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Nondual Highlights #2373 -
You are the Timelessness in which no death can enter
for where there is no time there is no death.
That Timelessness is Now, and that is Being.
You are Being, you are not "had been,"
and not "would be," but "Being!"
Being is always shining.
I AM is the Light of Being.
This Diamond cannot hide
and can never be hidden.
You are the Space which never moves and never travels.
Inner and outer space is due only to name and form.
Remove this form from mind by removing attachment
to any object, thought, or action.
From: 'This - Prose and Poetry of Dancing Emptiness
Sri H.W.L.Poonja (Papaji)
posted to Allspirit
Tricycle's Daily Dharma:
· However Small a Spark
In simple terms, what does karma mean? It means that whatever we do, with our body, speech, or mind, will have a corresponding result. Each action, even the smallest, is pregnant with its consequences. It is said by the masters that even a little poison can cause death, and even a tiny seed can become a huge tree. And as Buddha said: "Do not overlook negative actions merely because they are small; however small a spark may be, it can burn down a haystack as big as a mountain." Similarly he said: "Do not overlook tiny good actions, thinking they are of no benefit; even tiny drops of water in the end will fill a huge vessel." Karma does not decay like external things, or ever become inoperative. It cannot be destroyed by time, fire, or water. Its power will never disappear, until it is ripened.
· --Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
The Single Word of Heart-Advice
"Homage to all the sacred masters.
The heart-mind of all the Buddhas
of the past, the present, and the future, widely renowned as Dharmakaya,
as Mahamudra, as enlightened mind, is precisely your own mind, which
thinks of this and that.
Simply allow this unique awareness to rest vividly awake and present in
its natural way.
You don't need to worry or think,
'Is this really it? Could this be Mahamudra?' Don't bother yourself with
these doubts and questions. Don't hope for improvement or be afraid of
By practicing in this extraordinarily simple way, again and again, you
will definitely recognize the groundless, rootless open essence of all
thoughts, appearances, and phenomena.
When that happens, realization blooms naturally. All attachments, all
habitual patterns, all conditioning is spontaneously liberated and
released in this blossoming of realization.
I swear there is not a more profound and ultimate instruction from all
the holy and realized masters of the enlightened lineage that is more
profound and more vital than this single word of my heart-advice. Please
don't waste this. Don't squander it. Remember this teaching always.
There is no mistake in it. Rely on the blessings of such a teaching,
rather than on the blessings of others.
This was written by Karmapa Rangjung Dorje in the Yangon Hermitage. May
all beings be happy. Sarva mangalam."
~The 3rd Karmapa
Q. I am not too sure what unconditional love means.
jax: "Unconditional love" is
always non-dualistic. It doesn't take or attach to an
object. And there is no real sense of
a "subject" that is offering "unconditional
love". It actually dissolves all dualistic
relationships...hence it's absolute power. There is no trace
of self or ego in authentic "unconditional
love". It asks for nothing in return. It's free
and is always available. In the
I recommend you give up your speculations, as though you are someone standing on the shore, speculating as to the nature of the Ocean and just simply "dive in" head first and plumb the depths first hand. Trying to figure this out by using your intelligence is a useless effort in futility... I've been there and done that!
Begin a regular "sitting practice", in which you simply remain present to the moment as it is, free of any deliberate mental effort or thought. Without noticing, notice the Awareness that is your own naked Awareness, the pure perceivingness as such. In between thoughts, notice the nature of the Awareness that exists and is present during that gap. That Awareness, your own conscious presence, is the Ocean itself. Relax into that without thought or concept... its depth is infinite and everything you wish to know or find is there to be experienced without effort or technique.
New Ramana biography in English
I am happy to let you know that a new Ramana biography in English has been published: "Ramana Maharshi: His Life". It is the translation of "my" German "Ramana Maharshi: Sein Leben", very professionally translated by Victor Ward, with a forword by Alan Adams-Jacobs. Miles has participated in revising the glossary and making suggestions for chapter 18 (on Ramana's teaching).
As it was done via self-publishing at LuLu I could include as many photos as wanted. So it contains more than the German edition.
Where to find it?
It is offered at Lulu:
There is a preview as pdf-document, which you can download for free.
The whole book can be downloaded for a fee as pdf or ordered in print. The qualitity of paper and outlook turned out very nice.
love to all in Sri Ramana
posted to The Power of Silence
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