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#4377 - Thursday, September 22, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee
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Empty yourself of everything
Empty yourself of everything.
Let the mind become still.
The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return.
They grow and flourish and then return to the source.
Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature.
The way of nature is unchanging.
Knowing constancy is insight.
Not knowing constancy leads to disaster.
Knowing constancy, the mind is open.
With an open mind, you will be openhearted.
Being openhearted, you will act royally.
Being royal, you will attain the divine.
Being divine, you will be at one with the Tao.
Being at one with the Tao is eternal.
And though the body dies, the Tao will never pass away.
Tao Te Ching
Translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English
by sshomi on Along The Way
Want to wake up fast? Turn up the
heat by living constantly as if all people could
read your thoughts. Become translucent by destroying those beliefs that manifest
in your thoughts. Metaphorically I see enlightenment as one changing from solid
to liquid to gas - from matter to energy to light - from beliefs to thoughts to
by Bill Talada in Nonduality Highlights group on Facebook
A Scott Morrison Teaching
Years ago, there was a fellow on the Net
teaching named Scott Morrison (with a
few books out, too, one of which is kicking around somewhere at home). At
some point, he died and pretty much all of his teachings just vanished from the
Net. I thought I'd offer one of his teachings here, and the opportunity to read a
few more, if interested -- they can be found here:
I recall his basic teaching to be this:
Open mind. Open heart.
If you observe and listen very carefully
and honestly, you will notice that rarely
does a moment go by without the arising of some sense of insufficiency, some
kind of feeling that something is wrong with me, or something is wrong with
my life, or perhaps even something is wrong with the world. Almost like
lightening, it is quickly followed by I know what I want I know what will get
rid of this feeling of inadequacy and conflict some material, financial, sexual,
spiritual, social, political, circumstantial, or psychological thing that will save me
from this uncomfortable feeling. That, in turn, is quickly followed by a massive
circus of mental scenarios and mutterings, of desires, hopes, expectations,
worries, fears, frustrations, and disappointments. Even if I get what I think I
want, the sense of completion and relief is inevitably only temporary. Why is it
What gets lost in the shuffle is the
simple fact that all of it, the feelings of lack
and incompleteness, and the endless remedies to the situation, are nothing but
the play of memory and fantasy, the replaying of old mental video and sound bite
versions of me and my life. All of it is nothing but fragmented thought, and in
this there is no lasting relief, simply because thought is by nature fragmented and
incomplete. Thought doesnt know what you are, and it doesnt know what your
life is. It thinks it does with the same myopic arrogance, presumptuousness, and
judgmentality of the evening news, but it has no more understanding of the
whole organic interactional flow of life than television does. All thought can do is
search its memory banks of static images and repetitious opinions (for or
against), all of it accompanied by a vast deluge of emotional and physical
responses as well as replays, heavily edited by motive, of interactions with other
people and the environment. But there is no life and no love and no wisdom in
any of it. Why? Because it is an escape and an avoidance of what is.
No reservations. If you watch and listen to it for awhile, you will observe the
whole history of humanity, our ignorance, dishonesty, and confusion, our
insensitivity, violence, and cruelty to each other. Perhaps it will deepen your
understanding and compassion for all sentient beings. It may be inevitable,
though, that at some point you get will fed up with it, realizing what a stale,
monotonous, meaningless distraction it is.
At this point, there may be an opening. If
you are ready to come to terms with
the simple fact that you do not know what you are, and you do not really know
what the universe is, or what your life is, then the amazing, delicate, subtle and
intricate truth of reality is free to reveal itself without bias. The constant
interaction and transformation of all things will be self evident, as well as the
infinite context in which it all happens. This is what you are! This is wonder and
awe and blessedness itself.
-Scott Morrison- by Tim Gerchmez on Facebook
Please enjoy an excerpt from Jeff Fosters new book (which will be published in 2012) - MK
read the rest: http://nondualityamerica.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/jeff-foster-the-search-for-home-the-search-for-rest/ from Non-duality America Blog
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