Saturday, January 26
- JAMES TRAVERSE
NonDuality means 'not two' AND 'All is One'.
The very word NonDuality obviously refers to two and it
says that that which appears as two, which means separate,
is not separate. It avoids making a concluding statement
and through negation it reveals that 'not two' AND 'All is
One' are ***different forms of the same thing*** that
*appear* to be separate.
OneDuality also states the obvious - it says that which
appears as two, separate, is One - they are different forms
of the same thing.
Thus, NonDuality and OneDuality are different ways to
express the same thing. By themselves each is incomplete,
unreal. United in their quiddity, they represent
Reality-Unreality, the Whole, which is greater than the sum
of the individual parts.
I see NonDuality in a different light. Lets take Light and
Dark as an example. Are they really two seperate things as
perceived by us? No, each is merely a measure of one thing,
ie. luminosity. So that which appears to be two is in fact
only one. Kinda like looking at a coin. You can look at the
heads or the tails, but it's still one coin. All our
dualities are merely measurements of one which leads to a
perception of two.
Thank you for your comments.
I see the above as OneDuality.
And I see the below as NonDuality.
God is always quite unable to be comprehended by the
faculty of intelligence, but he is totally and perfectly
intelligible by the power of love. Every single creature,
moreover; will know him differently. Dwell on this if you
have the grace to do so, because to experience this for
oneself is everlasting joy, and to the contrary is
Translated from "The Cloud of Unknowing" by an anonymous
I still remember when I was handed
my first history book in grade school!
I paged through this big thick musty thing,
w/yellow pictures, this was in the 40's,
and handed it back to the teacher,
and said, "no thank you, I'm not
interested in the past, I'm here now!"
As to lethargy,
there is nothing lethargic
about being undeceived.
At any age!
from Center of Friends list
From UG Krishnamurti -
You are not ready to accept the fact that you have to give
up. A complete and total 'surrender'.... It is a state of
hopelessness which says that there is no way out.... Any
movement in any direction, on any dimension, at any level,
is taking you away from yourself....
"We don't want to be free from fear. All that we want to do
is to play games with it and talk about freeing ourselves
"Your constant utilization of thought to give continuity to
your separate self is 'you'. There is nothing there inside
you other than that."
"When the movement in the direction of becoming something
other than what you are isn't there any more, you are not
in conflict with yourself."
God or enlightenment is the ultimate pleasure,
uninterrupted happiness. No such thing exists. Your wanting
something that does not exist is the root of your problems.
Transformation, moksh a, liberation, and all that stuff,
are just variations of the same theme: permanent happiness.
The body can't take uninterrupted pleasure for long; it
would be destroyed. Wanting to impose a fictitious
permanent state of happiness on the body is a serious
neurological problem. --U.G.
The search ends with the realization that there is no such
thing as enlightenment. By searching, you want to be free
from the self, but whatever you are doing to free yourself
from the self is the self. How can I make you understand
this simple thing? There is no 'how'. If I tell you that,
it will only add more momentum to that....
You never question the solutions. If you really question
the solutions you will have to question the ones who have
offered you those solutions. But sentimentality stands in
the way of your rejecting not only the solutions, but those
who have offered you the solutions. Questioning that
requires a tremendous courage on your part. You can have
the courage to climb the mountain, swim the lakes, go on a
raft to the other side of the Atlantic or Pacific. That any
fool can do, but the courage to be on your own, to stand on
your two solid feet, is something which cannot be given by
somebody. You cannot free yourself of that burden by trying
to develop that courage. If you are freed from the entire
burden of the entire past of mankind, then what is left
there is the courage. -- U.G.
It is a magnificent, magical, enchanting day here.
It is like waking up in a poem.
It snowed here overnight and in the absence of wind the
puffy flakes gathered on the trees and the ground like a
blanket of Silence. The scene from my window is so
beautiful it makes the eyes ache as they behold the glory
of this day. It is a land of cotton candy, some children
are giggling and I can feel the Love of their dog as she
frolics with them in this wonderland. Others are shoveling
snow, I hear the grating of their shovels, cheery voices
wishing each other a happy day, I hear the sound of a
distant fog horn moaning 'Good Morning', and there that
Silence which embraces all.
I walked in the park, my heart sang Amazing Grace, the
trees genuflected under the weight of their own Beauty, and
the birds rejoiced to the heavens with me. And again there
was that Silence that is there for no reason whatsoever.
I love snow
when there is no where to go
and the heat is working in the house.
To sip tea and
look through the window
now and then
After the sun goes down
the moon shines still
there can be no night
in the season of love.