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Issue #1386 - Saturday, March 29, 2003 - Editor:Christiana

Dedicated to our children with photos of some
of our children: Kheyala and Jim's children
Ananda and Zackary. Dustin and Jorin's daughter
Zoe. My daughter Oriana building her home.
Iraqi children sailing peace lights.

While we try to teach our children all about
life, our children teach us what life is all
about. Angela Schwindt.



This Sunday March 30, 2003 at 7pm (NY Time)
Sound Healing for our planet, IRAQ, U.S., N.
Korea, and beyond go to to link to LIVE

Webcast. We ask you to PLEASE JOIN US, live
online Sunday, March 30.

As the war in Iraq continues, it is important
for us to come together to co-create a healing
energy to support positive change in the
trouble spots of the world, for our world
leaders and beyond. It is important that we
anchor ourselves in a positive, peaceful
reality; on both a personal and planetary level
- We can utilize the ancient technology of
sound to effect these changes.

A note from Jonathan Goldman regarding the

Dear Sound Friends:

We will once again be toning a number of sacred
sounds from different traditions. Our purpose
in doing so will be to assist personal and
planetary peace and healing through generating
love and compassion.

The first sacred sound we will tone in order to
center and balance ourselves. It is ancient
Hebrew-sometimes written as EHEIH and
translated as "I am". We will tone a
particularly esoteric version using the vowel
sounds "EEE- EYE - AH". These vowels will be
sounded in a single breath. This sound works
with the system of Vowels as Mantras which I
created in Healing Sounds, to bring divine
energy down from spirit into matter. This sound
unites the crown ("EEE"), the throat ("EYE")
and the heart ("AH") centers. We will tone this
sound 3 times with intent.

The second sacred sound we will tone is the
Hindu mantra "OM". We will sound this to awaken
our awareness beyond the state of polarity into
a state of oneness and love. The "OM is
Sanskrit and is considered the primordial sound
of creation. This sound and all the following
sounds should be done so that the energy
ultimately resonates with the crown, the throat
and the heart (uniting body, speech and mind)
and is being generated through the heart to the
planet, feeling love and compassion. We will
tone this sound 3 times with intent.

The third sacred sound is the "AH" sound. We
will sound the "AH" to further strengthen and
center our unified consciousness, once again
generating this tone through the heart to the
planet feeling love and compassion. The "AH"
sound is a sacred seed syllable-a sacred
mantras in many Eastern traditions including
Tibetan Buddhism. We will tone this sound 3
times with intent.

The fourth sacred sound to be toned is "HU". We
will use this sound to radiate out our
intention to soften and support a peaceful and
compassionate resolution in the hearts of all
concerned while still serving the highest good.
This will be the "HU" sound--as always being
generated from the heart to the planet feeling
love and compassion. "HU" is found in both the
Shadba Yoga ttradition and in Islam. We will
tone this sound three times with intent.


James Twyman


On April 1 at 11 AM Washington, DC time, people
all over the world will focus their prayers of
peace on George Bush, Saddam Hussein and the
leaders of all the countries of the world.

The Psychic Children have asked that we expand
the vigil to include all world leaders,
especially those who are most involved in the
current war in Iraq. They believe that offering
our prayers of peace will actually inspire them
to make their decisions based upon the good of
all. I personally believe that this is the most
powerful and positive action we can take,
especially for those who believe that violence
can never lead to real peace.

During the vigil, the Psychic Children are
asking that we imagine President Bush and the
other leaders as children, not as adults, and
to appeal to their original childlike nature.
They believe that this is the only way to not
only end this current conflict, but to initiate
a world where wars like this are impossible.
Spend at least ten minutes holding this vision.

Peace Prevails on Earth.


Karta [email protected]

Subject: Osho on war

'A man of peace is not a pacifist, a man of
peace is simply a pool of silence.

He pulsates a new kind of energy into the
world, he sings a new song. He lives in a
totally new way his very way of live is that of
grace, that of prayer, that of compassion.
Whomsoever he touches, he creates more

The man of peace is creative. He is not against
war, because to be against anything is to be at
war. He is not against war, he simply
understands why war exists.

And out of that understanding he becomes

Only when there are many people who are pools
of peace, silence, understanding, will the war

OSHO, from: 'Zen: The Path of Paradox, vol II

repost from Sarlo's club by Anandgyan


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Study of scriptures, and reflecting on words of
wise is good.

According to the testimony of sages, that the
role of spiritual practice and long term
meditation is an important one as well

Just like one does not become a body builder by
simply reading books on the subject, one cannot
know One's Own Beauty, by merely hearing others
speak of it. It has to be recognized directly
by oneself (without the medium of the mind) in
a state that may be described as the Deep Awake
(as opposed to Deep Sleep!).

