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      Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm

      Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3156, Sunday, May 4, 2008



       



      I confess that there is nothing to teach: no religion, no science, no body of information which will lead your mind back to the Tao. Today I speak in this fashion, tomorrow in another, but always the Integral Way is beyond words and beyond mind. Simply be aware of the oneness of things.

      - Lao Tzu, from Hua Hu Ching, translated by Brian Walker




      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, from I Am That




      The Buddha's Last Instruction

      "Make of yourself a light"
      said the Buddha,
      before he died.
      I think of this every morning
      as the east begins
      to tear off its many clouds
      of darkness, to send up the first
      signal-a white fan
      streaked with pink and violet,
      even green.
      An old man, he lay down
      between two sala trees,
      and he might have said anything,
      knowing it was his final hour.
      The light burns upward,
      it thickens and settles over the fields.
      Around him, the villagers gathered
      and stretched forward to listen.
      Even before the sun itself
      hangs, disattached, in the blue air,
      I am touched everywhere
      by its ocean of yellow waves.
      No doubt he thought of everything
      that had happened in his difficult life.
      And then I feel the sun itself
      as it blazes over the hills,
      like a million flowers on fire-
      clearly I'm not needed,
      yet I feel myself turning
      into something of inexplicable value.
      Slowly, beneath the branches,
      he raised his head.
      He looked into the faces of that frightened crowd.

      Mary Oliver




      A Single Desire

      Awakeness is inherent
      in all things and all beings
      everywhere
      all the time.
      This awakeness relates to every moment
      from innocence
      from absolute honesty
      from a state where you feel
      absolutely authentic.
      Only from this state
      do you realize
      that you never really wanted
      whatever you thought you wanted.
      You realize
      that behind all of your desires
      was a single desire:
      to experience each moment
      from your true nature.

      © 2007 by Adyashanti




      Every thought of causing or changing
      tumbles down
      in the spirit of acceptance.
      See the trip unfold.
      No welcome or rejection to bind you.
      Coming into being
      like moths drifting in from the night
      to the light.

      In one glimpse, a vast plan
      opens before me who no longer acts,
      who sees the pieces of his life
      floating like leaves down a stream,
      and smiles.

      - Shawn Nevins




      Always,
      the relentless insistence
      of the Obvious to be known...

      - Bart Marshall




       

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