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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4359, Sunday September 4, 2011

Be open, sensitive, be fully aware of what is from moment to moment. Don't build around yourself a wall of impregnable thought. The bliss of truth comes when the mind is not occupied with its own activities and struggles.

Krishnamurti, posted to Distillation

I do not negate the world. I see it as appearing in consciousness, which is the totality of the known in the immensity of the unknown. What begins and ends is mere appearance. The world can be said to appear, but not to "be". The appearance may last very long on some scale of time, and be very short on another, but ultimately it comes to the same. Whatever is time bound is momentary and has no reality.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels

One need only float with the magnificent current of Totality in the ecstasy of oneness with the cosmic flow of events. What else can the dreamer do with his dream except passively witness it without judgment?

- Ramesh S. Balsekar, from A Net of Jewels, posted to AlongTheWay

You are a bird of the sea,
even though a chicken has sheltered you beneath her wing.
The desire in your heart is for the sea;
your soul has that nature from your mother.
Leave your land-bound nursemaid and move on.
Come into the sea of reality.
You are a waterfowl:
you can live on land and sea.
You are of royal birth, for . . .
"We have ennobled the children of Adam:"
you walk on both dry land and sea.

- Rumi, Mathnawi II:3767-3773. version by Camille and Kabir Helminski, from Rumi: Daylight, posted to Sunlight

Oceanography 11/7/05

Do some kinds of shellfish
live past the outgrowing of their shells?
Is there the possibility for them,
Of easing out slowly
from the constraining tightness?
Such a beautiful shell
spiral bound, glistening with stars.

Is there a shellfish
that releases it's hold
and slides free
into the weightless wonder
of the moving tides,
Homeless in the immensity?

What wonder
To feel this easing in the human experience.
The unhooking from the moorings
The smooth glide out into the total vulnerability
with the willingness to be another's dinner
no more protection is needed
There is nothing to do
But find the current
And go.

- Alice Gardner

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