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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4234, Friday, April 29, 2011

Cause and effect

Ram Tzu believes
In the law
Of cause and effect.

He just doesn't know
Which is which.

- Ram Tzu from No Way for the Spiritually "Advanced", posted to AlongTheWay

If I had any judgment and skill of my own,
my consideration and plans would all be under my control.

At night my consciousness would not leave against my will,
and the birds of my senses
would be secured within my own cage.

I would be aware of the stages journeyed by the soul
in unconsciousness, in sleep, and in times of trouble.

But since my hand is made empty
by His sovereign power to loosen and to bind,

Oh, I wonder,
from whom comes this self-conceit of mine?

- Rumi, Mathnawi VI: 2324-2327, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski, from Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance, posted to Sunlight

He who believes that he has choice of decision and action continues to be miserable.

- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels

To consider that the world has no meaning or purpose is merely to say that the world is not centered on humanity. Without his ideals and motivations, an individual is frightened of being a nothing in the nothingness of a purposeless world. In actuality, man's ideals of "purpose" as the basis of life and nature are nothing but his own conditioned concepts. Nature cannot be seen in terms of human thought, logic or language. What appears cruel and unjust in nature seems so only when the matter is considered from view point of a separated and estranged individual human. But the rest of nature is totally unconcerned because the rest of nature is not human-hearted.

- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.

- Eckhart Tolle, posted to The_Now2

Stay as simple natural Being without thought or doership. Out of nothing you can do anything and not leave footprints. No intention is no limitation, just stay quiet, simply do not stir a thought.

Papaji, posted to Disillation

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. This is the I Am that is deeper than name and form.

- Eckhart Tolle, posted to The_Now2

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