50 years ago ...

Author:Ginsberg, Allen
Position:CLASSIC HUMANIST - Brief article - Quotation
 
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"I took some LSD the day the president went for his gall-bladder operation and I realized that he was another suffering deep person, perhaps one almost ignorant of his own state of consciousness and so suffering a great deal more because of that ignorance.... My hatred simply disappeared. What was left was a funny kind of compassion for him in his ignorance, a prayer for him for his return from the valley of the shadow. In a state of awareness, less hostile, less fearful, less paranoid... I found myself praying for his own understanding. The thing that I did realize was that my piling up my own...

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