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

      Nondual Highlights Issue #2732, Friday, February 16, 2007





      Drop the idea that attachment and love are one thing.
      They are enemies. It is attachment that destroys all love.
      If you feed, if you nourish attachment, love will be destroyed;
      if you feed and nourish love, attachment will fall away by itself.
      They are not one;
      they are two separate entities, and antagonistic to each other.

      - Osho, posted to SufiMystic




      Little by little God takes away human beauty:
      little by little the sapling withers.
      Go, recite "To whomever We give a length of days,
      We also cause them to decline."*
      Seek the spirit;
      don't set your heart on bones.

      - Rumi, Mathnawi, II:714-715, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski, Rumi: Daylight

      * Quran 36:68




      Rest and Be Taken

      When there is deep abundance
      there is nowhere to abide.
      There is nowhere to rest
      or grasp onto
      and yet there is rest

      The sky abides
      yet it never rests.
      Neither can we say that
      the sky is not always at rest.
      We talk about the sky
      as if it were something
      as if it actually exists -
      and yet we cannot say that
      the sky does not exist.
      The sky is nothing but
      coming and going.

      Everything is perfectly spontaneous.
      The coming and going arise mutually
      instantaneously.
      If the true I is asleep
      you will miss the point entirely
      and you will continue to dwell
      in the world of opposites.

      So see the two as one
      and the one as empty
      and be liberated
      within the world of duality.

      At first it seems
      as if begoing follows becoming.
      But look even closer
      and you will see
      that there are only
      flashes of lightning
      illuminating the empty sky.

      Life and death
      becoming and begoing
      are only words.
      In order to save your life
      you must see that you die
      instantaneously
      moment to moment
      instant to instant.

      Now where are you going to abide?
      And where are you not abiding already?


      Indeed there is nowhere
      to rest your head
      and there is nothing but rest.
      So let go of all ideas
      about permanence and impermanence
      about cause and effect
      and about no cause and no effect.
      All such notions are dualistic concepts.

      The Truth of what you are
      is completely beyond all duality
      and all notions of non-duality,
      and yet it includes duality
      and non-duality alike.
      Like an ocean
      that is both waves and stillness
      and yet un-definable
      as waves or stillness.

      The truth of being
      cannot be grasped by ideas
      or experiences.
      Both waves and stillness
      are the manifest activity
      or your own self.
      But self cannot be defined
      by its activity
      nor by its non-activity.
      The truth is
      all-transcendent
      ungraspable, all-inclusive
      and closer than your own skin.

      A single thought about it
      obscures its essence.
      The perfume of true life
      is right in your nose.
      There is nothing you can do
      to perceive it
      and yet you must do something.
      I say:
      Rest and be taken.
      Rest and be taken.


      - Adyashanti from My Secret is Silence




      Let this that has always been running your life have you. This complete cliff dive in every moment into "I don’t know." I don’t know where I am, I don’t know who I am, I don’t know what I am, I don’t know what I’m here for. Let yourself be nothing. Just here. Offered. Ahhhh, what a relief.

      - Jeannie Zandi, from her website: http://www.jeanniezandi.com/5.html




      The Secret that Cannot be Told

      I suppose there is no point now
      in telling how
      the electric charges
      surged through our
      bodies,
      bolts of delight
      thrilling us
      in every hidden
      place,
      lighting each secret
      recess

      until we were delirious
      with love
      for the world,
      for the people we saw
      coming toward us,
      for the radiant flowers
      and trees,
      for whatever it was
      that was
      making this happen,
      this sudden
      immersion
      in Mystery.

      Dorothy Walters, February 11, 2007, posted to truevision




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      - Photo by Mary Bianco



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