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Do not say,
"It is morning," and dismiss it with a name of
See it for the first time as a new-born child that has no name.
Look at the
flowers - for no reason.
It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.
by Enea Bozeglav on Facebook
"I can walk on the clouds!" says a child. But if she reached the clouds, she would
find nowhere to place her foot. Likewise, if one does not examine thoughts, they
present a solid appearance; but if one examines them, there is nothing there. That
is what is called being at the same time empty and apparent. Emptiness of mind is
not a nothingness, nor a state of torpor, for it possesses by its very nature a
luminous faculty of knowledge which is called Awareness. These two aspects,
emptiness and Awareness, cannot be separated. They are essentially one, like the
surface of the mirror and the image which is reflected in it."
~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
by Amrita to Daily Dharma
photo by Alan Larus
You already are
the very Beloved that
you've been seeking.
Although there seems to be separate
personalities in the world, there's really
no separate person.
There's only "One."
But it's a One without a "some-one" being
attached to it.
Because of this, no matter where it is that
you rest your gaze, you're always looking
directly into the multi-faceted "Face-of-God."
And, miraculously, it's always been your very
Give up your idea about what you and God
seem to look like.
You both look exactly like "what is."
- Chuck Hillig
Along The Way
Looking for your own face
By Farid ud-Din Attar
(1120? - 1220?)
English version by Coleman Barks
Your face is
neither infinite nor ephemeral.
You can never see your own face,
only a reflection, not the face itself.
So you sigh in
front of mirrors
and cloud the surface.
It's better to
keep your breath cold.
Hold it, like a diver does in the ocean.
One slight movement, the mirror-image goes.
Don't be dead or
asleep or awake.
Don't be anything.
What you most
what you travel around wishing to find,
lose yourself as lovers lose themselves,
and you'll be that.
from The Hand of Poetry: Five Mystic Poets of Persia, with Lectures by Inayat Khan,
Translated by Coleman Barks
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"When faced with a variety of views about the world and the self, right view
looks at the views, not in terms of their content, but simply as events in the
mind, in and of themselves. It sees them as part of a causal chain: fabricated,
inconstant, stressful, and thus not-self, not worthy of attachment. In this way it
makes the mind dispassionate to all other views: dispassionate toward the terms
they use, dispassionate toward their claims to truth. Right view then turns on
itself to see itself as part of a similar causal chain. This loosens any sense of
attachment even for right view so that the mind can see the view simply as an
event: 'there is this.' "
~ Thanissaro Bhikkhu
From "Wings To Awakening," a BuddhaNet Production.
by Dainen Kelley to Daily Dharma
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