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‘Satori’ at Age Eight?

At age seven or eight I had an experience which I ever-more perceive as a satori. “Satori (Chinese kāi wù) may be defined as an intuitive looking into the nature of things in contradistinction to the analytical or logical understanding … Continue reading

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A Child’s “Pure Unclouded Brow”

  The quote in the title is from the poem that is the preface to Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice found There, the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I was around 11 years old when … Continue reading

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