#4445 - Monday, December 5, 2011 - Editor: Gloria
The whole universe is shining as One,
split or break, or separate parts.
The idea of 'Maya' is itself the great
Duality and Non-duality are merely concepts of the
~ Dattatreya's Song of the Avadhut
by Jacque Collier on Facebook
To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle.
wilderness we fear is the pause within our own heartbeats, the
space that says we live only by grace. Wilderness lives by this same
~ Terry Tempest Williams
Falling asleep watching the waxing moon
weave so freely through the dark clouds ~
I later dream I am forever ravelled in its
White Line Reflected In Wind-Waved Water, Nightfall At
The Boathouse, Far Away Point, Maryland
photo and poem by Peter
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our
conscious of our treasures.
~ Thornton Wilder
I have lived with several Zen masters – all of them cats.
~ Eckhart Tolle
In this passing moment
By Shodo Harada Roshi
(1940 - )
"In the presence of Sangha, in the light of Dharma,
in oneness with Buddha -- may my path
to complete enlightenment benefit
In this passing moment karma ripens
and all things
come to be.
I vow to choose what is:
If there is cost, I choose to
If there is need, I choose to give.
If there is pain, I choose to
If there is sorrow, I choose to grieve.
When burning -- I choose
When calm -- I choose peace.
When starving -- I choose
When happy -- I choose joy.
Whom I encounter, I choose to
What I shoulder, I choose to bear.
When it is my death, I choose to
Where this takes me, I choose to go.
Being with what is -- I respond
to what is.
This life is as real as a dream;
the one who knows it
can not be found;
and, truth is not a thing -- Therefore I vow
THIS dharma entrance gate!
May all Buddhas and Wise Ones
help me live
Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as
you had chosen it. Aways work with it, not against it. Make it your
and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole
~ Eckhart Tolle
Look, it cannot be seen -- it is beyond form.
Listen, it cannot be heard
-- it is beyond sound.
Grasp, it cannot be held -- it is intangible.
three are indefinable;
Therefore they are joined in one.
From above it is not bright;
From below it is not dark;
thread beyond description.
It returns to nothingness.
The form of the
The image of the imageless,
It is called indefinable and beyond
Stand before it and there is no beginning.
Follow it and there is no
Stay with the ancient Tao,
Move with the present.
Knowing the ancient beginning is the essence of Tao.
Tao Te Ching
Translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane