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    #3208 - Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights An art writer was giving a lecture at
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      #3208 - Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      Nonduality Highlights
      An art writer was giving a lecture at the monastery.

      "Art is found in a museum," he said, "
      But beauty is found
      everywhere - in the air, on the ground, all over the place, free
      for the taking, with no name attached to it."

      "Exactly like spirituality," said the Master the following day when
      he was alone with his disciples.  "Its symbols are found in the
      museum called a temple, but its substance is everywhere, free for
      the taking, unrecognized, with no name attached to it."

             -- Anthony de Mello, S.J.
      posted to The_Now2


      Life and death as nirvana.

      Don't be picky, don't choose this or that.
      However comfortable your life is,
      right now at this moment,
      I know some of you have pain.

      Whatever painful situation you are involved in,
      consider that as the very life of the Buddha,
      the very state of nirvana itself,
      and be it.

      Just live that life.

      It doesn't matter whether it is

      life of hell,
      life of the hungry ghost,
      life of the animal.

      It's okay.

      Just live that life, see.

      And as matter of fact,
      no other way.

      Where you stand,
      where you are

      that's what your life is

      right there,
      regardless of how painful it is,
      or how enjoyable it is.

      That's what it is.

      That condition never continues forever.

      You can even say it changes completely

      in less than a second.

      This life, death.



      -- Taizan Maezumi

      posted by Bob O'Hearn

      Q: Is that how I can live in peace?

      Karl: What you are is prior to any kind of peace or conflict.  You're prior to every sensation, perception, or concept.  Everything appears and disappears within you.  Longing and seeking are part of these appearances, too.  You don't need fulfillment of any type of seeking t be what you are.  For this, nothing has to come and nothing has to go.  You yourself are the fulfillment you seek.

      P. 99 -  The Myth of Enlightenment - Karl Renz 

      posted toWisdom-l by Mark Scorelle

      Eternal Now
      Meher Baba

      Life is not meant to be rich in spiritual
      significance at some distant date, but it
      can be so at every moment if the mind is
      disburdened of illusions.Only through a
      clear and tranquil mind is the true nature
      of spiritual infinity grasped -- not as
      something that is yet to be but that already
      has been, is, and ever will be eternal Self-
      fulfillment. When every moment is rich with
      eternal significance, there is neither the
      lingering clinging to the dead past nor a
      longing expectation for the future but an
      integral living in the eternal Now. Only
      through such living can the spiritual infinity
      of the Truth be realized in life.

      It is not right to deprive the present of all
      importance by subordinating it to an end in the
      future. For this means the imaginary accumulation
      of all importance in the imagined future rather
      than the perception and realization of the true
      importance of everything that exists in the
      eternal Now. There cannot be an ebb and flow in
      eternity, no meaningless intervals between
      intermittent harvests, but a fullness of being
      that cannot suffer impoverishment for a single
      instant. When life seems to be idle or empty,
      it is not due to any curtailment of the infinity
      of the Truth but to one's own lack of capacity
      to enter into its full possession....

      Spiritual life is not a matter of quantity but
      of inherent quality of living.Spiritual infinity
      includes in its scope all phases of life. It
      comprises acts that are great as well as acts
      that are small. Being greater than the greatest,
      spiritual infinity is also smaller than the
      smallest; and it can equally express itself
      through happenings irrespective of whether they
      are outwardly small or great. Thus a smile or
      a look stands on the same level as offering one's
      life for a cause, when the smile or the look
      springs from Truth-consciousness.

      There are no gradations in spiritual importance
      when all life is lived in the shadow of Eternity.
      If life were to consist only of big things and
      if all the little things where to be omitted from
      its scope, it would not only be finite but would
      be extremely poor. The infinite Truth, which is
      latent in everything, can reveal itself only when
      life is seen and accepted in its totality.

      DISCOURSES, pp. 118-119


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