#3135 - Sunday, April 13, 2008
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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3135, Sunday, April 13, 2008
As long as we're at war with our own minds, we are at war with the world and with the whole human race. Because as long as we want to get rid of our thoughts, anyone that we meet is likely to become an enemy. There is only one mind, and people are going to tell us what we haven't dealt with yet in their own thinking. "You're fat. You're stupid. You're not good enough." If you are an enemy to your own mind, other people have to become enemies too, sooner or later. Until you understand, until you can love the thoughts that appear in your mind, then you can love the rest of us. You work with the projector--the mind--not the projected world. I can't really love you until I question the mind that thinks it sees you outside itself.
- Byron Katie. posted to TheNow_2
We do not really live but are being lived. There is nothing anywhere but the one universal, impersonal "I", and not a single object anywhere has any existence independent of it.
- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels
What happens to the body and the mind may not be within your power to change, but you can always put an end to your imagining yourself to be body and mind. Whatever happens, remind yourself that only your body and mind are affected, not yourself.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels
Your mind is steeped in the habits of evaluation and acquisition, and will not admit that the incomparable and unobtainable are waiting timelessly within your own heart for recognition. All you have to do is to abandon all memories and expectations. Just keep yourself ready in utter nakedness and nothingness.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj, from I Am That
True happiness cannot be found in things that change and pass away. Pleasure and pain alternate inexorably. Happiness comes from the self and can be found in the self only. Find your real self (swarupa) and all else will come with it.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj, from I Am That, posted to AlongTheWay
Love is from the infinite, and will remain until eternity.
The seeker of love escapes the chains of birth and death.
Tomorrow, when resurrection comes,
The heart that is not in love will fail the test.
- Rumi, translator: Shahram Shiva