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    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 #3605, Sunday, July 26, 2009


      Ed. note: some poetry from Allspirit:

      I Taught Myself to Live Simply

      I taught myself to live simply and wisely,
      to look at the sky and pray to God,
      and to wander long before evening
      to tire my superfluous worries.
      When the burdocks rustle in the ravine
      and the yellow-red rowanberry cluster droops
      I compose happy verses
      about life's decay, decay and beauty.
      I come back. The fluffy cat
      licks my palm, purrs so sweetly
      and the fire flares bright
      on the saw-mill turret by the lake.
      Only the cry of a stork landing on the roof
      occasionally breaks the silence.
      If you knock on my door
      I may not even hear.

      - Anna Akhmatova


      Tormented friend, why do you still enquire
      And thirst to know the sum of things entire?
      The more you strive, the less you will succeed;
      The mind cannot fulfil the spirit's need.
      Striving too hard begets a troubled mind
      And those who strive will always stay confined.
      For you are not the body, not the mind
      But LIGHT IMMORTAL , mortally enshrined.

      So live in bliss - enjoy the simple task;
      Seek not to know, and do not dare to ask
      Why you are here, or what your fate will be.
      Be still and listen to the symphony
      Which your surroundings play in unity.
      The part cannot exist without the whole;
      The whole cannot exist without the part;
      And reason has no place in cosmic art.

      When stillness reigns, you are the sum of things;
      The Nothing and the All that Oneness brings.
      When stillness reigns, you are Infinity
      And sense the nearness of Divinity.
      Just as the pigeon navigates in flight
      And homeward speeds before a hint of night;
      So too, the soul, will homeward soar one day
      Without a mind to guide it on its way.

      - Robert Goslin

      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

      - Hafiz, from The Gift - Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master, translation by Daniel Ladinsky

      Is my soul asleep?

      Is my soul asleep?
      Have those beehives that work
      in the night stopped? And the water-
      wheel of thought, is it
      going around now, cups
      empty, carrying only shadows?

      No, my soul is not asleep.
      It is awake, wide awake.
      It neither sleeps nor dreams, but watches,
      its eyes wide open
      far-off things, and listens
      at the shores of the great silence.

      - Antonio Machado, from The Soul Is Here For Its Own Joy, edited by Robert Bly

      Eternal Journey

      As the crimson flame of life
      Breaks slowly
      Above the horizon,
      The white frosted meadows,
      With trees and hedgerows
      Of sculptured ice,
      Speak loudly
      Of your presence.
      Once more
      Upon this journey,
      As another day begins,
      Without effort
      Or intrusion,
      Through the peace
      And tranquillity
      Of your silent voice,
      The moment becomes eternal
      And the journey
      Begins again.

      - Chris Roe


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