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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3899, Thursday, May 20, 2010, Editor: Mark

The Mulla nearly fell into a pool. A man whom he knew slightly was near and saved him. Every time he met Nasrudin after that he would remind him of the service which he had performed.

When this had happened several timmes Nasrudin took him to the water, jumped in, stood with his head just above water and shouted: "Now I am as wet as I would have been if you had not saved me! Leave me alone."

as collected by Idries Shah, posted to allspirit

If you wish to move in the One Way do not dislike even the world of senses and ideas. Indeed, to accept them fully is identical with true Enlightenment. The wise man strives to no goals but the foolish man fetters himself. There is one Dharma, not many; distinctions arise from the clinging needs of the ignorant. To seek Mind with the [discriminating] mind is the greatest of all mistakes.

- Seng-tsan, Verses on the Faith Mind, posted to Distillation

The way of daily life is the way of working with our viewpoints. We do that just as we work with our thoughts in meditation practice. We just recognize: 'this is just a viewpoint. It's not me. This viewpoint has arisen in this circumstance. It is there. I do have a feeling about it, but it's not the absolute truth. It's just a viewpoint.' When we understand that this is a viewpoint that comes from conditions and train ourselves the same as we train ourselves in meditation, when we train ourselves minutely in our daily lives to understand our viewpoints are just viewpoints, this makes a tremendous difference in how we live. When we don't try to protect or justify our viewpoints, suddenly there's freedom, a spaciousness and happiness in our lives.

- Zoketsu Norman Fischer, from the journal, "Karuna," posted to DailyDharma

The mind is a beggar because the concept of want makes you a beggar!  Be only "I AM" and try to lift the begging bowl. Throw away the begging bowl of ego for the throne.

- Papaji, from The Truth Is, posted to AlongTheWay

Even the body is a state of consciousness only; it is not an object which exists ultimately. It appears to be there, but it is really not there. This 'you' and 'I' and all that are phantoms.

You have made a gulf of difference between You and I, which is not really there. It is a mistake that the mind makes. Just as in dreams persons are there, but are really not there, they are only split parts of the same mind, one appearing as the I, the other appearing as you and both are integrated in the single mind in a certain condition.

- Swami Krishnananda, from Facets of Spirituality, compiled by S. Bhagyalakshmi, posted to AlongTheWay

It must be constantly borne in mind while trying to understand the mechanics of the apparent process of manifestation that nothing has actually been created. All that appears is mind-stuff, that of which all dreams are made, and apart from Consciousness itself, nothing exists, neither the mind nor the senses nor their objects.

- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels

In form you are the microcosm;
in reality you are the macrocosm.

- Rumi, Mathnawi IV: 521, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski, from Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance, posted to Sunlight

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