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#2702 - Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee
Time and space do not exist;
They appear within Consciousness
But have no reality of their own.
It is like a screen on which
All this is cast as pictures and move
As in a cinema show.
The Absolute Consciousness
Alone is our real nature.
Be aware of being conscious and seek the
source of consciousness. That is all. Very
little can be conveyed in words. It is the
doing as I tell you that will bring light, not
my telling you. The means do not matter much;
it is the desire, the urge, the earnestness that
counts. --Nisargadatta Maharaj
posted to Along The Way
Eye cannot see It,
Tongue cannot utter It,
Mind cannot grasp It.
There is no way to learn or to teach It.
It is different from the known,
Beyond the unknown.
In this all the ancient masters agree.
Grace is within you;
Grace is the Self.
Grace is not something to be acquired from others.
If it is external, it is useless.
All that is necessary
Is to know its existence in you.
You are never out of its operation.
All things arise,
And pass away.
This is their nature.
When you know this,
Nothing perturbs you,
Nothing hurts you.
You become still.
It is easy.
--Ashtavakra Gita 11:1
From "The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita," by Thomas Byrom, 1990
When I look for
what I know to be true beyond any doubt, what I
come to is presence itself, the simple fact of being here. Everything
else is made up. This bare awareness is the only real truth, the only
absolute certainty. We use words to point to it, but the words have
a way of deadening and obscuring what they describe, for they turn
the inconceivable and limitless into something conceivable and
limited. Listen to the words in this book with your heart. Their intent
is to dissolve structures, not to create new ones. They are meant to
leave you with the open wonder of not knowing, rather than with a
new set of deadening answers.
--Joan Tollifson, Awake
in the Heartland
"Endlessly liberating to let all the answers go, and to discover what's left."
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