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

      Nondual Highlights Issue #2571, Friday, September 1, 2006




      We should not allow a gulf to develop between our meditation and our
      daily life, because the success of our meditation depends upon the
      purity of our conduct outside the meditation session.

      - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, from The New Meditation Handbook: Meditations to Make Our Life Happy and Meaningful, posted to DailyDharma



      As fish dart through water,
      they are forgetful
      of the water;

      As birds fly on the breeze,
      they are not conscious
      that there is a breeze.

      Discern this,
      and you can transcend
      the burden of things
      and enjoy natural potential.

      - Huanchu Daoren, posted to Mystic_Spirit



      Between the banks of pain and pleasure
      the river of life flows. It is only when
      the mind refuses to flow with life, and
      gets stuck at the banks, that it becomes
      a problem. By flowing with life, I mean
      acceptance - letting come what comes
      and go what goes. Desire not, fear not,
      observe the actual, as and when it
      happens, for you are not what happens,
      you are to whom it happens. Ultimately
      even the observer you are not.

      - Nisargadatta Maharaj, from I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to AlongTheWay



      my dear friend
      never lose hope
      when the beloved
      sends you away

      if you're abandoned
      if you're left hopeless
      tomorrow for sure
      you'll be called again

      if the door is shut
      right in your face
      keep waiting with patience
      don't leave right away

      seeing your patience
      your love will soon
      summon you with grace
      raise you like a champion

      and if all the roads
      end up in dead ends
      you'll be shown the secret paths
      no one will comprehend

      the beloved i know
      will give with no qualms
      to a puny ant
      the kingdom of Solomon

      my heart has journeyed
      many times around the world
      but has never found
      and will never find
      such a beloved again

      ah i better keep silence
      i know this endless love
      will surely arrive
      for you and you and you

      - Rumi, Ghazal (Ode) 765, from the Diwan-e Shams, translated by Nader Khalili, Rumi, Fountain of Fire, posted to Sunlight



      Some say you're lucky
      If nothing shatters it.

      But then you wouldn't
      Understand poems or songs.

      You'd never know
      Beauty comes from loss.

      It's deep inside every person:
      A tear tinier
      Than a pearl or thorn.

      It's one of the places
      Where the beloved is born.

      - Gregory Orr, posted to Mystic_Spirit



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