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#3804 - Thursday, February 11, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee

The Nonduality Highlights -          

"Blending with the wind,
    Snow falls;
Blending with the snow,
    The wind blows.
By the hearth
    I stretch out my legs,
Idling my time away.

Confined in this hut.
    Counting the days,
I find that February, too,
    Has come and gone
              Like a dream."
- Ryokan

posted to DailyDharma by Bill Kelley  

  Include Everything  
Realization is unconditional happiness, an indescribable inner joy. We are always seeking something, trying to see, to know, just like we try to get ordinary things and accumulate ideas, and that desire is endless. But not seeing is true seeing, not knowing is true knowing. Not finding can be finding the true essence also. It sounds like nonsense, but it is recommendable. It goes deep. Not just superficial smiling, or momentary sense pleasure. It is beyond the mind as we think of it usually. Words don’t reach that.
Happiness means including everything. Why not? There is a blissful experience in the empty true nature of everything, when seen through to the essence. That is radiant Mahamudra, the ultimate reality. That is Dzogchen, the natural Great Perfection.

- His Holiness the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa

  "To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me and I'll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask of you is one thing: please don't be cynical. I hate cynicism -- it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere.   Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. Yes, if you work hard and are kind, really amazing things will happen."

- Conan O'Brien, departing TV host  

posted to DailyDharma by Amrita Nadi  

    Here's to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine.
They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that's never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,
are the ones who do.

(Advertisement for Apple Computer, adapted from the writings of Jack Kerouac)  

posted to OpenAwareness by Anna  

Mazie Lane

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