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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4143, Sunday May 8 2011
In Spite of All Your Searching
In spite of all your searching, Awareness will remain the unbroken continuity within all your seeking - or your lack thereof.
A Recognition of this innate Awareness can arise spontaneously, without warning, and without any deliberate effort or practice.
- Metta Zetty
You are fighting
You have to resolve it,
not fight with it.
- Swami Amar Jyoti, In Light of Wisdom, posted to AlongTheWay
The ego naturally fears the inevitability of death because it means its own destruction. Yet deep down, man always knows with intuitive conviction that he is really immortal, and it is for this reason that he is always seeking, consciously or unconsciously, his true nature.
- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels
Pass by peacefully and go a stainless way, free from theories, lusts, and dogmas.
Majjhima Nikaya, from Discourses of the Buddha, posted to Distillation
Presence is a quality of welcoming, open awareness, which is dedicated simply to "what is." There can still be someone who is aware and there is that of which they are conscious - the sound of running water, the taste of tea, the feeling of fear, or the weight and texture of sitting on a seat." And then there can be a letting go of the one who is aware, and all that remains is presence. All of this is totally without judgment, analysis, the wish to reach a conclusion, or to become anything. There is no mentation and no expectation. There is simply "what is."
Tony Parsons, posted to Distillation
The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Taka (the Great Spirit), and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this.
The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is known that true peace, which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men.
- Black Elk - Sioux, posted to SufiMystic
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