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5008#5008 - Monday, August 26, 2013 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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  • Gloria Lee
    Aug 26, 2013

      #5008 - Monday, August 26, 2013 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      There is only 'One' Self in All Creatures.
      The One appears many,
      Just as the moon appears many,
      Reflected in water.
      ~Amritabindu Upanishad

      Rashani Réa art collage

      The mystic investigates himself; the artist and scientist explore the world. If
      both go far enough they inevitably end up with the same conclusion: that
      everything and everyone share the same reality. It is only because either party
      doesn’t go all the way that there seem to be differences.
      ~Rupert Spira
      The Essence of Non-Duality, Rupert Spira workshop
      Join Rupert Spira for a pre-conference workshop on Oct. 24th from 2-5pm
      Many free talks here:
      There is nothing in this world which does not speak.

      There is nothing in this world which does not speak.
      Every thing and every being is continually calling out its nature, its character, its secret;
      the more the inner sense is open, the more capable it becomes of hearing the voice of all things.
      If the soul were awakened to feel what the birds feel when singing in the forest at dawn,
      man would know that their prayer is even more exalting than his own, for it is more natural.
      There is nothing in the world which is not the instrument of God.
      Sound is the sign of life; in the temples of gods and goddesses,
      in Hindu churches, bells ringing show life even in the silence.
      Sound is hidden under words, and words are hidden under sound.
      When one perceives the words, one does not perceive the sound underneath,
      and when one perceives sound, one does not perceive the words underneath.
      When the poet perceives words, the musician perceives sound underneath.
      The mystic perceives even in that sound a Word which was God.
      Tone continues, time expires.
      Tone lives on time, time assimilates tone.
      God is not in time. Therefore He is in the silence.
      Sound is part of the world of time.
      Rhythm cannot exist without tone, nor tone without rhythm.
      They are interdependent for their existence, and it is the same with time and space.
      Noisiness comes from restlessness, and restlessness is the destructive rhythm.
      Man's atmosphere explains the condition of his soul.
      The further we go, so the more our disputes and arguments cease.
      They fade away until there is no color left in them; and when all the color has gone,
      the white light comes which is the light of God.
      Nirvana means no color. What is color? Right or wrong, sin or virtue - all this is color,
      and in the realm of truth they fade away, as every color fades in the brightness of light.
      He who has realized this has entered nirvana.
      A Sufi must always recognize in God the source of all things and the origin of all beings.
      A Sufi must observe in the continual unfoldment of the spirit the birth of the soul.
      ~ Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan
      Alan Larus Photography