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#4119 - Thursday, December 30, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee

The Nonduality Highlights -    

I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.  


  In Sanskrit the word for speech is vac, which means utterance, word, or logos. It
implies perfect communication, communication which says, "It is so," rather than,
"I think it is so." "Fire is hot," rather than "I think fire is hot." Fire is hot,
automatically -- the direct approach. Such communication is true speech, in
Sanskrit satya, which means "being true." It is dark outside at this time.
Nobody would disagree with that. Nobody would have to say, "I think it is dark
outside," or "You must believe it is dark outside." You would just say, "It is
dark outside." It is just the simple minimum of words we could use. It is true.

_Chögyam Trungpa
Adapted from The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation
posted by Rashani Rea to Facebook  

  ...sitting here reading all your comments in heavy hibernation mode with a
lingering cold and a day of tiring cleaning and chores ahead it seems that to the
eye of love everything is blessed and a blessing: but love, I think, makes no
claims that this will be easy or effortless but is patiently attentive, continuously
evolving moment by moment as best she can, working with the conditioned being
he has been given to work with, and aware of it/his/her limitations and
unrealized potentiality with wry patience and an undeceived rigorous humour.
Nor is love afraid to go into the dark and bring our demons to the light of our
care. All in all I care less and less about the differences in how we all declare
our myths of love - we are human, myth-makers by nature as, divinely
or otherwise inspired, possessed of such beliefs or given to such and such
practices, I intend to watch how my hands handle their work today and
remember that words can also stroke or cut, bruise or comfort, guard, nourish
and kill. There! My New Year's resolution! Aha! What comes up for me now is:
  "Love begins again and always knows how to begin again, and love, always and in
all ways, begins by listening."

  _George Jisho Robertson   on Facebook  


Collage by Rashani Rea from Is The Bowl Empty or Is It Filled With Moonlight  


Collage from Welcome To The Feast by Rashani Rea Rashani Rea's books are available from her website.  


Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy New Year. _Gloria

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