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Nondual Highlights Issue #2275, Saturday, October 1, 2005, Editor: Mark




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Let's all be "Here" today :>)

There's a quotation of the Buddha in the graduated discourses where
the Buddha states that the mind is intrinsically pure or
intrinsically bright but it's defiled by adventitious defilements.

Defilements come in and out of the mind. They're visitors to the
mind. We keep getting caught up with the visitors. Part of
meditation practice is to be able to separate and understand what is
the actual nature of the mind itself and what are the visitors to
the mind that we keep getting caught up in.

There was a bumper sticker going around California a few years ago
which expresses it fairly well: 'Having a wonderful time. Wish I
were here.' It sort of says it all...


- Ajahn Pasann, posted to DailyDharma





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I read a thousand books; memorized algorithms, names
and concepts; traveled through all knowledge centres;
asked all wise men. Now I only have one question left
to answer: What was it all useful for?


- posted to AdvaitaToZen



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There is nothing but water in the holy pools.
I know, I have been swimming in them.
All the gods sculpted of wood or ivory can't say a word
I know, I have been crying out to them.
The sacred Books of the east are nothing but words.
I looked through their covers one day sideways.
What Kabir talks of is only what he has lived through.
If you have not lived through something it is not true.

- Kabir, posted to AlongTheWay



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Love God for something other than Him, in order
to be at all times part of His bounty;

O love God for Himself, for nothing else than Himself,
for fear of being estranged from Him.

Both quests and searches come from that same Source
where His heart ravishes hearts.

- Rumi, Mathnawi III, 4598-4600, translated by Muriel Maufroy,
Breathing Truth - Quotations from Jalaluddin Rumi,, Sanyar Press -
London, 1997, posted to Sunlight



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Futility...

All that exists
in the material universe
is inherently impermanent...
It is only the ego,
that
in futility,
grasps
at what it perceives
to be,
the attainment of immortality...
not yet realizing
that the true Essence
of all that is,
or, ever has been,
or, ever will be...
dwells naturally
in the realm of the Eternal...

In Love and Compassion...

- ARIAL, posted to Poetic_Mysticism

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