Re: Damned European Socialists ;-)

Hara Ra (
Mon, 07 Dec 1998 21:39:29 -0800

>> > Did I miss something? It sounds as though the able-bodied should
choose to become
>> > quadreplegics for the sake of their happiness, if one accepts this
sort of nonsense.
>> >
>> > - Steve

It is a well know concept in spiritual practice to minimize one's attachments, and the fewer attachments, the fewer sources of suffering you have. This gives you the freedom to become aware of the way your mind functions and this eventually reduces suffering and provides more awareness, and more happiness. The ascetic tradition has developed in all major religions as a way to do this.

I suppose amputation or spinal surgery may be a spiritual path, but enough of sraw herrings and red men.....

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