#4464 - Monday, December 26, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4464 - Monday, December 26, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights
Year's endBy Matsuo Basho
(1644 - 1694)English version by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemotofrom Zen Poetry: Let the Spring Breeze EnterYear's end,
of this floating world, swept.photo by Alan LarusYou don't want no pie in the sky when you die,
You want something here on the ground while you're still around.~ Muhammad Aliby Louise Christianby Ben Gilberti on FacebookIf there is anything I have learned about men and women, it is
that there is a deeper spirit of altruism than is ever evident. Just
as the rivers we see are minor compared to the underground
streams, so, too, the idealism that is visible is minor compared to
what people carry in their hearts unreleased or scarcely released.
~ Dr. Albert SchweitzerFor if you are caught up in ideas, then you will be caught up in
the self. And even if you are caught up in ideas about
nothingness, you will still be caught up in the self. That's why we
should not get attached to the belief that things either exist or do
not exist. This is the hidden meaning when I say that my
teachings are a raft to be abandoned when you see true being.~ Diamond Sutraby Tony Cartledge on FacebookRobert Bly once said, of growing older: "I was very surprised to
find out, as my poems pick up more and more of the past of
human beings, the ancient culture, more and more of the grief
and the suffering of human beings — the poems become funnier!
I don't understand that, but I love it. I feel that there's some way
that as the mind gets more mature, in the midst of a lot of grief,
it's able to dance a little!"Henry James
"Poor Mr. James," Virginia Woolf once said:
"He never quite met the right people."
Poor James. He never quite met the
children of light and so he had to invent them.
Then, when people said: No one is like that.
Your books are not reality, he replied:So much the worse for reality.He described himself as "slow to conclude,
orotund, a slow-moving creature, circling his rooms
slowly masticating his food."Once, when a nephew asked his advice
on how to live, he searched his mind.
Number One, be kind, he said.
Number Two, be kind and
Number Three, be kind.
by June Beisch, from Fatherless WomanIn a short video extract, Francis Lucille urges us to live as if we are
all universal consciousness by acknowledging the same presence
that exists in each and every one of us. Communication with
others then becomes a direct path towards compassion and love;
all of life can be seen, therefore, as something playful and
magical... indeed, a miracle itself.