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#3005 - Monday, December 3, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee  

It's sheer illusion
to try to separate
the phenomena
from the Reality,
and then try
to love phenomena first.
It just doesn't happen that way.
we end in failure.

You don't have to try
to achieve
unity with others.
It is fallacious thinking
and doing.
Realize the unity
of everything
and everyone
within you

       - Swami Amar Jyoti

"In Light of Wisdom"
posted to Along The Way

    "Saints and mystics throughout history have adorned their
realisations with different names and given them different faces and
interpretations, but what they are all fundamentally experiencing is
the essential nature of the mind. To see directly the absolute state,
the Ground of our being, is the View -- it is nothing less than
seeing the actual state of things as they are; it is knowing that the
true nature of mind is the true nature of everything; and it is
realising the true nature of our mind is the absolute truth."
- Sogyal Rinpoche
    Nothing stands in the way of your liberation and it can happen here and
now, but for your being more interested in other things. And you cannot
fight with your interests. You must go with them, see through them and
and watch them reveal themselves as mere errors of judgments and
appreciation. Discard every self-seeking motive as soon as it is seen
and you need not search for truth; truth will find you.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj
    "The tendency to see oneself as a separate entity causes suffering in us. This ego stops at nothing to achieve its goal of maintaining a separate and all powerful existence. Even sages and seers are constantly being challenged by this encroaching ego and need to keep a watchful eye on all their motives at all times."

- Bhagavan Nityananda

posted by Bob O'Hearn 

    ...more on the essence of mind from Tabriz  
Now comes the final merging,
   Now comes everlasting beauty.
Now comes abundant grace,
   Now comes boundless purity.

The infinite treasure is shining,
The mighty ocean is roaring,
The morning of grace has come -  
Morning? - No!
This is the eternal Light of God!

Who occupies this beautiful form?
Who is the ruler and the prince?
Who is the wise man? -
   Nothing but a veil.

The wine of love removes these veils.
Drink with your head and your eyes -
Both your eyes,
and both your heads!

Your head of clay is from the earth,
Your pure awareness is from heaven.
O how vast is that treasure
   which lies beneath the clay!
Every head you see depends on it!

Behind every atom of this world
   hides an infinite universe.

O Saaqi, free us from the facade of this world.
Bring wine - barrels full!
Our eyes see too straight -
   straight past the truth!

The Light of Truth shines from Tabriz.
It is beyond the beyond
   yet it is here,
   shining through every particle of this world.

          -- Ghazal (Ode) 463
             Version by Jonathan Star
             "Rumi - In the Arms of the Beloved "
             Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, New York 1997 THE GLITTER OF THIS FANTASY 

posted by John Steinberg photo by Bob O'Hearn

From Sharham Shiva/Ruminet:

Dear Lovers of Rumi: We are very happy to share this news with you.
Please click on the link below to listen to a lovely 26-minute program
on BBC World Service called "Heart and Soul," hosted by Shusha Guppy
and produced by Anne Khazam. This episode is on Rumi's 800th birth
anniversary and it includes interviews with Shahram Shiva, Andrew
Harvey and several others and even mentions Leonard Cohen's love of
Rumi and how he found Rumi an inspiration. Don't miss it!

Please click on the link below and then select: "Listen to Heart and
Soul" to launch the player.

This program will only be available at this link until Saturday,
December 8th. We hope to be able to offer you a new link for this
program after that date. Look for the new link in our "News" section


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