|Subject: A somewhat different view|
|I enjoyed the article but have a bit of a different view overall.|
To me, the first two gates, tranquility and contentment are so closely related I feel they should be a single goal. If you aren‘t content then any tranquility you might experience is only temporary. And if you aren‘t feeling tranquil, it‘s hard to be content.
As for good company, the only good company a true mystic needs is God, which is strictly internal. One‘s Guru can also be counted, but for all but a few very fortunate souls, physically enjoying the company of one‘s Guru is, at best, a rare occasion and is also mostly accomplished internally.
While good company is important when beginning one‘s quest, once one has made some progress and starts to truly feel in the world, but not of the world, any company we must still keep is the result of karma and not desire. No attachment remains, therefore the spiritual level of that company has no affect on us.
Lastly, the gate of inquiry, while very important as well, is also so only in the early stages and also only important to those of an intellectual bent. For such, it‘s important to get all questions satisfied. Once that is done, all that matters is that you truly devote yourself wholeheartedly to the quest. Should any further questions arise, they to will be fully answered within.
Lastly: I absolutely love your site and have been here reading for several hours!
|Posted by: G.D. on 1 Apr. 2011|
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