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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3901, Saturday, May 22, 2010, Editor: Mark
Every sensory and conceptual experience is an illusion. what you see, hear, touch, and taste is really the Unmanifest, the within of the without with which we are surrounded on all sides.
- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels
You embrace some form
saying, "I am this."
but you are not this
or that or the other
you are "Unique One"
you are throne and palace and king
you are bird and snare and fowler
like water in a jar and river
are in essence the same
you and spirit are the same
your every idol
prostrates before you
your every thought-form
in your formlessness.
- Rumi, posted to DailyDharma
The notions that I am "this" or "that" are not the root of the problem. It is the idea that I am an "I" at all. All the self-limiting notions are just so many labels that have been added to that core concept.
- John Wheeler
The ego is a monkey catapulting through the jungle: Totally fascinated by the realm of the senses, it swings from one desire to the next, one conflict to the next, one self-centered idea to the next. If you threaten it, it actually fears for its life. Let this monkey go. Let the senses go. Let desires go. Let conflicts go. Let ideas go. Let the fiction of life and death go. Just remain in the center, watching. And then forget that you are there.
- Lao Tzu, from the Hua Hu Ching, translated by Brian Walker
With each experience of letting go,
we loosen the grip
of our finite and limited identity -
and in so doing,
come closer to recognizing
our inseparability from
That which is Infinite.
- Metta Zetty
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