The Self is Realized when everything, including
one's root instinct for self preservation is
given up with full awareness of the grace of
the Lord of the Heart.

To reach that point where all can be
surrendered, one practices meditation, prayer,
inquiry, etc. Sri Ramana has said that Self is
nothing new to Realize. We are already that.
Spiritual practice is meant to remove the
obstacles that obscure one's vision of one's
own Self.


Mazie offers

Be interested in yourself beyond all
experience, be with yourself, love yourself;
the ultimate security is found only in
self-knowledge. The main thing is earnestness.
Be honest with yourself and nothing will betray
you. Virtues and powers are mere tokens for
children to play with. They are useful in the
world, but do not take you out of it. To go
beyond, you need alert immobility, quiet

~Nisargadatta Maharaj

Bhakta broke the seal of the Heart. Jnana broke
the seal of Self. Silence broke the bowl of


Absolute Presence is the ubiquitous eye that
measures the universe. It is the center of
infinity that sees everything and yet does not
see because it is the seeing itself.

~Ramesh S. Balsekar

In the eye of creation's electrical storm, this
body, the eye of the mind circles itself
motionless, centered, seeing.


These forms are transient and to be attached to
them is to be confused. Anything that rises, be
it thought, desire, emotion, feeling or object
will give you suffering and no one in the world
can avoid this. Both the enjoyer and the
enjoyed are washed away.

But the wise discriminate between the Real and
the unreal. They know what is Real and so allow
their feelings and thoughts to arise because
they know all is One and the same! In this way
you will not suffer.



Leo Hartong shares

The world is going crazy when the best rapper
is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy,
the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is
accusing the US of arrogance, and Germany
doesn't want to go to war!


Lonny J Brown offers an interesting newsletter

"Online networks offer a medium to find other
kindred spirits. We can use the opportunity
well, or we can use it poorly. We are at the
crossroads" - Mitch Kapor, Electronic Frontier


Gill Eardley
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Art of the mystics

Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid 'Inayat Khan

It is not rest or comfort or solitude which can
give peace. It is an art which must be learnt,
the art of the mystics, by which one comes to
experience peace. One may ask why, if it is
natural for the soul to experience peace, one
must strive for peace by practice, by
meditation, by contemplation. The answer is
that it is natural to experience peace, but
life in the world is not natural. Animals and
birds all experience peace, but not mankind,
for man is the robber of his own peace. He has
made his life so artificial that he can never
imagine how far he is removed from what may be
called a normal, natural life for him to live.
It is for this reason that we need the art of
discovering peace within us. We shall not
experience peace by improving outside
conditions. Man has always longed for peace and
he has always brought about wars; at the same
time every individual says he is seeking for
peace. Then where does war come from? It comes
because the meaning of peace has not been fully
understood. Man lives in a continual turmoil,
in a restless condition, and in order to seek
for peace he seeks war; if this goes on we
shall not have peace till every individual
begins to seek peace within himself first.

What is peace? Peace is the natural condition
of the soul. The soul which has lost its
natural condition becomes restless. The normal
condition of mind is tranquillity, yet at the
same time the mind is anything but tranquil;
the soul experiences anything but peace.


viorica weissman [email protected]

Emptying and Opening Body and Mind

All things originate from the mind. When the
whole mind is silent, all appearances end.
Which is other, which is self? When there is no
sign of differentiation, not even a single atom
can be established. When not a single thought
is born, you penetrate through before the womb
and after the skin bag; one point of
inconceivable illumination, whole and
undifferentiated, without corners, edge or
traces that cannot be dimmed. What cannot be
dimmed is called inherent knowledge; the point
of inherent knowledge is called the fundamental
endowment. When you realize all things are
empty you are free in all states of mind and
penetrate beyond through every atom of dust.
The primordial beam of light pervades
everywhere and transforms according to the
energies and situations. Everything it meets is
the source, subtly illuminating all things.
Empty, the wind in the pines and the moon in
the water respond outwardly without getting
confused. Live in clear harmony, without a
wandering mind, not sticking anywhere. With a
mind like spring bearing flowers, like a mirror
reflecting images; in the midst of floods of
tumult, you will naturally stand serene above
it all. When your state is thoroughly peaceful
and your livelihood is cool and serene, you
will see the emptiness of the ages; there is
nothing to be troubled by, nothing that can
obstruct. Empty, absolute and radiant; clear,
complete and shining; it clearly exists for all
ages, never dimmed. If you want to remain
tranquil, cover and uphold in the same way as
sky and earth - appearing or disappearing,
shutting down or opening up, all are up to you.
Clean, pure, perfectly clear; the power of the
eye cannot reach its bounds. Still, silent,
empty and vast, the ken of the mind cannot find
its edges. One who investigates sincerely and
really arrives considers this the fundamental
ground; neither buddhas nor demons can enter;
neither dust nor dirt can defile it. There is
utterly no way to study this matter; the
essence lies in emptying and opening body and
mind so they are vast as space, then you will
naturally be complete everywhere. This
awareness cannot be dimmed, this clarity cannot
be confused. The moon follows the flowing
waters, the rain goes with the moving clouds.
Each and every sense and sensation is immediate
and absolute. Therefore it was said that a
saint has no self, but there is nothing that is
not himself. It is so obvious, so clear; you
realize that gathered in or let out, it has
become a white bull on open ground, which you
cannot drive away even if you try.

