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Student Question:  It seems like mathematics, image and language are interdependent.  I was thinking of an image which could have a mathematical expression.  You can’t talk about mathematics, however, if you don’t have language.  I imagine it would be meaningless.  I now feel, nevertheless, there is another question: is there a pure mathematics?

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Student Question:  In your article in Reality Sandwich you talked about how the cutting edge should be ridden in astonishment or something to that effect.  I am wondering what the secret is to being in astonishment and having it not be a distraction or some kind of thing in itself that you get wrapped up in.  What is the secret to being detached from astonishment and yet still be able to call it astonishment or amazement?

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Student Question:  Can you please talk about what I would call the "art of replacing yourself?"  There is a book that you gave me a long time ago which talks about creating community and it spoke of this.  It specifically mentioned the necessity of replacing oneself as one of the final steps of sustainability.  Usually the ego wants to be special and hold on to its specialness and be the only one that can do something, which gives it some sort of power.  So I was thinking about this and was hoping you could talk about this?

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Student Question:  Can you say something about the fall of patriarchy.  I was under the impression that we are in a capitalist patriarchy right now, but in the study group Radha was speaking of the fall of it?

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Student Question:  If there is a particular situation or work that the ego dislikes, do you recommend doing that work for purification purposes?

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