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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4102, Sunday, December 12, 2010, Editor: Mark

You don't see the inner Guru because you look somewhere else. Stop looking and It will reveal itself without your effort. Just stop the mind from chasing all its loves and enjoyments.

- Papaji, posted to AlongTheWay

Even when obstacles crowd in,
the path to NibbÄna can be won
by those who establish mindfulness,
and perfect focus & concentration.

Samyutta NikÄy, posted to Distillation

Self-forgetting is inherent in self-knowing. Consciousness and unconsciousness are two aspects of one life. They co-exist. To know the world you forget the self - to know the self you forget the world. What is world after all? A collection of memories. Cling to one thing that matters, hold on to 'I am' and let go all else. This is sadhana. In realization there is nothing to hold on to and nothing to forget. Everything is known, nothing is remembered.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels

Empty and calm and devoid of self Is the nature of all things.
No individual being In reality exists.
There is no end or beginning,
Nor any middle course.
All is an illusion,
As in a vision or a dream.
All beings in the world
Are beyond the realm of words.
Their ultimate nature, pure and true,
Is like the infinity of space.

Prajnaparamita, posted to Distillation

To know itself the self must be faced with its opposite - the not-self. Desire leads to experience. Experience leads to discrimination, detachment, self-knowledge - liberation. And what is liberation after all? To know that you are beyond birth and death. By forgetting who you are and imagining yourself a mortal creature, you created so much trouble for yourself that you have to wake up, like from a bad dream.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels

The only reason we do not recognize This
as That which we are seeking
is that we operate with
a set of limiting assumptions
about how Reality will manifest
in the present moment.

When we let go of
these assumptions and expectations,
we will instantly recognize:
That can be nothing other than This.

- Metta Zetty

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