#5025 - Monday, September 16, 2013 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #5025 - Monday, September 16, 2013 - Editor: Gloria LeeThe Nonduality Highlights http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/"In one of the Upanishads it says, when the glow of a sunset holds you and you
say 'Aha,' that is the recognition of the divinity. And when you say 'Aha' to an
art object, that is a recognition of divinity. And what divinity is it? It is your
divinity, which is the only divinity there is. We are all phenomenal
manifestations of a divine will to live, and that will and the consciousness of
life is one in all of us, and that is what artwork expresses."~ Joseph Campbell, Creativity, The Mythic Dimension, p.154via Greg Allen Morgoglione on FacebookUnencumbered by our definitions, we experience ourselves as conscious
intelligence, aware of itself as open, endless space...~ GangajiSee your nature become a buddha
there is no other buddha
the ancients said it best
then you grab but nothing is there
don't be mislead by words
despite the million kinds of fiction
all lead back to a single truth
this old monk is writing it down
addressing it Ironwall Liu in the Clouds~ Stonehouse'For Layman Ironwall Liu' from 'The Zen Works of Stonehouse: Poems and
Talks of a 14th Century Chinese Hermit'. Translated by Red Pine.
If it rains fireBy Allama Prabhu
(12th Century)English version by A. K. RamanujanIf it rains fire
you have to be as the water;if it is a deluge of water
you have to be as the wind;if it is the Great Flood,
you have to be as the sky;and if it is the Very Last Flood of all the worlds,
you have to give up selfand become the Lord.from Speaking of Siva, by A K RamanujanAn aerial view of suburban streets flooded in Longmont, Colorado September 13, 2013/ Photo by Reuters/John Wark /
- More photos of the flooding in my area here -Ivan Granger of Poetry Chaikhana lives a few blocks from this flooded part of
his town. He wrote his reflections here:"Relinquishing that notion of human control offers a strange sort of peace.
Instead of control and certainty, we encounter awe. Whats more, we regain
community with the planet. The immense forces of nature can serve to remind us
that we never live exclusively in the man-made world. No matter how high we
build, how powerful the tools we wield, no matter how we live, we always exist
within natures world. In a terrible way, natural disasters remind us of our
home."More and more I have come to admire resilience.
Not the simple resistance of a pillow, whose foam
returns over and over to the same shape, but the sinuous
tenacity of a tree: finding the light newly blocked on one side,
it turns in another. A blind intelligence, true.
But out of such persistence arose turtles, rivers,
mitochondria, figs -- all this resinous, unretractable earth.
~ Jane Hirshfield
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