#3955 - Saturday, July 17, 2010 -
Editor: Gloria Lee
all the empty
all the ghosts and fears,
all the grudges and sorrows
I must have inhaled
Tom McFerran to Facebook
"When body and mind are together, you are fully
present. You are fully alive and you can touch the wonders of life that are
available in the here and the now. So you practice not only with your mind but
with your body. Body and mind should be experienced as one thing, not two. On
that ground, you see that everything you are looking for is already there.
Whether it is enlightenment, nirvana, liberation, Buddha, dharma, sangha, or
happiness, it is right there. In fact, that is the only place, the only moment,
where you can find these
-Thich Nhat Hanh
From the website http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3536&Itemid=0
Anipachen to Daily Dharma
A True Surrender
What is surrender? If you are on the path, that becomes a mysteriously
unanswerable question on the level of the mind. And yet the heart has all the
answers. Surrender is to the true self within. After allowing that to sink in
for a moment, what arises for you? I am guessing it is the cloud of
unknowing...that place where you feel and yet cannot prove a thing. That is your
True Self radiating the peace of surrender.
You can forget jiving around
with the world, trying to prove yourself to people, and just be what you are. It
is so simple it devastates the mind.
Once the mind is silenced, the truth
is heard but not in words.
Energetic appreciation is felt, not
The mystery is solved by being it.
A true surrender makes
Not only that, it is the only thing that can heal
- Vicki Woodyard to Facebook
photo by Alan Larus on Facebook
"To be here, all you have to do is let go of
who you think you are.
That's all! And then you realize, "I'm here." Here is
aren't believed. Every time you come here, you are nothing.
nothing. Absolutely and eternally zero. Emptiness that is
Emptiness that is full. Emptiness that is everything."
"All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness
of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different,
to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are."
"Awakening opens the door to a life beyond the egoa life lived
from spirit rather than from the mind. In this new world, the conditioned
no longer feels to be the appropriate center from which to relate and
Something far deeper is called for: a total transformation in the way we
and relate. The truth realized seeks to become the truth
An Inner Revolution
The enlightenment I speak
of is not simply a realization, not simply the discovery of one's true nature.
This is just the beginningthe point of entry into an inner revolution.
Realization does not guarantee this revolution, it simply makes it
What is this revolution? To begin with, revolution is not
static; it is alive, ongoing. Realization of the ultimate reality is a fact.
Revolution is the continuous ongoing birth of intelligence. This intelligence
restructures your entire being. This intelligence cuts the mind free of itself,
of its old structures which are rooted within human consciousness. If one cannot
become free of the old structures of human consciousness, then one is still in a
prison, the prison of humanity's consciousness.
This revolution is
the awakening of an intelligence which alone has the ability to uproot all of
the old structures of one's consciousness. Unless these structures are uprooted,
there will be no creative thought or action or response. Unless there is an
inner revolution, nothing new and fresh can flower. Only the old will flower in
the absence of this revolution. But our potential lies beyond the known, beyond
the structures of the past, beyond anything that humanity has
One must be willing to stand alonein the unknown, with
no reference to authority or the past or any of one's conditioning. One must
stand where no one has stood before in complete nakedness, innocence, and
© Adyashanti 2008
Adyashanti Talk on Awareness
A longish radio talk uploaded by Mark
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