The variety of
Nondual Highlights #1309
January 4, 2003
Photo: Barbara Valuckas, Sept 11,
2002 United Nations peace talks
As It Is, Volumes I, II Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
What we need to know is that our nature is
unconfined empty cognizance. Knowing this to be as it is.
Empty cognizance of one taste, suffused
is your unmistaken nature, the uncontrived
When not altering what is, allow it to be
as it is.
And the awakened state is now
Amazing, natural awareness is beyond
Vividly clear, there is no obscuration. Nakedly
is no delusion. Wide awake, there is
no subject and object.
The thoughtfree innate state is
vividness. We do not have to think of it to discover it.
The natural properties of rigpa are not conceptual.
Jesus and nondual
Jeff: Fasten your selt belts all
you recovering Christians,
I'll keep it short - just one
Jesus was unique in his ability to
teach from from a
dual perspective by offering prayer and worship to
as a separate identity, moving to the middle
ground between duality and
non-duality with his
reference to himself as "Son of God", and finally into
non-duality with, "The Father and I are One."
Jerry: Thanks, Jeff. It could be
said that Bernadette
Roberts even described a further step, if you'd like to
split the hair of oneness and nonduality:
Jeff: Thanks so much. What a
She teaches from telling her story
so honestly. The
parallels resonate in many stories by awakened
teachers. They, and she, even use similar imagery
about the phenomenon
of light that is experienced as
a prelude to the full merging into God, told
teachers. The words I use are, "checkered light". I
precise phrase used by Yogananda
Paramhansa, my wife's guru, in his
exposition on the
Bhagavad Gita. When I read it, my heart soared.
Roberts used something like "daggers of light".
I really enjoyed the distinction
that Roberts makes
when she says that she didn't follow Christ, that Christ
followed her. Awakening to Truth reveals Christ and
his teachings in a
non-relative, clearly non-dual way,
but only after the revelation. When I
opened the bible
a few days after my awakening, it was alive with its
clarity and precision, describing what I had received
by such an
incredible measure of grace. Amazing!
Those who attempt to preach and
understanding often pluck out phrases, like found in
outline of Roberts work, such as, "there is nothing
to seek, nothing to
find" and such, but this truth is
known in its spiritually informed context
only after the
Truth of Christ is known.
The Boddhisattva and the Christian
Mystics work to
bridge the gap in understanding and object to the
uninformed parroting that discourages those at, as
Roberts, says, "the
beginning of the journey."
beyond the ego (Interview with Jesus Christ)
"Jesus communicated methods of
Kingdom. He did not propose a new belief, but a new
". . .But when the mind looks at
the Absolute it
generates paradox because the Absolute is beyond
mind's duality -- [which is] the natural way the
mind knows things at its
present level of knowing. The
only way to Know the Absolute is to become It,
this is a radical spiritual transformation, an individual
opening beyond ego-mind. This is the
essential solution. . . "
M.T. You seem to imply that it is
the ego that is
J.C. Yes, in a sense. But it does
mean that the ego is some
The whole thing is just a mental
construct, and the sacrifice comes naturally. But it does not come out of
choice, for choice is also illusion. Rather it comes out of a seeing and hearing
that is not a result of past or memory in a psychological sense. Love lacks a past to consider. An
Awareness thatis choiceless does
not arise from the past.
M.T. You do not sound like the
J.C. I am not the Biblical Jesus.
The Biblical Jesus never existed. However,
I existed as Jesus. It is just that
not confined by other minds, even
historical context. The Truth is never in the past.
M.T. I see. Well, getting back to
the ego-self, if the
ego-self sinks like a boat in water, is this not also
disintegration of the personality?
J.C. In a psychological sense, it
is the Higher Self that
carries the ego-self. If the boat sinks and the Self
realized, then you can walk on water. If the boat sinks,
and you are
fused with the ego- self, you sink with it.
The ego-self depends on the past
and knowledge is always a limitation of Truth.
Knowing is beyond time and
ego-self is more like a tool for a semi-conscious
organism in time-life, but it has become the life of a
tool. Love is the
greater power and the greater Life. I
am not a philosopher, psychologist, or
a theologian. I
am more like a poet. I am not trying to prove anything
. . Truth cannot be proven. I am just presenting
something, and the parables
were my poetry in that
time and place.
M.T. If we are to see society or
ourselves only as we
are, rather than what we think we should be, what
happens to progress and change? We see
something we don't like and
naturally want to make it
J.C. The seeing is not a judgement
discernment. True Action is also the Realization. It is
Whole-Action that leaves no scar . . . like the parting
of water that
leaves no trace of separation. The ego
always leaves its mark, a scar of
then creates another problem, another dis-ease.
is not one problem in the world or in
oneself that cannot be solved by
Wholeness, which is the Realization. At the source of
advancement in society or the individual, is the
Seed of Wholeness. It is
this Seeing that is sacred. It
is Sacred-Seeing that is the true Ceremony of
Savior, the Christ-Mass. Merry Christmas.
Art: chunk of basilica fresco
controlling teachers assign values and
use personal power to impose them. A
example these days is Ken Wilber, who is a strict
values and exaggerates his personal
power of intelligence to impose them.
teams up with Andrew Cohen, who uses his
powers, you get a heck of a
magazine! This is why it is said (mostly by the
believe) that the real teachers are 'impossible' to find.
There are no flags waving in that one's hand.
Real Teachers are very easy to find
by Real Seekers.
The Sufis say that the Men
(includes women) of
'greatest wisdom remain hidden'. The alchemists too
say, 'those that know do not speak'.
