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  • Venugopal AK
    As a wave, Seething and foaming, Is only water So all creation, Streaming out of the Self, Is only the Self. Consider a piece of cloth. It is only threads! So
    Message 1 of 173 , Feb 1, 2007
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      As a wave,
      Seething and foaming,
      Is only water
      So all creation,
      Streaming out of the Self,
      Is only the Self.
      Consider a piece of cloth.
      It is only threads!
      So all creation,
      When you look closely,
      Is only the Self.

      -Ashtavakra Gita 2:4-5
      From "The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita," by Thomas Byrom, 1990. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston. www.shambhala.com.


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    • Venugopal AK
      Don t strain. Don t force anything or make grand, exaggerated efforts. Meditation is not aggressive. There is no place or need for violent striving. Just let
      Message 173 of 173 , Mar 6, 2008
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        Don't strain. Don't force anything or make grand, exaggerated efforts. Meditation is not aggressive. There is no place or need for violent striving. Just let your effort be relaxed and steady.

        -Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, "Mindfulness in Plain English"
        Copyright Wisdom Publications 2001. Reprinted from "Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations," edited by Josh Bartok, with permission of Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville MA 02144 U.S.A, www.wisdompubs.org.


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