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  • markotter
    Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm Nondual Highlights Issue #2319 Saturday, November 19, 2003 Editor:
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      Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm

      Nondual Highlights Issue #2319 Saturday, November 19, 2003 Editor: Mark




      All beings desire happiness always, happiness without a tinge of sorrow. At
      the same time everybody loves himself best. The cause for love is only
      happiness. So, that happiness must lie within oneself. Further, that
      happiness is daily experienced by everyone in sleep when there is no mind.
      To attain that happiness one must know oneself. For that, Self-enquiry,
      'Who am I?', is the chief means.

      - Ramana Maharshi, Gems from Bhagavan, selected by A. Devaraja Mudaliar, posted to RamanaMaharshi



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      The mystic dances in the sun,
      hearing music others don't.

      "Insanity," they say, those others.
      If so, it's a very gentle,
      nourishing sort.

      - Rumi, version by Coleman Barks,Birdsong, Maypop, 1993, posted to AlongTheWay



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      The mind in truth
      is only the thought 'I'.

      Whence, therefore, does
      this 'I' thought have its birth?

      For this is truly the 'Infinite SELF.'

      This is eternally the true import
      of the term 'I'.

      For in the deepest sleep
      we do not cease to be
      we still exist.

      Even though 'here'
      there is no sense of 'I'.

      As 'I am'
      Pure Existence.

      I am not the body
      nor the senses, mind nor life.

      As there is not 'another'
      'consciousness'
      to 'know' Existence.

      It must follow that
      'Existence'

      Must 'itself'
      be 'Consciousness.'

      So we Ourselves
      are this 'same consciousness.'

      In their 'real nature'
      as 'Existence'

      Both Creatures and
      the Creator are the same ...

      The unique 'Principle'...

      Realization
      of the 'SELF' alone

      Eliminating
      all its 'attributes'

      Is 'God' Realization
      of a truth ...

      That shines forth
      as the 'SELF'.

      To be the 'SELF'
      that is to 'know' the 'SELF'

      As there is no duality
      in 'SELF ' ...

      This is ... the state
      of Absolutely Being ...
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      If one can only realize
      at Heart

      'What' one's 'true nature' is
      one then will find ...

      That it is infinite Wisdom
      Truth and Bliss

      Without 'beginning' and without an end ...

      - Ramana Maharshi, posted to Poetic_Mysticism



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