Real Teachers find those worthy of
do so INDEPENDENT of any need to engage in
spirituality. This is because they are transferring
qualities - not
It is possible (just about) for us
to prepare or enhance
our potential receptivity to Truth. We do so by the
company we keep, the words and activities we
engage in, the efforts we
If we are sincere in our efforts we
may find the
qualities we prepare are enhanceable into genuine
The ego of me is an illusion
Look through my eyes and see
Look through buddhas eyes and see
yourself! Look through your eyes and see ... yourself!
If you look with no mind you look
You become the realized teacher,
the successful student, the insane
sociopath and the person reading this.
Share your mind! Open your mind!
Adopt a new viewpoint! Meet yourself in the mirror of illusion! Where is the
mirror of illusion?
Carlos Santana Album Cover Silver Dreams
Building a House with Dimensional
Friends, "if you could be magically whisked to any
in the world where would you go?"
It strikes me to ask myself, and
YOU if you will, what
doors I would put in, if I could live in a house with
doors leading to any place I wished in space or time.
~ whiskchick - The Zen-Within Community's LiveJournal
BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD
Speak with integrity. Say
only what you mean. Avoid
using the word to speak against yourself or to
about others. Use the power of your word in the
truth and love.
DONT TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
Nothing others do is because
of you. What others say
and do is a projection of their own reality, their
dream. When you are immune to the opinions of
others, you wont be
the victim of needless suffering.
DONT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
Find the courage to
ask questions and to express
what you really want. Communicate with others
clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings,
sadness, and drama.
With just this one agreement,
you can completely transform your
ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST
Your best is going to
change from moment to
moment; It will be different when you are healthy as
opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do
your best, and you
will avoid self-judgment,
self-abuse, and regret.
~ From The Four Agreements by
Don Miguel Ruiz
Self may be regarded as a catalog
documenting the experience
of a particular perceptual node
now emergent within the swirling intelligence
of the infinite field of
The curator of this personal
is an organizing principle
that first manifests a perceiving
then uses it to record, correlate, organize
reflect upon experience.
It is infinite intelligence
eternally doing its thing.
The trick of reflection, of course,
is to quiet ripples
in the sensitive medium of attention
exquisite rhythms, melodies and sensations
of the cosmic symphony
Don Juan refers to this as
"polishing one's connecting link with intent."
Whether it is regarded as
or as infinitely intelligent awareness,
the challenge is to
regardless of the solicitations of the moment.
This means not disturbing the
medium of attention
with a shimmering montage of recollections.
"The basic difference between an
ordinary man and
a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a
challenge while an ordinary man takes everything
either as a blessing or
as a curse."
Tales Of Power Carlos
Look, the mirror doesn't lie, look
at yourself until
there's nothing you can't say is 'I.'
You could think of it as the source
being the center of
ourselves at all times, and we reach out in all
directions to explore but never really go anywhere at
Selfless service -
I dont know what
your destiny will be, but one thing I
do know: the only ones among you who
will be really
happy are those who have sought and found how to
For a special example of the
volunteer spirit, look no
further than the Jewish legend known as lamed-vov.
According to this tradition, there are always thirty-six
people alive in
the world who selflessly contribute
their services for those around them
These thirty-six people may be
rich, or poor, but they are genuine and caring human
beings who always look for ways that they can help
others. They do not
know that they are one of the
lamed-vov, and anyone who claims that they are
lamed-vov is not.
James Twyman Peace
"Don't try to bend the spoon,
impossible. Just realize the truth, that there is no
spoon." (From the movie, "The Matrix")
The Great Experiment III: By
February 9 we hope to
have 100,000 trained Lightworkers who will use the
tools from the Spoonbenders Course to create a
wave of peace that will
wash over the whole planet.
We have hired statisticians in Israel to
measure the impact of the vigil on that day, an
to show the powerful effect of this modality of
prayer. I have also received
an invitation to travel to
South Korea a few weeks later to perform the same
peace work. I will need you there as well. We are
forming an amazing
team of Peaceful Warriors, and I
am honored to have you with us.
Kindling the Inexhaustible
Leaving behind all leakages, day by
day you get
closer to the truth and more familiar with it. As you go
further, you change like a panther who no longer
sticks to its den - you
leap out of the corral. Then you
no longer doubt all the sayings of the
enlightened teachers - you are like cast iron. This is
the time to apply effort and cultivate
practice and nourish your
After that you can kindle the
inexhaustible Lamp and
travel the unobstructed Path. You relinquish your
and your life to rescue living beings. You enable them
to come out
of their cages and eliminate their
attachments and bonds. You cure them of
diseases of being attached to being enlightened, so
emerged from the deep pit of liberation,
they can become uncontrived,
alive people of the Path.
freyjartist --Zen saying
The wild geese do not intend to
cast their reflection.
The water has no mind to receive their image.
Metzger - BuddhaJones
Trip out, man, but my favorite is
"The Mystic Nature of Life: Good, evil and donuts"
John Gorman and Katherine
Dance and meditation come together
experience of absolute spontaneity! When we are
tune with the music, not a thought in our
mind, and no idea where the next
beat will take us,
then we are in touch with our own spontaneous
perfection. This is dance as a spiritual path to
"In this moment, when past thought
has gone and
future thought has not yet come, do not reconnect to
thought... Be awake, vibrant, crystal-clear, fully
present." - Tulku
A bit of
fragrance always clings to the hand that
gives you roses. (Chinese