#2171 - Sunday, June 12, 2005
Nondual Highlights Issue #2171 Sunday, June 12, 2005
The mind of the past is ungraspable;
the mind of the future is ungraspable;
the mind of the present is ungraspable.
- from the Diamond Sutra, posted to DailyDharma
After all the great religions have been preached and expounded, or have been revealed by brilliant scholars, or have been written in fine books and embellished in fine language with fine covers, man is still confronted with The Great Mystery
- Chief Luther Standing Bear
If a pickpocket meets a Holy Man, he will see only his pockets.
Baba Hari Dass
Since everything is but an apparition, perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection; one may well burst out in laughter.
As every wave, if it were conscious, could feel the ocean beneath it, so every liberated being feels the entire Sea of Spirit behind his perception.
- Paramahansa Yogananada
The New Rule
It's the old rule that drunks have to argue
and get into fights.
The lover is just as bad. He falls into a hole.
But down in that hole he finds something shining,
worth more than any amount of money or power.
Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street,
I took it as a sign to start singing,
falling up into the bowl of sky.
The bowl breaks. Everywhere is falling everywhere.
Nothing else to do.
Here's the new rule: break the wineglass,
and fall toward the glassblower's breath.
- Rumi, from The Essential Rumi, posted to The_Now2