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by zoofence
August 7th, 2008, 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the beat goes on
Replies: 4
Views: 23046

Re: And the beat goes on

Could Infinity experience Itself without becomming "you" and "i," and everything else with borders? That's the point, isn't it? I don't see how it is possible for Infinity to experience itself. It cannot see itself in a mirror, because being infinite, its self extends into the m...
by zoofence
June 4th, 2008, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: A New Earth/ Oprah
Replies: 10
Views: 43397

Re: A New Earth/ Oprah

If Jesus himself returned today and walked among us as he did 2000 years ago, He would not recognize "his" church. Of course, you are right. And not only would he not recognize it, neither would he be surprised by it. And it doesn’t take two thousand years. Even today, too often when a gu...
by zoofence
May 14th, 2008, 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's A List!
Replies: 2
Views: 20422

Here's A List!

Here's an interesting item I came across this morning at the Wall Street Journal website . It's called “The 10 Elements of Care”, and is about the things which, besides money, parents should leave their children. As I read it, this list applies in one way or another to all of us, whether parents or ...
by zoofence
April 30th, 2008, 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning from our past?
Replies: 6
Views: 40598

Learning from our past?

On May 1, the Jewish community around the world is observing Yom Hashoah , Holocaust Remembrance Day. Generally disinclined to dwell on the past, I mention this event here in part, I suppose, because of the enormity of the holocaust, but more particularly because of the enormity of the failure at th...
by zoofence
April 7th, 2008, 8:39 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: A New Earth/ Oprah
Replies: 10
Views: 43397

Re: A New Earth/ Oprah

I am reading Founding Faith , a fascinating study of religion in the American colonies at the time of the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It is an easy read, and particularly for Americans living in today's cultural environment, it is interesting stuff. From that bo...
by zoofence
March 10th, 2008, 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Music as Word of God
Replies: 17
Views: 60375

Re: Music as Word of God

I recently heard a minister who was waving a bible at us and insisting that "this is the Word of God." My first thought was, but the bible itself says it is not the Word of God; it says, in John 1, that the Christ is the Word of God. Very nice. Yes, John 1. Fascinating stuff there. Here’s...
by zoofence
March 10th, 2008, 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A scrap of paper
Replies: 2
Views: 20604

A scrap of paper

When I opened one of my “beside table" books the other evening, a scrap of paper dropped out with the following on it written in my hand – Buddhas who have attainted personal freedom from mental components that construct a deluded and suffering world. I had quotation marks around it, so presuma...
by zoofence
March 1st, 2008, 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fully Involved
Replies: 0
Views: 44547

Fully Involved

Today, I re-posted Fully Involved to TZF’s Integral Health . It had been off the site for about a year, at the request of the author, who is a long-time friend of The Zoo Fence. This piece is about how she and her husband dealt with the treatment of their son’s leukemia. As I read it, it is a powerf...
by zoofence
February 22nd, 2008, 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Awakening
Replies: 0
Views: 45974

The Awakening

Today, I added to TZF's Open Space an article entitled The Awakening . It was submitted to us by a colleague of the author. I don't know any more about the author or the experience she reports than is in the article itself, but it is a nice story well told. It's a quick read. I am glad to recommend ...
by zoofence
February 22nd, 2008, 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here it is!
Replies: 12
Views: 42555

Re: Here it is!

jenjulian, What a great link! Thanks. I have added it to TZF's My Space feature.
by zoofence
February 21st, 2008, 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here it is!
Replies: 12
Views: 42555

Here it is!

Last evening I came across a few lines in Nisargadatta 's I Am That which I repeat below for the clarity with which they express what the spiritual process is all about. I don't see how it can get much clearer than this. The passage is preceded by a consideration of the human personality, to which a...
by zoofence
February 14th, 2008, 8:24 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Out in the cold too long?
Replies: 37
Views: 97056

Re: Out in the cold too long?

Do I sound a bit fruity? Not the least bit. If God is Infinite, then God is every bit as much a kiwi as a human being or a tree or a cloud or an idea or ... That's why I define ahimsa so freely. Consider that you and that kiwi are ultimately, fundamentally, one and the same, the One Itself. The dis...
by zoofence
February 14th, 2008, 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stupid or smart
Replies: 6
Views: 16816

Re: stupid or smart

... upon whom did the first Teacher stumble? Dearest friend, you will not catch me with this trick question of yours! I know that you know the answer as well as I! Just as everyone of has since the beginning, the first Teacher stumbled upon himself (or herself)! After all, who else is There? And ye...
by zoofence
February 6th, 2008, 5:04 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Einstein's blind spot
Replies: 5
Views: 65528

Re: Einstein's blind spot

This thread along with all other threads in the Green Pastures has been retired.
by zoofence
February 5th, 2008, 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Circle?
Replies: 10
Views: 20270

Re: Full Circle?

… Christianity was born out of the time of gnostic thinking and for a better understanding, we need to place it back within the context of where and when it was born. When everything that was gnostic was called evil and destroyed, it put Christianity out there floating with no roots, never quite fi...