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#2720 - Sunday, February 4, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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    #2720 - Sunday, February 4, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee Nondual Highlights As salt dissolves in the ocean, I was swallowed up in You Beyond doubt or being sure
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      #2720 - Sunday, February 4, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      Nondual Highlights
      As salt dissolves in the ocean,
      I was swallowed up in You
      Beyond doubt or being sure

      Suddenly, here in my chest
      A star
      Comes out so clear
      It draws all stars to it.
      - Rumi

      The Buddha compares his teaching to the rainfall that descends
      without discrimination on the earth. That this rain causes some seeds
      to grow into flowers and some into great trees implies no
      differentiation in the rain but rather is due to the capacities of the
      seeds that it nurtures. Thus, the teaching of the Buddha is of a single
      flavor but benefits beings in a variety of ways according to their

      -Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Buddhism in Practice

      "There is no spot, O king, where Nirvâna is situate, and yet Nirvâna is,
      and he who orders his life right will, by careful attention, realize
      Nirvâna. Just as fire exists, and yet there is no place where fire (by
      itself) is stored up. But if a man rubs two sticks together the fire
      comes; just so, O king, Nirvâna exists, though there is no spot where
      it is stored up. And he who orders his life aright will, by careful
      attention, realize Nirvâna."

      From "365 Buddha: Daily Meditations," edited by Jeff Schmidt

      "This world that you live in is not governed by human beings at all.
      This globe is not run by human personalities, it is not run by events
      at all. Already this may be something of a surprise to you because our
      minds are slanted so much toward believing that people, men, women,
      great men, ungreat men, that they control the events of the world.
      Nothing could be more distant from the truth. This world that you live
      in, that you existed in today is controlled by attitudes. It is run by
      unconscious attitudes."
      - Vernon Howard
      The New World Above Your Mind  DVD # 23, Talk 1

      At the Un-National Monument Along the Canadian Border

      This is the field where the battle did not happen,
      where the unknown soldier did not die.
      This is the field where grass joined hands,
      where no monument stands,
      and the only heroic thing is the sky.

      Birds fly here without any sound,
      unfolding their wings across the open.
      No people killed-or were killed-on this ground
      hallowed by neglect and an air so tame
      that people celebrate it by forgetting its name.

      -William Stafford, from The Way It Is: New and Selected Poems


      Reclaim your allegiance to the earth.
      The air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat, were not
      created by your governments. They were not created by your
      religions. They were not created by your ideologies, your sciences,
      your industries, your technologies, your banks, your economic
      systems, your laws, or your beliefs.
      What are these but alien thoughts in the presence of the wilderness?
      Do you fear being mere animals without them, do you believe these
      concepts and achievements define your humanity?
      No longer comply with the fearful creations of the human psyche,
      which have taken the forms of authority, power, privilege and abuse in
      the world and rule over you, but abide by the laws of the natural,
      original creation. Stand not under a flag but under real stars, be
      moved by the colors of an actual sunset, not of your nations. Ask
      permission to do, to take, to the earth, not your masters. Be grateful
      not to those who founded your societies, but to the soil, to the air, to
      the water, to all of nature, and to the divine presence that sustains
      all life, and be lead only by them.
      And understand that this life is under attack from the power that you
      worship, from all that defines the arrogance of civilization, because
      you have forgotten to love the earth.
      From the upcoming book "Remember who you are"
      -Raphael Montoliu
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