I guess one might adopt your interpretation but innocence is damn difficult to hold onto. I perceive the Tibetan adage as cautionary -- take care, let the genie out of the bottle and you'll never get it back in. Better to finish what you started.Papanca wrote: ↑Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:41 amIn my humble opinion there is no merit in that saying, it discourages one from even attempting a spiritual path, for why start if it's better not to start ? . Of course there are risks involved but there are risks in anything, including in never trying any spiritual practice.Lou Gold wrote: ↑Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:11 pmI confess that I know nothing of Brian Rose but what you say seems classically cautionary. I read somewhere that there's a Tibetan saying about the spiritual path: "Better not to start but if started better to finish." I too am skeptical of one-shot workshops, indeed I'm skeptical of one-shot anything. In my own case, a life-changing dream and a 15-year later life-changing Daime vision turned out to be a lifelong work, which I'm still unpacking and, with each new insight, it feels as if I'm only beginning. Finishing seems to me as an ongoing process.Soul_of_Shu wrote: ↑Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:15 pm
I've watched that one before, but may revisit it out of curiosity. Speaking of twists and turns, given what became of Brian Rose and his infamous run for the mayor of London, financed by some apparent scam, and what he's promoting lately on London Real, I'd have to say that his one encounter with the vine of the soul was not remedial, which of course, as you well know, requires far, far more commitment.
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