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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3675, Sunday, October 4, 2009, Editor: Mark 



How long will you say, "I will conquer the whole world
and fill it with myself"?
Even if snow covered the world completely,
the sun could melt it with a glance.
A single spark of God's mercy
can turn poison into springwater.
Where there is doubt,
He establishes certainty.

- Rumi, Mathnawi I:542-546, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski from Rumi: Daylight, posted to Sunlight




What we truly ARE is the everlasting, unchanging moment which merely witnesses the play of changing relationships that we call life.

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How can you find true happiness? For happiness, no positive action is necessary or even possible. Turn yourself inward as the pure, impersonal witness, and you will rest in you true BEINGNESS in utter peace and tranquility. Happiness will become irrelevant.

- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels




I bathe in holy water
wash myself clean in the sacred river
nothing has changed
yet senses are now clear
and I hear what she is saying to my heart:

     give me your foolish thoughts...
          you don't need them anymore
     give me your every desire...
          they will never fulfill you
     give me your deepest fears...
          what use have they ever been to you
     give me your very soul...
          you have always been too large
          for its confines

so once again I plunge into Ganga's embrace.

     once for my thoughts
     once for my desires
     and a third time for my fears

she has always had my soul

and once again, nothing has changed...
nothing always changes

- Nirmala, from Gifts with No Giver - a love affair with truth




You must realize first of all that you are the proof of everything, including yourself. None can prove your existence, because his existence must be confirmed by you first. Your being and knowing, you owe nobody. Remember, you are entirely on your own. You do not come from somewhere, you do not go anywhere. You are timeless being and awareness.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, from I Am That, posted to AlongTheWay




The game of adoration

You gave form to this "I" and this "we" for You to
play the game of adoration with Yourself;
For all the "I's" to become one single soul,
submerged in the Beloved with You.

- Rumi, from Breathing Truth - Quotations from Jalaluddin Rumi, posted to AlongTheWay

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