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#3311 - Monday, October 6, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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    #3311 - Monday, October 6, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights New Google project: May Those Who Help
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      #3311 - Monday, October 6, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      Nonduality Highlights
      - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights 

      New Google project:
      "May Those Who Help the Most Win"
      posted to Nonduality Salon by andharmno1


      Help Me, Help You

      Those who seek liberation for themselves alone cannot become fully enlightened. Though it may be said that one who is not already liberated cannot liberate others, the very process of forgetting oneself to help others is itself liberating. Therefore those who seek to benefit themselves alone actually harm themselves by doing so, while those who help others also help themselves by doing so.

      --Muso Kokushi, in Dream Conversations


      If You Want To Live Your Soul

      The soul within our individual souls
      Loves the one who runs and falls down

      more than the one who sits and watches.
      The soul within soul lives in a lover.

      Consider this metaphor: how you love is
      open sky. These personal selves are

      the separate roofs of a town. Your tongue,
      the guttering where words flow. If the

      roof's not clean, the water-words get thick
      and murky. Some people have elaborate

      systems that drain water from other roofs.
      This is not wise. There's a false eloquence

      to it. A lover is one who waters a garden
      from the rain barrel that fills under his

      own roof. Roses that grow from that have
      tears in them. Sometimes the scale pans may

      weigh correctly, but the balancer is off.
      A sweet doctor may give bitter medicine.

      A foot finds the right shoe in the dark.
      Love moves on its way through the pleasures

      it feels. Even though the time you live in
      is violent and frightening, you're safe in

      Noah's boat. If you want to know who someone
      is, hang around with those close by. They

      know. The rule that covers everything is:

      How you are with others, expect that back.

      If you want to know God, enjoy the company
      of lovers. If you want to be thought a great

      person, learn some subtle point and say it
      with many variations as the answer to every

      question. If you want to live your soul,
      find a friend like Shams and stay near.

      'The Soul of Rumi' Translations by Coleman Barks

      gill eardley

      *New Forum*


      Sunlight touching treetops,
      Birds awakening.
      Morning rises after night
      With a constancy and grace.

      While politics swirl
      Conflicts rage, economies teeter
      Hurricanes roar,
      Morning dawns over all
      Without apology or praise
      But with simple welcoming
      Of all that is lit
      By its presence.

      What kind of love
      Embraces this wild world
      With such a welcome?
      What love is this, that
      Contains such
      Darkness and strife
      When the world
      Refuses to conform
      To our demands for
      Outer peace,
      And then wraps us
      In such wonder
      And grace?

      Fear, war, starvation,
      And so much else
      Are included in the
      Grace of morning light
      On a darkened world.

      In the light's first
      Touch of a leaf
      There is something that
      Embraces all of what we are
      And includes us
      In the full circle
      Of life
      as it is.
      We see that we are
      Something whole
      And seamless,
      And perfect.

      The heart of each morning
      Offers with outstretched hands,
      An expansion, a release
      Out of our self-made prisons
      Into a world ruled by a love
      That excludes nothing,
      A love we can trust,
      A love at peace
      With all things.

      Even this, and this, and
      Especially and

      by Alice Gardner © 2008

      Wide Awake Living Newsletter
      Living what you already and always Are.


      posted to Wisdom-l by Mark Scorelle

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