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#3261 - Monday, August 18, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee
Nonduality Highlights

beyond truth, beyond logic  

It does nothing, yet it has fashioned the universe. Sustaining the entire universe, it does nothing at all. All substances are non-different from it, yet it is not a substance; though it is non-substantial it pervades all substances.

The cosmos is its body, yet it has no body... that infinite
consciousness is and is not. It is even what it is not. All these
statements about what is and what is not are based on logic, and the infinite consciousness goes beyond truth, beyond logic.

'Vasishtha's Yoga' (pp. 377-378)

gill posted to Allspirit Inspiration  

Clear Valley

By Muso Soseki
(1275 - 1351)

English version by W. S. Merwin

The water that can't be muddied
          with any stick
                    is deeper than depth
The sky and the water
          are a single
                    deepening blue
If you really want to find
          the source of the Sixth Patriarch's
don't look for it
          on the one bank or the other
                    or in the middle of the stream

-- from Sun at Midnight: Muso Soseki - Poems and Sermons, Translated by W. S. Merwin / Translated by Soiku Shigematsu


Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be.
What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.
~ The Bhagavad Gita

When one can see eternity in things that pass away
and infinity in finite things,
then one has pure knowledge.
~ The Bhagavad Gita

Special Plates

Notice how each particle moves.
Notice how everyone has just arrived here
from a journey.
Notice how each wants a different food.
Notice how the stars vanish as the sun comes up,
and how all streams stream toward the ocean.

Look at the chefs preparing special plates
for everyone, according to what they need.
Look at this cup that can hold the ocean.
Look at those who see the face.
Look through Sham's eyes
into the water that is
entirely jewels.

'The Essential Rumi' Barks/Moynes

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Machik Labdrön

with images by Bob O'Hearn

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