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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4176, Saturday, February 26, 2011
Nothing in life is to be feared,
it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more,
so that we may fear less.
- Maria Sklodowska-Curie, posted to The_Now2
What begins must end. What appears must disappear. The duration of appearance is a matter of relativity, but the inviolable principle is that whatever is subject to time and duration must end and is therefore not Real.
- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels
Ascetics wander shrine to shine,
looking for what can only come
from visiting the soul.
Study the mystery you embody.
When you look up from that,
the dub grass looks fresher
a little ways off, and even more
green farther on. Stay here.
- Lalla, posted to Distillation
By its very nature, the mind is outward turned; it always tends to seek for the source of things among the things themselves; to be told to look for the source within, is, in a way, the beginning of a new life. Awareness takes the place of consciousness; in consciousness there is the "I", who is conscious, while awareness is undivided; awareness is aware of itself. The "I am" is a thought, while awareness is not a thought; there is no "I am aware" in awareness. Consciousness is an attribute while awareness is not; one can be aware of being conscious, but not conscious of awareness. God is the totality of consciousness, but awareness is beyond all - being as well as not-being.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to SufiMystic
Surrender is to surrender your concept of separateness, your ego. Surrender is to submit your stupidness, your wickedness, to the will of Existence. That's all. You must surrender like a river discharging into the Ocean. Surrender is to discharge your river of separateness into the Ocean of Being, losing your limitations, and allowing to happen what happens.
- Papaji, posted to Distillation
In the physical world, you are here and everything else is without you. You are contained in space. In the dream, all that you see is contained within you.
From The Teachings Of Hazrat Inayat Khan, selected and arranged by Hazrat Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, posted to SufiMystic
When you are free of the world, you can do something about it.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels
You knelt in the street
unbuttoned your shirts
& invited them to shoot to kill
When I heard the recording
of the machine gun fire
I burst into tears & left the room
Let that be my prayer
for all the names I don't know
Nothing can stop you after this
Tyrants are a dying breed
Nothing can keep them in power now
Life itself is cracking down
A transfer of energy is taking place
You've awakened the instinct for freedom
The fire you've started will burn forever
- Steve Toth, posted to allspirit
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