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#2758 - Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee    

Nondual Highlights

Thanks to Bob OHearn for once again putting selected verses onto his wonderful photos. Those who take digest in plain text can go to yahoo for viewing.    

The mind ground is
The great awareness
Of being as is.

original photos taken by Ben Hassine  

Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.

The Buddha meditated for six years, Bodhidharma for nine. The practice of meditation is not a method for the attainment of realization— it is enlightenment itself.

-Zen Master Dogen, "The Practice of Meditation"

From "Teachings of the Buddha," edited by Jack Kornfield, 1993      

The habit of ignoring our present moments in favor of
others yet to come leads directly to a pervasive lack of
awareness of the web of life in which we are embedded.
This includes a lack of awareness and understanding of
our own mind and how it influences our perceptions and
our actions. It severely limits our perspective on what it
means to be a person and how we are connected to each
other and the world around us. Religion has traditionally
been the domain of such fundamental inquiries within a
spiritual framework, but mindfulness has little to do
with religion, except in the most fundamental meaning of
the word, as an attempt to appreciate the deep mystery
of being alive and to acknowledge being vitally
connected to all that exists.
  --Jon Kabat-Zinn,
Wherever You Go, There You Are

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