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#4130 - Monday, January 10, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee
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The raft across the ocean of
is the strong decision to be free.
This intense desire is absolutely necessary.
The intensity of this desire is itself the Satguru,
the pain in the heart is the Self calling.
- Papaji posted to Along The Way
A Dream Unfolding
Time is very precious. Do not wait
until you are dying to understand your
spiritual nature. If you do it now, you will discover resources of kindness
and compassion you didnt know you had.. It is from this mind of intrinsic
wisdom and compassion that you can truly benefit others.... Moment by
moment, we should look at life as if it were a dream unfolding....In this
relaxed, more open state of being, we have the opportunity to gain the
infallible means of dying well, which is recognition of our absolute nature.
_Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, "In Memoriam"
Mazie Lane & Bob O'Hearn
all hollowed out now
from My Secret is Silence: Poetry and Sayings of Adyashanti, by Adyashanti
In the book Sunrise at Two Lions, a
wise old man tells a young boy that just
looking silently at an inspired work of art or reading poetry can bring a
profound inner peace and a sudden rush of new insight. In an interview,
Picasso shared his feeling that artists, at their deepest level, are attempting
to express God. And certainly those who meditate have found the value of
silent listening on many levels of consciousness.
Recently, someone pointed out that
the words silent and listen are an
anagram - two words that contain the same letters. There is something about
this observation that resonates with wisdom.
_Jeff Belyea on Facebook
189 - The 300 Missing Poems of Han Shan
"Without concepts, leave your
awareness, just as it is, in the steady vision of
appearances. If you can do so, that is the best of meditations. In terms of
recognizing the nature of awareness, the spiritual mentors of the past stated
that it could be ascertained in the interval following the cessation of one
thought and prior to the arising of the next thought. In that interval there is
an emptiness. How long is this interval? It's a mistake to think it is short in
duration. Rather, it is the very nature of both samsara and nirvana. In the
very steady vision of appearances, right in the instant, in the instantaneous
vision of the instantaneous moment of appearances, you can recognize the
essential nature of the mind."
"Most seekers exacerbate their itching,
scratching esoteric maps and dimly
pondering weighty conundrums until
the light falls flat from warm eyes
to cold ground, leaving themselves
in a yet deeper dark, wondering
how in hell they got there.
Truly, what's so difficult about
simply standing still and watching
this luminous darkness rise and
fall in perfect harmony?
The more one fusses with
doctrines and dogmas, the further
one roams from their own cozy hearth.
Conniving with alchemy's elixirs and potions,
they end up fouling their own nest.
All night long, again and again,
they disturb the family peace with
pointless droning debates, poisoning
the air with stale breath and drowning out
the nightingale's melancholy sonority.
Were they to quietly open their ears
and listen, true to that soulful sound,
they could finally close the book
on heaven and hell, blissfully,
and let the relatives relax.
~Mazie Lane & Bob O'Hearn
~Mazie Lane & Bob O'Hearn
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