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Opening the Hand of Thought

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” At times, we plunge our heads too far into memories and fantasies, or myths and history, or religious dogma and formalized -isms.
When we admire these, believe in them blindly, and become frenzied and fanatical, we activate this fixed and conceptual existence.
We totally confuse this kind of conceptual existence with the raw life-experience of the present and end up being dragged around by it.
We do things that only stifle raw life. This is happening all the time…..We have to conclude that the important thing is to really practice, aiming at living out the reality of life. ”
Opening the Hand of Thought _
Kosho Uchiyama

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