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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3128, Sunday, April 6, 2008, Editor: Mark

If you are seeking closeness to the Beloved,
love everyone.
whether in their presence or absence,
see only their good.
If you want to be as clear and refreshing as
the breath of the morning breeze,
like the sun, have nothing but warmth and light
for everyone.

- Shaikh Abu-Said Abil-Khair

Dearest friends of heart,

to know the secret of nonduality
know the secret of yourself
look deep inside to the core
the essence of your own existence

look into the consciousness
that is always present
deeper than body
deeper than thought.

find the source of all that appears
know yourself keenly
know yourself directly
knowing and being are the same

there is only one of us
and all of us are exactly and perfectly
that one

much vaster than mere love.


The present moment is pure,
crystalline and luminescent. It is only
our attachments, distractions and
preoccupations which obscure this
innate and natural clear light.

- Metta Zetty

The sun of the first day
put the question
to the new manifestation of life -
Who are you?
There was no answer.
Years passed by.

The last sun of the last day
uttered the question
on the shore of the western sea
in the hush of evening -
Who are you?
No answer came again.

- Rabindranath Tagore

A thousand times my Guru I asked:
How shall the Nameless be defined?
I asked and asked but all in vain.
The Nameless Unknown, it seems to me,
Is the source of the something that we see.

- Lalla

The beauty of the heart
is the lasting beauty:
its lips give to drink
of the water of life.
Truly it is the water,
that which pours,
and the one who drinks.
All three become one when
your talisman is shattered.
That oneness you can't know
by reasoning.

-Rumi, Mathnawi II, 716-718

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