#2187 - Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Nondual Highlights Issue #2187 Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Men and women are beautiful masks. Behind them all is the same Divine Power who rises up gently through the six subtle centers of this human body, giving each person a unique flavor and intensity, unveiling through each living being a unique degree of Divine Manifestation.
- Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, from Great Swan: Meetings with Ramakrishna, by Lex Hixon, Shambala, 1992, posted to AlongTheWay
Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
- Paramahansa Yogananda
You and I are not We, but One
- Meher Baba
There are many stories of difficulty. Be aware that they are stories to avoid the absolute ease of being. Nothing can be easier than being nothing.
There is a secret behind what appears. It reveals itself in the most unexpected moments. The undeniable sense in the stillness of a summer's night that a star is looking back at you. A glimpse of something profoundly captivating in the space between two thoughts. An inexplicable occurrence of perfect peace in the depths of excruciating pain.
Always, it takes you by surprise. The usual ways of knowing cannot catch it. Like a bird winging across the sky it leaves no tracks in memory. Yet it is unmistakably here, unmistakably real, more real than anything that can be known.And once glimpsed, even for an instant, there arises in the depths of the soul a hunger for it, a love affair with it that will not be satisfied by anything in this world.
It has been called a sacred hunger, the quest for truth, the longing for God, the search for fulfillment. It is an impossible love affair that takes everything.
- Amber Terrell
Your path lies before you. In each moment it is revealed. There is nowhere to go. There is nothing to do. Sit still and be patient; the secret freedom of your heart's true longing will unravel by itself.
- Jon Bernie