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      Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm

      Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4291, Sunday June 26, 2011

      Rest in natural great peace
      This exhausted mind
      Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thought,
      Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
      In the infinite ocean of samsara.

      Rest in natural great peace.

      Above all, be at ease, be as natural and spacious as possible.
      Slip quietly out of the noose of your habitual anxious self,
      release all grasping, and relax into your true nature.

      Think of your ordinary emotional, thought-ridden self as a
      block of ice or a slab of butter left out in the sun. If you
      are feeling hard and cold, let this aggression melt away in
      the sunlight of your meditation. Let peace work on you and
      enable you to gather your scattered mind into the mindfulness
      of Calm Abiding, and awaken in you the awareness and insight of
      Clear Seeing. And you will find all your negativity disarmed,
      your aggression dissolved, and your confusion evaporating
      slowly like mist into the vast and stainless sky of your
      absolute nature.

      - Nyoshul Khenppo, posted to DailyDharma

      It's Not What You Expected

      Enlightenment is like nothing
      you may have imagined or expected.

      We're all earnestly seeking and hoping
      to find something other than this
      when, in reality, Realization is
      a rediscovery and
      a full, open-hearted acceptance
      of This - exactly as it is.

      - Metta Zetty

      First I gave up action,
      Then idle words,
      And lastly thought itself.

      Now I am here.

      Ridding my mind of distraction,
      I shut out sound and all the senses,
      And I am here.

      Meditation is needed
      Only when the mind is distracted
      By false imagining.

      Knowing this,
      I am here.

      Without joy or sorrow,
      Grasping nothing, spurning nothing,
      O Master, I am here.

      What do I care
      If I observe or neglect
      The four stages of life?

      Controlling the mind,
      These are mere distractions!

      Now I am here.

      Doing, or not doing,
      Both come from not knowing.

      Knowing this fully,
      I am here.

      Of what is beyond thinking
      Is still thinking.

      I gave up thinking,

      And I am here.
      Whoever fulfills this
      Fulfills his own nature
      And is indeed fulfilled.

      - Excerpt from the The Heart of Awareness - a translation of The Ashtavakra Gita by Thomas Byrom

      Truth Is

      Truth is only discovered in the moment.
      There is no truth that can be carried over
      to the next moment, the next day, the next year.
      Memory never contains truth, only what is past, dead, gone.

      Truth comes into the non-seeking mind fresh and alive.
      It is not something you can carry with you, accumulate, or hold onto.

      Truth leaps into view when the mind is quiet, not asserting itself.
      You cannot contain or domesticate truth, for if you do, it dies instantly.

      Truth prowls the unknown waiting for a gap in the mind's activity.
      When that gap is there, the truth leaps out of the unknown into the known.

      Instantly you comprehend it and sense its sacredness.
      The timeless has broken through like a flash of lightning
      and illuminated the moment with its presence.

      Truth comes to an innocent mind as a blessing and a sacrament.
      Truth is a holy thing because it liberates thought from itself
      and illumines the human heart from the inside out.

      - Adyashanti

      Sogyal Rimpoche - Rest in natural great peace:



      You can relax now - Shaina Noll:


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