#4422 - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - Editor: Gloria
If you want to understand it, you cannot understand it.
When you give up
trying to understand it, true understanding is always
~ Shunryu Suzuki
Where should I seek knowledge? In the abandonment of
When your discernment penetrates to the four
Are you capable of not knowing anything?
~ Lao Tzu
Mysteries are not to be solved.
The eye goes blind when it only wants to see
Ascetics wander shrine to shrine,
looking for what can
from visiting the soul.
Study the mystery you embody.
When you look up from
the dub grass looks fresher
a little ways off, and even
green farther on. Stay here.
The soul which cannot endure fire and smoke won't find
by Tony Cartledge on Facebook
First something happens inwardly and then it happens
outwardly. Where we
make our mistake is in giving the word “outwardly” too
much power. We
begin to hope for outward results and that is the very
essence of sleep.
This morning I woke up imbued with a physical ecstasy. I
brought it in here
to the keyboard to share with all of you. From whence did
this ecstasy arise?
It can only come from the mystery of being alive and
present. Now my fingers
of flame are burning up the keyboard in the mystery
of inner connection with
There is a book called Daughter of Fire, written by Irina
Tweedie. Some of
you know it well. One person has had the privilege of
sitting with Mrs.
Tweedie. Her book is huge; my mother said I was probably
one of the few
people who read it word for word. Heck, I have read and
underscoring passages, pondering the mystery....
My life has been licking at my feet for a long time now;
but so has yours. We
are only, as Elton John said, candles in the wind. This
difficult to grasp because our fingers get burned in the
very attempt. Fire is
dangerous and all-consuming.
If we know that we are fire, what can we do with that
sure knowledge? For
one thing, we can remember that we are also water.
"Book knowledge is useful to some extent. There are books
enlightened people, scriptures, and so on. On the level of the
mind you will
accept this and reject that. But to verify what is written,
one has to realize.
Then one will know the truth, absolutely, only then. But
until this happens,
one has to be content with books." ~ Bhai Sahib,
speaking to Irina Tweedie
The Truth stands before me
On my left is a blazing
On my right, a cool flowing stream.
One group of people walk toward the fire, into the
And the other towards the cool flowing waters.
No one knows which is
blessed and which is not.
But just as someone enters the fire
That head bobs up
from the water
And just as a head sinks into the water
That face appears
in the fire.
Those who love the sweet water of pleasure
And make it
their devotion are
Cheated by this reversal.
The deception goes further.
The voice of the fire says
"I am not fire, I am fountainhead
Come into me and don’t mind the
~ Bernard Guy on
It is always my wish that you might find enough patience
within yourself to
endure, and enough innocence to have faith. It is my wish
that you might
gain more and more trust in whatever is difficult for you, in
among other things.
Allow life to happen to you. Believe me, life is right in
— Rainer Maria Rilke
by ONE LOVE ONE HEART ONE VISION
community on Facebook
Thanks to Belle Heywood
So simple, so stunning....Francis Lucille:
"We all have the deep intuition that the ultimate reality
of everything is
eternal. Nothing comes out of nothing, and nothing vanishes
Since there is something rather than nothing, there has been
and always will
be something. The French chemist Lavoisier once said:
"Nothing gets created,
nothing gets lost." Krishna in the B. G. says it much
better: "That which is
never ceases to be, that which is not never comes
into being." The ultimate
reality of what we are as sentient beings, that
which really perceives, the
consciousness or awareness we are was never born
and never dies."
~ Francis Lucille
by Christopher Hebard on Facebook