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#4055 - Monday, October 25, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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    #4055 - Monday, October 25, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights Wrapped, surrounded by ten
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      #4055 - Monday, October 25, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights

      "Wrapped, surrounded by ten thousand mountains,
      Cut off, no place to go....
      Until you're here, there's no way to get here.
      Once you're here, there's no way to go."
      - Yuan Mei
      From the book: "The Poetry of Zen," published by Shambhala.
      posted to Daily Dharma by Dainen Kelley

      Water Lily

      My whole life is mine, but whoever says so

      will deprive me, for it is infinite.

      The ripple of water, the shade of the sky

      are mine; it is still the same, my life.


      No desire opens me: I am full,

      I never close myself with refusal -

      in the rhythm of my daily soul

      I do not want - I am moved;


      By being moved I lay down my vast visions,

      making the dreams of night real:

      into my body at the bottom of the water

      I attract the beyonds of mirrors...


      Rainer Maria Rilke


      posted by Peter Shefler to Facebook



      photos by Alan Larus



      Just as a doorman beckons to the passer-by
      Inviting him to view the naked ladies,
      As a showroom displays the latest models
      And a piece of cheese leads the mouse to his certain death
      So this glittering bait leads us to a momentary contentment.

      Denial of the manifest existence is a further blasphemy
      As blasphemous as a shotgun marriage to it.
      The intricacy of thought patterns
      Taken as real
      Are ever more subtle.
       Hook, line and sinker come to mind.

      Where does the poor me fit into all this?
      Where can the ‘I’ take a rest?
      Whose theory or practice will provide liberation from attachment?

      A small voice whispers the timeless message
      “There is no way out,
      There is no ‘I’”
      When the cupboard is completely bare
      When even the dogs have given up sniffing around
      A feast is laid.
      Tim Goulding

      You are the prophet
      You are the scriptures,
      The wisdom and the way.
      You are the Buddha, the teachings,
      The source from which
      Abundant Kindness springs.
      You are the carefree life.
      You are a nobody, a nothing,
      With nowhere to go
      Nothing to know.
      Your greatest asset your helplessness
      Your jewel a supreme carelessness.
      Swept here and there
      By the tides of the world
      Blown hither and thither
      By chaos and chance
      You find no rest
      Yet you are rest itself.
      In this understanding
      A mighty heart is set free
      All things fit
      Into this order of abandon.

      Tim Goulding


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