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Riding the Meme

Via Caterina Fake:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
Okay...
In seeing you will realize that you must live consciously, not for your sake or for someone else's sake or for the sake of some goal or belief or idea, but for the sake of being fully engaged in the moment.
Context...
The buddha-dharma's fourth truth contains eight aspects, which is why it's also called the eightfold path.

Just what is this path? It is, first of all, to see what our problem is, and then resolve to deal with it. In seeing you will realize that you must live consciously, not for your sake or for someone else's sake or for the sake of some goal or belief or idea, but for the sake of being fully engaged in the moment. Once you see, you will speak, act, and maintain your life in a conscious way. Wise speech, action, and livelihood then follow naturally. These provide the foundation for a morality that actually works.

From Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen (which I've just begun reading and have found to be absolutely wonderful).

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