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To give you a little taste of the Mystery School of Love 2013, we want to share with you just the first few minutes of Marc Gafni’s opening dharma talk, where he sets the frame by giving us 6 principles and commitments for the upcoming week.
This is before any of the real dharma got started–it was the first hello:
The 6 Principles and Commitments
No 1: The principle of donkey-smuggling.
No 2: The opposite of pain is not pleasure but comfort. Pleasure always incorporates tension and pain. We are going for radical pleasure this week—not comfort.
No 3: The principle of strawberry ice-cream: We have to be able to taste it. You cannot touch God unless you are in the World Space that “knows God” (Integral Semiotics).
No 4: The Democratization of Enlightenment: A key term coined by Dr. Marc in 2006 and a touchstone of World Spirituality and Unique Self teaching.
No 5: The commitment to stay and be here all the way.
No 6: Loving Our Way to Enlightenment: the core of Marc’s enlightenment transmission–as someone wrote about him recently “he is Rumi.”
Listen to the audio to get an understanding of what these principles mean: