#4544 - Monday, March 19, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4544 - Monday, March 19, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlightsThere is no such thing as silence.
The void is a sea of infinitesimal bells.
the deepest emptiness is a song
pressed from nothing by a gaze within.
Descend into the chorus of your heart.
Listen: the sound of bliss creates the world.Fred LaMotteThere is a zen saying that the birds have no desire to be
reflected in the lake, the lake has no desire to reflect the birds,
but it still happens. The birds are reflected, the lake reflects,
although the desire exists neither on the part of the birds
nor on the part of the lake.
In this desirelessness everything happens, nothing is done.The Bright FieldBy R. S. Thomas
(1913 - 2000)I have seen the sun break through
to illuminate a small field
for a while, and gone my way
and forgotten it. But that was the pearl
of great price, the one field that had
treasure in it. I realize now
that I must give all that I have
to possess it. Life is not hurryingon to a receding future, nor hankering after
an imagined past. It is the turning
aside like Moses to the miracle
of the lit bush, to a brightness
that seemed as transitory as your youth
once, but is the eternity that awaits you.
from Soul Food: Nourishing Poems for Starved Minds, Edited by Neil
Astley / Edited by Pamela Robertson-PearceOnce the cow Lakshmi came into the hall. She was pregnant at that time. It
was after lunch time and Bhagavan was reading the newspapers. Lakshmi
came near and started licking the papers. Bhagavan looked up and said,
"Wait a little Lakshmi", but Lakshmi went on licking. Bhagavan laid his paper
aside, put his hands behind Lakshmi's horns and put his head against hers.
They stayed thus for quite a long time. All of us watched the wonderful
scene. After some time Bhagavan turned to me and said, "Do you know
what Lakshmi is doing? She is in samadhi". Tears were flowing from
Lakshmi's eyes. Her eyes were fixed on Bhagavan. After some time
Bhagavan asked her, "Lakshmi, how do you feel now"? Lakshmi moved
backward, reluctant to turn her tail towards Bhagavan, and went out of the
hall.~ Source: "Ramana Smrti", chapter: 'Eternal Bhagwan' by Shantamma ?http://bhagavan-ramana.org/ramana_maharshi/books/bc/bc041.html
via Advaita (Nonduality, Oneness, One Love) group on FacebookJoseph Campbell said, "You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a
day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning…a
place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and
what you might be." In an era when much of what passes for "the news" is
cartoonish or sheer lunacy, Campbell raises a question worth asking: Where
can I get news that is true and worth attending to? When I ask that
question, here are some of the answers I get: from nature, from children,
from friends and neighbors, from people who know what it means to love,
from poetry, and from within. Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama are two
of the people who remind me how much wisdom can come when we turn
to "alternative sources" for the real news of our lives...~Parker J. PalmerLove isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun, like struggle.To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she
is, right here and now.~ Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers
We are all a little weird
and life’s a little weird,
and when we find someone
whose weirdness is compatible with ours,
we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness
and call it
love.~ Dr. Seuss
"A young woman stepped forward from the throng and asked 'Oh great
Prophet, tell us how we might find love that is unconditional, unending and
unwavering'.The Prophet did not answer right away. He looked off into the distance,
gathering his thoughts. Silence descended upon the crowd. Then he turned
his gaze upon the young woman and said 'Get a dog!'."~ Chuck Lorre, Writer, Big Bang Theory."Lots of people talk to animals," said Pooh.
"Not that many listen though. That's the problem."
~The Tao of Pooh