Conversations with Eugene Schallert of the Society of Jesus
First Conversations with Eugene Schallert of the Society of Jesus
Freedom is the negation of being conditioned by any culture, religious or political division.
Religion is the only factor that unifies man not politics, economics -- instead of bringing man together religions have separated man.
Is reality or truth to be approached through any particular religion?
Harmony is not possible if there is any form of division, inside or outside.
What is the source of this division as me and you, we and they, politically and religiously?
Is it possible to completely empty the mind of the "me"?
Reality cannot flower if the "me" is there.
How is the content to be emptied with one stroke?
The very perceiving is the act of emptying.
Second Conversations with Eugene Schallert of the Society of Jesus
Inwardly we're all in a state of confusion, that's the common ground of all humanity.
Is there an answer when there is real perception?
Now I have come upon something which is real, I have watched "what is" and moved from there. It is a living thing.
To live you must die, dying every day to all that you have gathered, so that the mind is fresh every day. It is new.
I must first understand what it means to live, not what it means to die.
Death is perfect order because it is the ending of disorder, and the ending of disorder is to be aware of what is disorder, choicelessly.
Then you can find out in that state what is the immeasurable.