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#3417 - Monday, January 19, 2009 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The Nonduality Highlights -     

You who want

By Hadewijch
(13th Century)

English version by Jane Hirshfield

You who want
seek the Oneness

There you
will find
the clear mirror
already waiting  

It is spring in the mountains,
I come alone seeking you.
The sound of chopping wood echoes
between the silent peaks.
The streams are still icy,
there is snow on the trail.
At sunset I reach your grove
in the stony mountain pass.
You want nothing, although at night
you can see the aura of gold
and silver ore all around you.
You have learned to be gentle
as the mountain deer you have tamed.
The way back forgotten, hidden away
I become like you,
an empty boat,

words of Tu-Fu, written on the wall at Chang's hermitage

from Tom McFerren  

"I am learning to see. I don't know why it is, but everything
penetrates more deeply into me and does not stop at the place where until now it always used to finish. I have an inner self of which I was ignorant. Everything goes thither now, what happens there I do not know."

Rainer Maria Rilke

from Tom McFerren  

"To repeat an important point: What is recognized is that there is no
'thing' to recognize. Nondual awareness is not a thing that can be
identified or pinpointed. This is most essential because without recognizing
that there is no thing to recognize, you will always hold onto some idea
about the awakened state. Clinging to subject and object in the recognition
is none other than a dualistic frame of mind. Recognize that there is no
thing to recognize (grasp, know or understand), then totally let go of
clinging to "things" and relax deeply into the open spaciousness. Remain
without observer and observed. As long as there is something to identify or
think about there is still concept. It is this dualistic mind of continually
affirming or denying that is exhausting."

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
  posted to Open Awareness by Rob Matthews  

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. 

Abraham Lincoln



Psalms 15  

Lord, who can be trusted with power,
and who may act in your place?
Those with a passion for justice,
who speak the truth from their hearts;
who have let go of selfish interests
and grown beyond their own lives;
who see the wretched as their family
and the poor as their flesh and blood.
They alone are impartial
and worthy of the people's trust.
Their compassion lights up the whole earth,
and their kindness endures forever.

(A Book of Psalms, translations by Stephen Mitchell)    

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