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Highlights Issue #1050

Tuesday, April 23, 2002

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--- In [email protected]..., "viorica weissman" wrote:
Every being in the universe
is an expression of the Tao.
It springs into existence ,
unconscious , perfect ,free,
takes on a physical body ,
lets circumstances complete it.
That is why every being
spontaneously honors the Tao.

The Tao gives birth to all beings ,
nourishes them , maintains them ,
cares for them , comforts them , protects them,
takes them back to itself ,
creating without possessing ,
acting without expecting ,
guiding without interfering.
That is why love of the Tao
is in the very nature of things.


Tao Te Ching

--- [email protected]..., Jan Sultan  wrote:
If you are stuck. If you have reached a plateau.
If you are not making any progress.

Then take a break. Do something different.
When you come back to your original endeavor,
note the rapid progress that takes place.

Progress [even in nature] is never linear but
takes place in quantum jumps.

Jump from Nisargadatta to Ramana to Rumi to Aziz
to your own supreme guru [inside you]
and see the spurts of progress.

[from practical experience, not from theory]

--- In [email protected]..., Jan Sultan  wrote:

>From: "viorica weissman"
>Subject: Maharshi:your Self alone will guide you
>Q: Don't I need a guide to see God ?
>     Who was your guide to see Ramana Bhagavan ?
>     With whose guidance do you see the world every day ?
>     Just as you are able to see the world yourself ,
>     so you you will also be able to see your Self
>     if you make a sincere attempt. It will be your Self alone
>     that will guide you in that quest as well.

--- In [email protected]..., Jan Sultan  wrote:

Gems from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's Conversations

"What is happiness worth when you have to strive and labor for it?
  True happiness is spontaneous and effortless."

  --- In [email protected]..., "kat"  wrote:
If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master;
If you can think -- and not make thought your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same...
John Milton Fogg

Do you enjoy beautiful sunrise and sunset photography? [This is a commerical site, but it is also a great visual treat]


Get over it! --- In [email protected]..., Jerry Katz  wrote: in response to Lisa

Lisa -
> Hi folks,
> Been a particularly trying time lately. Been meditating/praying and
> just kinda looking within for some answers/questions and unfortunately not finding many.

> Most of the posts here seem to originate from within people who are just so certain of everything.

Hi Lisa,

I've heard that complaint before about people here! I'm pretty certain, anyway.

> I am wondering/wandering....what keeps you up at night? How do you
> KNOW? What do you know? I am presently surviving by putting one foot
> in front of the other and trying really really hard not to look
> beyond what is directly in front of me but...I am thinking there are
> some major misconceptions out here. Love for instance-is it real or
> is it just some fantasy we've created because we are afraid and sure
> that when it all boils down to the bottom, we really don't give a
> chit for anyone but old self? I am scared.
> -Lisa

You're in the process of meditating and getting comfortable with the
play of reality and all the concepts out there.

You know what? Screw everything you ever heard. If you get scared
once in a while, turn the lights on, make a lot of noise, raid the fridge, put
on Entertainment Tonight, and give yourself a break. Come back to
meditation another time. You'll go deeper next time. You can't do anything wrong.


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