#4741 - Sunday, October 28, 2012
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Nonduality Highlights Issue #4741, Sunday, October 28, 2012
What is normal may be felt in the silent mind. When thought is spent, the individual is no longer a separate entity but gets merged in the silent Consciousness as its intrinsic essence.
- Ramesh S. Balsekar from A Net of Jewels, posted to AlongTheWay
Inasmuch as it is necessary for the knowing aspect of life, or the soul, to return at length to its original state of being, even so it is necessary for it to experience first of all the life it created for the very reason that it might know.
- From The Teachings Of Hazrat Inayat Khan, posted to SufiMystic
Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the shadow
Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow
Between the desire
And the spasm
Between the potency
and the existence
Between the essence
And the descent
Falls the Shadow
T.S. Elliot from The Hollow Men, posted to The_Now2
In John, Chapter 1, it says:
"The light shines in the darkness
and the darkness apprehends it not."
And the light is? ... consciousness.
How much conciousness can I tolerate?
... it depends on how much I surrender myself to it.
I know it will tolerate me.
It's only me that can't tolerate my perceived mistakes,
my perceived errors, my perceived failures.
I say 'perceived', because they are only perceptions.
All is perfect, including my innumerable mistakes.
I had to fall countless times as I can learn to walk,
but I didn't give myself a severe haranguing every time.
And the 'me' is?
... an idea of who I am,
and that will always fall far short of my fullness.
The shadow, comparative darkness,
lurks in my recesses. It's afraid of the light.
It has to be gently persuaded to let go
of its clinging to that place of false security
under the bushel where the light can't shine.
... "Hey, my fearful, internal, shadowy little boy,"
I say to him,
"All is well, fear not, there's a beautiful satsang here,
a community of friends who lovingly embrace you,
let it nurture your light and dispel that hollow shadow
"Faith is letting that light shine in your internal darkness
with a feeling of confidence that all will be well
"And it will be."
From the light I come, to the light I return.
- posted to The_Now2
People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child - our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
~Thich Nhat Hanh, posted to The_Now2