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Nondual Highlights Issue #2478, Friday, September 8, 2006, Editor: mark



All this dying is not the death of the physical form:
this body is only an instrument for the spirit.
There is many a martyred soul that has died to self in this world,
though it goes about like the living.
The animal self has died, though the body, which is its sword,
survives:
the sword is still in the hand of that eager warrior.
The sword is the same sword; the person is not the same person,
but this appearance of identity bewilders you.

- Rumi, Mathnawi V: 3281; 3826-3828, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski , , posted to Sunlight



As long as you're dreaming that you're awake,
there'll be no end to your fears or your desires.

They will only end when you become fully
awakened to your own dreaming.

Suffering finds its roots in your desire to be free
from something that's present - even if it's only a
desire to be free from dreaming the Dream.

But no desire is really spiritual - including the
so-called spiritual desire to have no spiritual
desires.

And yet, paradoxically, it's all absolutely
spiritual.

Yes! All of it.

Every fear. Every desire.

- Chuck Hillig, Seeds for the Soul, posted to AlongTheWay



Aside...

A most exquisite ecstasy
is experienced,
in that moment,
when one steps aside,
completely,
with focused intent,
and gratitude,
allowing
one's Real Self,
without veil or obstruction,
to shine through...

Arial, posted to Mystic_Spirit



There is a reality
even prior to
heaven and earth

Indeed, it has no form,
much less a name.
Eyes fail to 'see' it

It has no voice
for 'ears' to detect ...

To call it 'Mind' - or 'Buddha'
violates its nature

For it then becomes like
a visionary flower
in the air

It is not 'Mind' -
nor 'Buddha'

Absolutely quiet -
and yet illuminating
in a mysterious way

It allows itself - to be 'perceived'
only by the 'clear-eyed' ...

- Daio Kokushi, posted to Mystic_Spirit



People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.

- St. Augustine, posted to truevision

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