#4779 - Thursday, December 6, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4779 - Thursday, December 6, 2012 - Editor: Gloria LeeThe Nonduality Highlights http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/However deep your
Knowledge of the scriptures,
It is no more than a strand of hair
In the vastness of space;
However important appearsYour worldly experience,
It is but a drop of water in a deep ravine.~ Tokusanvia Zen Poems, Haiku, and Writings on Facebook
6. Anyone who seeks total Enlightenment should discard not only all
conceptions of their own selfhood, of other selves, or of a universal self,
but they should also discard all notions of the non-existence of such
concepts.When the Buddha explains these things using such concepts and ideas,
people should remember the unreality of all such concepts and ideas.
They should recall that in teaching spiritual truths the Buddha always
uses these concepts and ideas in the way that a raft is used to cross a
river. Once the river has been crossed over, the raft is of no more use,
and should be discarded. These arbitrary concepts and ideas about
spiritual things need to be explained to us as we seek to attain
Enlightenment. However, ultimately these arbitrary conceptions can be
discarded. Think Subhuti, isn't it even more obvious that we should also
give up our conceptions of non-existent things?(Diamond Sutra)Doing, or not doing,
Both come from not knowing.Knowing this fully,
I am here.
Of what is beyond thinking
Is still thinking.I gave up thinking,
And I am here.Whoever fulfills this
Fulfills his own nature
And is indeed fulfilled.~ Ashtavakra Gita (12.6-8)photo by Alan LarusThe perfume of true life
is right in your nose.
There is nothing you can do
to perceive it
and yet you must do something.
Rest and be taken.
Rest and be taken.~ Adyashanti, from 'My Secret is Silence'photo by Alan LarusWhat is it to be admitted to a museum, to see a myriad of particular things,
compared with being shown some stars surface, some hard matter in its home! I
stand in awe of my body, this matter to which I am bound has become so strange
to me Talk of mysteries!Think of our life in nature,daily to be shown matter,
to come in contact with it, rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! The solid earth! The
actual world! The common sense! Contact! Contact! Who are we? Where are we?~ Henry David Thoreauphoto by Alan Larus
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