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Chapter 30: Live It, Enjoy It

Fred Bruning

Newsday, Long Island, New York, United States

Good evening.

Glad to see you.

How do you stay warm in such a cold room?

It is not cold.

To me it is very cold.

To me it is only cool.

You feel better in cold surroundings such as this? Have you always, even as a child?


I come from a newspaper on the East Coast which is interested in you and your work. I would like to ask a question that, as I understand, is a basic question asked in meditation: Who are you?

It is a little bit complicated. It is not an ordinary question. When you ask, “Who am I?” you are not waiting for an answer. There is nobody to answer you. But by constantly inquiring, “Who am I?” slowly slowly other thoughts start disappearing. You become more and more attuned with only one thing - this quest, “Who am I?” When all thoughts have disappeared and only the sound, “Who am I?” remains, that is the miracle moment. That sound also disappears. First it kills all your thoughts, and finally it commits suicide - not that you get an answer, but the question disappears. And that is the moment of ultimate bliss.

Maybe if I am a bit less metaphysical, then. How would you describe yourself?

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