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Old 01-13-2010, 01:07 PM   #551
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:41 PM   #552
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:55 PM   #553
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:11 AM   #554
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:13 PM   #555
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i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

e.e Cummings

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Old 01-16-2010, 10:11 PM   #556
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Inter-relationship

You are me and I am you.
Isn't it obvious that we inter-are?
You cultivate the flower in yourself
so that I will be beautiful.
I transform the garbage in myself
so that you do not have to suffer.
I support you you support me.
I am here to bring you peace
you are here to bring me joy.

Thich Nhat Han

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Old 01-18-2010, 09:24 AM   #557
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Please Call Me by My True Names

by Thich Nhat Han 1989

Don't say that I will depart tomorrow --
even today I am still arriving.

Look deeply: every second I am arriving
to be a bud on a Spring branch,
to be a tiny bird, with still-fragile wings,
learning to sing in my new nest,
to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower,
to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.

I still arrive, in order to laugh and to cry,
to fear and to hope.

The rhythm of my heart is the birth and death
of all that is alive.

I am the mayfly metamorphosing
on the surface of the river.
And I am the bird
that swoops down to swallow the mayfly.

I am the frog swimming happily
in the clear water of a pond.
And I am the grass-snake
that silently feeds itself on the frog.

I am the child in Uganda, all skin and bones,
my legs as thin as bamboo sticks.
And I am the arms merchant,
selling deadly weapons to Uganda.

I am the twelve-year-old girl,
refugee on a small boat,
who throws herself into the ocean
after being raped by a sea pirate.
And I am the pirate,
my heart not yet capable
of seeing and loving.

I am a member of the politburo,
with plenty of power in my hands.
And I am the man who has to pay
his "debt of blood" to my people
dying slowly in a forced-labor camp.

My joy is like Spring, so warm
it makes flowers bloom all over the Earth.
My pain is like a river of tears,
so vast it fills the four oceans.

Please call me by my true names,
so I can hear all my cries and my laughter at once,
so I can see that my joy and pain are one.

Please call me by my true names,
so I can wake up,
and so the door of my heart
can be left open,
the door of compassion.



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Old 01-18-2010, 06:27 PM   #558
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Thank you Dear Mudra for keeping this thread going, with always so many inspiring things to nurture our soul.

It's a privilege to be here.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:12 PM   #559
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And thank you Gemeos for your presence on this thread and your ever so kind words

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Old 01-18-2010, 07:13 PM   #560
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"Unhappiness ultimately arises not from the circumstances of your life but from the conditioning of your mind."

An inspirational story regarding Eckhart Tolle's teachings

Dear Eckhart,

I have been following your teachings for nearly ten years. They have brought me inner peace deeper than I ever imagined. However, the practical applications of your teachings in my day to day to life have never been so precious as right now.

After both of my children required extensive hospitalizations, my husband and I went into Chapter 7 Bankruptcy due to the medical expenses (not uncommon in the U.S.). As part of bankruptcy, we are giving up our home and the idea of being homeowners.

At first, letting go of our home seemed unthinkable to me. But after listening to one of your talks, I realized that it was only a figment of my attachment to the "idea" of security. The only real security is in being. As it turns out, letting go of "things" felt wonderful, adding depth to our relationships and the joy in life that is not derived from material forms.

While our life situation might seem rather bleak to some, it is not. Our experience of the last few years has been deeply awakening. Instead of allowing our life situation to "use" us, make us sad, neurotic, or bitter, we have used our circumstance to deepen our rootedness in the now. We have used our struggle to find joy that is deeper than the fleeting appearances of the world. And in so doing, we have found greater ways to be of service and recreate abundance in our experience.

Without your teachings, navigating the last few years might have seemed miserable.

With your teachings, our circumstances merely took us deeper into our practice of love and presence.

Without your teachings, the suffering might have been intolerable.

With your teachings, we realized that we didn't have to suffer, and we let go gladly, accepting the perfect flow of life.

How can we ever thank you?

In love and gratitude,

Olivia Rosewood

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Old 01-18-2010, 10:44 PM   #561
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:21 PM   #562
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I'll Be Your Mirror

I'll be your mirror
Reflect what you are, in case you don't know
I'll be the wind, the rain and the sunset
The light on your door to show that you're home

When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you're twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
'cause I see you

I find it hard to believe you don't know
The beauty that you are
But if you don't, let me be your eyes
A hand in your darkness, so you won't be afraid

When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you're twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
'cause I see you.


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Old 01-19-2010, 11:44 PM   #563
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:53 PM   #564
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:51 PM   #566
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:37 PM   #567
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:53 PM   #568
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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

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Lovely Light in that picture Morguana.
Thank you my dear for your presence on this thread

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

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Old 01-22-2010, 12:16 AM   #571
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Become the light.

Only from the heart Can you touch the sky.

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.

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Old 01-22-2010, 12:19 AM   #572
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The white flower at 4:57 was stunning, thank you, Mudra.
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School of Pure Consciousness -- Education from the inside - out


http://www.youtube.com/user/MaharishiUniversity


Very tempting to sign up :-)
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School of Pure Consciousness -- Education from the inside - out


http://www.youtube.com/user/MaharishiUniversity


Very tempting to sign up :-)
Yes .. and to see more of these spreading across the globe

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If, as in a dream, you see a light brighter than the sun, your remaining attachments will suddenly come to an end and the nature of reality will be revealed. Such an occurrence serves as the basis for enlightenment. But this is something only you know. You can't explain it to others.

Or if, while you're walking, standing, sitting, or lying in a quiet grove, you see a light, regardless of whether it's bright or dim, don't tell others and don't focus on it. It's the light of your own nature.

Or if, while you're walking, standing, sitting, or lying in the stillness and darkness of night, everything appears as though in daylight, don't be startled. It's your own mind about to reveal itself.

Or if, while you're dreaming at night, you see the moon and stars in all their clarity, it means the workings of your mind are about to end. But don't tell others.

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