August 2017

 

The arts must lead to Presence, otherwise they have no value for either the viewer of the listener.

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Presence is not negative, not indignant, not irreverent. Presence does not think of itself as important. Presence reaches itself and sustains itself by avoiding these pitfalls.

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Whenever you express a negative emotion, you trade something great (your soul) for nothing ( a negative emotion). That’s the real tragedy.

 

 

Self-remembering is not a sensation. William Blake said, “I look through my eyes, not with them.”

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The sequence is either for retrieving Presence from imagination or for strengthening Presence.

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It is a great mistake to equate fame with consciousness.

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All quotations from Robert Earl Burton