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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4018, Sunday, September 19, 2010, Editor: Mark



Do understand that you are destined for enlightenment. Cooperate with your destiny, don't go against it, don't thwart it. Allow it to fulfill itself. All you have to do is to give attention to the obstacles created by the foolish mind.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels




The nature of mind is such that whatever we experience is actually nothing other than what we are.

- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels




The man who speaks of the enemy, is the enemy himself.

- Bertolt Brecht, posted to DailyDharma




Attention is living; inattention is dying. The attentive never stop; the inattentive are dead already.

- The Budda, Dhammapada 21, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, posted to Distillation




It must be deeply and intuitively perceived that the seeker IS the sought. When this happens, the seeker himself has vanished.

- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels




The Clay Bowl's Destiny

The
Ship you are riding on,
Look where it is
Heading:

Your body's port is the graveyard.

Realizing the destiny of each clay bowl
Tossed into the sky
With no one to
Catch it

I finally
Accepted the Beloved's kind offer
To enroll

In
His sublime,
Ball-busting course
Of
Spirit
Love.

- Hafiz, from The Gift: Translations by Daniel Ladinsky, posted to AlongTheWay




I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not ever complete the last one,
but I give myself to it.

I circle around God, that primordial tower.
I have been circling for thousands of years,
and I still don't know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?

- Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Joanna Macy & Anita Barrows




Joanna Macy is a philosopher of ecology, a Buddhist scholar, and an exquisite translator of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. Here is a 51 minute long interview with Joanna Macy by Krista Tippett, with lots of Rilke's poetry read by Macy (thanks ts!):

http://www.publicradio.org/tools/media_player/popup.php?name=being/programs/2010/09/16/20100916_wild_love_for_world_128

 

More here:
http://being.publicradio.org/programs/2010/wild-love-for-world

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