#3970 - Sunday, August 1, 2010
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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3970, Sunday, August 1, 2010
Thoughts are impediments to seeing your own face. Don't give rise to any thought, and discover who you are.
If we allow our thoughts to arise and dissolve by themselves, they will pass through our mind as a bird flies through the sky, without leaving a trace.
This method applies not only to attachment and anger but also to the experiences of meditation, such as bliss, clarity and the absence of thought.
These experiences result from perseverance in practice and the expression of the inherent creativity of the mind. They are like the appearance of a rainbow as the rays of the sun strike a curtain of rain.
For us to become attached to them is as vain as running after a rainbow in hopes of wearing it as a coat.
We should simply allow thoughts and experiences to come and go, without grasping at them.
- Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, posted to DailyDharma
Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won't die. You will come to life. And don't be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it's their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don't be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.
- Eckhart Tolle, from A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
Beyond All Seeking
Seeking is based on a
Beyond all seeking
lies the discovery of
an undeniable recognition
that nothing is missing.
- Metta Zetty
Self-realized people do not see "others." The question of others does not arise. They will see one thing everywhere; the others are also included in that vision of the One. When you see the ocean, you have seen all the waters. There is no need of seeing different drops. The "other people" question will not arise, because they will be merged together with that Universal Being.
- Swami Krishnananda, posted to AlongTheWay
There can be no Self-realized person because where Self-realization is, the difference between self and others has disappeared and along with it the doership and identity of the individual pseudo-personality.
- Ramesh S. Balsekar, from A Net of Jewels, posted to AlongTheWay
Mooji "I Am That":