#4229 - Saturday, April 23, 2011
Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4229, Saturday, April 23, 2011
That will be enough.
- Metta Zetty
Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
Lao-Tzu, posted to Distillation
Our true nature is that simple and undeniable presence of awareness that illumines all thinking, feeling and perceiving. Always present and radiantly clear, it is never obscured by time, circumstances or thoughts. The body, mind and world rise and set in awareness and have no independent existence apart from awareness. Awareness, your real being, is all there is. You are not the limited person you have taken yourself to be. Look for the separate self and you find it entirely absent. Seeing this, suffering, doubt and confusion effortlessly drop away, revealing your natural state of innate hap- piness and freedom. Understanding who you are is immediately and always available - here and now.
- John Wheeler, from Shining in Plan View, posted to AlongTheWay
Seeking out causes is a pastime of the mind. There is no duality of cause and effect. Everything is its own cause.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels
The core of every fruit is better than its rind:
consider the body to be the rind,
and its friend the spirit to be the core.
After all, the Human Being has a goodly core;
seek it for one moment
if you are of those inspired by the Divine Breath.
- Rumi, Mathnawi III:3417-3418, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski, from Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance, posted to Sunlight
...the single most vital step
on your journey toward enlightenment is this:
learn to disidentify from your mind.
Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind,
the light of your consciousness grows stronger.
One day you may catch yourself smiling
at the voice in your head,
as you would smile at the antics of a child.
This means that you no longer take
the content of your mind all that seriously,
as your sense of self does not depend on it.
- Eckhart Tolle, posted to The_Now2