Observing the Three Pathways part 2

Three Pathways continued.
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Observing the Three Pathways of Suffering

Here’s a little more on the Three Pathways of Suffering which came up in my last posting. It’s an excerpt from some correspondence I was having with Rafa E. and Mark L. We were discussing time not the three pathways but one thing leads to another:

I asked them to consider this case  (which I am remembering now as I imagine how you will react in the future to this remembered moment…)

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Principle 1 Adaptation, 3rd Week

This week I'm trying something different.

Principle 1 third week
The Future 

As you will see my approach will be a little different this week. These considerations aren’t directly connected to the principle but they may illuminate it in interesting ways (or at least so I believe) if only indirectly.  Instead of focusing on the principle itself I want to take this opportunity to make two points about how we understand the psychological importance future.
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Principle 1 Adaptation, 2nd Week


Principle 1 second week
The Present

This month we are considering Principle #1 from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look). It is also called “The Principle of Adaptation” it says: “To go against the evolution of things is to go against yourself.”

Each week this month we will consider another aspect of this principle and reflect on its implications, and applications. This week we will examine how I can apply it (or not) in my present situation.
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