#4901 - Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Editor:
"You are not separate from the whole. You are
one with the sun, the earth, the air.
You don't have a life. You are life."
(Guardians of Being)
~ Eckhart Tolle
"As your practice becomes more stable, it will no longer be necessary
intentionally on emptiness; it will be integrated into your
understanding. You will reach
a point when you see that emptiness and
compassion, emptiness and phenomena, and
absolute and relative truth, are
intrinsically one, rather than being in each case two
separate entities like
the horns of a goat. The vaster your view of emptiness, the
understanding will be of the infinite ways phenomena can manifest in
accordance with the law of cause and effect. And it is from emptiness
compassion that a bodhisattva manifests."
From Rananas Forty Verses
Instead of firmly abiding in the Heart in one's own true state,
quarrel "real or unreal, form or formless, many or one" is to be blinded
Self-abidance alone is a miracle.
The other miracles are like dreams
which last until waking.
Can those firmly rooted in reality lapse into
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THE USES OF SORROW
(In my sleep I dreamed this poem)
Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of
It took me years to understand
too, was a gift.
~ Mary Oliver
"Perhaps everything terrible is in its
Something helpless that needs help from us."
Wide enough to keep you looking
enough to keep you moving
Dry enough to keep you
Prickly enough to make you tough
to go on living
Old enough to give you dreams
~ Gary Snyder