#4553 - Thursday, March 29, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4553 - Thursday, March 29, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlightsVery seldom can one recommend a book before reading it, but this is the
one! I was already an avid reader back when Swami Z stories first appeared
some years ago on Vicki's website. While many profound truths are wryly or
sarcastically uttered as humor, Swami Z just happens to be the most lovable
curmudgeon of a guru you'll ever meet. When baking cookies for his kitchen
table satsangs with mostly complaining and questioning disciples, a group
that includes a grown man with his stick pony, hilarious conversations take
place that somehow magically convey to you all the comfort and delight of a
warm cookie fresh from the oven. Treat yourself!Authored by Vicki WoodyardVicki Woodyard wrote A GURU IN THE GUEST ROOM as a blend of fantasy
and wisdom about awakening. In this book, she introduces the reader to
Swami Z and his disciples; a motley crew of characters that spring up
around him to learn that they are the Self. If you want to have an
awakened wink, this book is for you!We're all just walking each other home.
I love talking about nothing.
It's the only thing that I know anything about.~Oscar Wilde
My LifeMy whole life is mine, but whoever says so
will deprive me, for it is infinite.
The ripple of water, the shade of the sky
are mine; it is still the same, my life.No desire opens me: I am full,
I never close myself with refusal-
in the rhythm of my daily soul
I do not desire-I am moved;by being moved I exert my empire,
making the dreams of night real:
into my body at the bottom of the water
I attract the beyonds of mirrors...~Rainer Maria Rilkevia Christopher Hebard on FBOur task is to take this earth so deeply and wholly into ourselves that it will
resurrect within our being.~Rainer Maria Rilke, letter to Witold Hulewicz, November 13, 1925via Ivan M. Granger
by Rashani ReaMost people think excitement is happiness - but when you are excited you
are not peaceful - true happiness is based on peace.
~Thich Nhat Hanh
One of the dysfunctional patterns of the mind is the assumption that the
Now needs to be filled with something all the time. Of course you have to
do things, but see if you can also experience the spaciousness of this
moment, the inherent goodness of this moment, regardless of what it
If you want to know who someone is,
what is flowing through or not flowing,
stay in a listening posture.
Close your eyes inside your companion's shadow.
But always remember,
you have your own source.
Never leave that.
Explore the inner foundation stone by stone.