#3955 - Saturday, July 17, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee
all the empty plots,
all the ghosts and fears,
all the grudges and sorrows have
I must have inhaled
- HafizTom McFerran to Facebook
"When body and mind are together, you are fully present. You are fully alive and you can touch the wonders of life that are available in the here and the now. So you practice not only with your mind but with your body. Body and mind should be experienced as one thing, not two. On that ground, you see that everything you are looking for is already there. Whether it is enlightenment, nirvana, liberation, Buddha, dharma, sangha, or happiness, it is right there. In fact, that is the only place, the only moment, where you can find these things."
-Thich Nhat Hanh
From the website http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3536&Itemid=0
Anipachen to Daily Dharma
A True SurrenderWhat is surrender? If you are on the path, that becomes a mysteriously unanswerable question on the level of the mind. And yet the heart has all the answers. Surrender is to the true self within. After allowing that to sink in for a moment, what arises for you? I am guessing it is the cloud of unknowing...that place where you feel and yet cannot prove a thing. That is your True Self radiating the peace of surrender.
You can forget jiving around with the world, trying to prove yourself to people, and just be what you are. It is so simple it devastates the mind.
Once the mind is silenced, the truth is heard but not in words.
Energetic appreciation is felt, not seen.
The mystery is solved by being it.
A true surrender makes everything possible.
Not only that, it is the only thing that can heal you.- Vicki Woodyard to Facebookphoto by Alan Larus on FacebookAdyashanti quotes
"To be here, all you have to do is let go of who you think you are.
That's all! And then you realize, "I'm here." Here is where thoughts
aren't believed. Every time you come here, you are nothing. Radiantly
nothing. Absolutely and eternally zero. Emptiness that is awake.
Emptiness that is full. Emptiness that is everything."
"All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptinessof spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different,
and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are."
"Awakening opens the door to a life beyond the egoa life lived directlyfrom spirit rather than from the mind. In this new world, the conditioned egono longer feels to be the appropriate center from which to relate and function.Something far deeper is called for: a total transformation in the way we liveand relate. The truth realized seeks to become the truth lived."An Inner Revolution
The enlightenment I speak of is not simply a realization, not simply the discovery of one's true nature. This is just the beginningthe point of entry into an inner revolution. Realization does not guarantee this revolution, it simply makes it possible.
What is this revolution? To begin with, revolution is not static; it is alive, ongoing. Realization of the ultimate reality is a fact. Revolution is the continuous ongoing birth of intelligence. This intelligence restructures your entire being. This intelligence cuts the mind free of itself, of its old structures which are rooted within human consciousness. If one cannot become free of the old structures of human consciousness, then one is still in a prison, the prison of humanity's consciousness.
This revolution is the awakening of an intelligence which alone has the ability to uproot all of the old structures of one's consciousness. Unless these structures are uprooted, there will be no creative thought or action or response. Unless there is an inner revolution, nothing new and fresh can flower. Only the old will flower in the absence of this revolution. But our potential lies beyond the known, beyond the structures of the past, beyond anything that humanity has established.
One must be willing to stand alonein the unknown, with no reference to authority or the past or any of one's conditioning. One must stand where no one has stood before in complete nakedness, innocence, and humility.
© Adyashanti 2008Adyashanti Talk on AwarenessA longish radio talk uploaded by Mark Scorelle[Ed Note: You do not need to join that 4shared website, just wait for the download of the mp3 file to appear after you select it.]