#2269 - September 23, 2005 - Editor: Gloria
- Nondual Highlights#2269 - September 23, 2005 - Editor: GloriaTell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.
-- Jose Ortega y Gasset
How can I accept or reject anything? Is there anything apart or distinct from Brahman? Now, finally and clearly, I know that I am the Atman, whose nature is eternal joy. I see nothing. I hear nothing. I know nothing that is separate from me.
from "The Wisdom of the Hindu Gurus," edited by Timothy FrekeNot HereThere's courage involved if you wantto become truth. There is a broken-open place in a lover. Where arethose qualities of bravery and sharpcompassion in this group? What's theuse of old and frozen thought? I wanta howling hurt. This is not a treasurywhere gold is stored; this is for copper.We alchemists look for talent thatcan heat up and change. Lukewarmwon't do. Halfhearted holding back,well-enough getting by? Not here.-Rumiposted to nondualnow by AlyThe curious paradox is that when I accept myselfjust as I am, then I can change.
-- Carl Rogers
Here's your Daily Poem from the Poetry Chaikhana --
By Ivan M. Granger
(1969 - )
Yogis, you should
Yogis, you should
keep that spine alert.
my bent secret:
All saints slouch.
Gods lovers lean
into the divine embrace
let the years pass.
Struggling for straightness,
your strivings shaken,
learn what true knowers know:
Effort clears the way,
but the steps
are already taken.
Thought for the Day:
Every person: God.
Every animal, every plant: God.
Everthing: God, God!
The slightest contact is worship.
Here's your Daily Music selection --
Hi Gloria -
A poem by someone named Ivan today. I hope you enjoy.
Let's all lean our way into God...
Recent Poetry Chaikhana Forum Topics
The Translucent Revolution
What is translucence? What's it like to live that way? And why is the founder of Men's Wearhouse translucent?
Interview by Deborah CaldwellFor the last decade, Arjuna Ardagh has studied what he believes is a worldwide advance in human consciousness marked by what he calls translucents--people who've undergone a spiritual awakening that also allows them to remain involved in ordinary life. In his new book The Translucent Revolution, Ardagh interviews such spiritual gurus as Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, and Neale Donald Walsch--all people who say they have become "translucent." Recently, Beliefnet Senior Editor Deborah Caldwell interviewed Ardagh, who also led her through a meditation exercise for becoming "translucent."Could you describe the experience of becoming translucent?
The shift that initiates you into the translucent life is an awakening that is beyond thinking and feeling, and changing experiences. Most of the time, most of us are glued to thoughts and feelings, belief, desires, fears. And all we know is the content of whats in the mind at that time. So we say, I am a vegetarian, I am a Democrat, I am afraid, I am angry. But we dont really know in that moment who we are. Because who we really are is experiencing beliefs, experiencing thoughts, experiencing objects moving, sounds being heard. When we wake up to the one who is experiencing this moment, people describe that as absolutely peaceful. Not just loving, but love itself.
My book documents 170 interviews with contemporary writers and teachers--13,000 surveys. And based upon those interviews, we believe there are three to four million people worldwide who have woken up to who they are beyond the mind. They realize that who they are is limitless consciousness beyond birth and death, absolutely free. Who they are is love itself.