#4639 - Monday, June 28, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4639 - Monday, June 28, 2012 - Editor: Gloria LeeThe Nonduality Highlights http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/But I'll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and
get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything.
~ Alan WattsWhen, at some point, there is a spontaneous surrender of the personal needs,
preferences, desires, opinions, and beliefs that function as 'reality filters,' the
realization of your true identify may spontaneously arise. When this happens
there will be no more questions. You see that everything is the answer - that the
guru is and has always been completely present. He manifests as the person,
inner voice, or happening that triggers this surrender. Any way the invitation is
extended, it functions as the guru. It may be silence from a sage or words from
a shopkeeper. The surrender may come through agony or ecstasy. It can happen
through an apple falling on your head; it can come from the smile of a child; or it
can arise from deep inside as you walk along a beach at sunset or when your burn
your finger on the stove. At any time, your sense of separation may dissolve to
reveal the One beyond all duality.~ Leo HartongAwakening to the Dream, Trafford, 2001
via Along The WayWhat Is There Beyond Knowing?What is there beyond knowing that keeps
calling to me? I can'tturn in any direction
but it's there. I don't meanthe leaves' grip and shine or even the thrush's
silk song, but the far-offfires, for example,
of the stars, heaven's slowly turningtheater of light, or the wind
playful with its breath;or time that's always rushing forward,
or standing stillin the same -- what shall I say --
moment.What I know
I could put into a packas if it were bread and cheese, and carry it
on one shoulder,important and honorable, but so small!
While everything else continues, unexplainedand unexplainable. How wonderful it is
to follow a thought quietlyto its logical end.
I have done this a few times.But mostly I just stand in the dark field,
in the middle of the world, breathingin and out. Life so far doesn't have any other name
but breath and light, wind and rain.If there's a temple, I haven't found it yet.
I simply go on drifting, in the heaven of the grass
and the weeds.~ Mary Oliver ~(New and Selected Poems Volume Two)
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