#4661 - Monday, July 23,
2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
In fact, ultimate truth does not even need words
That is because this whole world is already truth. Just see.
hear. Just smell. From moment to moment, the universe is always
giving us a very wonderful Dharma speech about the nature of
sky is blue. The trees are green. Salt tastes salty;
sugar is sweet. When
you see, when you hear, when you smell,
when you taste, when you touch, when
you think - everything,
just-like-this, is the truth.
The Compass of Zen p.253
photo by Alan Larus
Sayings by Fred LaMotte
Above all, develop the virtue of PERSISTENCE.
persistence, you will achieve all the things that... oh never mind.
Hey, it's OK to be passionate about an issue and
take a stand.
Really, it doesn't mean you're a bigot, or a failed
It means you are alive.
A monk remains in the unbounded. A warrior,
while inwardly at
rest in the unbounded, makes bold choices to act in the
boundaries. There is no conflict.
It's so boring when everyone agrees. It's so
everyone argues. Agree to love, then frolic in differences.
bears me away where there is no longer any shore." ~Al-Hallaj
cries out, but not with words.
So prayer is an inner music
that does not
speak Gods name.
Love and prayer keep night's secret
like the ocean of stars,
yet the hollow of the spine
cannot contain it.
What gushes out is a language of sighs and glances,
sometimes through the heart, sometimes the crown.
Haven't you felt some
breath hovering over you,
longing to anoint the soft spot that used to be
This language is known only to those
who let the waves have their
way with them.
Waves of what? Waves of whose reflection
in the waters of
Friend, if you're still crying, "help!"
via Fred LaMotte
Liberation is our very nature. We are that.
The very fact
that we wish for liberation
shows that freedom from all bondage is our
real nature. It is not to be freshly acquired.
All that is
necessary is to get rid of the false
notion that we are bound. When we
that, there will be no desire or thought of any
long as one desires liberation, so
long, you may take it, one is in
~Sri Ramana Maharshi
via Along The Way
In Gita 10:32 Krishna says, "I am the beginning and the
In Revelations 22:13 Jesus says, "I am the beginning and
Are they the same voice, the same Am speaking through different
You also say I Am.
Who is Christ, who is Krishna, if not
the soul of your soul,
the heart of your heart, the silent Am who witnesses
just as the still unfathomable ocean rests inside each