Peter Russell explains that most human beings - unlike animals - focus on the past and the future, which means they spend their time in a state of discontent. This is the infinite ocean of samsara, characterized by the temporary relief of Buy Now, in contrast to the deep contentment of natural great peace.
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Rupert Spira in conversation
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Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
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Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
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