#4858 - Saturday-Sunday, March 2-3, 2013
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Nonduality Highlights Issue #4858, Saturday-Sunday, March 2-3, 2013
Although the wind
blows terribly here,
the moonlight also leaks
between the roof planks
of this ruined house.
Izumi Shikibu, translated by Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratani
On a branch
a cricket, singing.
Issa, translated by Jane Hirshfield
Fear and greed cause the misuse of the mind. The right use of mind is in the service of love, of life, of truth, of beauty.
- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels
For some people the day comes
when they have to declare the great Yes
or the great No. It's clear at once who has the Yes
ready within him; and saying it,
he goes from honor to honor, strong in his conviction.
He who refuses does not repent. Asked again,
he'd still say no. Yet that nothe right no
drags him down all his life.
C.P. Cavafy, translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard
Leucon, no one's allowed to know his fate,
Not you, not me: don't ask, don't hunt for answers
In tea leaves or palms. Be patient with whatever comes.
This could be our last winter, it could be many
More, pounding the Tuscan Sea on these rocks:
Do what you must, be wise, cut your vines
And forget about hope. Time goes running, even
As we talk. Take the present, the future's no one's affair.
- Horace, translated by Burton Raffel
If there is no thought, there is no "me" and if there is no "me", there is neither thought nor desire nor fear. The whole intent and purpose of Self-enquiry is to focus the attention intensely and ceaselessly on the sense of "I" so that the spurious imposter "me" and its identifications are exposed as nonexistent.
- Ramesh S. Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels
You who want
see the Oneness
the clear mirror
Hadewijch II, translated by Jane Hirshfield