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    #2765 - Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee Nondual Highlights Do not form views in the world through either knowledge, virtuous conduct, or
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      #2765 - Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee
       
       
      Nondual Highlights
       
       
      Do not form views in the world through either 
      knowledge, virtuous conduct, or religious 
      observances; likewise, avoid thinking of oneself as 
      being either superior, inferior, or equal to others. 
       
      The wise let go of the “self” and being free of 
      attachments they depend not on knowledge. Nor 
      do they dispute opinions or settle into any view. 
       
      For those who have no wishes for either extremes 
      of becoming or non-becoming, here or in another 
      existence, there is no settling into the views held 
      by others. 
       
      Nor do they form the least notion in regard to 
      views seen, heard, or thought out. How could one 
      influence those wise ones who do not grasp at any 
      views. 
       
      --from the Sutta-nipata 
       
      From "Teachings of the  Buddha,"
      edited by Jack Kornfield, 1993 
       
       
       

       
      Longchenpa means great expanse, so I heard.
      Devoted to diving within,
      Letting go,
      Relaxing as the great expanse of reality,
      The wide open,
      natural stateless state.

      Luminous body,
      Inner smile,
      Formless mudra,
      Primordial sound.

      Simply seeing and letting go,
      Neither sleeping nor waking up,
      No birth, no death,
      Inner sun,
      Blazing forth as I.

      Great traditionless tradition,
      Lineage of only I,
      What is there left to do?

      I roam happily,
      Abiding as myself,
      Naked,
      Singularity in multiplicity.


      posted to Wisdom-l
       

       
       
      "Self is everywhere, shining forth from all beings,
      vaster than the vast, subtler than the most subtle,
      unreachable, yet nearer than breath, than
      heartbeat.
       
      Eye cannot see it, ear cannot hear it nor tongue
      utter it; only in deep absorption can the mind,
      grown pure and silent,  merge with the formless
      truth.
       
      He who finds it is free; he has found himself; he
      has solved the great riddle; his heart is forever at
      peace.
       
      Whole, he enters the Whole.
       
      Perceiving the truth, he becomes the truth; he
      passes beyond all suffering, beyond death;  all the
      knots of his heart are loosed."
       
       
      --from the Mundaka Upanishads, written more than
      2,500 years ago
       
       
      posted to TheNow2
       


      Streaming

      By Hakim Sanai
      (1044? - 1150?)

      English version by Coleman Barks

       

      When the path ignites a soul,
      there's no remaining in place.

      The foot touches ground,
      but not for long.

      The way where love tells its secret
      stays always in motion,
      and there is no you there, and no reason.

      The rider urges his horse to gallop,
      and so doing, throws himself
      under the flying hooves.

      In love-unity there's no old or new.
      Everything is nothing.
      God alone is.

      For lovers the phenomena-veil is very transparent,
      and the delicate tracings on it cannot
      be explained with language.

      Clouds burn off as the sun rises,
      and the love-world floods with light.

      But cloud-water can be obscuring,
      as well as useful.

      There is an affection that covers the glory,
      rather than dissolving into it.

      It's a subtle difference,
      like the change in Persian
      from the word "friendship"
      to the word "work."

      That happens with just a dot
      above or below the third letter.

      There is a seeing of the beauty
      of union that doesn't actively work
      for the inner conversation.

      Your hand and feet must move,
      as a stream streams, working
      as its Self, to get to the ocean.
      Then there's no more mention
      of the search.

      Being famous, or being a disgrace,
      who's ahead or behind, these considerations
      are rocks and clogged places
      that slow you. Be as naked as a wheat grain
      out of its husk and sleek as Adam.

      Don't ask for anything other
      than the presence.

      Don't speak of a "you"
      apart from That.

      A full container cannot be more full.
      Be whole, and nothing.

       

      -- from The Hand of Poetry: Five Mystic Poets of Persia, with Lectures by Inayat Khan, Translated by Coleman Barks

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