#4959 - Thursday, June 27, 2013
- Editor: Gloria Lee
Slowly, slowly, I tended
the bellows of my throat,
and the light
and filtered out through
the dark, so that within
it, I saw the truth.
14th Century North Indian
From "Naked Song"
Versions by Coleman Barks
via Along The Way
'To love is to recognize yourself in
Alan Larus Photography
"Mindfulness is mirror-thought. It reflects only what is presently
in exactly the way it is happening. There are no biases."
~ Bhante Gunaratana
From the Facebook group 'Serious Doubt.'
"Silent and serene,
Bright clarity appears
When you reflect it,
You become vast,
Where you embody
You are spiritually uplifted.
Spiritually solitary and
Inner illumination inspires wonder,
Dew in the moonlight,
river of stars,
Clouds enveloping the peak...
is this wonder?
Alertly seeing through confusion
Is the way of silent
The origin of subtle
From "Cultivating The Empty Field," published by North Point
via Daily Dharma by anipachen
"Q: This is not a one-shot deal, is it? I
mean you can open yourself in one context,
and yet when you find yourself in
some other situation suddenly you take hold of a
mask and put it over your
face, even though you really do not want to do it. It
would seem that
achieving complete openness is a difficult thing.
A: The whole point is that struggle is
irrelevant to opening. Once you have stepped
on the path, if you give up the
struggle itself, that takes care of the whole
problem. Then there is no
longer any questions of wanting or not wanting to be
life-situations. The ape instinct of ego dissolves because it is based
secondhand information rather than upon direct experience of what is.
Struggle is ego. Once you give up struggle, then there is no one left to
struggle; it just disappears. So you see, it is not a matter of
achieving a victory
~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
From the book, "Cutting Through Spiritual
Materialism," published by Shambhala.
via Daily Dharma
via Nonduality Highlights group on Facebook by
Sent by a reader:
I found a beautiful little blog today that had a
wonderful video by Tina Turner of
a song entitled, "Sarvesham svastir
bhavatu" and I wanted to share it with you. Ms.
Turner apparently made this
for a project, "Children Beyond 2011." I hope you