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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3274, Saturday, August 30, 2008, Editor: Mark



the sun
sees
no
shadows

_()_
yosy




The Inner Sun

The rainbow comes and goes
With a charming body.
The outer sun comes and goes
With a vast body.
The inner sun stays and stays
With its boundless
And deathless
Love-light.

- Sri Chinmoy




Gathering the Mind
Before our body existed,
One energy was already there.
Like jade, more lustrous as it's polished,
Like gold, brighter as it's refined.
Sweep clear the ocean of birth and death,
Stay firm by the door of total mastery.
A particle at the point of open awareness,
The gentle firing is warm.

- Sun Buen (1119 - 1182)




Someday, after mastering the winds,
the waves, the tides and gravity,
we shall harness for God the energies of Love,
and then, for the second time in the history of the world,
humans will discover fire.

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, posted to The_Now2




The School of Love

We are all students in the school of love, although it may take us a long time and much suffering to admit this fact. Something obstinately refuses to see the obvious. Its amazing how stubborn and slow we are, and how often we still forget. We forget whenever we think ourselves more important than others, whenever we see our own desires and goals as more important than the feelings and well-being of those we love. We forget whenever we blame others for what we ourselves have been guilty of. We forget whenever we lose sight of the fact that in this school of love it is love that we all are trying to learn.

Yunus Emre, the first and greatest Turkish Sufi poet, says, "Let us master this science and read this book of love. God instructs; Love is His school."

- Kabir Helminski, excerpt from "Love's Universe;" more here:

http://www.sufism.org/books/sacred/loveuni.html



You are Joy!

Oh my God, our intoxicated eyes
Have blurred our vision
Our burdens have been made heavy,
Forgive us.

You are hidden and yet
From east to west you have filled the world with Your radiance
Your Light is more magnificent
Than sunrise or sunset
And you are the inmost ground of consciousness
Revealing the secrets we hold.

You are an explosive force
causing our dammed up rivers to burst forth.

You whose essence is hidden
While Your gifts are manifest
You are like water
and we are like millstones
You are like wind and we are like dust;
The wind is hidden while the dust is plainly seen.
You are the invisible spring
and we are your lush garden
You are the spirit of life,
And we are like hand and foot;
Spirit causes the hand to close and open.

You are intelligence,
And we are your voice
Your intelligence causes this tongue to speak.
You are joy and we are laughter,
For we are the result
of he blessing of Your joy
All our movement is really
A continual profession of faith
Bearing witness to Your eternal power
Just as the powerful turning of the millstone
professes faith in the rivers existence.

Dust settles upon my head and upon my metaphors
For You are beyond anything we could ever think or say
And yet this servant cannot stop trying
to express Your beauty in every moment,
let my soul be Your carpet.

- Rumi, Mathnawi V:3307-3319, translated by Kabir and Camille Helminski




Come along with me
Down into the world of seeing
Come and you'll be free
Take the time to find the feeling
See everything on it's own
And you'll find you know the way
And you'll know the things you're shown
Owe everything to the day

See the carpet of the sun
The green grass soft and sweet
Sands upon the shores of time
Of oceans mountains deep
Part of the world that you live in
You are the part that you're giving

Come into the day
Feel the sunshine warmth around you
Sounds from far away
Music of the love that found you
The seed that you plant today
Tomorrow will be a tree
And living goes on this way
It's all part of you and me

See the carpet of the sun
The green grass soft and sweet
Sands upon the shores of time
Of oceans mountains deep
Part of the world that you live in
You are the part that you're giving

See the carpet of the sun
The green grass soft and sweet
Sands upon the shores of time
Ofoceans mountains deep
Part of the world that you live in
You are the part that you're giving

See the carpet of the sun
See the carpet of the sun
See the carpet of the sun
See the carpet of the sun

- Annie Haslam (of Renaissance)

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