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Taking the First Step -- Part 2

ToTM097 -- 1990

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This archival talk was recorded in 1975 at the Buddhist Meditation Center in Los Angeles, introduced by teacher Thich Thien-An. Pir Al-Washi (aka E. J. Gold) speaks of the shift of knowledge of the West, preparation for dying, "transit" states between lives, the ultimate unity of teachings and schools, the no-mind or non-human mind state. Pir gives good reasons for giving up or transcending the human mind and mental processes, and invites the audience to participate in training that is availab. e This talk is an eye-opener for novices, a good reminder to any reader of why it is that we need to stop thinking and start doing something to make the lifetime worthwhile. Thien-An's comments as a Buddhist are appended, as well as three pages of the question and answer session which gives a rare view of Al-Washi / Gold responding to a public audience and their concerns.