>>      Anything that commits to separation of self from others or the
>> world.
>>      That sound good?

>	Had to think about that one for a time before I even understood it.

     OK, let's clarify 'commits to'.

     Adore tells a story to describe the process of karma.

     Person is born into a high tone wealthy family, he has everything
he needs, total open door to opportunity.  One day he steals
something, didn't need to, doesn't repair the deed etc, instead he
makes it right, justifies it, creates a 'need to steal' after the fact

     Next life he gets his come uppance, he comes back into a dirt
poor family, starving to death, always being stolen from by the local
bullies and police, and the temptation and NEED to steal is ever
present.  He can either rise above it or give into it with further
justifications.  He gives in and becomes a robber etc.

     Next life he gets born into a Cosa Nostra family which steals for
a living on a mass scale, he is taught to steal, expected to steal,
has to work up through ranks of expert stealers, will be *KILLED* by
his own kind if he doesn't steal etc.

     Each level makes it harder for him to climb out of the error that
he made, until it is almost impossible.

     If you do wrong when you don't need to, existence will arrange
that next time you will need to do wrong just to survive kind of

     OK, so somewhere in between, he is doing poorly, and he comes
across a temptation to steal.  His postulates hang in the balance,
either he postulates that he needs to steal, that he wont or cant find
work, that no one will give him an inheritance, that he won't FIND
money etc, or he postulates that lots of money is in his future and
that he doesn't need to steal.

     Before he acts (steals or not steals) the postulates he is making
about himself and his future are not that solid.  Even if he
postulates that things are only going to get worse, it doesn't become
*SOLID* and real until he *COMMITS* to the postulate by *DOING*
something born of that postulate, like stealing.

     When one acts BECAUSE of a postulate, one commits to that
postulate, its a go in otherwords.

     So when one harms another, one is committing to the postulate
that self and other are separate, and that one does not have to feel
their pain etc.  This of course makes one more separate and
interiorized away from the other.

     And that of course defines an overt, any action that commits to a
self limiting postulate.

     That is what I meant, and what I presume you meant by 'bank