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ND Highlight - Issue #1461 - Saturday, June 14, 2003 - Editors: Joyce and Christiana  

Paul Cote (Bondzai)
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God's Clean Up....  

If God didn't think you were worth cleaning up
he wouldn't a put you through the ringer like that. 

Manuel Hernandez
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The Wisdom of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj  

"You are responsible only for what you can
change. All you can change is only your
attitude. There lies your responsibility." 


submitted by Tony O'Clery   

Daily Words of the Buddha June 14, 2003  

If you hold yourself dear then don't fetter yourself with evil, for happiness isn't easily gained by one who commits a wrong-doing. 

Samyutta Nikaya III, 4    

photo: Al Lazarus  

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We are our own activity: those patterns of activity that flow
from an agenda, from the past, Patterns which, are
channeled by memory, and always seek certain results. Few
people are aware of the many ways in which this repetition is
perpetuated with subtle variations, but with an underlining

In this repetition we find security, reassurance, it has
become our *self.* This false self is the seeker, and anything
*we* *do* to stop it, gives it life. 

Just to see this clearly brings about a sense of liberation, a
deep rest from which action now flows unbidden,
spontaneously, without any other purpose that its own

Some people would say action always flows unbidden,
without a doer, and that is so, but it is not usually perceived
as such, the illusion of the doer is there. This illusion, this
heart of darkness is the seeker of results, the seeker of
praise and reassurance. It resents anything and anyone who
try to slow it down. 

It's not kindness to feed complements to a hungry ghost.   

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The Last Adventure at Rasa Ranch?  

Dear Friends,   Hi. :)  

I think this is my last letter for a while. I guess it was about a year ago that I felt the enormous urge to tell my story. It started out with some words here and there to one group of people and, to my surprise, ended up being a whole series of stories sent out to many. However, the inspiration to write them has all but vanished, and because we have been outdoors so much lately, there are full days that go by when no one has even turned on the computer! 

Anyway, in the interest of tying up any loose ends, here's the latest from Rasa Ranch:

The drama around here has definitely died down.
The logs from the great tree that fell just
beside our house are out drying in the sun
right this moment to be used to keep us good
and warm during next winter; the punching
bag has long been replaced by a basketball
hoop that is getting a lot of use lately; my
mother did thankfully respect my wishes to
allow us to live our lives without her, and my
brother lovingly sent me that great song "The
Gambler" by Kenny Rogers (the chorus of
which he and I used to like to sing real loud
together when we were kids). Ananda is a
feisty little fireball who keeps me endlessly at
the inner door of "surrender or die" and I am
grateful for this. Zachary is mellow as ever
and sweet as honey, just like his dad, and I
am grateful for this too.

The four of us and Bodhi are going to be
leaving soon for a roadtrip to the Rocky
Mountains where our life together began. Jim
and I are finally getting married! He asked
me for the very first time in the midst of one of
my darkest hours this past January, and his
doing so made me crumble into his arms and
cry so hard that I don't even remember if I
said "yes." Nevertheless, FedEx delivered
our Rasa rings yesterday and we will be
exchanging our vows privately on our
eight-year anniversary on July 4th. Think of us
if you watch some fireworks! :) Thank you
everyone for being there to read all the words
spoken from my heart. Please write to me if
you want to.
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Love to Everybody, here, there, and everywhere,  


picture of me and Zack taken by Ananda a couple of days ago

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Hafiz Poem No.200

Remember the time
your stolen glances were mine
And the mark of love
Shone on my face.

Remember when
Your commanding eyes slew me;
Your Christlike sweet lips
gave me life.

Remember when
you and I paired drunk
with love until dawn
only the grace of God between us

Remember when
Your face lit up with joy like a candle
and my flaming heart circled
about you as a fearless moth

Remember when
The ruby wine sparkled in the chalise
as intimate tales flutter
between your ruby lips and mine.

Remember those
Winehouse days, ruined in ecstasy.
What I found there, I cannot find now
Even within the mosque's prayer.

Remember when
You chose to depart,
the silver crescent of the new moon
Was the envoy of your light

Remember when
Your alterations aligned every
New verse of Hafiz to become
Poetry so fine as a string of pearls

(Translation and imagery by F.Rassouli)  

viorica weissman
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Maharshi-the "I" continues in sleep as well as now.  

Is there a sixth sense to feel "I AM" ?   


Do you deny your existence ? Do you not
remain yourself even in sleep ? As for the
senses , they work only periodically. Their
works begin and end; whereas the "I"
continues in sleep as well as now. There
must be a substratum on which the activities
of the senses depend. Where do they appear
and merge ? There must be a single
substratum . That is the Self of which they are
not independent . It is the power which works
through them. 

from Reflections on Talks with Ramana Maharshi by S.S. Cohen   

viorica weissman
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J. Krishnamurti - Relationship is a mirror   

Self-knowledge is not according to any formula. You may go to a
psychologist or a psychoanalyst to find out about yourself, but that
is not self-knowledge. Self-knowledge, comes into being when we
are aware, of ourselves in relationship, which shows what we are
from moment to moment.  

