#2453 - Saturday, April 22, 2006
Nondual Highlights Issue #2453, Saturday, April 22, 2006
Editor's note: As I have, over the long years, learned to relax and enjoy life, I've noticed that my body is an honest indicator of truth. When I hear or think something that is true, my body relaxes and I feel more present in the world. When truth is not present, my body tenses up, and I tend to try to escape that feeling of unease. As you read and think and interact with the world, notice how your body responds and see if this is true for you too. I find that the more I allow my body to tell me what is true, the more spontaneously that happens, and the more relaxed my body is. This makes me more willing to be here.
When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
- HH the Dalai Lama
Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
- Scott Adams
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
- Theodore Rubin
Work without doing.
Taste the tasteless.
Magnify the small, increase the few...
In the universe the difficult things
are done as if they are easy.
In the universe great acts
are made up of small deeds.
The sage does not attempt anything very big,
And thus achieves greatness...
Easy promises make for little trust.
Taking things lightly results in great difficulty.
Because the sage always confronts difficulties,
He never experiences them.
Tao te Ching (63), posted to Poetic_Mysticism
So the path of the Buddhist is a letting go, rather than trying to find anything.
The problem is the blind attachment, the blind identification with the appearance of the sensory world. You needn't get rid of the sensory world but learn from it, watch it, no longer allow yourselves to be deluded by it.
Keep penetrating it with Buddha-wisdom, keep using this Buddha- wisdom so that you become more at ease with being wise, rather than making yourself become wise.
Just by listening, observing, being awake, being aware, the wisdom will become clear. You'll be using wisdom in regard to your body, in regard to your thoughts, feelings, memories, emotion, all of these things. You'll see and witness, allowing them to pass by and let them go.
So at this time you have nothing else to do except be wise from one moment to the next.
- Ajahn Sumedo, posted to DailyDharma