Thanks G, but no fortuitudeness about it.....I totally lack such things and spellings.
STrict matter of cause and effect, I want spiritual advancement I must provide the circumstance of spiritual advancement to occur(though my advancement evidenced by my compassion is most minimal advancement it remains for me)....I'm certain many do that, some/many perhaps however quite unconsciously. The theists frame it by stateding..... in this life I am here to learn this thing.
You work at social issues, with people on interactive things, I assume so that is exactly equal. So you don't need that pragmatic approach as it comes naturally to you. I must work at it with conscious effort and direction.
As a aside as a kid I lived that hand to mouth thing always having more coming in than going out....perhaps I just didn't have at it, long enough, but that was always my experience, and I was not doing anything particularly beneficial. And I did it only for a year or two total time. That reminded me of that. My first formal introduction to buddhism by a reformed meth addict, with a jail story, who took me to his temple. Quite extraordinary, though I didn't know what to make of it. San Diego round about it was...pure land, chant this thing, small temple, modest center,Buddhist master....many debts unpaid.
Round about that way it was.
REminds me..Florida before the land rush...deserted freeway, more like two lane, empty roads, no cars trucks nor vehicle, alligators in the weeds, flat, no person, no building, no food, no water, night setting, cool breeze, no nothing really(forget how I got in that place) ...rationally you should be scared out of your mind.
Picked up by a crazy mad drunk weaving down the road. Reminds me of that sort of thing.
That crazy mad drunk weaving down the road.
The edge, not a fine or hardly woven edge but a pliant soft one of much fluidity when on such thing one does find. That is my personal experience. Though one shot by sniper in somalia may quite disagree...all seeminly hardness and sharpness so devised. I predepose to the fluid, by circumstance created, and fail to find the snipers kill nor the wanderers ride either exclusive, but can not state decisively.
All in the end being quite personal and of the person, that being my personal opinion. That opinion I suspect not variable by circumstance.
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.