)" <sjanoff -at- celgene -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2012 09:57:17 -0500

You get it all on this list! I keep this as on of my sig lines to remind me that everything is impermanent and where you think you're standing may not be ground after all. It's a quote that has helped me over the past year and a half dealing with loss. Interesting that I am reminded of it because it had become more background noise, something I didn't even notice anymore and then Kevin and Steve came along. Thanks guys! Good work, I will strip away more illusion today and stand a bit taller and clearer.

------------------ order to understand the true nature of reality, we must realize that nothing ever really happens.
Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, Rinpoche, Sun of Wisdom (Shambhala Publications), 3-4.

Steve Janoff wrote:

> "Nothing ever really happens" seems to suggest that the flow of time is an illusion, albeit a very convincing one, which in fact Kevin you are seconding. I don't think Rinpoche or whoever wrote that would claim that reality itself is "not real." He would probably acknowledge that the brick wall is very real. I think the suggestion is that we exist in discrete moments of time and our ...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of McLauchlan, Kevin
> "... nothing ever really happens." It just appears to happen,
> so strongly, so pervasively, and with such a complete lack of
> possibility to evade/escape (short of death), that we must
> deal with what appears to happen pretty much exactly as we
> would if it really was happening. Try not happening to breathe
> for a few minutes. Distress happens. Truly.
> ...

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