RE: [kenwilber-275] Nisargadatta Quote of the Day

From: Doug
Sent on: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 4:52 PM
I went back and re-read the quote and feel compelled to provide additional context. He really goes for the jugular:
 
 
from "I am That"
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Nisargadatta: "Whatever you do for your own sake accumulates and becomes explosive; one day it goes off and plays havoc with you and your world. When you deceive yourself that you work for the good of all, it makes matters worse, for you should not be guided by your own ideas of what is good for others. A man who claims to know what's good for others is dangerous."
 
Questioner: How is one to work then?
 
N.: Neither for yourself or for others, but for the work's own sake. A thing worth doing is its own purpose and meaning. Make nothing a means to something else. Bind not. God does not create one thing to serve another. Each is made for its own sake. Because it is made for itself, it does not interfere. You are using things and people for purposes alien to them and you play havoc with the world and yourself.
 
 
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Married a social worker, know others well, can wear a person down...
 
Doug
 
 
 

From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [kenwilber-275] Nisargadatta Quote of the Day
Date: Tue, 26 Oct[masked]:00:13 -0400

Awesome! I love it. Good reminder, considering I am a social worker!
Jenna
 
--
The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand, as playing a poor hand well.
-H. T. Leslie
 
I cannot call to mind a single instance in which I was irreverent, except toward those things that are sacred to other people.
-Mark Twain



From: Doug <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tue, October 26,[masked]:38:58 PM
Subject: [kenwilber-275] Nisargadatta Quote of the Day

"A man who claims to know what's good for others is dangerous."
 
That single line solves a large chunk of human suffering right there. 
 
Doug




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