>Students might find sanity too spacious, too irritating. We would prefer a
little claustrophobic insanity, snug and comforting insanity. Getting into
that is like crawling back into a marsupial’s pouch. That’s the usual
tendency, because acknowledging precision and sanity is too crispy, too
cool, too cold. It’s too early to wake up; we’d rather go back to bed.
Going back to bed is relating to the mind’s deceptions, which in fact we
prefer. We like to get a little bit confused and set up our homes in that.
We don’t prefer sanity or enlightenment in fact. That seems to be the
problem rather than that we don’t have it or can’t get it. If we really
prefer basic sanity or enlightenment, it’s irritatingly possible to get
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