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    Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm Nondual Highlights: Issue #2886, Sunday, July 29, 2007 Being is not
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      Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online:
      http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm

      Nondual Highlights: Issue #2886, Sunday, July 29, 2007


      Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its
      innermost invisible and indestructible essence. This means that it is
      accessible to you now as your own deepest self, your true nature. But
      don't seek to grasp it with your mind. Don't try to understand it.
      You can know it only when the mind is still. When you are present,
      when your attention is fully and intensely in the Now, Being can be
      felt, but it can never be understood mentally. To regain awareness of
      Being and to abide in that state of "feeling-realization" is
      enlightenment.

      The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some superhuman
      accomplishment, and the ego likes to keep it that way, but it is
      simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being. It is a state
      of connectedness with something immeasurable and indestructible,
      something that, almost paradoxically, is essentially you and yet is
      much greater than you. It is finding your true nature beyond name and
      form.

      - Eckhart Tolle, posted to The_Now2



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      Even if blame seems more than justified, as long as you blame others,
      you keep feeding your pain-body with your thoughts and remain trapped
      in your ego. There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet:
      human unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness. With
      forgiveness, your victim identity desolves, and your true power
      emerges--the power of presence. Insread of blaming the darkness, you
      bring in the light.

      - Eckhart Tolle, posted to adyashantigroup



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      Stay present, and continue to observe what is happening inside you.
      Become aware of not only the emotional pain but also of "the one who
      observes," the silent watcher. This is the power of the Now, the
      power of your own conscious presence.

      Then see what happens.

      - Eckhart Tolle, from The Power of Now, posted to AlongTheWay



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      Practice is about that part of our being that, like that finally
      being able to open completely to the whole range of our experience,
      including all that wanting, including all that hurt, including the
      pain and the joy. Opening to the whole thing so that this little
      child-like part of us can finally, finally, finally, finally grow up.

      Trungpa Rinpoche once said that was the most powerful mantra, "Om
      Grow Up Svaha."

      But this issue of growing up, it's not all that easy because it
      requires a lot of courage.

      Particularly it takes a lot of courage to relate directly with your
      experience. By this I mean whatever is occurring in you, you use it,.
      You seize the moment.. moment after moment.. you seize those moments
      and instead of letting life shut you down and make you more afraid,
      you use those very same moments of time to soften and to open and to
      become more kind. More kind to yourself for starters as the basis for
      becoming more kind to others.

      - Pema Chodron, posted to DailyDharma



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      It is like a painter
      Spreading the various colors:
      Delusion grasps different forms
      But the elements have no distinctions.

      In the elements there's no form,
      And no form in the elements;
      Yet apart from the elements
      No form can be found.

      In the mind is no painting,
      In painting there is no mind;
      Yet not apart from mind
      Is any painting to be found.

      That mind never stops,
      Manifesting all forms,
      Countless, inconceivably many,
      Unknown to one another.

      Just as a painter
      Cannot know his own mind
      Yet paints due to the mind,
      So is the nature of all things.

      Mind is like an artist,
      Able to paint the worlds:
      The five clusters [aggregates] are born thence;
      There is nothing it does not make.

      As in the mind, so is the Buddha;
      As the Buddha, so living beings:
      Know that Buddha and mind
      Are in essence inexhaustible.

      If people know the actions of mind
      Create all the worlds,
      They will see the Buddha
      And understand Buddha's true nature.

      Mind does not stay in the body,
      Nor body stay in mind:
      Yet it is able to perform Buddha-work
      Freely, without precedent.

      If people want to really know
      All Buddhas of all times,
      They should contemplate the nature of the cosmos:
      All is but mental construction.

      - The Garland Sutra 20



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      Before the world existed, you did.
      Before anything was manifested
      in any of the galaxies,
      in any of the recorded universes
      you were there.

      And I dare say,
      after the completion
      of this particular round of events,
      the entire universe
      will dissolve again into Light
      and you will still be there.

      There is nothing strange
      about this pronouncement
      except for the fact
      that most of you don't believe it.

      - Emmanuel, from Emmanuel's Book II: The Choice for Love



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