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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4283, Saturday, June 18, 2011

You want out
You want escape
You want relief.

You meditate
To block out life.
You chant
To put the world on hold.
You pray
To get what you want.
You take drugs
To get there faster.

Ram Tzu knows this -

Your noble search for God
Is but a sly dodge.

- Ram Tzu, posted to AlongTheWay

If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, posted to Distillation

Beyond memory, beyond feelings, I forget all about experiences, the good ones and the bad. It's OK to forget them, they just go up and down.

- Milarepa, posted to DailyDharma

It's good to leave each day behind,
like flowing water, free of sadness.
Yesterday is gone and its tale told.
Today new seeds are growing.

- Rumi, from Rumi - Whispers of the Beloved, . selected and translated by Azima Melita Kolin and Maryam Mafi, posted to AlongTheWay

This World is Not My Home, I'm Only Passing Through

The more you say, the more mistakes you'll make,
so keep it simple.
No one arrives without leaving soon.
This blue-eyed, green footed world -
Goldie, goodbye.

We won't meet again. So what?
The rust will remain in the trees,
and pine needles stretch
their necks,
Their tiny necks, and sunlight will snore in the limp grass.

- Charles Wright, from Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems, posted to allspirit

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