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#2966 - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee

Nondual Highlights -      

Bliss is Eternal,
even though it appears to arise when the mind dies. 
Bliss is not an experience, it is your nature. 
This is the Heart of the Wise. 
This Gift is always calling to everyone,
"You are seated in the Heart of all Beings."
This is the Truth: Your face shines.

                                    - Papaji

    The Paradox of Everyday Life  

What could be more ordinary than the cypress tree which the 
monk passes each day as he meditates?  Is it this everyday, 
ordinary thing which is to be for him the embodiment of 
enlightenment?  But then that’s exactly the point: it is the 
everyday thing, the paradox of everyday life, which becomes 
the magic window, as it were, into What Is. 

~ Whitney Roberson



A morning glory at my window satisfies me
more than the metaphysics of books.

~ Walt Whitman




It is only necessary to behold the least fact or phenomenon,
however familiar, from a point a hair's breadth aside from
our habitual path or routine, to be overcome, enchanted by
its beauty and significance ... To perceive freshly, with
fresh senses is to be inspired.

~  Henry David Thoreau



There is not a single colour hidden away in the chalice of a flower,
or the curve of a shell, to which some subtle sympathy with the
very soul of things, my nature does not answer.

~ Oscar Wilde


Of course the Dharma-body of the Buddha was the hedge
at the bottom of the garden.  At the same time, and no less
obviously, it was these flowers, it was anything that I - or
rather the blessed Not-I - cared to look at.

~ Aldous Huxley




There are sacred moments in life when we experience
in rational and very direct ways that separation, the
boundary between ourselves and other people and
between ourselves and Nature, is illusion. Oneness is
reality.  We can experience that stasis is illusory and
that reality is continual flux and change on very subtle
and also on gross levels of perception . . .

~ Charlene Spretnak





Life is a mystery until you touch the reality beyond the veil.  When 
the mind is still and the search is intense, we have the vision to see 
reality all around us.  Every person you meet is in a world you could 
know.  Nature waits for our entrance, whether it is a forest or a rose. 
All around us is the Spirit Presence waiting for a quiet mind and an 
open heart.  Walking through the markets and riding in the subway, 
we can be close to the reality.  We are moving through various 
states of reality during the day.

~  Herman Rednick



Loving You All So Much In This Early Morning Hour,



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