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Date:         Mon, 19 Jun 89 18:45:54 EDT
From:         Homer 
Subject:      Re: Spiritual Experiences
To:           Adore-l list 
In-Reply-To:  Message of Sun, 18 Jun 89 23:34:35 EST from 

>Another question, then...
>If the bond I had with my friend (who is also named David, perhaps there is
>something in that?  Anyone?  Anyone?) was spiritual, why do I react with
>so much negativeness to it now?  The destruction of our bond was not through
>my action (directly) but through his.  In a very real sense, I am GLAD to
>no longer have the bond, though I am intrigued by it and would fain pursue
>another bond similar to it.
>Musings of another flavour...

     Your implication is that there are spiritual experiences and
non spiritual.  And that spiritual experiences are always positive.

     The universe consists of Dichotomies, Good/Bad, Beauty/Ugly,
Love/Hate  etc.  There is also Peace above all of them.

     Thus any play of either side of the Dichotomy is spiritual life
at work.  You ARE a spirit.  You can not experience anything
that is not spiritual.

     Your friend has committed a crime against you, possibly unwitingly,
and has decided to not tell you about it lest he hurt you.

     Thus he has withdrawn lest you find out his withhold.

 Homer               Adore-l list         6/19/89*Spiritual Experiences