{Ram Dass/Alan Watts Week 3: Day 20} The Paradoxical Law

We heard this week that, "Everything you look at is lawful. The predicament for man is that the law is not necessarily a law that can be comprehended by his rational mind, because sometimes the law includes paradox. It includes both A and not A. To hear the way of things, to live according to the dharma, to live in harmony with the universe. When you see the world as law, as unfolding law, including your body, including your incarnation, including your experiences just as the unfolding of law, then when you are quiet enough, you hear the part that your body plays within that law, the part your personality plays within that law. And you merely become part of the unfolding of the law of the universe.

Let’s have some fun. Share some of your paradoxical truisms. For example, “The more you fail, the more likely you are to succeed.” or “The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know.”

It’s better to have loved and been hurt, than never loved at all! :melting_face: It’s ridiculous, but this idiom, as most idioms somehow do, sums up the entirety of the Dharma in a single takeaway. Actions naturally snowball towards manifested Divinity…

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There’s a saying in Spanish that I’ll translate here, “he who doesn’t want broth, gets two bowls”

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