Task: Suffer a Dualism-Induced Collapse


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Deluded victim of the language of dualism make comparison after comparison until unhinged by the tempestuous disquietude of that relentless mental activity you mistake for lucidity you fall into a state of total lunacy and the prisonlike structure of stupid distinctions you have constructed for yourself in a trance and watched slam close on your consciousness like the teeth of an intellectual trap crumbles into ruin right along with your mind.

Task: Climb for 16,000 Centuries


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With hands and feet flayed of skin climb for sixteen thousand centuries of sidereal days in a solitude so deep it would paralyze even the devil up a sheer wall of relentless winter rain pushing as you go against a gale-force wind of intermittent appearance those few straggling thoughts and memories to which a self still faintly clings in your mind having been smashed together by the overwhelming force of an insurmountable fear to form the abstract equivalent of an unmarked grave.

Task: Glide toward the Center


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Risen from a tumultuous sea of nervous excitement formed by precipitation fallen from a cloud of defiled virtue and launched into boundless space by an incandescent idea of selfless love ungraspable by language, glide toward the center of a smoke-bisected parallelogram consisting of two perfectly congruent groups of golden orioles facing in opposite directions whose small bodies inhabited by heavenly spirits have been stamped upon the pale blue skin of the sky by the invisible hand of God.

A Serpentine Task (Regarding the Cautious Handling of the Concept of Happiness)


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Unbeguiled by the oleaginous ease and smooth facility with which it winds its way down the paths of human discourse seemingly innocuous since frequently invoked and honored as the highest desideratum handle the concept of happiness with a wariness no less nimble than you would a serpent clothed in an undulant rainbow of colors from whose fangs still concealed from view a lethal venom flows.