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  • markwotter704
    Aug 2, 2009
      Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm

      Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3611, Saturday, August 1, 2009

      Some selections from Allspirit:

      No past.
      No future.

      Open Mind.
      Open Heart.

      Complete attention.
      No reservations.

      That's all.

      - Scott Morrison

      The Holy Longing

      Tell a wise person, or else keep silent.
      Because the massman will mock it right away.
      I praise what is truly alive,
      what longs to be burned to death.

      In the calm water of the love-nights,
      where you were begotten, where you have begotten,
      a strange feeling comes over you
      when you see the silent candle burning.

      Now you are no longer caught
      in the obsession with darkness,
      and a desire for higher lovemaking
      sweeps you upward.

      Distance does not make you falter,
      now, arriving in magic, flying,
      and finally, insane for the light,
      you are the butterfly and you are gone.

      And so long as you haven't experienced
      this: to die and so to grow,
      you are only a troubled guest
      on the dark earth.

      - Johann Wolfgang Goethe, translated by Robert Bly

      Withdraw now from the invisible pounding and weaving of your ingrained ideas. If you want to be rid of this invisible turmoil, you must just sit through it and let go of everything. Attain fulfillment and illuminate thoroughly. Light and shadow altogether forgotten. Drop off your own skin, and the sense-dusts will be fully purified. The eye then readily discerns the brightness.

      - Hongzhi Zhengjue (1091-1157)

      We don't "have" awareness, we "are" awareness. And awareness "is" love. When it is wide open, when it is not fixated on some narrow and contrived identity, some narrow craving, argument, irritation, or fear, the nature of awareness is unconditionally affectionate, tender, sensitive, and compassionate. Advaita Vedanta, Christian meditation, the Buddhadharma, Kabbalah, Vipassana, Tibetan Dzogchen, Zen practice, Sufi practice, and all true forms of mysticism, at their very best, are simply doors to this discovery. The radical, unconditional mercy of Jesus, the uncorrupted compassion and understanding of the Buddha - these are just metaphors for your own pure heart, the core of your own being. Yours, mine, everyone's.

      Scott Morrison