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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3828, Sunday, March 7, 2010, Editor: Mark
Your personal universe does not exist by itself. It is merely a limited and distorted view of the real. It is not the universe that needs improving, but your way of looking.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels
There are no "good " or "bad " people. Some are a little better or a little worse, but all are activated more by misunderstanding than malice.
Q: Are there not good desires and bad, high desires and low?
A: All desires are bad, but some are worse than others. Pursue any desire, it will always give you trouble.
Why desire at all? Desiring a state of freedom from desire will not set you free. Nothing can set you free, because you are free. See yourself with desireless clarity, that is all.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj, from I Am That - Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to AlongTheWay
Those who are awake live in a state of constant amazement.
- Buddha, posted to Distillation
When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
- Mary Oliver
Today means boundless and inexhaustible eternity. Periods of months and years and of time in general are ideas of men, who calculate by number; but the true name of eternity is Today.
Life is this simple: We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the Divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable. It is true.
- Thomas Merton
After all, if I can't be myself, who can?
- Auntie Mame
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