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Nondual Highlights  #2373 - Monday, January 23, 2006 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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: January 23, 2006

 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


Daily Dharma





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 Ocean of Being, subject and object are particles of ice.  The warmth of the Ocean is "unconditional love".  The Ocean is completely non-dualistic, as it includes everything as itself, without any concept of itself.  The sense of being an independently existing self is the temporary experience of the Ocean experiencing things from the perspective of the particle of individualized ice or ice cube.  The intrinsic warmth of the Ocean naturally and without effort, melts the particle of ice or ice cube, so only the vast Ocean of Being remains. ( this is the method of Dzogchen or Soto Zen).  Again, this warmth is the warmth of "unconditional love".  In the process of dissolution, the melting process itself, as the rigid crystals of ice dissolve into their fundamental nature, Wisdom manifests as a natural part  of the transformation.  We experience this Wisdom as realizations.  This continues until the final release of the frozen concept of "I" or "me" is realized as "Oh, I'm the vast and perfect Ocean itself, not this limited particle of ice or ice cube!!!"  Then FLASH... the ultimate meltdown yields the ultimate Truth, which is the co-existing and ever present  intrinsic Knowingness of Being.  This is Enlightenment.  It is here, in an instant, we experience our True Nature and all it's characteristics:  Being, Unconditional Love and the Radiant Energy of that Love to be the substance of everything that is or ever will be, all in an instant...FLASH!!! 


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. 


Dzogchen Practice



New Ramana biography in English

Dear devotees,

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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