#2090 ~ Tuesday, March 22, 2005 ~ Editor: Gloria
Shaking the Tree -- Jeanne LohmannShaking the Tree
Vine and branch were connected in this world
of sound and echo, figure and shadow, the leaves
contingent, roots pushing against earth. An apple
belongs to itself, to stem and tree, to air
that claims it, then ground. Connections
balance, each motion changes another. Precarious,
hanging together, we dont know what our lives
support, and we touch in the least shift of breathing.
Each holy thing is borrowed. Everything depends.~ Jeanne Lohmann ~
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Nondual Highlights#2090 ~ Tuesday, March 22, 2005 ~ Editor: Gloria
Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little
things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.
Bruce Bartonposted to Alpha World
How refreshing the whinny of a packhorse
unloaded of everything.
~ Zen saying
We do not know the weight of this "self" we are carrying
until we put it down.
from The Daily Inspiration archivesJani Roxburgh ~ The_Now2
- Stillness SpeaksWhen you lose touch with inner stillness,
- you lose touch with yourself.
- When you lose touch with yourself,
- you lose yourself in the world.
- Your innermost sense of self,
- of who you are,
- is inseparable from stillness.
- This is the I Am
- that is deeper than name and form.
- Stillness is your essential nature.
- What is stillness?
- The inner space or awareness in which the words on this page
- are being perceived and become thoughts.
- Without that awareness,
- there would be no perception, no thoughts, no world.
- You are that awareness, disguised as a person.
- ~ Eckhart Tolle
- Stillness Speaks
- Jani Roxburgh ~ The_Now2
"Your own mind is the root of samsara and nirvana. Ask yourself: Are you
good? Of course you are. Are you bad? Yes. In both cases, you are still
the same person. When you recognize the nature of your mind and become a
buddha, is that still you? Yes. Are you still the same person who was
wandering around in samsara? The answer, again, is yes. It is you. It is
this one phenomenon, your own mind, that is the root of the whole of
samsara and nirvana, but your experience of it differs according to
whether or not you've realized your true nature."
From the book, "Naked Awareness,' published by Snow Lion.
May all beings be happy. May they be free from suffering. May they be at peace.DharmaG ~ Daily DharmaPainter within
senses have mingled
risen like dew
through the skies
colour this skin
to be revealed
every bird in the forest sings
this is I
More Alan Larus photography with a poem by Kabir