Sunday, April 21, 2002
The Nondual Highlights
The Best of the Internet's Nonduality Email Lists, Forums, Web sites, and More
Editors: Jerry Katz, Gloria Lee, Christiana Duranczyk, Michael Read,
Highlights Issue #1048
Sunday, April 21, 2002
Today's Highlights Compiled, Edited, and Designed
Gloria LeeEditorial Quote for Today!``The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a bit longer.''
-Henry KissingerDAVID BOZZITrick Birthday CandlesEmotion is a dip
in a lake of lust.
Liquid passion drowning concrete I
sinks toward endless bottom deep.
I can breathe underwater.
Had forgotten for so long how
since that mother-rich tube
from cosmos summoned me
I love her like a natural field
by spent lovers.
cycles deep in soil stardust
rivering back to ocean,
before coming back to me
Earthen soul spirit
bred by animals
fueled by surreal fire,
sky and wonder.
I love me and my sharp fangs
that devour myself in all it's forms
to be spread about like sacred stardust fertilizer
to support me more.
I am not a bastard to be rejected.
I am the very essence of this universe
and all Her derivatives.
I cannot die.
I have tried,
(but I cannot die.)
In every foolish, evolutional attempt
or put me out
I come back like trick
(make a wish)MICHAEL READNew format for The WaystationTHEWAYSTATION http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheWayStation/Is now a seedy bar on the edge of a low rent industrial area.The place is often frequented by tattoo artists and folk with an average fifth grade education, despite the fact that they hold high school diplomas. The tattoo artists get free drinks or they won't show up.We also get aging hippies, failed stockbrokers in the latenight crowd and refugees from the god chase.On Wednesdays the failed christians hold a support group.
That's in the afternoon, before the repentent shiites have a big roast.Last week a bunch of monks came in got drunk and did a permanent sand painting on the ceiling.As usual there is no cover and the buffet is complimentaryJERRY KATZcool, michael. I see there are lots of vacant buildings on the street. Hookers and crack heads. The Salvation Army. A fruit stand run by Asians. Hey wait a minute. I'm looking out my window at Gottingen Street!
"Last week a bunch of monks came in
got drunk and did a permanent sand
painting on the ceiling. "
MANUEL HERNANDEZ from A Net of Jewels list
Gems from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's Conversations
"Your personal universe does not exist by itself.
It is merely a limited and distorted view of the real.
It is not the universe that needs improving, but your way of looking."
"You can have a complex mind, but it is never real to have a complex heart. There is no complexity in tenderness, no complexity in nurture, no complexity in the nectar of a true, absolutely honest way of being. Where there is an absolute, inner honesty of heart, there is the inner simplicity of a baby."
-- John DeRuiter 12/18/00GABRIELE EBERT"You are that which never moves."One day Bhagavan was looking at me [one of the kitchen worker] intently and said:"It looks as if you are still hankering after meditation."I replied: "What have I got except endless work in the kitchen?"Bhagavan said with deep feeling:"Your hands may do the work but your mind can remain still.You are that which never moves.Realize that and you will find that work is not a strain.But as long as you think that you are the body and that the work is done by you,you will feel your life to be an endless toil.In fact it is the mind that toils, not the body.Even if your body keeps quiet, will your mind keep quiet too?Even in sleep the mind is busy with its dreams."I replied: "Yes, Swami, it is as natural for you to know that you are not your bodyas it is for us to think that we are the body. ... Why can't I remember always thatI am not the body?""Because you haven't had enought of it." He smiled.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~from Ramana Smrti~~~~~~~~~~~~~~DAVE MASON "SEARBY"from Live Journalfrom mystery to mystery . . . .
"The myriad of named things
spring from an inexhaustible matrix,
these point beyond themselves
to the all encompassing unity.
The enigma of things deepens
into the fathomless beyond,
from mystery to mystery is the gateway
into the streaming wonder of existence".
( Lao Tzu ).
there is a huge teaching here
one of the biggest.
"from mystery to mystery is
the gateway . . . "
the gateways (plural) are found in mystery to
we have to turn our face into the wind
and keep it there . . . .