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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4236, Sunday, May 1, 2011


If walking around
the house at night
you should happen
to kick a piece
of maya hard enough,
your toenail will
turn purple & fall off

There is no situation
so bad that a little
self indulgent belief
that your life is
harder & sadder
than everybody else's
can't make it worse

- Steve Toth, posted to Distillation

Ram Tzu knows this -
You are perfect.
Your every defect
is perfectly defined.
Your every blemish
is perfectly placed.
Your every absurd action
is perfectly timed.

Only God could make
Something this ridiculous

- Ram Tzu, from NO WAY for the Spiritually "Advanced"

When will my shame fall away?
When will I accept being mocked
and let my robe of dignity burn up?

When the wandering pony inside
comes calm to my hand.

- Lalla, posted to AlongTheWay

Rest in natural great peace
This exhausted mind
Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thought,
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of samsara.
Rest in natural great peace.

Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, posted to Distillation

The desire to find the self will be surely fulfilled, provided you want nothing else. But you must be honest with yourself and really want nothing else. If in the mean- time you want many other things and are engaged in their pursuit, your main purpose may be delayed until you grow wiser and cease being torn between contradictory urges. Go within, without swerving, without ever looking outward.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, from I Am That - Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to AlongTheWay

If one bases one's work on the nature which is neither produced nor extinguished, one can cultivate a samadhi which is neither produced nor extinguished. That is a genuine samadhi, one that cannot be moved by outside forces.

- Huan Hua, from Comentary on the Sarangama Sutra, published by the Buddhist Text Translation Society, posted to DailyDharma

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