Only the hand that erases can write the true
There is no need to struggle to be free; the
absence of struggle is in itself freedom."
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.
"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.
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Posted on May
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
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
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
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