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  • markotter
    Sep 30, 2006

      Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm

      Nondual Highlights Issue #2600, Saturday, September 30, 2006

      Your wanting to be in a state of effortlessness through the use of effort is not going to succeed. So forget about the effortless state -- it doesn't exist at all. You want to achieve an effortless state through effort - how the hell are you going to achieve that goal? You forget that everything that you are doing, any movement that is there, any want that is there, for whatever reason, is effort.

      Effortlessness is something which cannot be achieved through effort. Anything that you do to stop the effort, is itself an effort. It's really a maddening thing. You have not really pushed yourself into that corner. If you do, then you will really go crazy; but you are frightened of that. You have to see that everything that you are doing to be in that effortless state, for whatever reason you want to be there, is effort. Even wanting not to use effort also is effort.

      The total absence of will and the total absence of effort, all and every kind, may be called an effortless state; but that effortless state is not something that you can achieve through effort.

      - UG Krishnamurti, posted to DailyDharma

      You move mindfully
      Towards tenderness.
      You jump mindlessly
      Away from the whip.

      Ram Tzu loves you
      So he whips you.

      Ram Tzu knows this:

      That last step off the cliff
      is always a surprise.

      - Ram Tzu, posted to AlongTheWay, No Way for the Spiritually "Advanced"

      Life can be really and truly simple if we don't fight it.

      - Ramesh S. Balsekar, A Net of Jewels, posted to AlongTheWay

      The Master said to me:

      All beings are but the 'One Mind'
      beside, which nothing exists

      This Mind (consciousness-spirit)
      which is without 'beginning'
      is unborn and indestructible

      It...has neither form
      nor appearance

      It does not belong to
      the categories of things
      which exist, nor do not exist ...

      For it transcends all limits...
      It is all that
      which you see before you...

      It is like the boundless void
      which cannot be fathomed
      or measured

      The One Mind
      alone is Spirit

      And there is no distinction
      between Spirit
      and sentient things

      But that sentient beings
      are attached to 'forms'

      And so seek externally
      for a 'godhood'

      By their very seeking
      they 'lose' it

      For that is using the Spirit
      to seek for the Spirit

      And using mind
      to grasp Mind

      Even though they do their utmost
      for a full aeon

      They will not be able
      to 'attain' it

      They do not know that
      if they put a stop
      to conceptual thought
      and forget their anxiety

      The Spirit will 'appear before' them

      For this Mind 'is' the Spirit

      and the Spirit 'is'
      All living Beings .

      - Huang Po, posted to Mystic_Spirit

      Man thinks that he is the 'doer', but that is a mistake.
      It is the 'Higher Power' that does everything.

      Ramana Maharshi, posted to NonDualNetwork