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Nondual Highlights Issue #2613, Saturday, October 14, 2006

Stand in your original state of wholeness,
the state before you were born when there
was no knowledge "I am" and therefore
no need or want of any kind. All suffering
will end as soon as you stand in pure

- Ramesh S. Baslekar, A Net of Jewels, posted to AlongTheWay

The higher your aims and vaster your desires, the
more energy you will have for their fulfillment.
Desire the good of all and the universe will work
with you. But if you want your own pleasure, you
must earn it the hard way. Before desiring, deserve.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to AlongTheWay

Purify yourself
from the 'attributes' of 'selfhood'

So that you may 'see'
your own 'pure-essence.'

The 'absolute-being'
works in 'non-existence.'

What but 'non-existence'
is the 'workshop'
of the 'maker' of 'existence?'

So enter into the 'workshop'
namely 'non-existence'

So that you may 'see'
both the 'worker'
and the 'work' together.

What do I know if 'I' exist or not ?
But this much I do know, oh Beloved:

When 'I' exist
I am 'non-existent'
and when 'I' am 'non-existent'

I exist ...

- Rumi, The Sufi Path of Love, posted to Mystic_Spirit

Nasrudin was walking past a well, when he had the impulse to look into it. It was night, and as he peered into the deep water, he saw the Moon's reflection there.

"I must save the Moon!" the Mulla thought. "Otherwise it will never wane, and the fasting month of Ramadan will never come to an end." He found a rope, threw it in and called down. "Hold tight; keep bright; succour is at hand!"

The rope caught in a rock inside the well, and Nasrudin heaved as hard as he could. Straining back, he suddenly felt the rope give as it came loose, and he was thrown on his back. As he lay there, panting, he saw the Moon riding high in the sky above.

"Glad to be of service," said Nasrudin. "Just as well I came along, wasn't it?"

as collected by Idries Shah, posted to SufiMystic

i want to leave this town
but you've chained me down
stolen away my heart
leaving yourself behind

now i've lost my way
my soul restless and head twisted
all because of those secrets
you once whispered

i only must keep
fasting my heart
to set me free
from sleepless nights

since your only advice
when you saw me in flame
was to keep burning
with you or with your thoughts

words of wisdom
came to me at last
"the beloved you've lost
the one you've been seeking outside
can only be found inside"

- Rumi, Ghazal 2582, from the Diwan-e Shams, translation by Nader Khalili, Rumi, Fountain of Fire, posted to Sunlight.

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