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TAT Foundation Spiritual Retreat
Closing Doors

The TAT Foundation's Spiritual Retreat Weekend was a fantastic event that offered different perspectives on "Closing Doors."

Whenever you are traveling in what I call the desert without any railroad tracks—you have no trail to go by—you have to have some beacon light, something to guide you. Logic will not do it; your faith alone will not do it; but intuition will. It will take you through the abstract realms.

Any system that pretends to take you into becoming has to have some mechanism for facilitating your skill in becoming—the necessary skill—and that skill involves intuition. You can't argue it out logically, this is the whole thing.

So once you hear it—it amounts to the business of closing doors. The human mind is like this room, and if they're pounding on a piano next door, or the sirens are singing outside that window, you're going to be distracted, and your computer's not going to work—because all this stuff is continually going to be injecting itself into your problem. So the secret of course is closing doors.

~ From "Laws, Yardsticks, Exaltations," Ohio State University, 1974 public talk by Richard Rose

The event was held during November 1-3, 2019, at the Claymont Society Mansion, 577 Claymont Mansion Road, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414. For details, visit TAT's event web page: Closing Doors.

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- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That