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      Nondual Highlights
      #2170 - Saturday, June 11, 2005 - Editor: Gloria Lee
       
      Highlights Home Page and Archive: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm  
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      DIRECTION

      The wisest men
      follow their own direction.

           - Euripides

       

       

      "Forget the known, but remember that you are the knower. Don't be all
      the time immersed in your experiences. Remember that you are beyond
      the experiencer, ever unborn and deathless."

       ~ Sri Nisargadatta  
       posted to A Net of Jewels
       

       
      "All you need is already within you, only you must approach yourself
      with reverence and love.

      Self-condemnation and self-distrust are grievous errors...all I plead
      with you is this: make love of yourself perfect."   

                   ~ Sri Nisargadatta  


      From the book, "Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart
      of a Buddha," published by Bantam.    

      posted by Anipanchen to Daily Dharma
       
       
       

       


      A man with fishing rod
      turning

      Smiling from calm blue
      across deep green

      I pass and ask if trees
       always were so tall
       
      Was every plant a universe
      a star, a home?

      Or simply reappearing
      at this hour
      in the proper size

      poem and more photos by Alan Larus from:
       

       
      Introducing a fairly new email list, ConsciousOnesness. While old messages are not archived, the text is available in files. To see the images, you need to subscribe.
       

      Om purnamadah, purnamidam purnat purnamudacyate

      Punasya purnamadaya purnamevavasisyate

      This is complete, that is complete;

      From completeness completeness came forth;

      Taking completeness from completeness;

      Adding completeness to completeness,

      Completeness alone remains.

       
       
       

          

       

      Beloved friends,

      Here are a few words that came through!

      There is nothing expected from you.

      I am simply grateful if you're willing to receive this.

      You are all in me in Love.

       

       

       

      “Transformation is far more arduous than changing beliefs, but nothing less than that will bring genuine awakening and liberation. There is no other doer than the indivisible power of the One, but your individual energy is also required to reach its full positive potential before the natural flowering of surrender has real meaning and depth.” ~M.I

       

        

       

         

       

      early afternoon---

      coconut trees

      sweep the sky

       

       

      in your veins,

      a dark river

      without the moon

       

       

      a patient river

      sculpting canyons

      with time

       

       

      on the lake bottom,

      a pale moon

      staring at the stars

       

       

      in my tea cup,

      a star struck moon waiting

      for the other half

       

       

      kiss me moon

      with your whisper

      and pass me by

       

       

      come back, moon...

      what will i write about

      tonight?

       

       

      later, the moon

      will sink into darkness

      ...and smile

       

      R.W

       

       

       

       

       

       

      “The equation for unconditional happiness,

      limitless peace and love

      is this.

       

      You are consciousness itself.

      your very nature is limitless

      love, peace and bliss.

       

      You do not experience this

      because you are identified with your mind.

      Which is to say, you believe

      you are your thoughts and emotions.

       

      So when you think happy thoughts

      you seem happy

      when you think unhappy thoughts

      you seem unhappy.

       

      Your very experience is controlled by your thoughts.

       

      In order to tap into your true nature

      which is an overflowing,

      unconditional happiness

      far more blissful and truthful

      than what positive thinking

      could ever create for you,

       

      you need to develop the ability

      to witness your thoughts.

       

      In this way, you can disidentify

      with your thinking

      and thus discover who you are behind this.

       

      You strip off your costume

      and you see your

      beautiful, naked,

      pure, self.

       

      So,

      spend time every day

      doing nothing

      but sitting,

      simply breathing

      and witnessing your thoughts.

       

      You are present,

      watching your breath.

      Thoughts come

      you see them come

      you see them go.

      You do not make them you.

       

      Example:

      The thought comes

      "Do I have enough rice for tonight?"

      And you see this thought as a sound

      having nothing to do with

      you being present in the moment

      breathing.

       

      The tendency is to be pulled by the thought.

       

      One moment you are sitting, breathing

      watching thoughts,

      the next you are eating rice for dinner

      then buying rice in the store

      and seeing the chocolate on the shelf

      that you ate when you were ten

      when you were at the fair with your mom

      and she is now in Spain and

      then you are visiting her in Spain,

      but you do not have time

      because now you are trying to get that report

      done before your boss yells at you

      now your boss is yelling at you and

      you sure is hell won't put up with his

      rudeness and suddenly you are jumping

      up and down on his desk

      calling him names

      like goofball, nitwit,

       

       

      Yet, you are still sitting there, breathing

      but you were not aware of it.

      You were living in your thoughts.

       

      You will get caught up

      in your thoughts like this

      a million times,

      but every time you

      catch yourself lost in your thoughts,

      come back to now.

      Come back to

      sitting and breathing

      watching the thoughts

      come and go.

       

      In this way

      you will be able to spend

      longer periods of time

      as the witness of thoughts

      instead of the thinker.

       

      The thoughts will become

      less personal,

      more subtle,

      dreams and visions.

       

      Then eventually

      no thoughts,

      long gaps of silence

      and the nurturing peace


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