#4575 - Thursday, April 19, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4575 - Thursday, April 19, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlightsLive Stream Retreat with Eckhart Tolle June 17-20, 2012Join Eckhart Tolle in his personal four-day retreat via live web streaming from
the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York, this coming
June. From Sunday evening to Wednesday at noon EST, Eckhart will join you in
exploring how life always has been, always is, and always will be in the now.Price
$69.95 which includes the download of all of your sessions to your home computerafter the event.For more information, and to sign up for the retreat, click hereYou do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all
going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by
the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.- Thomas Merton"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more
intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much--the wheel, New York,
wars and so on--while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water
having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were
far more intelligent than man--for precisely the same reasons."- Douglas Adams, THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
"Bliss is not an experience, it is your nature. This is the Heart of the Wise. This
Gift is always calling to everyone, ‘You are seated in the Heart of all Beings.’ This
is the Truth: Your face shines."
Once we realize and abide in our true nature, the body, the mind and the world
become our instruments to express and celebrate our innate understanding, our
loving nature and our deep sensitivity to beauty.- Ellen Emmet
via Emilie UnkrichWith us, one needs to be a waking sleeper,
that in the state of wakefulness,
you may dream dreams.The thought of created things
is an enemy to this sweet waking sleep;
until your thought is asleep, your throat is shut,
no mysteries can enter.Mystical bewilderment must sweep thought away;
bewilderment devours thought
and recollection of anything other than Love .- Rumi
Mathnawi III: 1114-1116
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminskiphoto by Alan LarusInstructions
Give up the world; give up self; finally, give up God.
Find god in rhododendrons and rocks,
passers-by, your cat.
Pare your beliefs, your absolutes.
Make it simple; make it clean.
No carry-on luggage allowed.
Examine all you have
with a loving and critical eye, then
throw away some more.
Keep this and only this:
what your heart beats loudly for
what feels heavy and full in your gut.
There will only be one or two
things you will keep,
and they will fit lightly
in your pocket.
- Sheri Hostetler
(A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry)
Web version: www.panhala.net/Archive/Instructions.html