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#2769 - Sunday, March 25, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee

  Nondual Highlights      

"Let your love flow outward through the universe,
 To its height, its depth, its broad extent,
 A limitless love, without hatred or enmity.
 Then as you stand or walk,
 Sit or lie down,
 As long as you are awake,
 Strive for this with a one-pointed mind;
 Your life will bring heaven to earth."

             --Sutta Nipata
Daily Dharma

     

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That we know this awareness exists means only that
we have an idea of awareness. We do not see that
awareness as itself an object, nor can we ever do so.
If we are to know the awareness by itself, first we
would have to drop knowing its objects, its reflections
in thought, including the ego-thought, and then be it,
not see it.
 

— Notebooks Category 21: Mentalism > Chapter 5: The
Key To the Spiritual World > # 168
 

Mark Scorelle to Wisdom-l  

 

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Remembering not to identify with the story has
been crucial-- and very hard to do, because, in
anger the story carries such obsessive power. But
this for me really is, most fundamentally, what it
means to be "religious." It means remembering,
again and again, that the stories we tell ourselves
-- all those stories about loss, failure, shattered
hope, betrayal, blame-- are not what is most true
about who we are. This is for me the true meaning
of "taking refuge," this residing in the vast "only
don't know" of practice.
 

-- Noelle Oxenhandler, from the article "A
Streetcar in Your Stomach" Tricycle, Summer 1998
 

Gill Eardley to Allspirit

 

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It's impossible to take note of your mind all of the
time. You would tie yourself up in knots and run off
the road. Instead of going to an extreme, begin by
concentrating on one particular emotion in
yourself. Choose the emotion that bothers you the
most, or the one that is most prominent in you....
For many people, anger is a good starting point
because it is easily noticed and dissolves faster
than most other emotions. Once you begin to watch
your anger, you will make an interesting discovery.
You will find that as soon as you know you are
angry, your anger will melt away by itself. It is very
important that you watch without likes or dislikes.
The more you are able to look at your own anger
without making judgments, without being critical,
the more easily the anger will dissipate.
  --Thynn Thynn, Living Meditation, Living Insight    

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All flower photos are by Robert OHearn on Garden Mystics  


   

Another Spring  

The seasons revolve and the years change
With no assistance or supervision.
The moon, without taking thought,
Moves in its cycle, full, crescent, and full.
 

The white moon enters the heart of the river;
The air is drugged with azalea blossoms;
Deep in the night a pine cone falls;
Our campfire dies out in the empty mountains.
 

The sharp stars flicker in the tremulous branches;
The lake is black, bottomless in the crystalline night;
High in the sky the Northern Crown
Is cut in half by the dim summit of a snow peak.
 

O heart, heart, so singularly
Intransigent and corruptible,
Here we lie entranced by the starlit water,
And moments that should each last forever
 

Slide unconsciously by us like water.  

~ Kenneth Rexroth ~  

(One Hundred Poems from the Chinese)

 
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