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    #2547 - Monday, August 7, 2006 - Editor: Gloria Lee The Nondual Highlights Archive and Search Engine: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm Silence As when from the
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      #2547 - Monday, August 7, 2006 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      The Nondual Highlights

      Archive and Search Engine: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm 


      As when from the depth of music,

      A note vibrates grows and wanes

      Until in another music blends

      In this way, pours from silence

      Another silence, a steeple, a sword

      That soars and grows and lifts us

      And while it soars, it lets go

      Of memories, and hopes,

      Of lies big and small

      And we want to cry and in our throat

      Dies the scream:

      And we disembogue in the silent

      That all silences mute.

      ~ Octavio Paz
      [disembogue:To flow out or empty, as water from a channel: “the river whose dirty waters disembogue into the harbor” ]
      posted to Advaita to Zen

      Tibet launches Internet television for world to see Dalai Lama

      One will be able to find a vast collection of feature and documentary films
      about Tibet and Dalai Lama in the Tibetonline.tv archive. There are also
      videos of his lectures at various conferences and forums. Tibetonline.tv
      viewers will be able to watch a documentary about the life of Buddhist
      religious leader "Compassion in Expulsion", Dalai Lama's speech at the Nobel
      Award ceremony, a big public prayer in Sakyamuni's enlightenment place -
      Bodh Gaya- and a lot more. The news volumes will be gradually increasing
      from weekly to everyday.


      In response to yesterday's quote on Buddha's flower, yosy contributes his own poem.
      the flower
      presenting buddha
      to ten thousand
      kissed by a smile
      called ananda
      said to itself
      in buddha's voice
      "you have the marrow

      ~ yosy


      John Keat's "Negative Capabilty"
      In a letter to his brothers, in 1817, Keats wrote:

      "...It struck me what quality went to form a Man of
      Achievement, especially in Literature, and which
      Shakespeare possessed so enormously - I mean Negative
      Capability, that is, when a man is capable of being
      in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any
      irritable reaching after fact and reason".

      Keats knew! Keats knew! Even though his life was brief
      he deeply understood that life cannot be understood because
      it is the immensity that cannot be grasped, measured, defined
      or controlled. Life is the flowing and living energy which
      cannot be frozen into concepts and formulas. Life cannot be
      understand, only lived. Therefore the philosophers who see
      life as a problem of philosophy are wrong; life is the
      solution and philosophy is the problem.

      Keats recognised that seeking after certainty was the seed of
      insecurity, and that paradoxically security could only be
      found in insecurity through a recognition of what is. To quote
      Keats again, the genuine truth seeker is a man "capable of being
      in uncertainties, mysteries and doubts, without any irritable
      reaching after fact & reason." Keats called this Zen-like
      quality "Negative Capability." "Negative Capability" involves
      the loss of self-identity and the disappearance of the illusion
      of separateness.

      Keats appreciated that whenever people are facing two
      conflicting arguments, they naturally seek a rapid closure,
      a conclusion. They try to figure out which argument is right
      and which is wrong, which is stronger and which is weaker.
      And Keats wrote admiringly of how William Shakespeare could
      resist the impulse for closure; how he could "luxuriate in
      uncertainties and doubts, entertaining two opposing ideas
      without irritable reaching after fact and reason." Shakespeare,
      to Keats, was a master exponent of Negativity Capability.
      Like a Zen artist fully exploited the creative emptiness of
      the mind of Negative Capability.

      In Zen the seeker dwells in a kind of Negative Capability in
      which there is a state of uncertainty, doubt and mystery without
      being uncomfortable with this or being irritated by facts and
      logic. After this there may a come a stage of explosive insight
      known as "satori".

      Keats had a similar concept to Zen satori. He recognised that
      there was a state beyond Negative Capability which he called
      the Chief Intensity, a state of "fellowship with essence", a
      state of oneness in which the relative terms of certainty and
      uncertainty have been transcended through the realization of
      no-self. In the life of the Chief Intensity nothing is sought
      behind phenomena and the meaning of life is seen as life
      itself. Spiritual problems are simply dissolved in the
      brilliance of the Chief Intensity, the no-mind state of Zen.

      Your brother in Tao,
      posted to Allspirit


      Music Master

      You that love lovers,
      this is your home. Welcome!

      In the midst of making form, love
      made this form that melts form,
      with love for the door,
      soul the vestibule.

      Watch the dust grains moving
      in the light near the window.
      Their dance is our dance.

      We rarely hear the inward music,
      but we're all dancing to it nevertheless,

      directed by the one who teaches us,
      the pure joy of the sun,
      our music master.


      ~ Rumi

      -- Version by Coleman Barks, "The Essential Rumi",
      HarperSanFrancisco, 1995

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