#4990 - Monday, August 5, 2013 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4990 - Monday, August 5, 2013 - Editor: Gloria LeeThe Nonduality Highlights http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/"Clinging is to insist on being someone.
Not to cling is to be free to be no one.~Nagarjuna
via Daily Dharma by Anipachen
"In truth, every single moment of our lives presents us with a choice: either
awaken to the reality of the present moment, or stay sleepy and push
aspects of that reality away."~Will Johnson, "Full Body, Empty Mind," Tricycle Magazinevia Daily Dharma by Amrita Nadi
encounters - an album of self portraits (click to see)Peeling the onion of the self, layer after layer.The Eesha Upanishad says:Of a certainty, the man who can see all creatures in himself,
himself in all creatures,
knows no sorrow
pin your faith to the seed of nature,
stumble through the darkness of the blind,
stumble though a darkness deeper still.Treading surely through uncertainty, present and grounded in the visionary,
weeping for joy, united in parting there is no single self but each as it
manifests becomes an invisible companion. The room is very crowded
tonight. And still the question, but who is this?I have seen Him.
He was passing by like a drunk.
"O One," I said, ''Whose face
Is like a moon, where are You going?"
"Don't talk," He answered, "follow me."I followed Him.
He started taking fast steps.
He accelerated so much that
The wind couldn't reach Him;
Lightning couldn't catch Him.I have been annihilated since I have seen Him,
Undressed from my existence.
There remained "I," right in the middle without "me,"
Like a light in the glass lamp
That illuminates the earth and sky.His grace fills and shines on the heart.
Heart is purified, becomes the chosen one.
Anything which shines from His light
Shines like Him, illuminates everything.~ Rumi
Divan-i KebirBright but hidden, the Self dwells in the heart.
Everything that moves, breathes, opens, and closes
Lives in the Self. It is the source of love
And may be known through love but not through thought.
It is the goal of life. Attain this goal!~ Mundaka Upanishad