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#4044 -Thursday, October 14, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee

The Nonduality Highlights -      

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.

      - Leonard Cohen
        From the lyrics of the song, "Anthem"   always worth another listen...  

  love is a place   love is a place
& through this place of
love move
(with brightness of peace)
all places

yes is a world
& in this world of
yes live
(skillfully curled)
all worlds
  - e e cummings


    As for spiritual 'combat', allow me to humbly introduce to you Mr Morihei
Ueshiba, considered the worlds greatest ever martial artist, having never been
defeated - even unarmed against multiple sword wielding attackers - ever. His
work The Art of Peace is highly regarded among true spiritual warriors:

"The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task
in the Art of Peace. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can
be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here for no other
purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate
enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that
you encounter."


As Robert Adams puts it:
"You have to begin to identify with the Real Self. You have to begin to let go
of all the false beliefs, conceptions, dogmas and be yourself. Be the Self
you've always been. Be the Buddha. Be Krishna. You have that quality deep within
you. Wake up. Do not let calamity rule you any longer. Know yourself. Do not use
the mind to react to conditions. Learn to be the observer."

No one can take you there,
No one can show you,
You have to go there yourself.

Dull enough for you?

(L=Love, as in 'All you need is...')
  posted to Nonduality Salon  

    photo by Richard Kogerup on Facebook  

      On My Birthday 8

Ripping the breast of my birthday today,
news of the death, leave-taking of a friend, has arrived.

My own fire-grief burns --

On evening's forehead, the sun places
a blood-gleaming sign,
changes the coming night's face to gold
just as death dresses me with a burning flame
at the western edge of life.

In this light can be seen
seamless life where birth, death are one.
Such splendor illuminates a deathlessness
hidden in the everyday by our senses' limits.


Tagore, 6 May 1940

posted by Alan Larus to Facebook



i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go, my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                        i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)

- e e cummings


Path & lake by Alan Larus   4 more photos:

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