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    Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm Nonduality Highlights: Issue
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 30 12:05 AM
      Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm

      Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4497, Sunday, January 29, 2012

      When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.

      - Buddha, posted to DailyDharma

      To be anxious is to wear oneself out. To seek power or to use force is to overstrain one's system.

      - Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels

      After all, there is no such thing as mind apart from thoughts which come and go obeying their own laws, not yours. They dominate you only because you are interested in them. It is exactly as Christ said "Resist not evil." By resisting evil, you merely strengthen it.

      - Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels

      The eyes of a saint are always concentrated on the supreme Self. The minute his is aware of himself, sainthood is lost.

      - Neem Karoli Baba, from Miracle of Love,by Ram Dass


      Pain comes from seeing how arrogant you've been, and
      pain brings you out of this

      conceit. A child cannot be born until the mother has pain.
      You are pregnant with real

      trust. The words of the prophets and saints are midwives
      that help, but first you must feel

      pain. To be without pain is to use the first person wrongly.
      "I" am this. "I" am that.

      "I" am God, like al-Hallaj, who waited till that was true to
      say it. "I" at the wrong

      time brings a curse. "I" at the right time gives a blessing.
      If a rooster crows early,

      when it's still dark, he must have his head cut off. What is
      this beheading? As one might

      extract a scorpion's sting to save it, or a snake's venom to
      keep it from being stoned,

      headlessness comes from your cleansing connection to
      a teacher. Hold to

      a true sheikh. Strength will come. Your strength is his
      gathering you closer. Soul

      of the soul of the soul, moment to moment, hope to draw breath
      from that one. No matter

      how long you've been apart. That presence has no separation
      in it. Do you want to understand more about this friendship?
      Read the sura called Daybreak.

      - Rumi, Mathnawi II: 2817-43, version by Coleman Barks, from The Soul of Rumi, posted to Sunlight


      On the tidal mud, just before sunset,
      dozens of starfishes
      were creeping. It was
      as though the mud were a sky
      and enormous, imperfect stars
      moved across it as slowly
      as the actual stars cross heaven.
      All at once they stopped,
      and, as if they had simply
      increased their receptivity
      to gravity, they sank down
      into the mud, faded down
      into it and lay still, and by the time
      pink of sunset broke across them
      they were as invisible
      as the true stars at daybreak.

      - Galway Kinnell

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