#4356 - Thursday, September 1, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee
It is a true miracle when a man finally sees himself as
his only opposition.
by Tony Cartledge on facebook
What hurts you, blesses you.
Darkness is your
Your boundaries are your quest.
I can explain this, but it would break
the glass cover
on your heart,
and there's no fixing that.
by Sarah Hughes on Facebook
Searching through intellectual knowledge
for the true
Light is like a man lost in tunnels under the earth...
the deeper he
journeys the darker it becomes...
by Mellita Kelly on Facebook
I lost my world, my fame, my mind --
The Sun appeared,
and all the shadows ran.
I ran after them, but vanished as I ran --
ran after me and hunted me down.
by Neena Singh on Facebook
How Poetry Comes to Me
It comes blundering over the
Boulders at night, it
Frightened outside the
Range of my campfire
I go to meet it at
Edge of the light
~ Gary Snyder
from No Nature: New and Selected Poems, by Gary
comment by Ivan M. Granger:
Gary Snyder describes poetic inspiration as a shamanic
encounter. I imagine
the poet crouched before his small campfire out in the
with the vast black night all around him. And poetry
comes, a creature of the
Otherworld, shy and dangerous and unknown, drawn to
the light yet keeping
to shadow. Only a poet thinks to stand and turn, to
walk to the edge of the
well-lit world and peer into the unknown. The most
dangerous poets extend a
hand and say, "Welcome." That's when the world is
replenished with mystery.
You need not get at it (Enlightenment), for you are
it. It will get at you, if
you give it a chance. Let go your
attachment to the unreal and the real will
swiftly and smoothly slip
into its own. Stop imagining yourself being or doing
this or that and
the realisation that you are the source and heart of all will
upon you. With this will come great love which is not choice or
predilection, nor attachment, but a power which makes all things
~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
by Kia Pierce on Facebook
Crossing Unmarked Snow
The things you do not have to say make you rich.
Saying the things you do not have to say weakens your talk.
Hearing the things you do not need to hear dulls your hearing.
Things you know before you hear them is you and this is the reason you're
~ Bill Stafford
by Dianne Brown on Facebook
The undisturbed state of being is bliss; the disturbed
state is what
appears as the world. In non-duality
there is bliss; in duality -
experience. What comes
and goes is experience with its duality of pain
pleasure. Bliss is not to be known. One is always
bliss, but never blissful. Bliss is not an
"I Am That"
Talks with Sri Nisargadatta
posted by Along The Way