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#4285 - Monday, June 20, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights
 
 
When mind is quiet, all is Self.
When mind moves the world arises,
so be still, throw away everything, and be free.
Then, when mind is pure, you will see Self
in all beings.
Give up seeing with the outer eye
and the Divine eye will open.

                       - Papaji

 
posted to Along The Way

 

 


256.

Imagine space itself
reaching into its own invisibility
for some light with which to form
etheric masks of momentarily appearing
shapes that you and I in turn assume to be
ourselves, momentarily forgetting
we are that space.

That's the rascal play
of living light --

it hides itself in darkness
just to magnify the bright.

~ Mazie & b 'The 300 Missing Poems of Han Shan'
 

 

Golden Retrievals
By Mark Doty

"Fetch? Balls and sticks capture my attention
seconds at a time.. Catch? I don’t think so.
Bunny, tumbling leaf, a squirrel who’s—oh
joy—actually scared. Sniff the wind, then

I’m off again: muck, pond, ditch, residue
of any thrillingly dead thing. And you?
Either you’re sunk in the past, half our walk,
thinking of what you never can bring back,

or else you’re off in some fog concerning
—tomorrow, is that what you call it? My work:
to unsnare time’s warp (and woof!), retrieving,
my haze-headed friend, you. This shining bark,

a Zen master’s bronzy gong, calls you here,
entirely, now: bow-wow, bow-wow, bow-wow."
 
posted by Mazie Lane to Facebook

 

photo by Alan Larus

 


 

"You of this moment are no longer you of a minute ago. There is no
permanent entity within us, there is only a stream of being. There is always a
lot of input and output. The input and the output happen in every second, and
we should learn how to look at life as streams of being, and not as separate
entities. This is a very profound teaching of the Buddha. For instance, looking
into a flower, you can see that the flower is made of many elements that we
can call non-flower elements. When you touch the flower, you touch the
cloud. You cannot remove the cloud from the flower, because if you could
remove the cloud from the flower, the flower would collapse right away. You
don't have to be a poet in order to see a cloud floating in the flower, but you
know very well that without the clouds there would be no rain and no water
for the flower to grow...

 

A flower cannot be by herself alone. A flower has to "inter-be" with everything
else that is called non-flower.. That is what we call inter-being. You cannot be,
you can only inter-be. The word inter-be can reveal more of the reality than
the word "to be". You cannot be by yourself alone, you have to inter-be with
everything else. So the true nature of the flower is the nature of inter-being,
the nature of no self. The flower is there, beautiful, fragrant, yes, but the
flower is empty of a separate self. To be empty is not a negative note.
Nagarjuna, of the second century, said that because of emptiness, everything
becomes possible.

 

So a flower is described as empty.. But I like to say it differently. A flower is
empty only of a separate self, but a flower is full of everything else. The
whole cosmos can be seen, can be identified, can be touched, in one flower.
So to say that the flower is empty of a separate self also means that the flower
is full of the cosmos. It's the same thing. So you are of the same nature as a
flower: you are empty of a separate self, but you are full of the cosmos..."

 

~Thich Nhat Hanh

 

 

Buddha Nature - ??? Kitaro

"The world is its own magic" ~Shunryu Suzuki

Music video for Endless Water & Tree, from Kitaro's album "Ki" ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIs9ecuD0Q0

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