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#4766 - Thursday, November 22, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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    #4766 - Thursday, November 22, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee The Nonduality Highlights http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/ There is a morning inside you
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      #4766 - Thursday, November 22, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into light.
      ~ Rumi

      Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent 
      as a guide from beyond. 
      ~ Rumi 
      In Berg en Dal, Gelderland.
      by John Devitt
      from Nonduality Highlights on Facebook

      When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation,
      we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
      ~ Joseph Campbell

      What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
      via Tao & Zen on Facebook

      In Engaged Buddhism, Peace Begins with You
      By John Malkin
      Thich Nhat Hanh, who originated Engaged Buddhism, in an interview with John Malkin.
      Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by
      Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967, after playing a central role in the Vietnamese
      peace movement.
      John Malkin: Many people have the view that happiness and enlightenment are
      things that happen only in the future, and that maybe only a few people are
      capable of experiencing them. Enlightenment can seem like a very unattainable
      Thich Nhat Hanh: Happiness and enlightenment are living things and they can
      grow. It is possible to feed them every day. If you don't feed your
      enlightenment, your enlightenment will die. If you don't feed your happiness,
      your happiness will die. If you don't feed your love, your love will die. If you
      continue to feed your anger, your hatred, your fear, they will grow. The Buddha
      said that nothing can survive without food. That applies to enlightenment, to
      happiness, to sorrow, to suffering.
      First of all, enlightenment is enlightenment about something. Suppose you are
      drinking some tea and you are aware that you are drinking some tea. That kind
      of mindfulness of drinking is a form of enlightenment. There have been many
      times that you've been drinking but you didn't know it, because you are
      absorbed in worries. So mindfulness of drinking is already one kind of
      If you can focus your mind on the act of drinking, then happiness can come while
      you have some tea. You are capable of enjoying that tea in the here and now. But
      if you don't know how to drink your tea in mindfulness and concentration, you
      are not really drinking tea. You are drinking your sorrow, your fear, your
      anger—and happiness is not possible.
      Insight is also enlightenment. To be aware that you are still alive, that you are
      walking on this beautiful planet—that is a form of enlightenment. That does not
      come just by itself. You have to be mindful in order to enjoy every step. And
      again, you have to preserve that enlightenment in order for happiness to
      continue. If you walk like someone who is running, happiness will stop.
      Small enlightenments have to succeed each other. And they have to be fed all the
      time, in order for a great enlightenment to be possible. So a moment of living in
      mindfulness is already a moment of enlightenment. If you train yourself to live in
      such a way, happiness and enlightenment will continue to grow.
      Entire interview may be read at:
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