#3528 - Sunday, May 10, 2009
Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3528, Sunday, May 10, 2009
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery, posted to Distillation
Since the shining truth is a cause of tranquility,
the heart will not be calmed by lying words.
Falsehood is like a piece of straw, and the heart like a mouth:
a straw never remains quietly hidden in the mouth.
As long as it's there, the one annoyed by it keeps moving his tongue,
so that he may rid his mouth of it.
- Rumi, Mathnawi VI: 2576-2578, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski, posted to Sunlight
The Level of Words
God has said, "The images that come
with human language
do not correspond to me,
but those who love words
must use them to come near."
it's like saying of the King,
"He is not a weaver."
Is that praise?
Whatever such a statement is,
words are on that level of God-knowledge.
- Rumi, Mathnawi II: 1716-1719, poetic version by Coleman Barks, posted to Sunlight
What is the undercurrent which vivifies the mind, enables it to do all this work? It is the Self. So that is the real source of your activity. Simply be aware of it during your work and do not forget it. Contemplate in the background of your mind even whilst working. To do that, do not hurry, take your own time. Keep the remembrance of your real nature alive, even while working, and avoid haste which causes you to forget. Be deliberate. Practice meditation to still the mind and cause it to become aware of its true relationship to the Self which supports it. Do not imagine it is you who are doing the work. Think that it is the underlying current which is doing it. Identify yourself with the current. If you work unhurriedly, recollectedly, your work or service need not be a hindrance.
- Sri Ramana Maharshi, posted to AlongTheWay
definitions, borders, rules...
they confine, restrict, direct.
but the wind
and the sky
cannot be bound.
if you trap the wind
let your spirit
with the ocean
- Yosy Flug, posted to NondualitySalon
What better place to meditate than the
Cave of the Heart?
Placing all one's burdens there
on the Altar of Tranquility
One may walk naked into the Flame of Truth
And pierce the Light of Love.
Bill Rishel, posted to The_Now2