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#4360 - Monday, September 5, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee

The Nonduality Highlights - 





Enlightenment absorbs this universe of qualities.
When that merging occurs, there is nothing
but God. This is the only doctrine.


There is no word for it, no mind
to understand it with, no categories
of transcendence or non-transcendence,
no vow of silence, no mystical attitude.


There is no Shiva and no Shakti
in enlightenment, and if there is something
that remains, that whatever-it-is
is the only teaching.


~ Lalla
14th Century North Indian mystic


by Tony Cartledge on Facebook




"If you want God and you chase God, God will be out of your reach.
If you stop and drop every concept of God, you are enfolded in the Living Presence 
of God." 


~ Gangaji 




seeker of truth

follow no path
all paths lead where

truth is here


~ ee cummings



Acceptance is your inherent state, non-acceptance is artificial, fabricated. 


~ Jean Klein
 I Am p.132 


by Tony Cartledge on Facebook






There is no island of bliss to which we finally arrive post-awakening. The
experience of Silence is always available, of course, and it is the background
of all experience, but it does not REPLACE or NEGATE experience. It remains
the birthplace of personal experience, which goes on just like before but
without the personal attachment that used to make it so joyful or painful. We
must keep our eyes open and move forward into whatever life presents from
moment to moment, even as we rest as that Creative Silence. Such radical
courage is what reveals that we are also Life Itself.


~ Richard Young on Facebook




There is another, sweeter power available to us all, regardless of how many words we know. 
It starts in the heart and is effortlessly spoken through the eyes.  Sometimes,
just for perspective, take a break and hear the music.


~ Gangaji


by Sandra Ma on Facebook




Listen to your life.
See it for the fathomless mystery that it is.
In the boredom and pain of it
no less than in the excitement and gladness:
touch, taste, smell your way
into the holy and hidden heart of it,
because in the last analysis
all moments are key moments,
and life itself is grace.


~ Frederick Buechner


by Jacque Collier on Facebook




The Treasure Chest of the Body


Everything we have ever fled from, as separated consciousness, is here, right
here in our body, in our nervous system. We don't have to travel far to know
ourselves, to meet ourselves. 


This fleeing the body is what keeps us bound. And now we have an even
more sophisticated form of leaving ourselves - the use of spiritual concepts.
How frequently the mind tries to chew on these , in one more valiant,
exhausting effort to get away from the 'ouch' of life, from what we are actually
feeling, from the discomfort, the waves of angst that rise in the body.


Discomfort arising is a gift. It is the body's way of defrostng itself, of
integrating the massive amount of old shock, separation energy that is stored


Don't deny your experience, even if you know at some level it's not real.
Imagine telling an upset baby it doesn't exist. Where and how could that land.
Let your experience become truly unreal by giving it the reality and attention it
first needs. It is through this body of ours that we come to realize we are not
the body.


Presence and sensation with no ownership of any of it. Our sanctuary, our
favorite resting place, our true resting ground.


~ Mags Deane on Facebook



in time of daffodils



in time of daffodils(who know
the goal of living is to grow)
forgetting why,remember how


in time of lilacs who proclaim
the aim of waking is to dream,
remember so(forgetting seem)


in time of roses(who amaze
our now and here with paradise)
forgetting if,remember yes


in time of all sweet things beyond
whatever mind may comprehend,
remember seek(forgetting find)


and in a mystery to be
(when time from time shall set us free)
forgetting me,remember me


~ ee cummings




from the film American Beauty


"It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's
this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was, like,
dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen
minutes. And that's the day I realized there was this entire life behind things,
and... this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no
reason to be afraid, ever."


~ 'Ricky Fitts' from American Beauty



So much beauty in the world


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