#4853 - Monday, February 25, 2013 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4853 - Monday, February 25, 2013 - Editor: Gloria LeeThe Nonduality Highlights http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/"A mind that is awake, intelligent, free,
why should it need, why should it have
any 'experience' at all?
Light is light; it does not ask for more Light."~ J Krishnamurtivia Amrita Nadi on Daily Dharma
Blending with the wind,
Blending with the snow,
The wind blows.
By the hearth
I stretch out my legs,
Idling my time away
Confined in this hut.
Counting the days,
I find that February, too,
Has come and gone
Like a dream.~ Taigu RyokanZen Poems, Haiku & Writings on Facebook
"Luckily no spiritual path, when actually practiced, is ever what you thought it
would be. If it was it would be limited to the size of deluded projection. "Rumi, Hafiz, said many many things some sweet as sugar, greeting card
material, some harsh as flame. To choose the one and ignore the other turns
spiritual nectar into pabulum. Nisargadatta, Ramana said many things about not
seeking but they also said many things about the fierce work needed. To give up
spiritual seeking while preserving other types of seeking is truly lamentable.
Dzogchen says many things about everything being the play of luminous wisdom
awareness and also points out the need to differentiate between minds nature
and its confusions .. to play the relative off against the ultimate in order to
avoid spiritual work is the way to perpetual immaturity. Maturity comes when
one ceases to use spirituality to gild the bars of the cage, and instead one uses it
to remove the veils which obscure living realization.~ t.k. , a recent talk by traktung yeshe dorjeEd. Note: If you feel you do not have time for all three, the last is "pure gold".http://youtu.be/ZZq8CyinYVg (12 min.)Incredible interview. This is gold!David Godman is one of the best articulator of Ramana's teachings, at least to
the Western conditioned mind. The biggest value here is the revelation that the
English writings (or translations) describing Ramana's death experience are very
limited. Once we understood the way Ramana described this in Tamil (or Telugu)
the whole experience gets a much deeper meaning and makes perfect sense in
terms of Self Inquiry. Absolute Gold, thank you for posting this.Andri LindbergsRAMANA-David Godman part 1http://youtu.be/d-6ESfGTUOQ (8 min.)Ramana -David Godman part 2 (15 min.)