#4484 - Monday, January 16, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4484 - Monday, January 16, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights
Those who are awake live in a constant state of amazement.- Jack Kornfield
The body trembles,
The tongue falters,
The mind is weary.Forsaking them all,
I pursue my purpose happily.Knowing I do nothing,
I do whatever comes my way,
And I am happy.- Ashtavakra Gita 13:2-3
Translation by Thomas Byromvia Along The Way
"The more evolved you become, the more compassionate you
become, the more you show loving kindness to everything, to the
mineral kingdom, to the vegetable kingdom, to the animal
kingdom, and to the human kingdom. You show total compassion,
loving kindness. You become an embodiment of love simply
because everything is you."- Robert Adamsvia FacebookPsalms 15
Lord, who can be trusted with power,
and who may act in your place?
Those with a passion for justice,
who speak the truth from their hearts;
who have let go of selfish interests
and grown beyond their own lives;
who see the wretched as their family
and the poor as their flesh and blood.
They alone are impartial
and worthy of the people's trust.
Their compassion lights up the whole earth,
and their kindness endures forever.
(A Book of Psalms, translations by Stephen Mitchell)
Web version: www.panhala.net/Archive/In_Memory_of_MLK.html"Who sets the example? Why should a liberated man necessarily
follow conventions? The moment he becomes predictable, he
cannot be free. His freedom lies in his being free to fulfill the need
of the moment, to obey the necessity of the situation."- Nisargadattavia FacebookThe wise person, therefore, does really not look to change
anything. They become quiet. They have patience. They work on
themselves. They watch their thoughts, watch their actions and
observe themselves getting angry, observe themselves getting
depressed, observe themselves getting jealous and envious and the
rest of it. Little by little they realize, "That's not me. That's hypnosis.
That's a lie." They do not react to their condition. To the extent
that they do not react to their conditions, to that extent do they
become free. They no longer care what anybody else is doing.
They compare themselves with no one. They compete with no one.
They simply watch themselves. They observe themselves. They see
the mental confusion. They don't run around shouting, "I am
absolute reality. I am God. I am consciousness." Rather, they see
where they're coming from and they leave everything else alone.- Robert Adams
via FacebookBegone elitist spiritual dogma. Begone hypocrisy. Begone judging
others. Begone hitting yourself on the head. Begone punishing
yourself and others. Begone comparing. Begone boxing. Begone
thinking you are better or worse or the same. Begone horribleness.
Begone wagging your finger. Begone all that pain and sense of not
good enoughness. Begone trying to prove . Begone forcing.
Begone pushing. Begone contortion. Begone wanting to follow.
Begone wanting to be followed. Begone everything that gets in the
way of your loving. Begone everything that gets in the way of your
natural peace.- Belle Heywoodvia FacebookShe let go. She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of
the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go
of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the
'right' reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry,
she just let go. She didn't ask anyone for advice. She didn't read a
book on how to let go. She didn't search the scriptures. She just let
go. She let go of all of the memories that held her back. She let go
of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go
of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just
right. She didn't promise to let go. She didn't journal about it. She
didn't write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no
public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn't check
the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.
She didn't analyze whether she should let go. She didn't call her
friends to discuss the matter. She didn't do a five-step Spiritual
Mind Treatment. She didn't call the prayer line. She didn't utter
one word. She just let go. No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or
praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree,
she just let go. There was no effort. There was no struggle. It
wasn't good and it wasn't bad. It was what it was, and it is just
that. In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came
over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and
the moon shone forevermore…"- Ernest Holmesvia Facebook