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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3907, Saturday, May 29, 2010, Editor: Mark
You are the forest
you are all the great trees
in the forest
you are bird and beast
playing in and out
of all the trees
O lord white as jasmine
filling and filled by all
why don't you
show me your face?
- Akka Mahadevi (12th Century), English version by A. K. Ramanujan, posted to allspirit
Ram Tzu knows this...
God doesn't care
What you had for lunch.
He created tofu and sausage
With the same thought.
Yet you advanced ones
Swell with pride
Convinced your special diet
Is a shortcut to heaven.
Who would have ever thought
To look there.
The fools go on eating poison
In blissful ignorance.
Too stupid and unspiritual
Not to enjoy their
Ice cream, French fries, and red meat.
Ram Tzu says...
Far better to die a single death
Than a thousand little daily ones.
- Ram Tzu, posted to AlongTheWay
It is never too late to give up your prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau, posted to Distillation
What lies behind us
and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to
what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, posted to AlongTheWay
The only thing you know as a matter of certainty is the fact I AM. But you do not know who this "I" is. One must first find out precisely who or what it is that is seeking truth and happiness before there is any possibility of knowing the transcendental Reality.
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Just as the difference between the space in a pot and the space outside it disappears when the pot is demolished, so also does duality disappear when it is realized that the difference between the individual consciousness and the Universal Consciousness does not in fact exist.
- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels
We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.
Kalu Rinpoche, posted to Distillation
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