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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3099, Saturday, February March 8, 2008, Editor: Mark
That which is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint Exupery
Happy in the morning
I open my cottage door;
A clear breeze blowing
Comes straight in.
The first sun
Lights the leafy trees;
The shadows it casts
Are crystal clear.
In accord with my heart,
In one harmony.
Gain and loss
Are not my concern;
This way is enough
To the end of my days.
~ what's to gain? what's to lose? ...only what our
determined-to-suffer mind sputters about... what would
happen if today we made no effort to have or not have
anything? if we just let the game play out with no
interference on our part?... hmmmmm...
hey! have a "serene" day, darlin's... can't be any
love, dg, posted to DailyDharma
If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events. It is your restlessness that causes chaos.
Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels
To become conscious of Being; you need to reclaim consciousness from the mind. This is one of the most essential tasks of your spiritual journey. It will free vast amounts of consciousness that previously had been trapped in useless and compulsive thinking. A very effective way of doing this is simply to take the focus of your attention from thinking and direct it into the body, where Being can be felt in the first instance as the invisible energy field that gives life to what you perceive as the physical body.
- Eckart Tolle, from The Power of Now
Push far enough towards the Void,
Hold fast enough to Quietness,
And of the ten thousand things none but can be worked on by you.
I have beheld them, whither they go back.
See, all things howsoever they flourish
Return to the root from which they grew.
This return to the root is called Quietness;
Quietness is called submission to Fate;
What has submitted to Fate has become part of the always-so.
To know the always-so is to be Illumined;
Not to know it, means to go blindly to disaster.
He who knows the always-so has room in him for everything;
He who has room in him for everything is without prejudice.
To be without prejudice is to be kingly;
To be kingly is to be of heaven;
To be of heaven is to be in Tao.
Tao is forever and he that possesses it,
Though his body ceases, is not destroyed.
Lao Tzu, from the Tao Te Ching
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