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#4381 - Monday, September 26, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee

The Nonduality Highlights - 

      I know nothing, except what everyone knows –
if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
~ W. H. Auden
  by Kia Pierce on Facebook  

If we are not empty, we become a block of matter.
We cannot breathe, we cannot think.
To be empty means to be alive, to breathe in and to breathe out.
We cannot be alive if we are not empty.
Emptiness is impermanence, it is change.
We should not complain about impermanence,
because without impermanence, nothing is possible.
  ~Thich Nhat Hanh   by Jacque Collier in Nonduality Highlights group on Facebook  

      The heart that has truly loved never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close,
As the sunflower turns on her god when he sets
The same look which she turned when he rose
  ~Thomas Moore
When the mind is in the state of delusion, the Flower of Dharma turns.
When the mind is in the state of realization, we turn the Flower of Dharma.
If perfect realization can be like this,
The Flower of Dharma turns the Flower of Dharma.
  ~Dogen  by Alan Larus  

Alone, an empty-can-sound,
Here, the chattering of monkeys,
Still, no-soul to no-soul,
We seek community.   ~Clyde Grossman
  in Nonduality Highlights group on Facebook      

    For Clyde, Monkeys talking green

Learning the language of trees
will lead to formless perfection.
Tree's asymmetry is harmony,
A ballet of frozen gestures,
A lesson in eloquent silence,
An ever changing green monotone.
Trees teach life without action,
Meaning without symbols, wisdom without
knowledge, love without touch.

~Pete Sierra
  in Nonduality Highlights group on Facebook  

  For Yaedi
Looking out the window at the trees
and counting the leaves,
listening to a voice within
that tells me nothing is perfect
so why bother to try, I am thief
of my own time.  When I die
I want it to be said that I wasted
hours in feeling absolutely useless
and enjoyed it, sensing my life
more strongly than when I worked at it.
Now I know myself from a stone
or a sledgehammer.
~ David Ignatow
(New and Collected Poems, 1970-1985)
 Web version:  

    You're the only one who knows when you're using things to protect yourself and
keep your ego together and when you're opening and letting things fall apart,
letting the world come as it is - working with it rather than struggling against it.
You're the only one who knows.
  ~Pema Chodron   by Roxane Chapdelaine on Facebook  

  "To pretend to be nothing and neutral when we are giving off so much voltage is
irresponsible, even criminal."
~ Richard Grossinger
  by Maria Smith  

  I do not know myself,
nor you, my Lord.   I mistook the body
for my identity.   I didn't know
that you are
me, and I you,   yet still I keep wondering
who you and I are.   ~Lalla   by Tony Cartledge on Facebook

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