#4455 - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4455 - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - Editor: Gloria LeeThe Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights
Every day is a journey,
and the journey itself is home.~BashoStop your routine of acquisitiveness, your habit of looking for
results and the freedom of the universe is yours. Be effortless.~Nisargadatta Maharaj
by Tony Cartledge on FacebookMy life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and
yet I'm Happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?
~Snoopy (from Peanuts)by Peter Baker in Nonduality Highlights group on Facebookphoto by Susan Lucey of her beloved friend OliverHere is my secret: I don't mind what happens.
~Krishnamurtiby Elsa Bailey on Facebook
Take no notice of the ego and its activities, and see only the
awareness behind...~Ramana Maharishiby Satish Kumar on Facebookphoto by Alan LarusBy engaging in a delusive quest for happiness, we bring only
suffering upon ourselves. In our frantic search for something to
quench our thirst, we overlook the water all around us and
drive ourselves into exile from our own lives.
~Sharon SalzbergWe can travel a long way and do many things, but our deepest
happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. It is
born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing
ourselves to be always at home.
~Sharon SalzbergOur life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the
idle, curved tunnels of leaf miners on the surface of a leaf. We
must somehow take a wider view, look at the whole landscape,
really see it, and describe what's going on here. Then we can
at least wail the right question into the swaddling band of
darkness, or, if it comes to that, choir the proper praise.
~Annie DillardYour life feels different on you, once you greet death and
understand your heart's position. You wear your life like a
garment from the mission bundle sale ever after -- lightly
because you realize you never paid nothing for it, cherishing
because you know you won't ever come by such a bargain
~Louise Erdrichby Wisdom of the Sacred Feminine group on Facebook
You see people suffer and you seek the best way of helping
them. The answer is obvious - first put yourself beyond the
need of help. Be sure your attitude is of pure goodwill, free of
expectation of any kind.Those who seek mere happiness may end up in sublime
indifference, while love will never rest.As to method, there is only love - you must come to know
yourself - both what you appear to be and what you are.
Clarity and charity go together - each needs and strengthens
the other.~Nisargadatta Maharajby Along The WayIf prayer would do it
If prayer would do it
If reading esteemed thinkers would do it
I'd be halfway through the Patriarchs.
If discourse would do it
I'd be sitting with His Holiness
every moment he was free.
If contemplation would do it
I'd have translated the Periodic Table
to hermit poems, converting
matter to spirit.
If even fighting would do it
I'd already be a blackbelt.
If anything other than love could do it
I've done it already
and left the hardest for last.
~ Stephen Levine
(Breaking the Drought)
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