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    Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm Nonduality Highlights Issue
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      Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm

      Nonduality Highlights Issue #4806, Saturday, January 5, 2013

      There is no chaos in the world, except the chaos which your mind creates. It is self- created in the sense that at its very centre is the false idea of oneself as a thing different and separate from other things. In reality you are not a thing, nor separate. You are the infinite potentiality, the inexhaustible possibility. Because you are, all can be. The universe is but a partial manifestation of your limitless capacity to become.

      - Nisargadatta Maharaj from I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to AlongTheWay

      Don't forget the nut, being so proud of the shell,
      The body has its inward ways,

      the five senses. They crack open,
      and the Friend is revealed.

      Crack open the Friend, you become
      the All-One.

      -Rumi, Quatrain 181, version by Coleman Barks from Unseen Rain, posted to Sunlight

      Spiritual maturity lies in the readiness to let go of everything. The giving up is the first step. But the real giving up is in realizing that there is nothing to give up, for nothing is your own. It is like deep sleep - you do not give up your bed when you fall asleep, you just forget about it.

      - Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels

      What happens to the body and the mind may not be within your power to change, but you can always put an end to your imagining yourself to be body and mind. Whatever happens, remind yourself that only your body and mind are affected, not yourself.

      - Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels

      Not Here

      There's courage involved if you want
      to become truth. There is a broken -

      open place in a lover. Where are
      those qualities of bravery and sharp

      compassion in this group? What's the
      use of old and frozen thought? I want

      a howling hurt. This is not a treasury
      where gold is stored; this is for copper.

      We alchemists look for talent that
      can heat up and change. Lukewarm

      won't do. Halfhearted holding back,
      well-enough getting by? Not here.

      - Rumi, Ghazal (Ode) 2206, version by Coleman Barks from The Soul of Rumi, posted to Sunlight


      And I have become
      Like two giant fat people
      Living in a
      Tiny boat.
      Bumping into each other and

      - Hafiz from The Gift - Translations by Daniel Ladinsky, posted to AlongTheWay

      any one in love
      will have no religion
      in the religion of love
      there is no heresy or faith
      love knows no
      body heart or soul
      there is only
      oneness and no more

      - Rumi, Quatrain 758, translation by Nader Khalili from Rumi, Dancing the Flame, posted to Sunlight

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