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#4086 -Thursday, November 25, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee

The Nonduality Highlights -      

"this isn't
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak."

- Mary Oliver

by Ivan Granger on FaceBook

by Alan Larus  

?...which one is real?
The music in the composer's ear
or the lapsed piece the orchestra plays?
The world is a blurred version of itself --
marred, lovely and flawed.
...It is enough.

- Jane Hirschfield

by Stephen Victor on Facebook

If the only prayer your say in your entire life is
"thank you," that would suffice.

                               -  Meister Eckhart

Along The Way

To Meet in the Play 

by Jeff Foster

I am officially no longer an 'Advaita teacher' or 'Nonduality teacher' - if, 
indeed, I ever was one. Life cannot be put into words, and however beautiful
the  words of Advaita/Nonduality are, they must be discarded in the end. I
could  never claim to be any sort of authority on this stuff. I will continue to
speak, to sing my song to those who are open to listening, but gone is the need
to adhere  to any tradition, to use Advaita-speak to avoid real, authentic human
engagement, to pretend that I am in any way more or less special than you, to 
kid you that I know more than you, to play the 'teacher' by refusing to meet
you in the play, to stop listening to you because I see you as 'still stuck in the 
dream' or 'still a person'. This message is about love, in the true sense of the 
word - otherwise it is simply nihilism masquerading as freedom. The 'Advaita 
Police' reply 'Who cares?'. I say I do. I do. 

    Getting enlightened is a great thing. I recommend it. But then what are you
going to do? Are you going to love everybody and everything deeply and madly?
If not, why bother with would just be a personal trip. Just go
play the lottery...or take a lot of vacations...
  Scott Kiloby on Facebook  

    Not knowing   I may not know my original face
but I know how to smile.
I may not know the recipe for the diameter
of a circle but I know how to cut a slice
for a friend.  I may not be Mary or the Buddha
but I can be kind.  I may not be a diamond
cutter but I still long for rays of light
that reach the heart.
I may not be standing on the hill of skulls
but I know love when I see it.

~ Stephen Levine ~
  (Breaking the Drought)    

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