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#3980 - Thursday, August 12, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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    Apparently one of the most difficult things to "get" is that the
non-dual and dual are the same thing. So we really don't have to hide
out in emptiness and not being a person and saying everything is a
dream, an illusion. That is a half-baked state. This, as you/it are
right now, is IT.

~ ~ ~  

When enlightenment happens, it is seen there is no such thing as enlightenment. Enlightenment only exists for the un-enlightened. After enlightenment, everyone is the same.   ~Tom Thompson on Facebook    

  Can you wake up out of thought into the aliveness, the alertness that you only have, that is inseparable from present moment? That is ultimately the meaning of now. ~Eckhart Tolle  

  All spiritual teachings are only
meant to make us retrace
our steps to our
Original Source.
We need not acquire anything new, only give
up false ideas and useless accretions.
Instead of doing this, we try to grasp something
strange and mysterious because we believe happiness
lies elsewhere. This is a mistake.

  - Ramana Maharshi 

From "The Essential Teachings of Ramana Maharshi"
posted to Along The Way

  "Your vision will become clear  only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." ~ Carl Jung   from Emilie, a NDH reader  

  Every month the disciple faithfully sent his Master an
account of his progress.

In the first month he wrote: “I feel an expansion of
consciousness and experience my oneness with the
universe.” The Master glanced at the note and threw it away.
The following month, this is what he had to say: “I have
finally discovered that the Divine is present in all things.”
The Master seemed disappointed.

The third month the disciple’s words enthusiastically
exclaimed: “The mystery of the One and the many have
been revealed to my wondering gaze.” The Master shook
his head and again threw the letter away.

The next letter said: “No one is born, no one lives, and no
one dies, for the ego-self is not.” The Master threw his hands
up in utter despair.

After that a month passed by, then two, then five months—
and finally a whole year without another letter. The Master
thought it was time to remind his disciple of his duty to
keep him informed of his spiritual progress.
Then the disciple wrote back: “Who cares?”
When the Master read those words a look of great
satisfaction spread over his face.


3 photos by Alan Larus

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