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#2756 - Monday, March 12, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee

Nondual Highlights

 
Although the scriptures proclaim 'Thou art  That', it
is only a sign of weakness of mind to  meditate 'I am
That, not this', because you are  eternally That.
What has to be done is to  investigate what one
really is and remain That.   

'Forty Verses on Reality', v. 32, from The  Collected
Works of Ramana Maharshi, Rider and  Sri
Ramanasramam. 
 


    "Awakening opens the door to a life beyond the ego—a life
lived directly from spirit rather than from the mind. In this
new world, the conditioned ego no longer feels to be the
appropriate center from which to relate and function.
Something far deeper is called for: a total transformation in
the way we live and relate. The truth realized seeks to
become the truth lived." --Adyashanti 

  Mark Scorelle on Wisdom-l  


  Your True Nature  

In the Western spiritual subculture in particular, some people
are fairly open to experiencing their emotions because it
gives them a sense of depth and a sense of freedom. But this
can become a cover for the fear of experiencing no emotion
whatsoever. 
 

Defining yourself as an emotional being is perhaps a step
deeper than defining yourself as a purely mental being, but it
is not all the way home. 
 

What you avoid in defining yourself as an emotional being is
emotion-less-ness, nothingness, emptiness. Once you have
experienced pure emptiness, you know directly that who you
are cannot be defined by any mental or emotional state, and
this knowledge is freedom. 
 

When you do not define yourself by emotional states, then
the emotions are free to arise because they don't mean
anything about who you are. You know directly that all states
are simply passing through the pure space that is your true
nature
 

From: 'The Diamond In Your Pocket', by Gangaji
Mark Scorelle on Wisdom-l
 


  I am boundless space.
The world is a clay pot.

This is the truth.

There is nothing to accept,
Nothing to reject,
Nothing to dissolve.

-Ashtavakra Gita 6:1

From "The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita," by Thomas Byrom, 1990.


 

You ask why I make my home in the mountain forest,

By Li Po
(701 - 762)

English version by Sam Hamill

You ask why I make my home in the mountain forest,
and I smile, and am silent,
and even my soul remains quiet:
it lives in the other world
which no one owns.
The peach trees blossom,
The water flows.

  -- from Endless River: Li Po and Tu Fu: A Friendship in Poetry, Translated by Sam Hamill

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If it is said that Liberation is of three kinds, with form 
or without form or with and without form, then let me 
tell you that the extinction of the three forms of 
Liberation is the only true Liberation. 
 

- Forty Verses on Reality ", v. 40, from The Collected 
Works of Ramana Maharshi, Riders and Sri 
Ramanasramam. 

 
  Self -Realization does not depend on any kind of
consciousness; its  very nature is Awareness or
Consciousness. 
 

--Shankara, Introduction to Commentary on Kena Vakya.

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