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#3315 - Friday, October 10, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee
Nonduality Highlights

A quiet mind is all you need.  All else will happen
rightly, once your mind is quiet.  As the sun on
rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness
affect changes in the mind.  In the light of calm and
steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and
work miracles without any effort on your part.

                   - Nisargadatta Maharaj
posted to Along The Way

  He has not attained who is conscious that he has attained, for this very consciousness cunningly hides the ego and delivers him into
its power. That alone is attainment which is natural, spontaneous, unforced, unaware, and unadvertised, whether to the man himself or to others.

— Notebooks, Paul Brunton

posted to Wisdom-l by Mark Scorelle  

  When you rest in quietness and your image of yourself fades,
and your image of the world fades,
and your ideas of others fade, what's left?

A brightness, a radiant emptiness that is simply what you are.

- Adyashanti

posted to Wisdom-l by Mark Scorelle  


In the Beginning

Sometimes simplicity rises
like a blossom of fire
from the white silk of your own skin.
You were there in the beginning
you heard the story, you heard the merciless
and tender words telling you where you had to go.
Exile is never easy and the journey
itself leaves a bitter taste. But then,
when you heard that voice, you had to go.
You couldn't sit by the fire, you couldn't live
so close to the live flame of that compassion
you had to go out in the world and make it your own
so you could come back with
that flame in your voice, saying listen...
this warmth, this unbearable light, this fearful love...
It is all here, it is all here.

~ David Whyte ~
  (Fire in the Earth)  

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