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Not Freezing the Space

September 27, 2010

Someone is walking toward us -- there is the possibility of not freezing the space.  In that case, the person walking toward us is walking into a lubricated situation of myself and that person as we are. Such a lubricated situation can create open space. The situation could be seen without any fixed idea at all. In that case, the attitude is just to see the situation as it is: "That person walking toward me is not a friend; she is not an enemy either. She is just a person approaching me. I don't have to prejudge her at all." That is what is called right view.

From "The Eightfold Path," in The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation, page 119 in the Shambhala Library edition.

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