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#4920 - Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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    #4920 - Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Editor: Gloria Lee The Nonduality Highlights http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/ The surest sign of spiritual progress
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      #4920 - Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      The surest sign of spiritual progress is a total
      lack of concern about progress.  There is an utter
      absence of anxiety about anything like liberation
      and a sort of hollowness in one's being, a kind of
      looseness and involuntary surrender to whatever
      might happen.
      ~Ramesh S. Balsekar
      via Along The Way

      "There is no greater inspiration and no greater courage than the intention to lead
      all beings to the perfect freedom and complete well-being of recognizing their
      true nature.
      Whether you accomplish the goal isn't important.
      The intention alone has such power that as you work with it, your mind will become
      stronger, your mental and emotional habits will diminish, and you'll become more
      skillful in helping other beings.
      In so doing, you'll create the causes and conditions for your own well-being."
      ~Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
      From the book, "Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom,"
      published by Three Rivers Press.

      Looking for your light
      By Allama Prabhu
      (12th Century)
      English version by A. K. Ramanujan
      Looking for your light,
      I went out:
                it was like the sudden dawn
                of a million million suns,
                a ganglion of lightnings
                for my wonder.
                O Lord of Caves,
                if you are light,
                there can be no metaphor.

      Have I been this way before

      Have I been this way before
      what landscape is this
      what flowers are these what trees
      and scents and colours
      one thing I recognise
      the quietness
      that I knew from the beginning
      and that I lost
      and found again
      no it was quietness that found me
      it has long been searching for me
      calling me from the heart of silence
      I have been this way before
      by Gabriel Rosenstock

      Kerouac’s given name wasn’t Jack; it was Jean-Louis. His mother tongue wasn’t
      English; it was French. In the early fifties Kerouac wrote two unpublished works in
      French – Sur le chemin and La nuit est ma femme, in which Kerouac identified
      French as the language in which he often swears, often dreams, and always cries.
      “When Jack was feeling wounded or angry,” Joyce Johnson remarks, “he’d sign his
      letters Ti Jean. He’d save Jean-Louis for his darkest moments.” She suggests he
      never felt truly American, and his love for the star-spangled nation was always the
      love of an outsider. Kerouac’s father told him: “Ti Jean, n’oublie jamais que tu es
      Breton” (Never forget that you are Breton). In 1965, he traveled to Brittany
      searching for his family’s roots. Unfortunately, he followed a wrong track. He
      never went any further until his death, in 1969. La nuit est ma femme will construct
      a literary exploration of Kerouac’s relationship to French, to Catholicism and
      Buddhism; of his bi-lingual identity; and of his fraught relationship with America.
      The selections will draw on his letters, poems, haiku and novels.
      Two writers – Gabriel Rosenstock and Gearóid Mac Lochlainn – will both translate
      and respond to Kerouac’s work. The texts will be read to improvised jazz
      accompaniment by The Dirty Jazz Band and on-screen projections created by
      Margaret Lonergan.
      Curated by Liam Carson, director of the IMRAM Irish Language Literature
      Festival. Date Thursday 23 May Time 8.30pm Venue Workman’s Club Tickets €10
      / €8 concession Book online:
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