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#3634 - Monday, August 24, 2009 - Editor: Gloria Lee
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Breaking News

The bare bones of our Facebook group page is now ready. We are open to whatever you may want to make of it. Lots of familiar names from the pages of the Nonduality Highlights can be found on Facebook. David Godman has albums of photos, some new ones of Papaji recently turned up. Roy Whenary started a discussion on Teachers & Awakening.  

Chuck Hillig, Greg Goode, Francis Lucille, Gill Eardley -oh just search for a name you like... Poetry Chaikhana with Ivan Granger is there, too. has people writing in about a defining moment when their life changed, some fascinating stories there.

If you are new to Facebook, it doesn't take long to find people you already know. Jerry Katz just got started himself, and we are still twisting Mark's arm.
 [A couple times our link has turned up with page unavailable now, perhaps because we are so new, just try again later.]


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Common Interest - Religion & Spirituality

A place for readers of The Nonduality Highlights to meet up and discuss topics of interest.    

  The best mind-altering drug is truth. --Lily Tomlin  

  "If you seek reality you must set yourself free of all backgrounds, of all cultures, of all patterns of thinking and feeling.   Even the idea of being man or woman, or even human should be discarded.   The ocean of life contains all, not only humans.   So, first of all abandon all self-identification, stop thinking of yourself as such-and-such or so-and-so, this or that.   Abandon all self-concern, worry not about your welfare, material or spiritual.   Abandon every desire, gross or subtle, stop thinking of achievement of any kind.   You are complete here and now, you need absolutely nothing."

--Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj   Reader's contribution by Bob O'Hearn  

  Let Go of Assumptions
  Many years ago when I was a young Zen student living at Green Gulch Farm in California, a problem arose among the residents: a sliding wooden door at the entrance of the student living area was regularly being left open. As a result, cold Pacific Ocean winds would sweep in and chill our shared living space. Announcements were made at least a half dozen times at community work meetings reminding people to keep this door shut. But it was continually found open, and over time this became a remarkably divisive issue. People grew emotional, blaming and pointing fingers. In the midst of one tense meeting, Sierra, the farm’s pet golden retriever, opened the door from the outside and joined the group. Of course, Sierra didn’t close the door behind her. Everyone laughed. No one knew that Sierra had the dexterity to open a sliding wooden door. The group’s false assumptions had nearly led to an all-out battle.
  --Marc Lesser  



Some of what we love
we stumble upon —
a purse of gold thrown on the road,
a poem, a friend, a great song.

And more
discloses itself to us —
a well among green hazels,
a nut thicket —
when we are worn out searching
for something quite different.

And more
comes to us, carried
as carefully
as a bright cup of water,
as new bread.

~ Moya Cannon ~

(The Parchment Boat)

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