#2970 - Sunday, October 28, 2007
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Nondual Highlights: Issue #2970, Sunday, October 28, 2007
I talk to my inner lover, and I say, why such
We sense that there is some sort of spirit that loves
birds and animals and the ants -
perhaps the same one who gave a radiance to you in
your mother's womb.
Is it logical you would be walking around entirely
The truth is you turned away yourself,
and decided to go into the dark alone.
Now you are tangled up in others, and have forgotten
what you once knew,
and that's why everything you do has some weird
failure in it.
Kabir, translated by Robert Bly
The Lilies Break Open Over the Dark Water
that mud-hive, that gas-sponge,
leaf-yard, that rippling
dream-bowl, the leeches'
flecked and swirling
broth of life, as rich
the fists crack
open and the wands
of the lilies
quicken, they rise
like pale poles
with their wrapped beaks of lace;
they tear the surface,
the next they break open
over the dark water.
And there you are
on the shore,
fitful and thoughtful, trying
to attach them to an idea -
some news of your own life.
But the lilies
are slippery and wild - they are
devoid of meaning, they are
from the deepest
spurs of their being,
what they are impelled to do
And so, dear sorrow, are you.
- Mary Oliver
Did the rose
Ever open its heart
And give to this world
It felt the encouragement of light
We all remain
- Hafiz, from The Gift, Poems by Hafiz
Let's open today to our Beauty,
Let the Light of our True Nature
reveal our innate Perfection.
Let's let go of Fear.. which is just a
Fearless, Beautiful, Lightfull, Perfect.
sounds like a fantastic day to these old ears...
dg, posted to DailyDharma
Do not say, 'It is morning,' and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore
Bliss is Eternal,
even though it appears to arise when the mind dies.
Bliss is not an experience, it is your nature.
This is the Heart of the Wise.
This Gift is always calling to everyone,
"You are seated in the Heart of all Beings."
This is the Truth: Your face shines.
- Papaji, from The Truth Is, posted to AlongTheWay
I was Nothing
When my mind was cleansed of impurities,
like a mirror of its dust and dirt,
I recognized the Self in me:
When I saw Him dwelling in me,
I realized that He was the Everything
and I was nothing.