Relationship is a mirror in which to see ourselves as we actually
are. But most of us are incapable of looking at ourselves as we
are in relationship, because we immediately begin to condemn or
justify what we see. We judge, we evaluate, we compare, we deny
or accept, but we never observe actually what is, and for most
people this seems to be the most difficult thing to do; yet this
alone is the beginning of self-knowledge. If one is able to see
oneself as one is in this extraordinary mirror of relationship which
does not distort, if one can just look into this mirror with full
attention and see actually what is, be aware of it without
condemnation, without judgment, without evaluation - and one
does this when there is earnest interest - then one will find that the
mind is capable of freeing itself from all conditioning; and it is only
then that the mind is free to discover that which lies beyond the
field of thought.  

After all, however learned or however petty the mind may be, it is
consciously or unconsciously limited, conditioned, and any
extension of this conditioning is still within the field of thought. So
freedom is something entirely different. 

viorica weissman
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H.W.L. Poonja-Having known your Self,you know everything.   

When you return to your Self , this is called
awakening , liberation, freedom. Having
known your Self , you know everything. 

In this awakening the whole universe is
discovered to be within yourself. All universes are within you, and you are the universe. 
  This is ultimate understanding . Knowing this, you know everything. If you don't know this, you know nothing, regardless of how much information you collect.   

Without this knowledge, you are ignorant.
Having known the absolute, you are
everything ... without beginning, middle, end, without birth or death. Here, all fears end. 

Wake up and Roar satsangh with H.W.L. Poonja volume 2   

Jan Sultan
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Catherine Ingram Enlightenment is clear seeing -  

Enlightenment is not a word I use. I prefer to call this a
natural way of being, the most natural actually. Or just radiant
presence or dear awareness, clear seeing. I don't use the
word enlightenment because the term itself is very loaded.
To many people it implies a kind of Big Bang after which you
are eternally in a steady state called enlightenment. While in
fact the actual experience is a kind of opening in
spaciousness, here and now, which allows anything to come
and go, with no resistance. It is not a state, it is just relaxing
into a natural ease of being. It's already here. When people
use the word enlightenment, it implies some point in time
that you hop into or it happens to you and then you are there
for ever more... I don't think this is a good way of thinking
about it.

Instantaneous or gradual?  

Q: A switch in perception which usually takes place as a
gradual process?

CI: Well, it can happen totally instantaneously too. Some
people recognize their true nature right away and that is
where their attention rests from that moment on. But for many
people it is a process of getting used to it. It is not a process
of an occurring; it is a process of a consistency. It is a
deepening and a slow relaxation into that recognition. .... It
takes a moment to realize that the central problem is gone
before you realize that all the other problems that were
hanging on to it are also gone. The moment you recognize
your true nature, it takes a moment to realize that all your
problems were hanging on the central erroneous belief that
you are somebody. When this belief is gone, all the
problems are gone at the same time. To realize this is
waking up fully from the dream. 

Kevin Large
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The Beauty of Sound   

If anyone is interested in understanding
the soundwave and how it interacts with us on an atomic level, I have attached some links below.  

I suppose the experience I am referring to , is
the resonant activation of the standing wave
in many of the atoms that compose the form
through which I sense the world. My natural
atomic frequencies are diverse - each group
of atoms sharing the same common natural
frequency....bone, blood, muscles, water etc.
As sound waves pass through the medium of
me - my body... certain harmonics resonate
with the existing natural frequencies of my
physical form giving rise to enhanced
feelings. I basically feel the sound vibrating in
cells - as opposed to hearing it as I normally
do. two favorite CD's that I have purchased which resonate with me are :
" The Eternal Presence " Octave Alliance Mission...4 x didgerdoo's
"The Enchantment " Harmonic Encounters...various, overtone chanting, tibetan bowls and other instruments 

Some web sites you might wish to visit:   

I do have a copy of " Whispers of Now " by the Relaxtion
Company.....words of Eckhart Tolle spoken over music by
Brian Scott Bennett which I find completely unagreeable ( crap).

art: The World is Sound - Ed Pas  

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Poetry Jam from SufiMystic: One Sound - A Poem in Three Parts & Three Voices

Part I

           One Sound.
           The Sound of the Sun,
           Nourishing the grass.
           The Sound of the Earth,
           Whirling through the Void.
           The sound of the Moon,
           Refelecting the Beloved's bright Light.
           One Sound.

Part II

           In this Sound is the
           Diadem of Perfection

Part III

           The Sound of Her breath,
           escaping from Our lips.

           The Sound of Her pulse,
           beating in Our Heart.

           The Sound of Mystery,
           roaring from Our Souls...

           The Sound of Silence...

Part I: Shams Michael

Part II: Bill Rishel

Part III: Joyce Know_Mystery

Earl truevision/[email protected]  

Troward said, "Having seen the end, you have willed the
means of its realization."


Free will presupposes-- only ---choice, not consequence,
content, but not form, action, but not reaction. We cannot
ever ---know ---any interrupted or continuous finality. It is ego
sensory interpretation that causes us to choose "again" as
all previous choices have produced this current observation
and personal assessment of our experience.

