#1514 - Tuesday, August 5, 2003 - Editor: Jerry
#1514 - Tuesday, August 5, 2003 - Editor: JerryHome on NDS: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htmHome on Yahoo: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlightsHighlights/NDS Search: http://nonduality.com/search.htmLetters to the editors:NDhighlightsfirstname.lastname@example.orgCeefrom What to know before you diewhat is the most important thingfor you to ever knowa lifetime seems to have been livedyet the essence has been overlookedyou can know about so many thingsyet relative knowledge brings no peaceit's a crying shame to live a lifewithout knowing who is living itwho can know yourself by youdare to give yourself the precious giftof uncovering your real identitythe boundless freedom of self realizationthis will blow the mind you think you haveyou and god, the same and onebright vast exactly hereno eyes to see a difference-----------------------------------What to Know Before You Die, by Cee - This is a rarity. A hardback hand-bound book of instruction for enlightenment from Cee with wisdom from the Advaita Vedanta tradition, written in a lyrical style. This book is a little bigger than 4" x 5", 60 pages, printed on a high quality paper. It combines original spiritual literature and the artistry of a handmade book.Question: What are the steps of practical training?
Sri Ramana Maharshi: It depends on the qualifications and nature of
Questioner: I worship an idol.
Sri Ramana Maharshi: Go on doing so. It leads to concentration of
mind. Get one-pointed. All will come right in the end. People think
that liberation (moksha) is somewhere outside them to be sought for.
They are wrong. It is only knowing the Self in you. Concentrate and
you will realize it. It is your mind that is the cycle of births and
deaths (samsara).Daily Dharma"It is nonsense to insist
that we cannot achieve
learned and pious teachers.
Because wisdom is innate,
we can all enlighten ourselves."
From the website, "Daily Zen,"
http://www.dailyzen.comDear All,a new German Ramana-group has been founded - in German language with the name: Bhagavan_Sri_RamanaSo for those who are German speaking more or less (or want to freshen up the rosty German...) this is also a good possiblity.to join:or: Bhagavan_Sri_Ramanaemail@example.com via eMailHopefully the German speaking devotees will find together this way a little bit more.There will be quotes of German translations. Some of a new German translation of Nan Yar (Who am I) will be quoted, but also Lucy Ma (Lucy Cornellson) who wrote the second German Ramana-biography (after Heinrich Zimmer, who wrote the first) and made some translations of Bhagavan'swork from Tamil into German. The "Talks" are also here in German translation, likewise Annamalai Swami's Reminiscences and Osbornes biography and teaching - both out of stock since long, Mouni Sadhu likewise.So there is some here to share.The group is meant also for exchange of sadhana, most of all atma-vichara, but also other methods, and may be devotional as well.So let's see.The description of the group is as follows:Diese Gruppe ist für alle gedacht, die sich für Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi interessieren, und ist vorwiegend, aber nicht ausschließlich, seiner Lehre und Person gewidmet. Sie soll im Besonderen ein Austauschforum für die deutschsprachigen Devotees sein, die sich in der von Sri Ramana gelehrten Praxis der Selbstergründung üben und in ihm ihren Sat-Guru gefunden haben.
Informationen zu englischsprachigen Ramana-Gruppen finden sich im Link unter dieser Hauptseite.
Möge Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi diese Gruppe segnen!
GabrieleMovie Review. Prayers are answered with Mel Gibson's soul-stirring 'Passion' As one who has seen virtually every modern biblical epic -- from Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments" to the two-part "Jesus" miniseries on CBS three years ago -- I can say "The Passion" is the most beautiful, profound, accurate, disturbing, realistic and bloody depiction of this well-known story that has ever been filmed. http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Aug/08062003/commenta/81562.asp
Gutenberg Bible Now Online at University of Texas Ransom Center. The University of Texas Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center web site now features a scanned version of their Gutenberg Bible. The Gutenberg Bible, the first book printed with movable type, is one of the greatest treasures in the Ransom Center's collections. It was printed at Johann Gutenberg's shop in Mainz, Germany and completed in 1454 or 1455. The Center's Bible was acquired in 1978 and is one of only five complete examples in the United States. http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/permanent/gutenberg/