Utopia -- Wislawa Szymborska
#2692 - Sunday, January 7, 2007 - Editor:
Light illumines the Sun,
But the Sun itself
The glorious Sun and its light
are one and the
-Jnaneshwar (also known as
"There is small profit in talking with
those who do not know that
they do not know. A caller told a real teacher, 'I
to be a scholar, an intellectual and a philosopher. So what
subject shall we discuss?' Sighing slightly, the teacher
'How about apple pie?'"
posted by Myra to nondualnow
"There is a vitality, a life-force, an
energy, a quickening that is
translated through you into action and because
there is only one
of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it,
it will never exist through any other
medium and be lost."
posted by Diane to
"Why does one explore mind before
There are two reasons:
1) since all realities are
projections of mind, by understanding the
nature of mind, one understands the
nature of all realities, and
2) exploring things is a never-ending
endeavor, whereas exploring
mind is straightforward and reaches a definite
In fact, all of samsara and nirvana depends on mind. By
the mind, one may understand all things including the nature of
samsara and nirvana."
From "Exploring Mind Series -
www.mahamudracenter.org/MMCMemberMeditationGuide.htm#_Toc420995640posted to Daily Dharma
Dear fellow-devotees of Sri
I have recently set up a new website, www.happinessofbeing.com, which is dedicated to exploring in depth the
philosophy and practice of the spiritual teachings of our
sadguru, Bhagavan Sri Ramana.
If you would like to visit this
new website, please do so. At present its main content is a
downloadable PDF version of my new book, Happiness and
the Art of Being, which is
intended to serve both as a layman's introduction to the philosophy and practice
of Bhagavan's teachings and as a very detailed and in-depth exploration of the
core elements of his teachings.
If it is Bhagavan's will, I hope to
continue adding more content to this site in the form of e-books, articles, and
translations and explanations of all the original writings of Sri
You may also be interested to visit the new Discussion Forum on the Philosophy and Practice of
the Spiritual Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana, which I have also set up recently.
from the website:
"....there are several other books
that I assisted Sri Sadhu Om in translating into English.
The most important book that we
translated together is Guru Vachaka Kovai, which is the most profound,
comprehensive and trustworthy collection of the sayings of Sri Ramana, recorded
in Tamil verses by Sri Muruganar.
Note: More translations are described,
with links for reading or ordering online.
Island where all becomes
Solid ground beneath your
The only roads are those
that offer access.
Bushes bend beneath the
weight of proofs.
The Tree of Valid
Supposition grows here
with branches disentangled since time
The Tree of Understanding,
dazzlingly straight and simple,
sprouts by the spring called Now I Get
The thicker the woods, the
vaster the vista:
the Valley of Obviously.
If any doubts arise, the
wind dispels them instantly.
and eagerly explain all the secrets of the worlds.
On the right a cave where
On the left the Lake of Deep
Truth breaks from the bottom and bobs to the
Unshakable Confidence towers
over the valley.
Its peak offers an excellent view of the Essence of
For all its charms, the
island is uninhabited,
and the faint footprints scattered on its
turn without exception to the sea.
As if all you can do here is
and plunge, never to return, into the depths.
~ Wislawa Szymborska
(A Large Number, trans. by
S. Baranczak & C. Cavanagh)
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