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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3275, Sunday, August 31, 2008, Editor: Mark

The intrusion of the mind

Knowing that the intrusion of the mind is
a natural process, that it has to happen;
that understanding itself will return one
to the witnessing.

- Ramesh S. Balsekar, posted to Distillation

Unless you know yourself well, how can you know another? And when
you know yourself--you are the others.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels

Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations.
You are originally unlimited and perfect.
Later you take on limitations and become the mind.

- Ramana Maharshi, posted to The_Now2

You and I are the same.
What I have done is surely possible for all.
You are the Self
and can never be anything else.
Throw your worries to the wind,
turn within and find Peace.

- Ramana Maharshi, posted to The_Now2

What does it mean to learn the knowledge of
God's Unity? To consume yourself in the
presence of the One. If you wish to shine like
day, burn up the night of self-existence.
Dissolve in the Being who is everything.
You grabbed hold of "I" and "we,"
and this dualism is your ruin.

- Rumi, Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski, from Rumi: Daylight, posted to AlongTheWay

My Burning Heart

My heart is burning with love
All can see this flame
My heart is pulsing with passion
like waves on an ocean

my friends have become strangers
and I'm surrounded by enemies
But I'm free as the wind
no longer hurt by those who reproach me

I'm at home wherever I am
And in the room of lovers
I can see with closed eyes
the beauty that dances

Behind the veils
intoxicated with love
I too dance the rhythm
of this moving world

I have lost my senses
in my world of lovers

Rumi, from: Love Poems of Rumi - Deepak Chopra, translated by: Fereydoun Kia

O Love

O Love, O pure deep Love, be here, be now,
Be all - worlds dissolve into your
stainless endless radiance,
Frail living leaves burn with you brighter
than cold stares -
Make me your servant, your breath, your core.

- Rumi, from: Perfume of the Desert, edited by Andrew Harvey and Eryk Hanut

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