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    #4613 - Thursday, May 31, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights Only the hand that erases can write
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      #4613 - Thursday, May 31, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      The Nonduality Highlights -
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights  
       
       
       
      Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
      ~Meister Eckhart
       

       
       
      There is no need to struggle to be free; the absence of struggle is in itself freedom."
      ~Chogyam Trungpa
       
       

       
       
      There is no good and no evil. In every concrete situation there is only the
      necessary and the unnecessary. The needful is right, the needless is wrong.
      The situation decides. 
       
      Every situation is a challenge which  demands the right response. When the 
      response is right, the challenge is met  and the problem ceases. If the
      response is wrong, the challenge is not met and the problem remains unsolved.
      Your unsolved problems - that is what  constitutes your karma. Solve them
      rightly and be free.
       
      ~Nisargadatta Maharaj
       
       
      "I Am That" Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, The Acorn Press, 1973
       
       

       
       
      Many people know that in 1971 Daniel Ellsberg, an American military analyst
      who Henry Kissinger dubbed “the most dangerous man in America,” leaked the
      Pentagon Papers, an act that became one of the most decisive catalysts in
      ending the Vietnam War. But what many people don’t know is that Ellsberg’s
      decision to release the papers was, in part, a consequence of his conversations
      with the Zen Buddhist poet Gary Snyder in Japan more than a decade earlier.
      Read the story:
       
       

       
       
      Surprise
      Posted on May 14, 2012
       
      By Darryl Bailey
       
       
      People often have the impression that a non-dual teaching is telling them to
      stop participating in life.
       
      They hear someone describe the fact that if you rest, and make no attempt to
      do anything, you may discover that everything is happening spontaneously.
      From this, they get the impression it’s saying you should always attempt to do
      nothing.
       
      Actually, it’s just the opposite. The act of resting may reveal that everything,
      including you, is the automatic functioning of something you’re not creating. To
      realize this does not leave us with any option of dropping out; it reveals that
      everything we are is compelled.
       
      It’s not possible to stop participating in life because everything we are is the
      expression of life. We don’t exist as anything standing outside of existence.
      Our desires are the expression of nature. As Schopenhauer so succinctly put
      it, long ago, “You can do what you want, but you can’t create your wants.”
       
      Right now, if you love art and are not fond of science, you can’t snap your
      fingers and have the opposite be true. You don’t create your needs, interests,
      or concerns and they are the foundation of your participation.
       
      Your wants aren’t your wants at all; they’re nature’s urge to express itself in
      constantly unique ways. No two apparent expressions of existence are ever
      identical. Ultimately a non-dual teaching can’t recommend any particular way
      of behaving, because it’s the realization that each of us is unique.
       
      It’s not offering the possibility of choosing to participate in life. It’s pointing
      out the fact that there is only the flow of life. And your expression will be a
      surprise.
       

       
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