#4480 - Thursday, January 5, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4480 - Thursday, January 5, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights
Take my hand. We will walk. We will only walk.
We will enjoy our walk without thinking of arriving anywhere.- Thich Nhat Hanh
Do not think that enlightenment is going to make you special, it's
not. If you feel special in any way, then enlightenment has not
occurred. I meet a lot of people who think they are enlightened
and awake simply because they have had a very moving spiritual
experience. They wear their enlightenment on their sleeve like a
badge of honor. They sit among friends and talk about how awake
they are while sipping coffee at a cafe. The funny thing about
enlightenment is that when it is authentic, there is no one to claim
it. Enlightenment is very ordinary; it is nothing special. Rather than
making you more special, it is going to make you less special. It
plants you right in the center of a wonderful humility and
innocence. Everyone else may or may not call you enlightened, but
when you are enlightened the whole notion of enlightenment and
someone who is enlightened is a big joke. I use the word
enlightenment all the time; not to point you toward it but to point
you beyond it. Do not get stuck in enlightenment.- Adyashanti
Eventually you learn that you already know. You see that
forgiveness is the recognition that there is nothing to forgive. And
enlightenment or awakening is simply the acceptance of what you
are, have always been and will always be.- Benny SilvermanFirst I grew tired of religion. Then I became exhausted by politics.
And now I'm completely comatose regarding spirituality. Free at
last. There is just this life, in this moment, living itself out without
regard to our outlandish stories about it. What could possibly be
better than that?
- Richard Young
sick of it whatever it's called sick of the names
I dedicate every pore to what's here- Ikkyu (Japan, 15th Century)
I tried to give up non-duality, but it's hard when it stares you in the
face all the time.- Mark ScorelleWho you are is and always will be free. Freedom is not something
that can be learned, earned or lost.- GangajiWhen we want the truth we have to be willing to not imagine
anything. What is here, unimaginably, unthinkably, undeniably?- Gangaji
photo by Alan LarusTo what shore would you cross, O my
heart? there is no traveler before
you, there is no road:
Where is the movement, where is the
rest, on that shore?
There is no water; no boat, no boatman,
There is not so much as a rope to tow
the boat, nor a man to draw it.
No earth, no sky, no time, no thing, is
there: no shore, no ford!
There, there is neither body nor mind:
and where is the place that shall
still the thirst of the soul? You shall
find naught in that emptiness.
Be strong, and enter into your own body:
for there your foothold is firm. Consider
it well, O my heart! go not elsewhere.
Kabir says: "Put all imaginations away, and
stand fast in that which you are."- Kabir"Songs of Kabir"
Translated by Rabindranath Tagorevia Along The Wayphoto by Alan LarusThe Wild GeeseGeese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here.
- Wendell BerryThought for the Day:Accept yourself
that you are not afraid to let go
of what is not you.- Ivan M. Granger