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    #5016 - Thursday, September 5, 2013 - Editor: Gloria Lee The Nonduality Highlights http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/ To have the eyes of
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      #5016 - Thursday, September 5, 2013 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      "To have the eyes of enlightenment is to see the thread of divinity throughout
      all of the diversity, to see the sameness within all of the uniqueness."
      ~ Adyashanti

       An Interruption
      A boy had stopped his car
      To save a turtle in the road;
      I was not far
      Behind, and slowed,
      And stopped to watch as he began
      To shoo it off into the undergrowth—
      This wild reminder of an ancient past,
      Lumbering to some Late Triassic bog,
      Till it was just a rustle in the grass,
      Till it was gone.
      I hope I told him with a look
      As I passed by,
      How I was glad he'd stopped me there,
      And what I felt for both
      Of them, something I took
      To be a kind of love,
      And of a troubled thought
      I had, for man,
      Of how we ought
      To let life go on where
      And when it can.
      by Robert S. Foote

      Unconscious people read the scriptures
      like parrots saying Ram, Ram,
      in their cages.
      It's all pretend-knowledge.
      Read rather, with me, every
      living moment as prophecy.
      ~ Lalla
        14th Century North Indian mystic

      From "Naked Song"
      Versions by Coleman Barks
      via Along The Way

      Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche's Compassion
      (for the celebration of his 90th birthday!)
      Some years ago, a man, let's call him Joe, suffered a great personal tragedy.
      His friend, trying to solace him, suggested he go with her to KTD to sit in on a
      teaching with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche - perhaps just being in his presence
      would help.
      Joe was not Buddhist, had never been in a Buddhist center, much less a shrine
      room, but trusted his friend, and was so deeply emerged in sorrow, he would
      "try anything."
      They both travelled to KTD for the Sunday morning session of a weekend
      teaching by Rinpoche. The subject was over Joe's head, but he "did' seem to
      feel better just being there. And while Rinpoche was teaching, Joe "talked" in
      his mind to Rinpoche, telling him how bad he felt, and asking for help.
      At the end of the teaching, everyone stood, put their hands together and bowed
      their heads as they waited for Rinpoche to walk out the door behind the altar
      as he usually does at the end of teaching. But this time, Rinpoche headed for the
      door at the back of the Shrine room, right past those standing in devotion.
      Everyone made way for him to walk along the side, but Rinpoche stopped,
      walked into the people standing there, right up to Joe, and took him in his arms.
      Rinpoche whispered in Joe’s ear, “It will be OK,” (in English), and touched his
      forehead to Joe’s in further blessing.
      When Joe tells this story, which he seldom does as it is so precious to him, he
      tears up, even to this day. He became a student of Rinpoche's, and later one of
      those who helped finish KTD's construction. But most of all, he gained a peace
      in his heart that he never thought possible.
      Dearest Rinpoche! Thank you for your continuing blessings. May we all be
      touched by your exceptional wisdom and compassion as you stay among us for
      many more years to come. Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha!
      via Daily Dharma by Amrita Nadi

      Breath by breath, let go of fear, expectation, anger, regret, cravings,
      frustration, fatigue. Let go of the need for approval. Let go of old judgments
      and opinions. Die to all that, and fly free. Soar in the freedom of
      Let go. Let Be. See through everything and be free, complete, luminous, at home
      -- at ease.
      ~ Lama Surya Das
      From a Facebook post at Meditation Masters via Daily Dharma

      The way of the white clouds
      ( How ready can we be? : )
      I came
      in falling shadows,
      falling dust
      It told me;
      Please be kind
      and wake your Love
      Look within
      For mind it is
      The clear blue sky
      With breath a wind
      Set sail and take
      the passage safe
      And mind will be
      The endless sea
      Where waves from past
      seem to last
      And mind will be
      A rocking boat
      Fix it then,
      The captain's gaze
      Blush of dawn
      in deep dark space
      Shining fiery star
      of Being
      ~ Alan Larus
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