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Sometimes the simplest teachings are the most powerful:

"Just Rest..."

~ Ramana Maharshi

http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/


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In the presence of utter relaxation it is very difficult to believe your complex
stories, accusations, defenses and other descriptions. You can be this relaxed
presence for both yourself as well as for other people. Simply be present and
don't believe in any thought. You will feel the inner smile of a Buddha
bubbling up. Watch magic and transformation happen all around you.

~ Bentinho Massaro



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A Stunning, Chance Encounter With Nature www.openculture.com

Sophie Windsor Clive and Liberty Smith were canoeing somewhere in Ireland
when they had a chance encounter with one of nature's greatest and most
fleeting phenomena -- a murmuration of starlings. The spectacle is a magical
case of mathematical chaos in action.

http://www.openculture.com/2011/11/chance_encounter_with_nature.html



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sick of it whatever it's called sick of the names
I dedicate every pore to what's here

~ Ikkyu


by Belle Heywood on Facebook



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Chuck Surface: The Great Mystery



It's a Great Mystery.
I don't know anything,
About anything,
Whatsoever.

Is that OK?

Must I know,
The what, when, and how,
The why and the wherefore?
Need I be confident, assured,
And speak with authority?

Are you looking for an all-knowing guru?

Do you really want to hear,
More words about…
More descriptions of…
Or is it enough to sit in this Radiance,
And Breathe Bliss.

Knowing nothing,
I have nothing to say.
I can only Share this Mystery,
This Great Unknowing,
This Unbearable Beauty.

At the risk of knowing just one thing,
I will say this much…
This Ecstasy…
It's…
You.

What you are,
Before the world arises, and after,
Before “you” arise, and after,
Your Nature,
Bliss.

How uncomfortable,
To speak even that.
As if I know anything,
About anything,
Whatsoever.

Maybe, if I whisper…
Without speaking….

It's…
You.


from: http://chucksurface.stillnessspeaks.com/



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These 8 stanzas, imbued with light, are written by St John of The Cross, a
Spanish mystic and Catholic Saint. I believe the poem is entitled,
"Transcending All Knowledge". How could this, by a Christian no less, so
perfectly reflect the very same Perennial reality spoken across all of time?




(1542 – 1591)

(Ed. Note: Actual title)

Stanzas concerning an ecstasy experienced in high contemplation.


I entered into unknowing,
and there I remained unknowing
transcending all knowledge.

1. I entered into unknowing,
yet when I saw myself there,
without knowing where I was,
I understood great things;
I will not say what I felt
for I remained in unknowing
transcending all knowledge.

2. That perfect knowledge
was of peace and holiness
held at no remove
in profound solitude;
it was something so secret
that I was left stammering,
transcending all knowledge.

3. I was so 'whelmed,
so absorbed and withdrawn,
that my senses were left
deprived of all their sensing,
and my spirit was given
an understanding while not understanding,
transcending all knowledge.

4. He who truly arrives there
cuts free from himself;
all that he knew before
now seems worthless,
and his knowledge so soars
that he is left in unknowing
transcending all knowledge.

5. The higher he ascends
the less he understands,
because the cloud is dark
which lit up the night;
whoever knows this
remains always in unknowing
transcending all knowledge.

6. This knowledge in unknowing
is so overwhelming
that wise men disputing
can never overthrow it,
for their knowledge does not reach
to the understanding of not
understanding,
transcending all knowledge.

7. And this supreme knowledge
is so exalted
that no power of man or learning
can grasp it;
he who masters himself
will, with knowledge in
unknowing,
always be transcending.

8. And if you should want to hear:
this highest knowledge lies
in the loftiest sense
of the essence of God;
this is a work of his mercy,
to leave one without
understanding,
transcending all knowledge.



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