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

      Nondual Highlights Issue #2287, Saturday, October 15, 2005




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      So Solid This Does Seem


      So solid this does seem
      So firmly framed and named
      Too real to be a dream
      So does it appear
      Until once again unraveled
      Losing shape and gaining depth
      Eyes behind my eyes opening
      Without a thought
      I crawl naked and bleeding
      From all the debris
      That just a breath or so ago
      With conviction called itself me

      Let all the words sink
      Sink like lead through oceans of cloud
      Sink like bait for deepsea wonders
      Sink, sink out of sight
      Until what they describe
      Rises bright and freshly bare
      Looking through
      Our undreaming eyes at itself
      Seeing what is out of sight

      - Robert Augustus Masters





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      Happy in the morning
      I open my cottage door;
      A clear breeze blowing
      Comes straight in.
      The first sun
      Lights the leafy trees;
      The shadows it casts
      Are crystal clear.
      Serene,
      In accord with my heart,
      Everything merges
      In one harmony.
      Gain and loss
      Are not my concern;
      This way is enough
      To the end of my days.

      - Wen-siang, posted to DailyDharma



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      Ego and mind and all creations arise out of Self as Self. Even the
      ugliest of doubts and the most separate of differences rise from the
      Beautiful Source as Isness. In Self there are no do's and don'ts. If
      there is unhappiness you are not unhappy, you are the Untouched
      Awareness of this unhappiness. As waves are not separate from Ocean,
      nor rays from run, you are not separate from Existence. You are the
      moment in which all is.

      - Papaji, from The Truth Is, posted to AlongTheWay


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      Fire is not seen until one firestick rubs across another, though the
      fire is still there, hidden. So does Brahman remain hidden until
      being revealed by the mantram Om. Let your body be the lower
      firestick and the mantram Om be the upper. Rub them against each
      other in meditation and realize Brahman.

      Shvetashvatara Upanishad (1, 13-14)



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      A Tendency to Shine


      If you prefer smoke over fire
      then get up now and leave.
      For I do not intend to perfume
      your mind's clothing
      with more sooty knowledge.

      No, I have something else in mind.
      Today I hold a flame in my left hand
      and a sword in my right.
      There will be no damage control today.

      For God is in a mood
      to plunder your riches and
      fling you nakedly
      into such breathtaking poverty
      that all that will be left of you
      will be a tendency to shine.

      So don't just sit around this flame
      choking on your mind.
      For this is no campfire song
      to mindlessly mantra yourself to sleep with.

      Jump now into the space
      between thoughts
      and exit this dream
      before I burn the damn place down.

      - Adyashanti, from My Secret is Silence: Poetry and Sayings of
      Adyashanti



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