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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3707, Saturday, November 7, 2009, Editor: Mark



You are the Self, here and now. Leave the mind alone, stand aware and unconcerned and you will realize that to stand alert but detached, watching events come and go, is an aspect of your real nature.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels




Why not try to live in alignment, inner alignment with the form that this now takes? In other words, to embrace the now internally no matter in what form it comes. To say 'yes' to now, which after all is life.

- Eckhart Tolle, posted to The_Now2




Pass beyond form, escape from names!
Flee titles and names toward meaning!

- Rumi, posted to AlongTheWay




Deny the reality of things
and you miss their reality;
assert the emptiness of things
and you miss their reality.
The more you talk and think about it
the further you wander from the truth.
So cease attachment to talking and thinking,
and there is nothing you will not be able to know.

Hsin Hsin Ming, posted to Distillation




Float, Trust, Enjoy

Muhammad said no one looks back and regrets leaving the
world. What's regretted

is how real we thought it was! How much we worried about
phenomena and how little

we considered what moves through form. "Why did I spend my
life denying death? Death

is the key to truth!" When you hear lamenting like that,
say, not out loud, but

inwardly, "What moved you then still moves you, the same
energy. But you understand

perfectly now that you are not essentially a body, tissue,
bone, brain, and muscle. Dissolve

in this clear vision. Instead of looking down at the six
feet of road immediately

ahead, look up: see both worlds, the face of the king, the
ocean shaping and carrying

you along. You've heard descriptions of that sea. Now
float, trust; enjoy the motion.

-- Rumi, Mathnawi VI: 1450-66 version by Coleman Barks, from The Soul of Rumi, posted to Sunlight




"The Self" (sahaja) is here
all the time,

and is known naturally
and effortlessly.

Everyone is in
the natural state

whether one is aware of it
or not,

"The Self" (sahaja) can never come
though effort or practice.

It cannot be attained
because, it is here all the time.

It neither comes
nor does it go.

If you simply keep quiet
and let things happen by themselves ...

you will find it is that
which is present all the time.

You are never away from it
or apart from it.

That which is always here
is pure presence ...

without quality or limit.
So subtle, so simple.

It is you.

- Ancient Star, posted to Mystic_Spirit

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