Saturday, February 17, 2007

(2d) Deciding to breathe out

Because feeling is an interference and thinking is an interference; because partial propriopecption of ears vs shoulders, nose vs navel, and the rest is an interference; because total proprioception of the whole sitting posture is also an interference; and because the effort to detachedly observe the breathing without interfering with it is also an interference, non-buddha eventually decides deliberately to interfere, by causing there to be a long, controlled exhalation.

The spirit of this decision, expressed by a saint, might be: “Inshallah,” or “Thy will be done.”

Expressed by non-buddha, it might be: “**** it. Let’s get on with it.”


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