Dialogs With My Teacher #58

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Feb. 8, 2011 Student: When we say that whatever is happening is the Universe expressing itself in utter perfection, isn’t this also a thought or story that we can cling to? Michael: Absolutely. That’s why we don’t stop practicing. We find that the deeper our practice goes, the more we have the compulsion to keep leaning into the natural evolutionary …

Dialogs With My Teacher #51

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ___ December 14, 2010 Student: Where there is love, there can be no fear, right? Michael: I’d agree with that statement as long as the kind of love we’re talking …

Will the real Thay please, uh, sit down?

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I’ve long appreciated the in-your-face approach of Brad Warner. This doesn’t mean that I necessarily agree with him or his sentiments. In fact, much of the time I find that his ways of communicating takes away from the wisdom he offers. But I do find myself smiling at his fearlessness. I also find myself smiling at all the attachment that …

Dialogs With My Teacher #15

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ July 1, 2010 Student: I’m uncovering a seeming paradox and curious about what you think. Michael: Fire away. Student: Although you as teacher can point to truth, experience has …

Dialogs With My Teacher #2

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find them interesting and enriching. ___ May 13, 2010 Student: From the enlightened perspective, is there no liberation? What the heck is there to be liberated from? Michael: It depends on how you are …