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#4225 - Monday, April 18, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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"The true nature of consciousness is clarity beyond images. 

  The goal of the path of awakened beings is achieved without a path to travel.  

  Supreme awakening is realized without having anything to practise."





"Why chase after thoughts, which are superficial ripples of present
awareness? Rather look directly into the naked, empty nature of thoughts;
then there is no duality, no observer, and nothing observed. Simply rest in
this transparent, nondual present awareness. Make yourself at home in the
natural state of pure presence, just being, not doing anything in particular."


      -Jamgon Kontrul Rinpoche



by Marie Giguere to Daily Dharma


God Says Yes To Me



I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if it was okay to be short
and she said it sure is
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
or not wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do just exactly
what you want to
Thanks God I said
And is it even okay if I don't paragraph
my letters
Sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up
what I'm telling you is
Yes Yes Yes


"God Says Yes To Me" by Kaylin Haught, from The Palm of Your Hand


looking at persimmons--
someone's parents
planted seeds


-Issa, 1810



"Enlightenment for a wave in the ocean is the moment the wave realises that
it is water."


-Thich Nhat Hanh



by Daily Dharma



I have been thinking ...
I have been thinking of the difference between water
and the waves on it. Rising,
water's still water, falling back,
it is water, will you give me a hint
how to tell them apart?


Because someone has made up the word
"wave," do I have to distinguish it
from water?


There is a Secret One inside us;
the planets in all the galaxies
pass through his hands like beads.


That is a string of beads one should look at with luminous eyes.





by Alan Larus


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