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#3891 - Thursday, May 13, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee

The Nonduality Highlights -    

The question is not
what you look at
but what you see.

- Henry David Thoreau  

posted to Along The Way

  Can't You See the Mighty Warrior?  

How often you ask,
What is my path?
What is my cure?
He has made you a seeker of Unity,
isn't that enough?  

All your sorrow exists for one reason -
that you may end sorrow forever.
The desire to know your own soul
will end all other desires.  

The smell of bread has reached you -
if that aroma fills you with delight
what need is there for bread?
If you have fallen in love,
that love is proof enough;
If you have not fallen in love,
what good is all your proof?  

Can't you see? -
If you are not the King
what meaning is there
in a kingly entourage?
If the beautiful one is not inside you
what is that light
hidden under your cloak?  

From a distance you tremble with fear -
Can't you see the mighty warrior
standing ready in your heart?  

The fire of his eyes
has burned away every veil,
So why do you remain behind the curtain,
scared of what you cannot see? -
Open your eyes! The Beloved
is staring you right in the face!  

If a master has not placed
His light in your heart,
What joy can you find in this world? -  

every flower is lifeless,
and sweet wine has no taste.  

~ Rumi ~  

(A Garden Beyond Paradise: The Mystical Poetry of Rumi, versions by Jonathan Star)

Web version:    

  When the Mind is Free of Grasping

The outer world in all its variety and our inner world of thoughts and emotions are not as they seem. All phenomena appear to exist objectively, but their true mode of existence is like a dream: apparent yet insubstantial. The experience of emptiness is not found outside of the world of ordinary appearance, as many people mistakenly assume. In truth, we experience emptiness when the mind is free of grasping at appearance.
- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche


Emptiness, then, is an adjectival quality of 'dharmas',
not a substance which composes them. It is neither a thing
nor is it nothingness; rather it refers to reality
as incapable of ultimately being pinned down
in concepts.  

- Nagarjuna  

posted to Wisdom-l by Mark Scorelle

Some poems and photos by Alan Larus   Here are three pages sort of belonging together.
The first one has a picture I like very much, I found it on the web.
It has the slide trombones : )

And here with music too some words by Aurobindo:

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