#4462 - Saturday, December 24, 2011
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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4462, Saturday, December 24, 2011
The trouble with the world," said the Master with a sigh, "is that human beings refuse to grow up.
When can a person be said to have grown up?" asked a disciple.
On the day he does not need to be lied to about anything.
- Anthony de Mello, SJ, posted to Friar_Tucks_Monastery
The ostensible purpose of all meditation is the cessation of thinking or conceptualization, but this can never be achieved by any entity because an entity is itself the thinking process. A deep understanding of this truth, however, can itself lead to a spontaneous fasting of the mind, whereby thought ceases effortlessly on its own, as would a clock cease whose winding has been allowed to run down.
- Ramesh S Balsekar, posted to Distillation
Tripping Over Joy
What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a saint?
The saint knows
That the spiritual path
Is a sublime chess game with God
And that the Beloved
Has just made such a Fantastic Move
That the saint is now continually
Tripping over Joy
And bursting out in Laughter
And saying, "I Surrender!"
Whereas, my dear,
I am afraid you still think
You have a thousand serious moves.
- Hafiz, from I Heard God Laughing - Renderings of Hafiz versions by Daniel Ladinsky, posted to AlongTheWay
After you have rejected
what was to be rejected
what was to be accepted,
At that end you'll say,
'What's this acceptance for, even?
I don't need it."
you'll arrive at
'Who am I?'
- Swami Amar Jyoti, from In Light of Wisdom, posted to AlongTheWay