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#4096 - Monday, December 6, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee

The Nonduality Highlights -        

?"A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song."

~ Chinese Proverb  

by Christine Wushke on Facebook  


When no one listens
To the quiet trees
When no one notices
The sun in the pool.

Where no one feels
The first drop of rain
Or sees the last star

Or hails the first morning
Of a giant world
Where peace begins
And rages end:

One bird sits still
Watching the work of God:
One turning leaf,
Two falling blossoms,
Ten circles upon the pond.

One cloud upon the hillside,
Two shadows in the valley
And the light strikes home.
Now dawn commands the capture
Of the tallest fortune,
The surrender
Of no less marvelous prize!

Closer and clearer
Than any wordy master,
Thou inward Stranger
Whom I have never seen,

Deeper and cleaner
Than the clamorous ocean,
Seize up my silence
Hold me in Thy Hand!

Now act is waste
And suffering undone
Laws become prodigals
Limits are torn down
For envy has no property
And passion is none.

Look, the vast Light stands still
Our cleanest Light is One!


- Thomas Merton

Meet your own self. Be with your own self,
listen to it, obey it, cherish it, keep it in
mind ceaselessly. You need no other guide.
As long as your urge for truth affects your
daily life, all is well with you. Live your without hurting anybody. Harmlessness
is a most powerful form of Yoga and it will
take you speedily to your goal. This is what
I call nisarga yoga, the Natural yoga. It is
the art of living in peace and harmony, in
friendliness and love. The fruit of it is
happiness, uncaused and endless.

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
  Kia Pierce on FB  

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This Month's Contents:

A Poem by Corina Bardasuc

I turn around and round
The self
Like a dog
Chasing its own tail.
Trying to sniff out
My very soul.
My senses lead me
Most of the time.
My hearing wasted
On the song of birds.
My taste sense wasted
On many hardened bones.
My eyes hardened
By the chase of many fleeting
But yesterday I think,
When I was circling yet
I caught the scent
Of a thought.
Unlike the other thoughts.
It simply told me

~Corina Bardasuc

?"Listening" Adyashanti

This fresh and insightful satsang reveals an essential but often-missed aspect of spirituality: the art of listening. Adyashanti shows us how we can experience true listening-not just hearing sounds with our ears, but rather opening our entire being to what is.  

by Jonathon Jung on Facebook

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