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Chapter 10: The Body Is a Friend

Hitler began laughing so hard he dropped the weapon. Berger picked it up and said, “Now, you eat the manure or I’ll shoot!” The Fuhrer got down on his hands and knees and began eating.

While he was occupied, Berger sneaked away, ran through an alley, climbed over a fence, and dashed up the stairs to the attic. He slammed the door shut, bolted and locked it securely. “Hilda! Hilda!” he exclaimed to his wife. “Guess who I had lunch with today.”

Mind goes on rationalizing. Even if you eat horse manure it can make it a lunch - and “Hilda, Hilda, guess who I had lunch with today!” Beware of the traps of the mind. And the more you become alert, the more you will be able to live in the moment, in the act, totally. Then there is no motivation: you do it because you delight in it.

And that’s why I call it the hardest work. To get out of the mind is the hardest work. But it is not effort, it is awareness; it is not effort, it is intense alertness.

The last question:

For enlightenment does one need a human body? Can’t a dog or a tree which is flowering get enlightened?

Dang, dang, doko dang, doko dang.

Enough for today.