It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect.
The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we
become towards the defects of others.
posted to AlphaWorld
We first Americans mingle with our pride an exceptional
Spiritual arrogance is foreign to our nature and teaching. We
claimed that the power of articulate speech is proof of
over "dumb creation"; on the other hand, it is to us a perilous
We believe profoundly in silence - the sign of a perfect
Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and
Those who can preserve their selfhood ever calm and unshaken by
storms of existence - not a leaf, as it were, astir on the tree; not
ripple upon the shining pool - Those, in the mind of the person of
possess the ideal attitude and conduct of life.
of the Spirit
The Wisdom of the Native Americans
posted to The Other Syntax
Sitting in the Silence is magic. This is when things begin to
happen, wonderful things. Peace comes to you. Happiness comes to you
all by itself. Joy comes to you. When you sit in the Silence
you remember who you are. We come to see we are all one Self. What
does this mean? It means we are not separate, we are that One Self.
Thank of that. We are all the One Self.
-Robert Adams, Silence of the Heart
posted by Xan to MillionPaths
Indeed how wonderful!
I adore myself.
For I have taken
But I am still one.
Neither coming nor going,
Yet I am still
-Ashtavakra Gita 2:12
From "The Heart of Awareness: A
Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita," by Thomas Byrom, 1990
today a friend told me of the hard time she has had
this summer dealing
with her mother's cancer. she
told me the hardest part was when her mother's
diagnosis turned from heart attack and simple
cancer surgery to it having
spread and the mother
said she could not find god anymore. my friend
very distressed about this and said she had tried
everything to help
her mom reconnect. they both had
always been strongly spiritual.
paused and told her that this also could be ok.
i told her how in my journey
i had to go through
a very dark point where i lost everything
all labels and forms of "god" and that it was in facing
darkness and emptiness, that i truly discovered
what is real and not just
"lightness" and "love"
in a unexamined way, but what is truly real.
described how it was so important to stand, exposed,
without anything, as
nothing, and to discover i still
am...and to then, as awareness clarified,
slowly grows brighter began to see peace is always
anyway i said a few things and she looked
so happy i was surprised. she said
it was really helpful
and she would discuss this with her mother, she felt
would give her mother some clarity as well. who knows.
i just found
myself saying how all paths do include
a version of the emptiness. knowing it
is not something
any one can give to another but perhaps we each hold
a hand to encourage ourselves to be present to
there was just so
much innocence in her concern of no
god, and i was grateful i could share the
being with this, and that i am here. even as our
to challenge so many beings through
turmoil and i find i must revisit this
again, i still find it to be true. though i can
before me, and continue to be in
free fall, this stillness is ever
I was reading an essay recently that sparked
something for me. It
spoke of "standing in
the place where there is no place to
maybe that's a "concept"...and yet it spoke to
me so deeply
about something more than that.
We seem to be talking about the same
Free falling...and somehow being okay
that...a trust that can't be named or forced
or figured out...only
The Wisdom of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
"The "here" is everywhere, and the "now" always. Go beyond
"I-am-body" idea, and you will find that space and time are in you
not you in space and time. Once you have understood this, the
obstacle to realization is removed."
posted to A Net of Jewels
A drop of water has the tastes of the water of the seven seas:
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.
posted to Awareness-TheWaytoLove
What are you wanting, finally? On that you have
to fix your attention.
Whether you call it hatha yoga
or kriya yoga or anything else is not
Fix your consciousness on your concept of final
reality, and it
shall bless you. You have to decide
yourself what is ultimately real, in
yourself or in the
world; then fix your attention and attune
consciousness with it. This is meditation. It has
- Swami Krishnananda
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The Divine Life Trust Society, 1995
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