#4055 - Monday, October 25, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4055 - Monday, October 25, 2010 - Editor: Gloria LeeThe 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 KelleyWater 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
Tanumphotos by Alan LarusJust as a doorman beckons to the passer-byInviting him to view the naked ladies,As a showroom displays the latest modelsAnd a piece of cheese leads the mouse to his certain deathSo this glittering bait leads us to a momentary contentment.Denial of the manifest existence is a further blasphemyAs blasphemous as a shotgun marriage to it.The intricacy of thought patternsTaken as realAre 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 bareWhen even the dogs have given up sniffing aroundA feast is laid.Tim GouldingTHE PROPHETYou are the prophetYou are the scriptures,The wisdom and the way.You are the Buddha, the teachings,The source from whichAbundant Kindness springs.You are the carefree life.You are a nobody, a nothing,With nowhere to goNothing to know.Your greatest asset your helplessnessYour jewel a supreme carelessness.Swept here and thereBy the tides of the worldBlown hither and thitherBy chaos and chanceYou find no restYet you are rest itself.In this understandingA mighty heart is set freeAll things fitInto this order of abandon.Tim Goulding