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      Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online:
      http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm

      Nondual Highlights Issue #2255, Friday, September 9, 2005




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      The very heart of the Dharma is the nonexistence of a self in
      anything. The tree of samsara is rooted in the belief that there is a
      self, in clinging to things as real, in ego-clinging; once this
      clinging is consumed by the fire of wisdom, the whole tree and all
      its
      branches of delusion, luxuriant with the foliage of attachment,
      anger,
      and hatred, are bound to be burned up too.

      - Dilgo Khyentse, from the book: The Heart Treasure of the
      Enlightened Ones, published by Shambhala, posted to Daily Dharma





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      Six Barriers to Enlightenment with Commentary


      Believing that there is enlightenment.
      Commentary: This is the source of a fool's errand!

      Believing that one will never be enlightened.
      Commentary: There is no need to take another step!

      Believing that one will not be enlightened during this life.
      Commentary: But at least one will die happy!

      Believing that one must have one's enlightenment confirmed by
      another.
      Commentary: Awaiting the "all clear" signal!

      Believing that one must have a `certain special' enlightenment
      experience.
      Commentary: Awaiting the event!

      Believing that there is no enlightenment.
      Commentary: "Gone! Gone! Beyond Gone! Perfectly Gone! Awake! Svaha!"

      - from the Heart Sutra, posted to AdvaitaToZen



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      When, in the first place, your mind has ceased to be under your
      control, what is the point of speaking about the inconsistent nature
      of others?

      Padamalai, from The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi, posted to
      MillionPaths



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      Before you cross the threshold into dreamless
      sleep, absolutely everything in the world that you
      hold near and dear will have to be surrendered
      and left behind.

      You can only enter that empty kingdom with
      empty hands, empty mind and an empty heart.

      If you're coming with anything in your hands,
      mind or heart, you're required to wait at the
      threshold until you finally put it down.

      Even the in waking world, surrendering fully to
      how life really is also requires that, sometimes,
      you sit quietly in the middle of your mess and
      in the core of your chaos - and just wait.

      Wait - with no expectations.

      Wait - in your own emptiness.

      - Chuck Hillig, posted to AlongTheWay



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      The world is a sacred place
      and a sacred process
      and we're part of it

      - Daniel Quinn


      The real mystery
      of life is
      not a problem
      to be solved

      It is a reality
      to be experienced

      - J.J. Van der Leeuw, from Poetic Mysticism


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      If ten lamps are present in one place,
      each differs in form from another;
      yet you can't distinguish whose radiance is whose
      when you focus on the light.
      In the field of spirit there is no division;
      no individuals exist.
      Sweet is the oneness of the Friend with His friends.
      Catch hold of spirit.
      Help this headstrong self disintegrate;
      that beneath it you may discover unity,
      like a buried treasure.

      - Rumi, Mathnawi, I:678-683, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski,
      Rumi: Daylight, posted to Sunlight



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