Free will also presupposes an energy initiation by intention.
It is our initiation of our passion, energizing our intention, that
creates this continuous "sound", then "echo" where the
consequence, form, and reaction continuously ripple through
the universe bouncing off everything in its path. And my echo
melds with your echo and other's echoes and the ripples
become waves on the sea of change and move the universe
and all consciousness. 

I have said that "There is no thought with an emotional void"
and therein lies the passion of intention, spoken or not,
acted upon or not but there nonetheless. I could also add that
"There is no intention without consequence" That's kinda, a
no brainer.

It is our vested interest in our energetic egos, which
assesses our seeming moment to moment unrealized chaos
of all that we survey, converting it into a living reproduction of
how we consciously played our earlier "ending creation", that
perpetuates this chaos. 

It is again--attachments of ego that produce a troubling
outcome dilemma of difficult forms and reactions. 

"In any proposed ending, the begining of that end is already
written". (Somebody a lot smarter than I musta said that.). 

eric paroissien to NDS  

Holy Madness by Georg Feuerstein  

Live broadcasts and interview archive links  

"Making Known the Unknown - The radio program dedicated
to the search for knowledge where an ordinary life is not an
option." Dr. David R. Hawkins  

Clara Ibanez to NDS  

Hello Jerry and forum members,  

I have uploaded as a pdf file a small book by Neville
Goddard (1905-1972)
for you to enjoy. Neville was a not very
renowned nondual teacher who knew the Upanishads and
Kabbalah, but who taught using biblical quotes, as he found
that the Bible is not an historical account but an encoded
spiritual teaching about reality as consciousness.

Neville's books and lectures are hard to find, except a few of
them published by DeVorss. He is conceived to have been a
New Thought teacher, but actually he was a jnani in full
meaning of the term, a wise man and a mystic that realized
the self.

I thought this e-group would benefit from knowing about him
and his teachings.
look for: Neville-I know my Father.pdf   

su gandolf to NDS  

from Awake in the Heartland by Joan Tollifson  

What We See Is What We Get  

Once at a satsang with Isaac Shapiro, in the back of the
room where I was sitting, a beeping noise started up and
didn't stop. Somebody's pager or cell phone was going off.
In those days, I had an intense dislike for the ever-growing
presence of cell phones and pagers in public places. They
seemed perfectly symptomatic of everything I found
pathological in our culture. It was no exaggeration to say that
I hated cell phones and pagers. And now, somebody had
one in their purse or backpack, and it was going off in the
middle of satsang (outrageous!), making it hard to
concentrate on what Isaac was saying, and I was furious.
Furthermore, no one was doing anything about it! A few
people were looking around, as I was, but no one was
turning it off. The idiot who owned it was oblivious. I got
angrier and angrier. Modern technology and human stupidity
were ruining my chance for enlightenment! Suddenly,
someone near me spotted the pager. It was a cricket. A
cricket had somehow gotten into this room in the middle of
the city.

Instantly, the whole movie changed. I love crickets. They're
part of nature, which is dear to my heart, and they remind me
of Springwater. I found it charming and miraculous that there
was a cricket in the room attending satsang. I was suddenly
so happy.

The sound itself was exactly the same as it had been before,
only now I had a different conceptual picture, and a different
set of stories and beliefs. Instead of a pager or a cell phone
(representing everything in life I hated), now it was a cricket
(representing everything in life I loved). Nature produced it,
not evil human technology. And furthermore, "the idiot who
owned it" didn't exist, and wasn't really oblivious to his
non-existent pager after all. Now it was a pleasant sound, a
miraculous sound. It no longer made it hard to concentrate
on what Isaac was saying. In fact, it seemed to perfectly
compliment his words.

Some years later, when I was teaching at a city college
where people's cell phones were frequently ringing during
class, I noticed that I no longer hated them. In fact, I found the
ringing and the whole phenomenon rather charming.  

Jan Sultan
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Tao Te Ching [1]  

Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu
Rhyme and Reason by Jim Clatfelter


Words and names are not the way
They can't define the absolute
It's better that you look within
Hold your tongue and just be mute

Look within and look out too
You will not find a separation
Out there you see appearance
Within you see origination

Look within with wonder
At emptiness and bliss
For wonder names totality
Where nothing is amiss

The space within is always there
If you can moderate desire
A place of utter emptiness
And possibility entire

Lao Tzu begins the Book of Tao by telling us that the Tao, the
absolute, cannot be defined with words. He says we must look for
it. He will repeat this theme throughout. This looking or seeing is
total seeing - looking out at the world of appearance and looking
in at its origin in the spacious emptiness at the very center of our
being. This emptiness is truly empty and truly great because it
contains all possibility, all potential, and all that appears. It's the
source of all that exists - and aware of itself as such. What a
promise! He even tells us where to look. Look within for origin.
Look without for creation. Look and see both ways
simultaneously. Origin and creation are one! Lao Tzu makes
another promise. This emptiness that is totality is also bliss and
wonder. Bliss is our true identity! 

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