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Run, run, run!
Spirituality needs both
The inner running
And the outer running.
Neither the inner running
Nor the outer running
Is a curiosity-invitation.
In the life of a genuine God-seeker
And God-lover,
Curiosity-indulgence is an inescapable
And inevitable self-destructive force.
Only when God's unconditional
Forgiveness-Power descends,
Can the seeker make a fresh attempt
At spiritual progress.
Before we accept spirituality,
Curiosity may inspire a certain seeker
To enter into the spiritual life.
But once a seeker is spiritually
Well-established,
Curiosity-indulgence
Is the most self-destructive force.

21 February 2004
New York