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Wednesday, August 30


The list was slow, but interesting....

Hi all.....I've been listening these past days with
interest. And although much of what's been shared has
struck chords with me......although I have yet to respond
to comments directed to me directly....I find I have no
voice for dialoguing these days - except to offer Manual's
posting below from his list , 'ANetofJewels'. In 2 simple
statements, Balskar seems to have said all that can be
said: "No personal, individual effort can possibly lead to
enlightenment. On the contrary, what is necessary is to
rest helpless in beingness, knowing that we are nothing -
to be in the nothingness of the no-mind state in which all
conceptualizing has subsided into passive witnessing. In
this state whatever happens will be not our doing but the
pure universal functioning to which we have relinquished
all control." ~ ~ ~ ~ "It is nothing but the personaliza
tion of the impersonal Consciousness as individual identity
that constitutes the infamous 'ignorance' from which
liberation is sought. And liberation, or true knowledge, is
the realization that this identity is merely an illusion, a
temporary aberration, like the shadow of a passing cloud."
love,Melody

_________________________________________________________________

I had a dream........

Really, I did. :-)

I dreamed I was going down to look at a car, a model which
does not come in a sports car. The car was a small, black,
calico sports car and I was feeling this upwelling of how
cute the car was.

Hint: just like I feel when I play with our new, small,
black, calico kitten.

Nothing deep and meaningful about my dreams.

Marcia

-------------------------

On the contrary, Marcia, your dream is fraught with deep
archetypal symbolism, of a highly spiritual nature.

As you may know, there is no such thing as 'nonsense' in
our internal conversations, and this includes our dreams.
Everything means something, although not all meanings are
crucially important to give attention to.

In your dream, you are 'shopping' or 'picking out' a car; a
car is a 'vehicle'.

The vehicle was attractive to you; it was spare (small) and
fast (a quick trip) and black (the color of the
unconscious...)

So, your dream states (no pun intended) this:

You are verging on surrendering to the natural economy of
the unconscious, which is your natural vehicle (or 'way').
This comes after a lifetime of searching the archives of
accumulated human wisdom, and finding that nothing is
better than your own innate mechanism.

Further, the cat aspect of the vehicle is 'animal'. Our
animal aspect is the dwelling-place of the unconscious (the
unconscious being that aspect of consciousness of which we
are unconscious, IE, about 90%; the unconscious is itself,
not 'unconscious', it is called the 'unconscious because we
are unconscious of IT), it is imbued with a natural grace,
it is always unconditioned. It is our fallback in case of
failure of 'ego-consciousness'; we can always reboot from
the unconscious, and do a basic system-restore.

I have found that my unconscious is far more capable that
am 'I', and that it has a much more subtle sense of humor,
as well.

Prepare for further communi-cat-ions from your own greater
self, Maria...

==Gene Poole

GatoYana Dharma Temple

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Some of you may have noticed that for the last nine months
I had been publishing one article per day in the Nondual
Daily Nugget at the home page of my website.

The Nondual Daily Nugget is no more, though the Archives
will always be available. Publishing will resume September
4, when the Nondual Daily Nugget is going to be known as
Nonduality Street Magazine. It will be published monthly. I
hope everyone finds the changes suitable. Let me know.
Suggestions are welcome!

Take a look at the preview page to get an idea of the new
look: http://www.nonduality.com/preview.htm

Thank you, Jerry Katz

__________________________________________________________________

JAMES BEAN

Contemplate the Living One while you are alive, lest you
die and seek to see Him and are unable able to do so.

-- Jesus, Saying 59, Gospel of Thomas

Lovers remain completely intoxicated in the ecstasy of
their love for the Beloved. They offer their souls to the
Beloved while still living and thus immortalize themselves
in this life and the hereafter.

Lovers are always engaged in inner contemplation of their
Beloved.

-- Sultan Bahu

________________________________________________________________________

(I believe part of this was posted yesterday in the
highlight. It's worth another look.)

After coming back to town this afternoon and scanning the
e-mails on Advaitin, I discovered that our friend and
brother Sri Frank Maiello will be somewhat limiting his
internet contributions to the Advaitin list due to certain
conditions of the body. Sri Frankji had told us before in
some posts of the horrific pain he has experienced at
times, but many were not aware and did not suspect the
extent of it. This is particularly so because there is a
wonderful quality of reasoning, wisdom, and acceptance in
Frank's posts. And Sri Frankji, always with the purest
intent and awareness and gestures of profound love, points
at the highest Truth.

Frank is a brother devotee of the Sage of Arunachala and
holds a special place in my heart. I love Frank dearly even
though we have never physically met. Some time ago, Frankji
told me of a video tape he had of Sri Ramana and offered to
send it to me from Florida where he resides. He said I
could watch it as many times as I liked and then could send
it back at my convenience. I was moved by the gesture and
at first was reluctant to accept such a precious gift which
is so dear to my brother Frank. I also did not wish it to
be lost in the mail or anything as well. Finally, I
accepted the gift. You can imagine my delight to find the
video tape in my mailbox a few days later with a beautiful
handwritten line from Frank.

Well, how I watched the documentary video on the Sage
Ramana with rapt attention many times over again with tears
in my eyes and thought of Sri Frank's kindness and
generosity.

I pray that Sri Frankji's suffering and pain and that of
his wife at seeing him suffer be minimized. We send our
love. I know others join me in this prayer as well.

Frankji, you are always in our heart, forever.

For those who do not know this modern day sage and the
leading exponent of clear and radical nondualism, the
following URL will take you there. You will see there Sri
Frankji's face glowing with light. There is also a picture
of Sri Frankji with his beautiful wife.

http://www.geocities.com/egodust/fmpagebio1.html

Love to all Harsha

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