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Highlights #51

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From Gene Poole:

It is not necessary to remove
mind, only to let it collide
with the unknown, in the
discipline of refusal to paint
a familiar (remembered)
picture upon the visage of the
unknown. In this collision of
mind with unknown, unknown is
then unjudged; unknown is thus
not subject to the familiar
conditions which define what
difference-mind has decided is
"real".
______________________________

Also from Gene:

Mind may conclude, when it
concludes that there is no
difference between difference
and non-difference. Upon
conclusion of mind, there is
no difference; upon conclusion
of mind, awareness continues...

No escape,

No remedy,

No problem.
______________________________

...and one more from Gene:

The human heart is the final
criteria.

A heart becomes liquid, old
rigidities become flow; tears
nourish the heart; youth is
regained, as the casts of past
pass.

What I have found of value, is
found by finding myself in
others; that another may find
themself in me, is my greatest
and rarest joy.

I find in myself, those whom I
love. I nourish and nurture
them. Tears are healing.
______________________________

From newcomer Kristie Shelloner:

As I have more experiences of
expanded awareness ( I believe),
I am also exploring a new kind
of terror. If awareness confers
a sense of oneness and joy, a
sense of limitlessness and
absolute acceptance of the
present moment, then what is the
point of the intellect and what
purpose does it serve to think
thoughts beyond those which
absorb the self into the present
moment. The one thing I seem
unwilling to relinquish is an
attachment to my intellectual
self. Does this make sense to
anyone out there?
______________________________

Kristie later asked:

The truth now, please! How do
you guys maintain a state of
awareness throughout the busy-
ness of life in this world?
______________________________

From Xan:

Some one said, "The intellect
makes a good servant but a
really, really, really bad
master."

Recognizing oneness and joy
is much too simple for the
intellect.
It's too simple for words,
and too simple even to talk
about.
So I'll shut up.
______________________________

Xan again:

You are the bliss of your own
awareness and the silence of
your heart. You *have*
intelligence, but it is not
what you are. You may think
you know this already, but
fear is always a sign of
identification with something
that is not real and eternal
and can therefore be lost.
Since an identity of qualities,
intelligence being one, is not
real its surrender would be
your greatest gain.

______________________________

From List Owner Jerry Katz:

If you are stuck on solving
the duality/nonduality
problem, you will never
progress, and some people are
stuck on it. They need to
grapple with it. But there's
no need to grapple with it.
You know the nondual moment,
and you move into the nondual
moment, and the children show
up and there are dealings with
their father, and you are in
the nondual moment and the
dealings are done and a
fisherman stops and talks to
you about the price of salmon
and the fisheries today, and
you are in the nondual moment
and you never leave and have
never left.
______________________________

From Dan Berkow:

I look to these day-to-day
realities to contribute the
learning and energy that is my
path in the world of "sensory
awareness". Senses and
perceptions are nonexpendable
emanated expressions of Energy-
Awareness. These "dualistic"
experiences instruct "me" in
"nonduality". The less there
is a "me" who is struggling
with work, family, time-limits,
the more "I" am learning. In
honesty, this learning has
been, at times, very
demanding...
______________________________

From the one-named Aleks:

ultimately, if the margins be
the *edge*-- where the sea
meets the shore those who have
not been eclipsed by the wave
are on the margins. . . i like
the sea margin as metaphor for
the *edge*, as it is always
shifting. . ..

alas. . .being an outsider--
is this a cosmic head start
program? :)

it is grace which "pushes us
out the door"--sets us apart.
it is grace that shows us that's
where the action is! outside
the boundaries. . . the
outsider, the marginalized-- is
there less fear of the unknown,
as the quality of life has
prepared one to *expect* less
or nothing? less effort?
less attachment?
______________________________

From Melody, a song:

We dance atop the ocean.

Waving, frolicking,
struggling.

Yet, underneath the
sometimes tumultuous,
sometimes peaceful

movements of life,

the Ocean Is.
______________________________

A contemplation from Melody:

The Cross
~~~~~~~~

The vertical world,
the world of I AM.
The Tree of Life
...kingdom of Heaven.

The horizontal world,
the world of duality.
The Tree of Knowledge
...of good and evil.

Christ IS
at the Center
of these two
worlds.

And is the portal
from one world
to another.

At the Heart
of every cross
we bear,

Is a doorway.

The door is
simply marked,

"Love".
______________________________

From Marcia Paul:

I notice that when I wake up
in the morning if I can not
put "Marcia" on and just
gently bring my awareness back
to the sensation in my body
over and over again I seem to
be able to actually accumulate
something. If feels like a
finer substance. I feel real.
But if I once start to follow
a thought and begin to work it
so to speak it becomes harder
and harder to get back to the
place of self remembering. So
what I am saying is that for
me it is important not to be
tempted. Not even once. Because
once "Marcia" is on sometimes
she is really stuck on good. :-)
______________________________

From Tim Gerchmez:

We can hold onto nothing for
even a microsecond. Everything
is impermanent, changing, in
the process of flux (or so it
seems). To cling to anything,
to attach to anything will only
produce misery, because we're
trying to claim an island of
stability for ourselves in a
sea of constant change, and
there is no such island... so
we make one up and sit alone on
it and suffer. Hold on to
nothing. Let it all go... the
past and the future. Flow with
change. Dissolve in it.
Become it. When this is done,
causation ceases as well, and
we have our island, and it is
real, not imaginary, and
everyone and everything is on
it with us.

Once it is seen that there is
no space and no time, and thus
nothing is happening or can
ever happen, let this
realization permeate the
deepest levels of
consciousness, and promptly
drop all these ideas when
they're no longer needed.
Drop them without hesitation,
without fear. Then you are
the Absolute, and it is ended.
Duality is finished. It never
had a chance. It never WILL
have a chance, because it is
unreal.

The concepts of "stillpoint"
and "locus of awareness" are
false. I am everywhere and
nowhere, there is no locus. I
am everything and nothing. I
am all of time embodied in
timelessness. I am timeless,
spaceless, bodiless, luminous
awareness -- not a speck of
awareness, but *all* of
awareness. I am Humanity; I
am the Human Condition. I am
Absolute Being - Consciousness
- Bliss.
______________________________

Another from Tim:

Boredom is a gift of grace.
If you ever feel bored, know
that you are blessed, because
the state of boredom is a state
of detachment from samsara. It
is uncomfortable for that very
reason, but Grace is calling
you to replace it with
something else. If you ever
feel bored, sit or lie down
somewhere and abide. BE.
Contemplate your nothingness.
The sense of boredom will vanish
into Joy.
______________________________

Tim sums up:

I sense a strange synchronicity
and amazing movement of Grace on
this list these past few days
beyond anything I've yet seen.
It parallels the movement of
Grace in my own life lately
(world as mirror). The answers
to all the questions I've never
asked are bubbling to the surface
here, as I sit writing this in a
state of inner bliss. I'm
sitting on the crossroads of
Forever, ready to sink into Self.
Come with me!

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Dr. Robert Puff

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Rupert Spira

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HIGH JUMP, Tarun Sardana


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After Awareness: The End of the Path