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Old 11-12-2009, 04:56 PM   #26
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How "spiritual" you are has nothing to do with what you believe but everything to do with your state of consciousness.


Do not be concerned with the fruit of your action - just give attention to the action itself. The fruit will come of its own accord. This is a powerful spiritual practice.


Love does not want or fear anything.


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Old 11-12-2009, 05:02 PM   #27
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There is no line to draw between what is

spirtual and what is not

dark and light ..

all belongs to love

and even this is a label ...

truth is you can only feel it with no

line no label

and be it ....

now ...

for it !!!

is

the

all

that

IS ....
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:47 AM   #28
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:50 AM   #29
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:12 PM   #30
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Health is the greatest gift,

Contentment the greatest wealth,

Faithfulness the best relationship.


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"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."

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Old 11-21-2009, 10:18 AM   #32
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:20 AM   #33
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:25 AM   #34
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:37 AM   #35
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Transmission of Mind

Huang-po


When a sudden flash of thought occurs in your mind, and you recognize it for a dream or an illusion, then you can enter into the state reached by the Buddhas of the past-not that the Buddhas of the past really exist, or that the Buddhas of the future have not yet come into existence. Above all, have no longing to become a future Buddha; your sole concern should be, as thought succeeds thought, to avoid clinging to any of them.

If a Buddha arises, do not think of him as “enlightened” or “deluded,” “good” or “evil.” Hasten to rid yourself of any desire to cling to him. Cut him off in the twinkling of an eye! On no account seek to hold him fast, for a thousand locks could not stay him, nor a hundred thousand feet of rope bind him. This being so, valiantly strive to banish and annihilate him.

I will now make luminously clear how to set about being rid of that Buddha. Consider the sunlight. You may say it is near, yet if you follow it from world to world you will never catch it in your hands. Then you may describe it as far away, and you will see it just before your eyes. Follow it, and behold, it escapes you; run from it, and it follows you close. You can neither possess it, nor have done with it. From this example you can understand how it is with the true Nature of all things, and henceforth, there will be no need to grieve or to worry about such things.

Thus all the visible universe is the Buddha; so are all sounds; hold fast to one principle, and all the others are identical. On seeing one thing, you see all. On perceiving any individual’s mind, you are perceiving all Mind. Obtain a glimpse of one way, and all ways are embraced in your vision, for there is nowhere at all that is devoid of the Way. When your glance falls upon a grain of dust, what you see is identical with all the vast world-systems with their great rivers and mighty hills. To gaze upon a drop of water is to behold the nature of all the waters of the universe. Moreover, in thus contemplating the totality of phenomena, you are contemplating the totality of Mind. All these phenomena are intrinsically void, and yet this Mind with which they are identical is no mere nothingness. By this I mean that it does exist, but in a way too marvelous for us to comprehend. It is an existence which is no existence, a non-existence which is nevertheless existence.

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Old 11-21-2009, 10:42 AM   #36
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:57 AM   #37
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When you think about neither good nor bad, how, then, do things appear?

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Old 11-21-2009, 11:23 AM   #38
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:04 PM   #39
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Native American Prayer

Oh, Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me, I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold
the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have
made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things
you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have
hidden in every leaf and rock.

I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy - myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my Spirit may come to you without shame.


(translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887)
published in Native American Prayers - by the Episcopal Church.
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:14 PM   #40
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Lakota Instructions for Living

Friend do it this way - that is,
whatever you do in life,
do the very best you can
with both your heart and mind.

And if you do it that way,
the Power Of The Universe
will come to your assistance,
if your heart and mind are in Unity.

When one sits in the Hoop Of The People,
one must be responsible because
All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do effects everything in the universe.

If you do it that way - that is,
if you truly join your heart and mind
as One - whatever you ask for,
that's the Way It's Going To Be.

passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:19 PM   #41
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:22 PM   #42
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Thank you Truth and Rhythm .
I love your Light

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Old 11-21-2009, 09:32 PM   #43
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:43 AM   #45
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Just think of the trees: they let the birds perch and fly, with no intention to call them when they come and no longing for their return when they fly away. If people's hearts can be like the trees, they will not be off the Way.

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Old 11-23-2009, 01:44 AM   #46
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When you're deluded, every statement is an ulcer; when you're enlightened, every word is wisdom.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:55 AM   #47
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:27 AM   #49
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No thought, no reflection, no analysis, no cultivation, no intention; let it settle itself....

Zen Quotes by Tilopa.

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If I were a tree among trees, a cat among animals, this life would have a meaning, or rather this problem would not arise, for I should belong to this world. I should be this world to which I am now opposed by my whole consciousness and my whole insistence upon familiarity. This ridiculous reason is what sets me in opposition to all creation. I cannot cross it out with a stroke of a pen....

Albert Camus.

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