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The yogi--especially the yogi of the Southern Buddhist sect--who refuses to accept this Vedantic view, refuses unconsciously to accept the forgiveness of his karma. For if he were to practise identifying himself with the infinite being, the resultant inundation and dissolution of his ego would wash his sins away. The attitude of guilt and the feeling of being a miserable sinner, the mood of repentance and remorse, are useful and necessary at certain times and stages but are obstructive and harmful at the wrong time or the wrong stage. It is also sinful to reject forgiveness when it is available. The fact is that the Long Path is incomplete without the Short one.


-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 5: Balancing the Paths > # 156






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