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#3045 - Monday, January 14, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee  

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Limitless undying love that
shines around me like a million suns
It calls me on and on
Across the Universe

John Lennon, 1968
 


 

God is Shining Through...

"Life is this simple. We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent, and God is shining through all the time.

This is not just a fable or a nice story. It is true.

If we abandon ourselves to God and forget ourselves, we see it sometimes, and we see it maybe frequently.

God shows Himself everywhere, in everything – in people and in things and in nature and in events.

It becomes very obvious that God is everywhere and in everything and we cannot be without Him. It's impossible. The only thing is we don't see it."

  Thomas Merton

 


   
All I want is the truth

John Lennon, 1971
 

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Yes is the answer
And you know that for sure
Yes is surrender,
You gotta let it
You gotta let it go

John Lennon
Mind Games, 1973

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Give peace a chance!
Just give it a chance!
We aint giving any gospel here -
Just saying how about this version for a change?
We think we have the right to have a say in the future.
And we think the future is made in your mind.

John Lennon, 1980

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  It's fear of the unknown.
The unknown is what it is.
And to be frightened of it
is what sends everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace,
love, hate, all that.
It's all illusion.
Unknown is what, what it is.
Accept that it's unknown and it's plain sailing.
Everything is unknown.
Then you're ahead of the game.
That's what it is.
Right?

John Lennon, 1980
 


  The mind can't fathom that there can be a true intelligence, a  
transcendent intelligence, that isn't the product and outcome of  
thought and conceptual understanding.  

It can't fathom that there could be wisdom that's not going to come  
at you in the form of thoughts, in the form of acquired and  
accumulated knowledge.  

The true spiritual urge or yearning is always an invitation beyond  
the mind. That's why it's always been said that if you go to God, you  
go naked or you don't go at all.
It's the same for everybody. You go  
in free of your accumulated knowledge, or you are forever unable to  
enter.  

So an intelligent mind realizes its own limitation, and it's a  
beautiful thing when it does.  

When you stop holding on to all of the knowledge, then you start to  
enter a different state of being. You start to move into a different  
dimension. You move into a dimension where experience inside gets  
very quiet.  

The mind may still be there chatting in the background, or it might  
not, but consciousness is no longer bothering itself with the mind.  
You don't need to stop it. Your awareness just goes right past that  
wall of knowledge and moves into a very quiet state.  

In this quietness, you realize that you don't know anything simply  
because you aren't looking back to the mind for its acquired  
knowledge. This quietness is a mystery to the mind. It is something  
unknown. As you go into depth, you literally go into a deeper  
experience of what seems to be a great mystery.  

Now the mind might come in and want to know what's going on and  
start to define everything, but that's not going to bring any more  
depth. The mystery just keeps opening to itself if you let it -- if  
you let go of control.

As acquired knowledge is left behind, what is found is that you have  
left your familiar sense of self behind. That self only existed in  
the accumulation of knowledge and experience.  

Something very interesting happens when you leave it all behind,  
because you are literally leaving your memory behind.  

You leave behind who you thought you were, whoever you thought your  
parents were, and everything else you thought and believed. Yesterday  
is gone.  

Then a very interesting thing starts to be noticed: you can leave  
all of that behind and still you are -- you are right here and right  
now. So what you are becomes even more mysterious.  


Adyashanti  


 

"Deep peace of the running waves to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you

Deep peace of the gentle night to you
The moon and the stars pour their
healing light on you

Deep peace to you
Deep peace to you
Deep peace to you
Deep peace."


- An old Irish wish

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