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#3242 - Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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    #3242 - Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights
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      #3242 - Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      Nonduality Highlights


      Laughing At the Word Two


      That Illumined

      Who keeps
      Seducing the formless into form

      Had the charm to win my

      Only a Perfect One

      Who is always
      Laughing at the word

      Can make you know



      From: 'The Gift'
      Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

      Mazie Prism 4

      All the Hemispheres

      Leave the familiar for a while.
      Let your senses and bodies stretch out

      Like a welcomed season
      Onto the meadows and shores and hills.

      Open up to the Roof.
      Make a new water-mark on your excitement
      And love.

      Like a blooming night flower,
      Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
      And giving
      Upon our intimate assembly.

      Change rooms in your mind for a day.

      All the hemispheres in existence
      Lie beside an equator
      In your heart.

      Greet Yourself
      In your thousand other forms
      As you mount the hidden tide and travel
      Back home.

      All the hemispheres in heaven
      Are sitting around a fire

      While stitching themselves together
      Into the Great Circle inside of

      From: 'The Subject Tonight is Love'
      Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

      Bleeding Hearts

      I Have Learned So Much

      So much from God
      That I can no longer

      A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,
      a Buddhist, a Jew.

      The Truth has shared so much of Itself
      With me

      That I can no longer call myself
      A man, a woman, an angel,
      Or even a pure

      Love has
      Befriended Hafiz so completely
      It has turned to ash
      And freed

      Of every concept and image
      my mind has ever known.

      From: 'The Gift' 
      Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

      Morning Glory Closing.jpg

      Let Thought Become Your
      Beautiful Lover

      Let thought become the beautiful Woman.

      Cultivate your mind and heart to that depth
      That it can give you everything
      A warm body can.

      Why just keep making love with God's child-- Form
      When the Friend Himself is standing
      Before us
      So open-armed?

      My dear,
      Let prayer become your beautiful Lover

      And become free,
      Become free of this whole world
      Like Hafiz.

      From: 'The Gift'
      Translated by Daniel Ladinsky



      Tired of Speaking Sweetly

      Love wants to reach out and manhandle us,
      Break all our teacup talk of God.

      If you had the courage and
      Could give the Beloved His choice, some nights,
      He would just drag you around the room
      By your hair,
      Ripping from your grip all those toys in the world
      That bring you no joy.

      Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly
      And wants to rip to shreds
      All your erroneous notions of truth

      That make you fight within yourself, dear one,
      And with others,

      Causing the world to weep
      On too many fine days.

      God wants to manhandle us,
      Lock us inside of a tiny room with Himself
      And practice His dropkick.

      The Beloved sometimes wants
      To do us a great favor:

      Hold us upside down
      And shake all the nonsense out.

      But when we hear
      He is in such a "playful drunken mood"
      Most everyone I know
      Quickly packs their bags and hightails it
      Out of town.

      From: 'The Gift'
      Translated by Daniel Ladinsky


       Compiled by Mazie Lane with photos by Bob O'Hearn

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