#4826 - Saturday, January 26, 2013
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Nonduality Highlights Issue #4826, Saturday, January 26, 2013
with the scene,
look for the seer.
- Mooji from Writing on Water, posted to AlongTheWay
Whoever planted this apple orchard hid it in a mist of
language, though some
fragrance comes through. Keep your nose subtle and clear
for that. Coarse companions
can clog you with mucus, so that you forget what's
concealed in word-fog.
Husamuddin's sunlight helps, that which burns in this
book. There is a being
named Quzuh, familiar of cloud and rainbow, snow-moon
and frozen grave mounds.
Leave Quzuh those coverings. Pierce to the core that the
seven blue spheres revolve
around. Venus touches her lute strings to lure out
essence from this poem.
Jupiter lays down money. Saturn, even he, bends to kiss
the hand, "I'm not worthy."
Mars cuts himself sharpening his sword. Astrologers
study the stars as they
die out. Philosophers talk about "thought," but what
does that mean? Mystical
poets make metaphors. Sensualists order dessert. Bread
dissolves in the
belly. Every face lifts toward light. As minerals move
in plants, as animals drink
from the wet grass, Khidr leans to the wisdom spring;
another being sets down his
load lightheartedly with the Friend; life never ends.
- Rumi Mathnawi VI: 84-128, version by Coleman Barks from The Soul of Rumi, posted to Sunlight
A step toward your own heart
is a step toward the Beloved.
In this house of mirrors
you see a lot of things
Rub your eyes.
Only you exist.
- Rumi Quatrain 161: version by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva from A Garden Beyond Paradise, posted to Sunlight
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT - Dzogchen/Mahamudra Reminders of our True Nature
The sky of Clear Light, ultimate reality, pervades everywhere.
See everything in this indescribable light of reality;
Not holding intellectual fabrications, look to this immaculate emptiness...
See the drama, the illusion, the magical creation;
Not thinking it to be real, look to the face of emptiness;
Not letting negative thoughts arise,
Turn to the face of the Great Expanse.
~The Seventh Dalai Lama quoted in The Dalai Lama's Secret Temple
~And whose face is that, dear?
The one in the mirror!
Yes! You are the face of the Great Expanse!
Next time you shave your face, or wash it, or
put fancy creams on it... stop for just a second...
and know... hey! this is the face of Great Emptiness.
And see how Perfect you are.
~ dharma grandmother, posted to DailyDharma