Almost totally, everybody lives on the surface, all the time, all the time on the surface. And for them it’s even the only thing which exists—the surface. And when something compels them to draw back from the surface, some people feel that they are falling into a hole. There are people who, if they are drawn back from the surface, suddenly feel that they are crumbling down into an abyss, so unconscious they are!
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