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#4419 - Monday, November 7, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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    #4419 - Monday, November 7, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights Sometimes the simplest teachings
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      #4419 - Monday, November 7, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights 
      Sometimes the simplest teachings are the most powerful:

      "Just Rest..."

      ~ Ramana Maharshi


      In the presence of utter relaxation it is very difficult to believe your complex
      stories, accusations, defenses and other descriptions. You can be this relaxed
      presence for both yourself as well as for other people. Simply be present and
      don't believe in any thought. You will feel the inner smile of a Buddha
      bubbling up. Watch magic and transformation happen all around you.
      ~ Bentinho Massaro

      A Stunning, Chance Encounter With Nature www.openculture.com 
      Sophie Windsor Clive and Liberty Smith were canoeing somewhere in Ireland
      when they had a chance encounter with one of nature's greatest and most
      fleeting  phenomena -- a murmuration of starlings. The spectacle is a magical
      case of  mathematical chaos in action. 

      sick of it whatever it's called sick of the names
      I dedicate every pore to what's here
      ~ Ikkyu

      by Belle Heywood on Facebook

      Chuck Surface: The Great Mystery
      It's a Great Mystery.
      I don't know anything,
      About anything,
      Is that OK?
      Must I know,
      The what, when, and how,
      The why and the wherefore?
      Need I be confident, assured,
      And speak with authority?
      Are you looking for an all-knowing guru?
      Do you really want to hear,
      More words about…
      More descriptions of…
      Or is it enough to sit in this Radiance,
      And Breathe Bliss.
      Knowing nothing,
      I have nothing to say.
      I can only Share this Mystery,
      This Great Unknowing,
      This Unbearable Beauty.
      At the risk of knowing just one thing,
      I will say this much…
      This Ecstasy…
      What you are,
      Before the world arises, and after,
      Before “you” arise, and after,
      Your Nature,
      How uncomfortable,
      To speak even that.
      As if I know anything,
      About anything,
      Maybe, if I whisper…
      Without speaking….

      These 8 stanzas, imbued with light, are written by St John of The Cross, a
      Spanish mystic and Catholic Saint. I believe the poem is entitled,
      "Transcending All Knowledge". How could this, by a Christian no less, so
      perfectly reflect the very same Perennial reality spoken across all of time?
             (1542 – 1591)
      (Ed. Note: Actual title)
      Stanzas concerning an ecstasy experienced in high contemplation.
      I entered into unknowing,
      and there I remained unknowing
      transcending all knowledge.
      1. I entered into unknowing,
      yet when I saw myself there,
      without knowing where I was,
      I understood great things;
      I will not say what I felt
      for I remained in unknowing
      transcending all knowledge.
      2. That perfect knowledge
      was of peace and holiness
      held at no remove
      in profound solitude;
      it was something so secret
      that I was left stammering,
      transcending all knowledge.
      3. I was so 'whelmed,
      so absorbed and withdrawn,
      that my senses were left
      deprived of all their sensing,
      and my spirit was given
      an understanding while not understanding,
      transcending all knowledge.
      4. He who truly arrives there
      cuts free from himself;
      all that he knew before
      now seems worthless,
      and his knowledge so soars
      that he is left in unknowing
      transcending all knowledge.
      5. The higher he ascends
      the less he understands,
      because the cloud is dark
      which lit up the night;
      whoever knows this
      remains always in unknowing
      transcending all knowledge.
      6. This knowledge in unknowing
      is so overwhelming
      that wise men disputing
      can never overthrow it,
      for their knowledge does not reach
      to the understanding of not
      transcending all knowledge.
      7. And this supreme knowledge
      is so exalted
      that no power of man or learning
      can grasp it;
      he who masters himself
      will, with knowledge in
      always be transcending.
      8. And if you should want to hear:
      this highest knowledge lies
      in the loftiest sense
      of the essence of God;
      this is a work of his mercy,
      to leave one without
      transcending all knowledge.

      By Christopher Hebard on Facebook
      Copyright  ICS Publications .  Permission is hereby granted for any
      non-commercial use, if this copyright notice is included. Maintained by the
      Austrian Province of the Teresian Carmel

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