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Nondual Highlights Issue #2806, Saturday, May 5, 2007, Editor, Mark



To do whatever is required of you in any situation without it becoming a role that you identify with is an essential lesson in the art of living that each one of us is here to learn.

- Eckhart Tolle, excerpted from: A New Earth, posted to TheNow2




Earnestness is not a yearning for the fruits of one's endeavors. It is an expression of an inner shift of interest away from the false, the unessential, the personal.

- Nisargadatta, posted to TheNow2




The one who could effort is this silly king marching around thinking that he has birthed the world and birthed a life. Ha! It’s simply telling and noticing the truth. That we never ever were in charge or making any of this happen. Let's look inside and find this one who's making your life happen. I can’t find anyone either. And yet, I’m going to make it happen. So it’s simply noticing in every moment our foolishness, that we could ever have stolen the crown, this little me, and thought we had anything to do with anything. We are here for the ride. The mind will argue and will find plenty of evidence in its self-created world of not-enough-ness, surrounded by enough-ness, it will create and point to the evidence of the not-enough ness in its own little created world. And underneath that always, everything unfolding, moving, and you watch. So you can just kiss that sweet, chattering, over-responsible mind, just kiss it until it’s so crazy, you know like when you have a child that’s getting very serious about something, a thousand and kisses over its face and head and it forgets what it was so serious about, this is the treatment we can give the mind. Cutie pie thanks for your suggestions, lovie duck, thank you so much for all your efforts on behalf of survival. Mama’s here now sweetheart, take your nap.

- Jeannie Zandi




Do your work in the world, but inwardly keep quiet. Then all will come to you. Do not rely on your work for realization. It may profit others, but not you. Your hope lies in keeping silent in your mind and quiet in your heart. Realized people are very quiet.

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




A true spiritual teacher does not have anything to teach in the conventional sense of the word, does not have anything to give or add to you, such as new information, beliefs, or rules of conduct.

The only function of such a teacher - or of their writings - is to help you remove that which separates you from the truth of who you already are and what you already know in the depth of your being. The spiritual teacher is there to uncover and reveal to you that dimension of inner depth that is also peace.

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The words are no more than signposts. That to which they point is not to be found within the realm of thought, but in a dimension within yourself that is deeper and infinitely vaster than thought.

A vibrantly alive peace is one of the characteristics of that dimension, so whenever you feel inner peace arising as you attend, the words are doing their work and fulfilling their function as your teacher: they are reminding you of who you are and pointing the way back home.

- Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks (Introduction), posted to TheNow2




These sayings of mine are really a call to God,
words to lure the breath of that sweet One.
How can you be silent? How can you fail to call,
knowing He always answers, "Here I am!"
that silent answer you feel from head to toe.

- Rumi, Mathnawi II:1189-1191, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski, Rumi: Daylight

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