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Nondual Highlights: Issue #2886, Sunday, July 29, 2007


Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its
innermost invisible and indestructible essence. This means that it is
accessible to you now as your own deepest self, your true nature. But
don't seek to grasp it with your mind. Don't try to understand it.
You can know it only when the mind is still. When you are present,
when your attention is fully and intensely in the Now, Being can be
felt, but it can never be understood mentally. To regain awareness of
Being and to abide in that state of "feeling-realization" is
enlightenment.

The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some superhuman
accomplishment, and the ego likes to keep it that way, but it is
simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being. It is a state
of connectedness with something immeasurable and indestructible,
something that, almost paradoxically, is essentially you and yet is
much greater than you. It is finding your true nature beyond name and
form.

- Eckhart Tolle, posted to The_Now2



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Even if blame seems more than justified, as long as you blame others,
you keep feeding your pain-body with your thoughts and remain trapped
in your ego. There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet:
human unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness. With
forgiveness, your victim identity desolves, and your true power
emerges--the power of presence. Insread of blaming the darkness, you
bring in the light.

- Eckhart Tolle, posted to adyashantigroup



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Stay present, and continue to observe what is happening inside you.
Become aware of not only the emotional pain but also of "the one who
observes," the silent watcher. This is the power of the Now, the
power of your own conscious presence.

Then see what happens.

- Eckhart Tolle, from The Power of Now, posted to AlongTheWay



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Practice is about that part of our being that, like that finally
being able to open completely to the whole range of our experience,
including all that wanting, including all that hurt, including the
pain and the joy. Opening to the whole thing so that this little
child-like part of us can finally, finally, finally, finally grow up.

Trungpa Rinpoche once said that was the most powerful mantra, "Om
Grow Up Svaha."

But this issue of growing up, it's not all that easy because it
requires a lot of courage.

Particularly it takes a lot of courage to relate directly with your
experience. By this I mean whatever is occurring in you, you use it,.
You seize the moment.. moment after moment.. you seize those moments
and instead of letting life shut you down and make you more afraid,
you use those very same moments of time to soften and to open and to
become more kind. More kind to yourself for starters as the basis for
becoming more kind to others.

- Pema Chodron, posted to DailyDharma



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It is like a painter
Spreading the various colors:
Delusion grasps different forms
But the elements have no distinctions.

In the elements there's no form,
And no form in the elements;
Yet apart from the elements
No form can be found.

In the mind is no painting,
In painting there is no mind;
Yet not apart from mind
Is any painting to be found.

That mind never stops,
Manifesting all forms,
Countless, inconceivably many,
Unknown to one another.

Just as a painter
Cannot know his own mind
Yet paints due to the mind,
So is the nature of all things.

Mind is like an artist,
Able to paint the worlds:
The five clusters [aggregates] are born thence;
There is nothing it does not make.

As in the mind, so is the Buddha;
As the Buddha, so living beings:
Know that Buddha and mind
Are in essence inexhaustible.

If people know the actions of mind
Create all the worlds,
They will see the Buddha
And understand Buddha's true nature.

Mind does not stay in the body,
Nor body stay in mind:
Yet it is able to perform Buddha-work
Freely, without precedent.

If people want to really know
All Buddhas of all times,
They should contemplate the nature of the cosmos:
All is but mental construction.

- The Garland Sutra 20



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Before the world existed, you did.
Before anything was manifested
in any of the galaxies,
in any of the recorded universes
you were there.

And I dare say,
after the completion
of this particular round of events,
the entire universe
will dissolve again into Light
and you will still be there.

There is nothing strange
about this pronouncement
except for the fact
that most of you don't believe it.

- Emmanuel, from Emmanuel's Book II: The Choice for Love

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