#4853 - Monday, February 25, 2013 - Editor: Gloria Lee
"A mind that is awake, intelligent, free,
why should it need, why should it have
any 'experience' at all?
is light; it does not ask for more Light."
~ J Krishnamurti
via Amrita Nadi on Daily Dharma
Blending with the wind,
Blending with the snow,
The wind blows.
By the hearth
stretch out my legs,
Idling my time away
Confined in this hut.
I find that February, too,
Has come and gone
~ Taigu Ryokan
Zen Poems, Haiku & Writings on
"Luckily no spiritual path, when actually practiced, is ever what you
would be. If it was it would be limited to the size of deluded
Rumi, Hafiz, said many many things
some sweet as sugar, greeting card
material, some harsh as flame. To choose the one and ignore the other turns
spiritual nectar into pabulum. Nisargadatta, Ramana said many things about
seeking but they also said many things about the fierce work needed. To
spiritual seeking while preserving other types of seeking is truly
Dzogchen says many things about everything being the play of
awareness and also points out the need to differentiate
between minds nature
and its confusions .. to play the relative off against
the ultimate in order to
avoid spiritual work is the way to perpetual
immaturity. Maturity comes when
one ceases to use spirituality to gild the
bars of the cage, and instead one uses it
to remove the veils which obscure
~ t.k. , a recent talk by traktung yeshe dorje
Ed. Note: If you feel you do not have time for
all three, the last is "pure gold".
Incredible interview. This is gold!
David Godman is one of the best articulator of Ramana's teachings, at least
the Western conditioned mind. The biggest value here is the revelation
English writings (or translations) describing Ramana's death
experience are very
limited. Once we understood the way Ramana described
this in Tamil (or Telugu)
the whole experience gets a much deeper meaning
and makes perfect sense in
terms of Self Inquiry. Absolute Gold, thank you
for posting this.
RAMANA-David Godman part 1
Ramana -David Godman part 2 (15