#2462- Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Nondual Highlights Issue #2462, Wednesday, May 3, 2006
As it rises so it falls. Make effort and it rises. Stop effort and
it falls. Make the choice!
Stay simple, natural, Being without thought or doership. Out of
nothing you can do anything and not leave footprints. No intention
is no limitation, just stay Quiet, simply do not stir a thought. Not
activating the mind is to not externalize. There is no way or
method, just keep out of the way. The revelation of the Self will occur only when you do not
interfere. Keeping Quiet is giving time to this Love and Beauty.
Stay as Such.
- Papaji, posted to DailyDharma
...No special effort is necessary to realize the Self. All efforts are for eliminating the present obscuration of the Truth. A lady is wearing a necklace around her neck. She forgets it, imagines it to be lost and impulsively looks for it here, there and everywhere. Not finding it, she asks her friends if they found it anywhere, until one kind friend points to her neck and tells her to feel the necklace around her neck. The seeker does so and feels happy that the necklace is found. Again, when she meets other friends, they ask her if her lost necklace was found. She says, "yes" to them, as if it were lost and later recovered. Her happiness at re-discovering it round her neck is the same as if some lost property was recovered. In fact, she never lost it nor recovered it. And yet she was once miserable and now she is happy. So also with the Realization of the Self.
-Ramana Maharshi, posted to MillionPaths
There's a big difference between you as the
musician and the music that you're playing in
the cosmic orchestra.
Sometimes, you'll all play together.
Sometimes, though, you'll be required to play
And sometimes, you'll just be expected to sit
there quietly - and do absolutely nothing.
But, even your silence is part of your music, too.
- Chuck Hillig, Seeds for the Soul, posted to AlongTheWay
The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.
- Umberto Eco, posted to AlphaWorld
and all potential occurrences,
can be viewed,
as gifts from the Divine Source...
The expression on our face,
and the quality
of our heartfelt response,
as we unwrap these gifts,
is based, purely,
upon how we choose to perceive
what we have been given...
- In Encouragement and Light... Arial, posted to Poetic_Mysticism