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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4040, Sunday, October 10, 2010

Remember This:

There is an end to our restless searching.
It is inherent within the Present Moment.

The process of searching for the truth eventually
prevents us from seeing and recognizing it.

You are That which you are seeking.

The Open Secret:
Reality, exactly as it manifests
within our ordinary Awareness
within the present moment,
is none other than THAT
which we have been seeking.

Enlightenment is the irrefutable Recognition
of the finite nature of all things, and
the inherent completeness of Reality
manifesting within the Infinite Present.

Bliss is the recognition of the
absolute and complete perfection
of the universe, as it is,
in the present moment.

Awakening is a recognition
that nothing is missing.

The Infinite manifests in and through the finite.

Reality is the Infinite
showing up here and now
through finite form.

Reality defies expression -
except through Life itself.

The recognition of the fundamental,
essential nature of Reality is the source of our
greatest satisfaction and deepest fulfillment.

Purpose and meaning are inherent
within, not separate from,
the fundamental and essential
nature of Reality.

The essence of Reality is not separate
from who and what we are at a
fundamental and essential level.

You are aware that you are Aware.
This reflective quality of human consciousness
is the key to understanding
your own essential and fundamental nature.

Suffering results from
a mistaken sense of identity.

Our beliefs are simply
interpretations of Reality.

When the student is ready,
the teacher disappears -
and only Reality remains.

Notice the distinction between
the content of consciousness and
the background of Natural Awareness.

Pay attention. Trust Life.
That will be enough.

Attention is simply the focusing
of individual consciousness.
Intention is the focusing of desire.
Desire is energy of Life
moving within the universe.

Explore the 3 "Given Conditions" within
your own immediate experience:
(1) I am... (2) Aware... (3) Now....
This is all we know.

The present moment is our most
direct and immediate experience
of the Infinite.

The Infinite is showing up
in and through you
within the present moment.

The power of choice
shapes the way the Infinite
shows up in and through each of us.

The end of searching gives way to infinite
gratitude, discovery and exploration.

- Metta Zetty

Insofar as you keep watching the mind and discover yourself as its witness, nothing else can project itself on the screen of consciousness. This is so because two things cannot occupy the attention at the same moment. Therefore, delve within, and find out where thoughts arise. Seek the source of all thought, and acquire the Self-knowledge which is the awakening of Truth.

- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels

Be fully aware of your own being and you will be in bliss consciously. Because you take your mind off yourself and make it dwell on what you are not, you lose your sense of well-being, of being well.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, from I Am That -Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to AlongTheWay

5. Dissolving

You are pure.

Nothing touches you.
What is there to renounce?

Let it all go,
The body and the mind.

Let yourself dissolve.

Like bubbles in the sea,
All the worlds arise in you.

Know you are the Self.
Know you are one.

Let yourself dissolve.

You see the world.
But like the snake in the rope,
It is not really there.

You are pure.

Let yourself dissolve.

You are one and the same
In joy and sorrow,
Hope and despair,
Life and death.

You are already fulfilled.

Let yourself dissolve.

excerpt from The Heart of Awareness - a translation of The Ashtavakra Gita, by Thomas Byrom

Finally, Happy Belated Birthday, John (10/9/40):

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