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#4356 - Thursday, September 1, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The Nonduality Highlights -

It is a true miracle when a man finally sees himself as his only opposition.

Vernon Howard

by Tony Cartledge on facebook


What hurts you, blesses you.
Darkness is your candle.
Your boundaries are your quest.

I can explain this, but it would break
the glass cover on your heart,
and there's no fixing that.

~ Rumi

by Sarah Hughes on Facebook


Searching through intellectual knowledge
for the true Light is like a man lost in tunnels under the earth...
the deeper he journeys the darker it becomes...

~ Rumi

by Mellita Kelly on Facebook


I lost my world, my fame, my mind --
The Sun appeared, and all the shadows ran.
I ran after them, but vanished as I ran --
Light ran after me and hunted me down.

~ Rumi

by Neena Singh on Facebook


How Poetry Comes to Me

It comes blundering over the
Boulders at night, it stays
Frightened outside the
Range of my campfire
I go to meet it at the
Edge of the light

~ Gary Snyder

from No Nature: New and Selected Poems, by Gary Snyder

comment by Ivan M. Granger:
Gary Snyder describes poetic inspiration as a shamanic encounter. I imagine
the poet crouched before his small campfire out in the desert somewhere,
with the vast black night all around him. And poetry comes, a creature of the
Otherworld, shy and dangerous and unknown, drawn to the light yet keeping
to shadow. Only a poet thinks to stand and turn, to walk to the edge of the
well-lit world and peer into the unknown. The most dangerous poets extend a
hand and say, "Welcome." That's when the world is replenished with mystery.


You need not get at it (Enlightenment), for you are it. It will get at you, if
you give it a chance. Let go your attachment to the unreal and the real will
swiftly and smoothly slip into its own. Stop imagining yourself being or doing
this or that and the realisation that you are the source and heart of all will
dawn upon you. With this will come great love which is not choice or
predilection, nor attachment, but a power which makes all things love-worthy
and lovable.

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

by Kia Pierce on Facebook


Crossing Unmarked Snow

The things you do not have to say make you rich.

Saying the things you do not have to say weakens your talk.

Hearing the things you do not need to hear dulls your hearing.

Things you know before you hear them is you and this is the reason you're in
the world.

~ Bill Stafford

by Dianne Brown on Facebook


The undisturbed state of being is bliss; the disturbed
state is what appears as the world. In non-duality
there is bliss; in duality - experience. What comes
and goes is experience with its duality of pain and
pleasure. Bliss is not to be known. One is always
in bliss, but never blissful. Bliss is not an attribute.

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

"I Am That"
Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
posted by Along The Way

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