jitters n endarkenment

so far i don’t like jitterbug perfume as much as robbin’s other books, though anything he writes is still better than most, and i’m a fan of the subject matter (immortality and the like).   these are my favorite points thus far:

i met two rude characters, one a shaman, one a god, and though each treated me disagreeably in the beginning, one gave me special courage, the other special fear, both of which i require for this journey that i am on.

a person must be prepared to receive wisdom, or else it will do him more harm than good.  p.92

if desire causes suffering, it may be because we do not desire wisely, or that we are inexpert at obtaining what we desire.  instead of hiding our heads in a prayer cloth and building walls against temptation, why not get better at fulfilling desire?  p. 97

but there is a sense in which awareness can be as stagnating as sloth

an overpowering urge to steer in the direction of darkness

if the earth needs  night as well as day, wouldn’t it follow that the soul requires endarkenment to balance enlightenment? p. 99


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