5041#5038 - Monday, September 30, 2013 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- Sep 30, 2013#5038 - Monday, September 30, 2013 - Editor: Gloria LeeThe Nonduality Highlights http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/One day the sun admitted,
I am just a shadow.
I wish I could show you
the Infinite Incandescence
that has cast my brilliant image!
I wish I could show you,
when you are lonely or in darkness,
the Astonishing Light
of your own Being.~ Hafiz"I dont think there is any such thing as an ordinary mortal. Everybody has his own
possibility of rapture in the experience of life. All he has to do is recognize it and
then cultivate it and get going with it. I always feel uncomfortable when people
speak about ordinary mortals because Ive never met an ordinary man, woman, or
child."Joseph Campbell, The Power of MythThe very source of all happiness is your beingness, be there.~ Nisargadatta MaharajThere's an unwoven web in the spider's dreams.
The moon is caught there like a fly.
Yet the silk is woven of moonbeams,
and the spider is stuck in her own desire.
For every approaching wave, be the trough
and rise even higher.
To be dark and nameless is enough.
lose your life at the end of this breath
in the tiny black dot of the אין סוף,*
the pointless explosion of golden death.
Be starless possibility, like the sky.
Contain it all and you'll never get caught.
This poem is about what is not.
Its letters self-weave from black fire.~ Fred LaMotte
אין סוף: 'ain soph', 'point of nothing' from which all light and all worlds arise in Jewish mysticism.Photo: spider on my porch, harvest moonBeing still does not mean don't move.
It means move in peace.~ E'yen A. Gardnervia Tao & Zen on Facebook"What is grace" I asked God
and he said ..."all that happens"~ St John of the Crossvia Sarah Hughes on FacebookWhat Do White Birds Say
The earth has disappeared beneath my feet,
It fled from all my ecstasy,Now like a singing air creature
I feel the Rose
Keep opening.My heart turned to effulgent wings.
When has love not given freedom?
When has adoration not made one free?A woman broken in tears and sweat
Stands in a field
Watching the sun and me
Trade jokes.But never would Hafiz laugh
At your blessed labor
Of finding peace.What do the dancing white birds say
Looking down upon burnt meadows?All that you think is rain is not.
Behind the veil Hafiz and angels sometimes weepBecause most eyes are rarely glad
And your divine beauty is still too frightened
To unfurl its thousand swaying arms.The earth has disappeared beneath my feet,
Illusion fled from all my ecstasy.Now like a radiant sky creature
God keeps opening.God keeps opening
Inside of Me
Hafiz From The Gift by Daniel Ladinsky