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    #3033 - Monday, December 31, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights You honor my soul. You bring rivers
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      #3033 - Monday, December 31, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee
       
       
       
       
      "You honor my soul. You bring rivers
      from the mountain springs. You brighten my eyes.
      The wine you offer takes me out of myself
      into the self we share."
       
      Rumi 
       

       
      Testament

      So often it has been displayed to us, the hourglass
      with its grains of sand drifting down,
      not as an object in our world
      but as a sign, a symbol, our lives
      drifting down grain by grain,
      sifting away — I'm sure everyone must
      see this emblem somewhere in the mind.
      Yet not only our lives drift down. The stuff
      of ego with which we began, the mass
      in the upper chamber, filters away
      as love accumulates below. Now
      I am almost entirely love. I have been
      to the banker, the broker, those strange
      people, to talk about unit trusts,
      annuities, CDs, IRAs, trying
      to leave you whatever I can after
      I die. I've made my will, written
      you a long letter of instructions.
      I think about this continually.
      What will you do? How
      will you live? You can't go back
      to cocktail waitressing in the casino.
      And your poetry? It will bring you
      at best a pittance in our civilization,
      a widow's mite, as mine has
      for forty-five years. Which is why
      I leave you so little. Brokers?
      Unit trusts? I'm no financier doing
      the world's great business. And the sands
      in the upper glass grow few. Can I leave
      you the vale of ten thousand trilliums
      where we buried our good cat Pokey
      across the lane to the quarry?
      Maybe the tulips I planted under
      the lilac tree? Or our red-bellied
      woodpeckers who have given us so
      much pleasure, and the rabbits
      and the deer? And kisses? And
      love-makings? All our embracings?
      I know millions of these will be still
      unspent when the last grain of sand
      falls with its whisper, its inconsequence,
      on the mountain of my love below.
       

      MONDAY, 31 DECEMBER, 2007
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      Poem: "Testament" by Hayden Carruth,

      from Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey: Poems 1991-1995. © Copper Canyon Press, 1996.


       
      "The experience of not forgetting consciousness alone is the state of
      devotion which is the relationship of unfading real love, because the
      real knowledge of Self, which shines as the undivided supreme bliss
      itself, surges up as the nature of love.
      Love itself is the actual form of God. That is pure bliss. Call it
      pure bliss, God, Self, or what you will. That is devotion, that is
      realization and that is everything."

      - Sri Ramana
       
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      The experience of not forgetting consciousness alone is the state of
      devotion which is the relationship of unfading real love, because the
      real knowledge of Self, which shines as the undivided supreme bliss
      itself, surges up as the nature of love.
      Love itself is the actual form of God. That is pure bliss. Call it
      pure bliss, God, Self, or what you will. That is devotion, that is
      realization and that is everything."

      - Sri Ramana

      posted by Bob O'Hearn
       

       
      "The Madhyamakavatara says:

      The kaya of peace is luminous like a wish-fulfilling tree.
      Like a wish-fulfilling gem, it is inconceivable.
      Till beings are liberated, it is always there
      To benefit the world, appearing as simplicity."


       - Longchenpa


      from the website
      http://www.buddhistinformation.com/tibetan/greatchariot14.htm
      posted to Daily Dharma
       

       

      Bliss is generated by coming into the natural state.
      Just being what is truly found at the core of our being generates compassion.
      From this perspective, awakening is simply freedom from past patterns of
      blocking Reality -- or, an experiential recognition of the relativity of all
      things.
       
      This does *not* mean, however, that relative things disappear,
      or even that they are suddenly and mysteriously transformed.
      All the teachers and buddhas and sages who
      said, "IT is here and now" really weren't kidding! IT *is*
      here and now, with things exactly as they are! And, this
      includes *all* of who we are within the present moment --
      including all the "putzy" and idiosyncratic aspects of
      being human.

      This is what is so amazing and heartening and liberating for
      each of us, i.e., the recognition that we don't need to do
      or fix *anything* in order to "achieve" Buddha-hood! Our
      innate nature -- this state of exquisitely pure, awakened
      and naked Awareness -- is already inherent within our
      ordinary, immediate experience.

      Perhaps the best reminder of this is the clear insight of
      Garab Dorje, the first Dzogchen master:
      Directly discover your state.
      Don't remain in doubt.
      Gain confidence in self-liberation.

       
      The moment of awakening may be marked
      by an outburst of laughter,
      but this is not the laughter of someone
      who has won the lottery or some kind of victory.
      It is the laughter of one who,
      after searching for something for a long time,
      suddenly finds it in the pocket of his coat.

      -Thich Nhat Hanh
      Zen Keys

       
      posted to DzogchenPractice by Jax
       

       
       In the end, when truth is seen and its relativities are transcended,
       there is only this: nonduality, nonorigination, and noncausality.

         — Paul Brunton, Notebooks
       
       
      posted to Wisdom-l by Mark Scorelle
       

       
      A warm welcome to our new friends in the group.
      Also my best wishes for the coming year to the friends gathered here, old and new!
      Thank you for being :-)


      My absolute favourite youtube video of this year is:


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiBTbi7We90


      God is Love.

      Amen.

      /\

      Ben
      [ Amen and same Best Wishes to all our readers. Gloria ]
       
       
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