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      Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm

      Nondual Highlights Issue #25656, Saturday, August 26, 2006




      A minister went to the king of his country and said "Your Majesty, I'm afraid I have some very bad news. Our spies report that there are citizens who are saying negative things about you."

      The king said "Are these negative things the people are saying true?"

      "No, Your Majesty. They are false."

      "Well, then," said the king, "There is no cause for worry. People are always talking. If people are saying positive things that are true, that is no cause for worry, for they are offering deserved praise. If they are saying negative things that are true, then that is no cause for worry, for they are offering helpful advice. If they are saying negative things that are false, that is no worry, for they are simply mistaken. The only thing that would be a cause for worry would be if they were saying positive things that are false, for then one would be receiving undeserved praise.

      ~a tale told for those of us who fuss about what someone said about them, posted to DailyDharma




      The only condition for the realization of
      Truth is that the knowledge of it be
      desired with tremendous intensity. You
      cannot see IT, you cannot feel IT only
      because you do not really want IT - you
      are too preoccupied with enjoying and
      sorrowing over your finite existence.

      - Ramesh S. Balsekar, from A Net of Jewels, posted to AlongTheWay



      These forms are transient and to be attached to them is to be confused. Anything that rises, be it thought, desire, emotion, feeling or object will give you suffering and no one in the world can avoid this. Both the enjoyer and the enjoyed are washed away.

      But the wise discriminate between the Real and the unreal. They know what is Real and so allow their feelings and thoughts to arise because they know all is One and the same! In this way you will not suffer.

      - Papaji, posted to AlongTheWay



      The Mirror Between Us

      The mirror between us is breath
      mist when I speak. Your face

      in water: I reach, the work
      grows muddy. Even friend and

      beloved are wrong words for this.
      Even ahhhhh retreats back into

      my mouth, the same if the moon's
      behind cloud or being released.

      A pure silent look is better.

      - Rumi, Ghazal (Ode) 1453, version by Coleman Barks, with Nevit Ergin, from The Glance, posted to Sunlight



      The human body is always finite
      It is the 'Spirit'
      that is boundless ...

      A person should cast aside
      that which limits him ...

      And enter the endless world
      of Nothing

      And have no thoughts of
      himself at all.

      Nothing but 'God'
      exists for him ...

      He 'himself'
      has ceased to 'be' ...

      As he steps 'outside'
      the body's limits ...

      - Shemu'ah Tovah, posted to Mystic_Spirit



      The arch of sky
      and mightiness of storms

      Have moved the Spirit
      within me

      Till I am carried away
      Trembling with joy ...

      - Uvavnuk, Inuit Shaman woman. posted to Mystic_Spirit



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