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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3949, Sunday, July 11, 2010, Editor: Mark



To cast off the self means to simply and profoundly stop grasping. It doesn't mean to extinguish or destroy anything, because there's nothing to extinguish. Although in Buddhism the teachings are often presented as negation - not this - this is actually a resounding affirmation. Because you are not who you think you are, you can realize and actualize your real nature which is so much larger

. It is vast, without boundaries.

~ Geoffrey Shugen Arnold Sensei, posted to DailyDharma




Janaka said:

He who by nature is empty-minded, and who thinks of things only unintentionally, is freed from deliberate remembering like one awakened from a dream. 14.1

When my desire has been eliminated, I have no wealth, friends, robbers, senses, scriptures or knowledge. 14.2

Realising my supreme self-nature in the Person of the Witness, the Lord,and the state of desirelessness in bondage or liberation, I feel no inclination for liberation. 14.3

The various states of one who is free of uncertainty within, and who outwardly wanders about as he pleases like an idiot, can only be known by someone in the same condition. 14.4

- from the Ashtavakra Gita, posted to allspirit




STOP BEING SO RELIGIOUS

What
Do sad people have in
Common?

It seems
They have all built a shrine
To the past

And often go there
And do a strange wail and
Worship.

What is the beginning of
Happiness?

It is to stop being
So religious

Like

That.

- Hafiz, posted to AlongTheWay




Forgetfulness of self is remembrance of God.

Bayazid Al-Bistami, posted to Distillation




The fool and the wise man are not different. They are merely looking in different directions. While the fool is looking only at his mentations, the wise man looks at Nothing or Infinity.

- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels




hello dear ones: below are links to the first North American Kagyu Monlam, which is held at monastery where old woman lives and works (well, at least pretends). Nuns and monks (love to put it in that order) from around the world are coming here for five days to pray for world peace. Maybe watch what is going on.. and join us.. in this dedication to bringing some peace to our sometimes weary world.. and even the world in our own heart.

love,
dharma grandmother

you can go to our homepage and click on the Monlam graphic and the streaming video any time through July 17th. It will warm my heart to know you are sharing this at some point...

http://www.kagyu.org

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