#2191 - Sunday, July 3, 2005
Nondual Highlights Issue #2191 Sunday, July 3, 2005
The Source supplies you
with the energy
to reach It.
When you seek
And when you are longing
for the Divine,
for the Truth,
That shall give you
power and energy
to tread on.
- Swami Amar Jyoti, In Light of Wisdom, posted to AlongTheWay
On Living Proof
On living proof -
we are not just talking in the air to sooth ourselves
and feel good and get through the next week,
we are actually sharing what we have directly realized
and for that you need no teaching,
you need no philosophy,
you need no belief,
you need no hope,
you just need your direct experience
and then the sharing is natural,
and surprising and beautiful,
what radiance -
and what a gift then, to each of us -
individually and collectively in this room
and spread throughout -
thats the possibility of every life here.
- Satsang with Gangaji, posted to JustThis
Why doesn't the soul fly
when it hears the call?
A fish on the beach always
moves toward wave-sound.
A falcon hears the drum
and brings its quarry home.
Why doesn't every dervish
dance in the sun?
You've escaped the cage.
Your wings are stretched
out. Now, fly!
You've stayed in sheds and out-buildings
so long you think that's where you live!
How many years, like children,
do we have to collect sticks and pieces
of broken pottery and pretend they're valuable?
Let's leave childhood and go
to the banquet of free human beings.
Split open the cultural mould.
Put your head up out of the sack.
Hold this book in the air
with your right hand. Are you old enough
to know your right from your left?
God said to clarity,
and to death,
Help them with discipline.
To the soul,
Move into the invisible.
Take what's there,
and don't sing
the pain anymore.
Call out that
you are now the king.
You have been given both the answer
and an understanding of the question.
-Rumi, Ghazal (Ode) 1353 - Version by Coleman Barks, from Say I am You, posted to Sunlight
A word without meaning does its job even before it's uttered, but you go around chattering, showing you don't know what to do with yourself.
Not knowing what to do with yourself," it is not being satisfied with your life, always thinking, talking, seeking solutions to problems which are not there. Dissatisfaction equals selfhood, and it's created by our own chatter. When for whatever reason searching for satisfaction, for enlightenment stops, then the chatter dies away, and the silence of seeing, and doing without a sense of self is there.
- Ummon, posted to AdvaitaToZen
A drop of water has the tastes of the water of the seven seas: there is no need to experience all the ways of worldly life. The reflections of the moon on one thousand rivers are from the same moon: the mind must be full of light.
Hung Tzu-ch'eng (1593-1665), posted to AlphaWorld