- Collected writings and sayings of Hung-chih
Cheng-chueh (1091-1157) from "Timeless Spring -
A Soto Zen Anthology"; Thomas Cleary (out of


Garrison Keillor read this poem on Wednesday


Last-Minute Message for a Time Capsule by
Philip Appleman

I have to tell you this, whoever you are: that
on one summer morning here, the ocean pounded in on tumbledown breakers, a south wind, bustling along the shore, whipped the froth into little rainbows, and a reckless gull swept down the beach as if to fly were everything it needed.

I thought of your hovering saucers, looking for
clues, and I wanted to write this down, so it
wouldn't be lost forever - that once upon a
time we had meadows here, and astonishing
things, swans and frogs and luna moths and blue
skies that could stagger your heart.

We could have had them still, and welcomed you
to earth, but we also had the righteous ones
who worshipped the True Faith, and Holy War.
When you go home to your shining galaxy, say
that what you learned from this dead and barren
place is to beware the righteous ones.

From New and Selected Poems, 1956-1996


Dustin Linden-Smith LiveJournal

Understanding unity through compassion

A great deal has been said this week about what
is right or wrong about the US invasion of
Iraq. From a true nondual perspective, no such
discussion has much sway, since war and peace
are really nothing more than two sides of the
same worldly coin; whether or not we're at war
or at peace makes no difference to our divine
nature as it exists beneath these worldly

Having said that, I have always been consumed
by a desire to bridge the esoteric
understanding of nonduality such as I've just
described with a common, everyday philosophy
that we can use from one day to the next.
Living nondually, as it were, is a funny walk
along a razor's edge of deepest awareness of
Self, in which all manner of thoughts and
emotions may rise within you, but which
thoughts and emotions also dissipate
immediately into nothingness after they occur,
almost as though they had never existed.
Letting go of our emotional and egoic
attachment to our thoughts and desires allows
us to live our lives without inner conflict.
This is enlightenment, and understanding the
inherent unity of all perceived elements of the
universe is an essential early step to
resolving this inner conflict.

An excerpt on compassion from Eckhart Tolle's
The Power of Now is pertinent to this
discussion. I've included it here, from page
165. I think this is also relevant to current
world events; one might wonder what type of
action G.W. Bush could instead take with
respect to Iraq if he were to see the truly
essential sameness between himself and Saddam
Hussein, for example.

Compassion is the awareness of a deep bond
between yourself and all creatures. But there
are two sides to compassion, two sides to this
bond. On the one hand, since you are still here
as a physical body, you share the vulnerability
and mortality of your physical form with every
other human and with every living being. Next
time you say "I have nothing in common with
this person," remember that you have a great
deal in common: a few years from now -- two
years or seventy years, it doesn't make much
difference -- both of you will have become
rotting corpses, then piles of dust, then
nothing at all. This is a sobering and humbling
realization that leaves little room for pride.
Is this a negative thought? No, it is a fact.
Why close your eyes to it? In that sense, there
is total equality between you and every other

One of the most powerful spiritual practices is
to meditate deeply on the mortality of physical
forms, including your own. This is called: die
before you die. Go into it deeply. Your
physical form is dissolving, is no more. Then a
moment comes when all mind-forms or thoughts
also die. Yet you are still there -- the divine
presence that you are. Radiant, fully awake.
Nothing that was real ever died, only names,
forms, and illusions.


The true heroes of the world are those who have
maintained a steadfast determination to work
for peace.

In the words of Gandhi, "If we are to reach
real peace in the world. We shall have to begin
with the children."


"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you
by your parents, it was loaned to you by your
children. We do not inherit the Earth from our
Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."

Ancient Indian Proverb

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