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#3501 - Monday, April 13, 2009 - Editor: Gloria Lee

The Nonduality Highlights -               

There is a desert
I long to be walking,
a wide emptiness,

peace beyond any
understanding of it.

               - Rumi

Version by Coleman Barks

posted to Along The Way  

Solitude is in the mind of man.  One might
be in the thick of the world and maintain
serenity of mind.  Such a one is in solitude.
Another may stay in a forest, but still be unable
to control his mind.  Such a man cannot be said to
be in solitude.  Solitude is a function of the mind.
A man attached to desires cannot get solitude
wherever he may be, whereas a detached man is
always in solitude.

                               - Sri Ramana Maharshi

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"Be As You Are"
The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi
edited by David Godman
posted to Along The Way

"Liberation is being in the place where you are no longer divided within
yourself. You are not divided because everything is actually seen and
experienced as one, whether it is related to the mundane or spiritual, form
or formless, pristine purity or human beingness. All the various levels of
reality that are held as emotionally separate cause us psychological
division, and when these are finally brought together, we're not cured of
our humanness, silliness, or anything else. It's just that internally
nothing divides us. To me that is the clearest way I can say it, just

~ Adyashanti


"It is very important that spiritual awakening or enlightenment not be
viewed as a goal, as if there is an end point," he says. "It is a great myth
about enlightenment that if you awaken or become enlightened you've crossed
a finish line, or achieved something, and there is nothing more for you to
see. It is a myth that there is a point of destination. There isn't. There
are only relative points, temporary points. The realization of your true
nature is the end of not knowing who and what you are, and thereby seeing
what everyone else is too. When you awaken, you know you are the infinite
presence, but this is not the end in any absolute sense. It is the beginning
of another mysterious unfolding. It's the beginning of something without

~ Adyashanti

posted to TheNow_2


O Sweet Irrational Worship

By Thomas Merton
(1915 - 1968)

Wind and a bobwhite
And the afternoon sun.

By ceasing to question the sun
I have become light,

Bird and wind.

My leaves sing.

I am earth, earth

All these lighted things
Grow from my heart.

A tall, spare pine
Stands like the initial of my first
Name when I had one.

When I had a spirit,
When I was on fire
When this valley was
Made out of fresh air
You spoke my name
In naming Your silence:
O sweet, irrational worship!

I am earth, earth

My heart's love
Bursts with hay and flowers.
I am a lake of blue air
In which my own appointed place
Field and valley
Stand reflected.

I am earth, earth

Out of my grass heart
Rises the bobwhite.

Out of my nameless weeds
His foolish worship

-- from Selected Poems of Thomas Merton, by Thomas Merton

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  TULKU "Divine birth, ordinary life."

This is the official trailer for TULKU a documentary film directed by Gesar Mukpo.

After much work I have completed my first documentary film, about an American Tulku.
This trailer is a peek at the film which will premier in Vancouver at the DOXA film festival in May 2009.

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