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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3915, Sunday, June 6, 2010, Editor: Mark
Wherever there is desire there is suffering. Liberation can only occur when desire has been totally absent. It is not attainable by any means or effort, which itself depends on desire.
- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels
MIND IS CONFUSION; there is no clarity. And mind is always crowded, always cloudy; never the open sky, cloudless, empty. Mind cannot be that. You cannot make your mind clear; it is not the nature of the mind to be so.
MIND WILL REMAIN UNCLEAR. If you can leave the mind behind, if you can suddenly transcend the mind and come out of it, clarity will happen to you. YOU CAN BE CLEAR, but not the mind. There is not such a thing as a clear mind; never has been and never will be. Mind means the unclarity, the confusion.
Try to understand the structure of the mind.... WHAT IS MIND? A continuous process of thought, a continuous procession of thoughts -- associated, non-associated, relevant, irrelevant -- many multi-dimensional impressions gathered from everywhere. The whole life is a gathering, a gathering of the dust. And this goes on and on.
A child is born. A CHILD IS CLEAR -- because the mind is not there. The moment mind appears, the unclarity, the confusion, enters. A child is clear, a clarity -- but he will have to gather knowledge, information, culture, religion, conditionings -- necessary, useful. HE WILL HAVE TO GATHER MANY THINGS FROM EVERYWHERE, from many sources -- opposite, contradictory sources. From thousands and thousands of sources he will gather. Then the mind will become a market-place, a crowd. And because of so many sources, CONFUSION IS BOUND TO BE THERE. And whatsoever you gather, nothing is certain -- because knowledge is always a growing affair.
- OSHO: Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, vol 2, Ch #9: Conscious doing pm in Bombay, India
Unless we have the determination to increase our mindfulness from moment to moment, we will easily forget to practice it.
- Ayya Kemas, posted to The_Now2
Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.
- Eckhart Tolle, posted to The_Now2
You cannot be both unhappy, and fully present in the Now.
- Eckhart Tolle, posted to The_Now2
One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
O monks, even if you have insight that is pure and clear but you cling to it, fondle it and treasure it, depend on it and are attached to it, then you do not understand that the teaching is like a raft that carries you across the water to the farther shore but is then to be put down and not clung to.
- Majjhima Nikaya, posted to Distillation
By a single thought that comes into the mind, in one moment a hundred worlds are overturned.
- Rumi, Mathnawi II: 1029, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski, from Rumi: Daylight", , posted to Sunlight
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