Friday, February 11, 2005

At the end of SES, Wilber says: "As Plotinus knew, let the world be quiet..."
I never understood that until now. It always struck me as a weird Schopenhauerian wish for the cessation of existence.

I finally realize that it is a wish to silence the world within your own consciousness; to silence or to rise above your own monkey mind, and in doing so to spread peace.

I wonder...could it be that if a boddhisattva truly achieved noetic peace, that there would be peace throughout the kosmos?

If so, what that would mean is that violence in the world is the product, or a reflection, of violence within ourselves.


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