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Two-and-a-half thousand years ago Gautama attained peace more completely than our sense-bound, intellect-confined contemporaries can imagine. On the statues which have come down to us from near his time, there appears the flicker of a smile. Yet this was the man who formulated the tragedy of human existence, the everlasting frustration of human desire.


-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 8: The Void As Contemplative Experience > # 191






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