Letting Being be an Active Resource

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    Pema Pera: I think for many people, perhaps everyone here, the PaB explorations in general have been liberating in one way or another. Speaking just for myself, a specific focus on appearance (as in APAPB) has enhanced that sense of liberation quite a bit -- one thing I'd be happy to talk about, now or later;
    Pema Pera: The first half year of PaB, we have used the 9 sec mostly as an opening, dropping stuff, letting a new wind blow in
    Pema Pera: letting go, stepping aside
    Pema Pera: but there is another side to all this, letting Being be an active resource
    Pema Pera: a kind of "addition" or more "recognition"
    Pema Pera: of how to live, act, be much much more efficiently and directly
    Pema Pera: a focus on appearance for me has been the most immediate way of doing that
    Pema Pera: and it is related to dropping time, using a fourth time
    Pema Pera: not past or future
    Pema Pera: not even present
    Pema Pera: more a kind of actual eternity
    Pema Pera: it might be fun to try to play with that, as a group, to see how far we get :-)
    Neela Blaisdale: can you say more about appearance?
    Pema Pera: Neela, starting with Descartes:
    Pema Pera: I am because I cognize (think and the rest)
    Pema Pera: we can go further and say that all we ever experience is experience
    Pema Pera: but even experience has an ex, and ex out of what?
    Pema Pera: really the only thing we are ABSOLUTELY sure of is that something appears
    Pema Pera: and then we CALL it experience
    Pema Pera: and we IMPUTE an experiencer
    Pema Pera: and a whole world and a subject and other subjects
    Pema Pera: but really all there is directly as given in appearance
    Pema Pera: and my suggestion is: you can see appearance as given by Being
    Pema Pera: and thus let Being be your engine, your resource
    Pema Pera: So, Neela, that's it in a nut shell :)

    *APAPB = appreciate the presence of appearance as a presentation by Being
    ... read more excerpt about APAPB 

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