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  • markwotter704
    Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm Nonduality Highlights: Issue
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      Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm

      Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3212, Sunday, June 29, 2008

      Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas, and live by truth alone.

      - Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels

      Spontaneity is the essence of all natural action. In natural action the focus of interest remains neither in the past nor in the future but in the present moment, the still point of the turning world.

      - Ramesh S. Balsekar, from A Net of Jewels, posted to AlongTheWay

      You cannot be happy unless you are serving the truth of your being, however that service looks.

      - Gangaji

      In discourse, negation is used in order to affirm:
      stop negating and begin affirming.
      Come, stop saying "this is not" and "that is not":
      bring forward that One who has Real Being.
      Put aside negation and worship only that Real Being.

      - Rumi, Mathnawi VI: 640-642, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski, Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance, posted to Sunlight

      Out of Necessity

      Love: a blaze.
      Your fears: damp
      kindling. You cannot resist
      throwing them in, one
      by one, gazing.

      Bold one, quaking
      one--you long
      for me. It is nothing
      personal. Your deepest
      winks back from
      my depths, reflected.

      Resting in the blaze
      of being, know this: Love
      cannot be taken
      from you. Loved
      always, loving
      always, I am not loving
      I am Love,
      out of necessity, completing
      a circle.

      Jeannie Zandi, from her website: http://www.jeanniezandi.com/7.html

      All the True Vows

      All the true vows
      are secret vows
      the ones we speak out loud
      are the ones we break.

      There is only one life
      you can call your own
      and a thousand others
      you can call by any name you want.

      Hold to the truth you make
      every day with your own body,
      don't turn your face away.

      Hold to your own truth
      at the center of the image
      you were born with.

      Those who do not understand
      their destiny will never understand
      the friends they have made
      nor the work they have chosen

      nor the one life that waits
      beyond all the others.

      By the lake in the wood
      in the shadows
      you can
      whisper that truth
      to the quiet reflection
      you see in the water.

      Whatever you hear from
      the water, remember,

      it wants you to carry
      the sound of its truth on your lips.

      in this place
      no one can hear you
      and out of the silence
      you can make a promise
      it will kill you to break,

      that way you'll find
      what is real and what is not.

      I know what I am saying.
      Time almost forsook me
      and I looked again.

      Seeing my reflection
      I broke a promise
      and spoke
      for the first time
      after all these years

      in my own voice,

      before it was too late
      to turn my face again.

      - David Whyte, from The House of Belonging

      Friend, hope for the Guest while you are alive. Jump into
      experience while you are alive! Think... and think... while
      you are alive. What you call 'salvation' belongs to the time
      before death.

      If you don't break your ropes while you're alive, do you
      think ghosts will do it after? The idea that the soul will join
      with the ecstatic just because the body is rotten - that is all
      fantasy. What is found now is found then. If you find
      nothing now, you will simply end up with an apartment in
      the City of Death. If you make love with the divine now, in
      the next life you will have truth, find out who the Teacher
      is, Believe in the Great Sound.

      Kabir says this: When the Guest is being searched for, it is
      the intensity of the longing for the Guest that does all the

      Look at me and you will see a slave of that intensity.

      - Kabir

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