Digest, August 10.
- Hello. This is our shortest digest ever. The Nonduality
Salon has been quiet as much activity is taking place on
Melody's aGathering list on Onelist. It could use its own
digest! I'm sure you'll enjoy the following few items, taken
from Tuesday, August 10, as much as any we've brought you.
Petros brings us:
(from "In this Moment," an unpublished collection of satsang
dialogues with Neelam.)
13. THE RIGHT CONNECTION
Q. My experience with teachers is that it's hard to stay
tuned and connected with the glimpse of Reality that is
given to me. Perhaps I need a better connection.
N. Whatever you want, but I tell you that "connection"
means trouble! You know something about this. One day it
works, the next day it doesn't, yes? You don't want this
constant trouble. So why not want what you are? Why not
just that? This doesn't need anything. No maintenance
necessary! So it's not a teacher you need, it's your Self
that you need to discover, finally. Otherwise, there will
always be something else outside of you that will require
this whole shtick. Yes, so this is the only desire . . .
for your Self. That will finish it all off. Simply the
willingness to follow it wherever it takes you. For once do
not be led by anything else.
You are the unchanging awareness in which all activity takes
To deny this is to suffer, to know this is Freedom.
"The God Who Only Knows Four Words":
Every Child Has known God,
Not the God of names,
Not the God of don�ts,
Not the God who ever does
But the God who only knows four words
And keeps repeating them, saying:
"Come dance with Me." Come Dance.
( by Hafiz, the great Sufi Master, translated by Daniel
Is this the same home we've been told that we never left?
What part of us thinks it is somewhere else and that it
takes effort to get there?
We have been struggling for a very long time because we have
forgotten our home is in this moment, within and all around
Remembering Home happens when struggle ceases