#4086 -Thursday, November 25, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee
#4086 -Thursday, November 25, 2010 - Editor: Gloria LeeThe Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights"this isn't
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak."
- Mary Oliver
by Ivan Granger on FaceBook
by Alan Larus
...which one is real?
The music in the composer's ear
or the lapsed piece the orchestra plays?
The world is a blurred version of itself --
marred, lovely and flawed.
...It is enough.
- Jane Hirschfield
by Stephen Victor on Facebook
If the only prayer your say in your entire life is
"thank you," that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart
Along The Way
To Meet in the Play
by Jeff Foster
I am officially no longer an 'Advaita teacher' or 'Nonduality teacher' - if,
indeed, I ever was one. Life cannot be put into words, and however beautiful
the words of Advaita/Nonduality are, they must be discarded in the end. I
could never claim to be any sort of authority on this stuff. I will continue to
speak, to sing my song to those who are open to listening, but gone is the need
to adhere to any tradition, to use Advaita-speak to avoid real, authentic human
engagement, to pretend that I am in any way more or less special than you, to
kid you that I know more than you, to play the 'teacher' by refusing to meet
you in the play, to stop listening to you because I see you as 'still stuck in the
dream' or 'still a person'. This message is about love, in the true sense of the
word - otherwise it is simply nihilism masquerading as freedom. The 'Advaita
Police' reply 'Who cares?'. I say I do. I do.
Getting enlightened is a great thing. I recommend it. But then what are you
going to do? Are you going to love everybody and everything deeply and madly?
If not, why bother with enlightenment...it would just be a personal trip. Just go
play the lottery...or take a lot of vacations...Scott Kiloby on Facebook
Not knowingI may not know my original face
but I know how to smile.
I may not know the recipe for the diameter
of a circle but I know how to cut a slice
for a friend. I may not be Mary or the Buddha
but I can be kind. I may not be a diamond
cutter but I still long for rays of light
that reach the heart.
I may not be standing on the hill of skulls
but I know love when I see it.~ Stephen Levine ~(Breaking the Drought)Web version: www.panhala.net/Archive/Not_knowing.html