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#3573 - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The Nonduality Highlights
When you stay in your True Self
you do not need to look after yourself.
A power will rise which is moving the earth,
which is causing the sun to shine,
which is giving the moon its brilliance.

When you are attuned to that power
you will have nothing to do,
everything will be beautiful.
That power will look after you
in a way which you cannot manage.

-Papaji, posted to SufiMystic

  Simply keep quiet,
let things happen in front of you,
and enjoy this universe which is offered to you.

Don't make any effort and don't even think
and you will know who you are!
Don't think of the past or the future
and within this you will find
what you never have found before.

But few people do this and instead waste their lives
in practice which only expands their ego
as they boast of all the ways that they please the Divine.

So simply Be quiet, make no effort
and you will know who you are!

                                    - Papaji

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"The Truth Is"
Sri H.W.L. Poonja
Yudhishtara, 1995
posted to Along The Way


Just as energy can be used for many different purposes, so can pure existence be experienced in relation to any phase of life—anger, hatred, or jealousy as well as love and beauty. Every human action must be carried on through the ego, which plays a role comparable to that of a pipe or channel through which energy is conducted for different uses. We usually think of the ego as a kind of constant, unchanging entity. In fact, however, it is simply a succession of physical and mental events or pressures that appear momentarily and as quickly pass away.

–Katsuki Sekida, from A Guide to Zen (New World Library)

Nisargadatta on transitions leading to non-duality

  M: It is only when you are satiated with the changeable and long for the unchangeable, that you are ready for the turning round and stepping into what can be described, when seen from the level of the mind, as emptiness and darkness. For the mind craves for content and variety, while reality is, to the mind, contentless and invariable.
   Q: It looks like death to me.
   M: It is. It is also all-pervading, all-conquering, intense beyond words. No ordinary brain can stand it without being shattered; hence the absolute need for sadhana. Purity of body and clarity of mind, non-violence and selflessness in life are essential for survival as an intelligent and spiritual entity." ( I AM THAT)
    posted to Wisdom-l by Peter Holleran  

Deepening The Wonder

Death is a favor to us,
But our scales have lost their balance.
The impermanence of the body
Should give us great clarity,
Deepening the wonder in our senses and eyes
Of this mysterious existence we share
And are surely just traveling through.
If I were in the Tavern tonight,
Hafiz would call for drinks
And as the Master poured, I would be reminded
That all I know of life and myself is that
We are just a midair flight of golden wine
Between His Pitcher and His Cup.
If I were in the Tavern tonight,
I would buy freely for everyone in this world
Because our marriage with the Cruel Beauty
Of time and space cannot endure very long.
Death is a favor to us,
But our minds have lost their balance.
The miraculous existence and impermanence of
Always makes the illumined ones
Laugh and sing.
'The subject tonight is Love -
60 wild and sweet poems of Hafiz'
Versions by Daniel Ladinsky

Geometry of Light  

A photo-haiku series in Irish and English by Gabriel Rosenstock and Ron Rosenstock  


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