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#4709 - Monday, September 17, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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    #4709 - Monday, September 17, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee The Nonduality Highlights http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/ Moon and clouds are the same Moon
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      #4709 - Monday, September 17, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      Moon and clouds are the same
      Moon and clouds are the same;
      mountain and valley are different.
      All are blessed; all are blessed.
      Is this one? Is this two?
      By Wu Men (Hui-k'ai)
      (1183 - 1260)
      English version by Stephen Mitchell
      Full Moon And Lightning Storm Over The Miles River
      photo by Peter Shefler

      There is a lake so tiny
      that a mustard seed would cover it
      easily, yet everyone drinks from this lake.
      Deer, jackals, rhinoceroses, and sea elephants
      keep falling into it, falling and dissolving
      almost before they have time to be born.
                         - Lalla
                           14th Century North Indian mystic
      via Along The Way

      There are those who are constantly serving and loving all. And though a
      spiritual thought may never have crossed their minds, these are the real
      spiritually advanced people among us. 
      ~ Benny Silverman

      The example used to illustrate the illusory nature of our sense of
      separateness establishes a parallel between the way in which the individual's
      energy manifests and what happens when a crystal-prism is placed in the
      light of the sun: when the sun's light falls on a crystal, it is reflected,
      refracted and decomposed by it, causing the appearance of rays and forms in
      the colors of the spectrum which seem to be separate from the crystal, but
      which are actually functions of the crystal's own nature. 
      In the same way, what appears as a world of apparently external phenomena
      is the energy of the individual him or herself, as perceived by his or her
      senses. In truth, there is nothing external to, or separate from, the
      individual, and all that manifests in the individual's field of experience is a
      continuum, fundamentally free from duality and multiplicity: this is precisely
      the `Great Perfection' that is discovered in Dzogchen.
      - Chogyal Namkhai Norbu 
      From the book, "The Crystal and the Way of Light: Sutra, Tantra and
      Dzogchen," published by Snow Lion Publications.
      via Daily Dharma

      "When body and mind are together, you are fully present. You are fully alive
      and you can touch the wonders of life that are available in the here and the
      now. So you practice not only with your mind but with your body. Body and
      mind should be experienced as one thing, not two. On that ground, you see
      that everything you are looking for is already there. Whether it is
      enlightenment, nirvana, liberation, Buddha, dharma, sangha, or happiness, it is
      right there. In fact, that is the only place, the only moment, where you can
      find these things."
      ~Thich Naht Hanh
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