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Wednesday, November 15



Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to
go; be what you want
to be, because you have only one life and one chance
to do all the
things you want to do.

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet,
enough trials to make
you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough
hope to make you
happy.

Always put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel
that it hurts you, it
probably hurts the other person, too.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the
best of everything;
they just make the most of everything that comes
along their way.

Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt,
those who have
searched, and those who have tried, for only they
can appreciate the
importance of people who have touched their lives.

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends
with a tear.

The brightest future will always be based on a
forgotten past, you
can't go on well in life until you let go of your
past failures and
heartaches.

Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before
meeting the right
one so that when we finally meet the right person,
we will know how to
be grateful for that gift.

When the door of happiness closes, another opens ,
but often times we
look so long at the closed door that we don't see
the one which has been
opened for us.

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a
porch and swing
with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling
like it was the best
conversation you've every had.

It's true that we don't know what we've got until we
lose it, but it's
also true that we don't know what we've been missing
until it arrives.

Giving someone all your love is never an assurance
that they'll love
you back! Don't expect love in return; just wait for
it to grow in their
heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in
yours.

It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an
hour to like
someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a
lifetime to forget
someone.

Don't go for looks; they can deceive. Don't go for
wealth; even that
fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a
smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one
that makes your heart
smile.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone
around you was
smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're
the one who is
smiling and everyone around you is crying.

Please send this message to those people who mean
something to you, to
those who have touched your life in one way or
another, to those who
make you smile when you really need it, to those
that make you see the
brighter side of things when you are really down, to
those who you want to let
them know that you appreciate their friendship.

And if you don't, don't worry, nothing bad will
happen to you.

Lots of Love, Mary

--Mary Bianco

________________________________________________________

WHITE WOLF

the beauty of Adi Da is in his mystical use of numinous
imagery - i.e., the dawn horse..., when i read him i have to
read him from the seat of the witness to get anything deep
out of his writing...outwise it does become too much to
take...the only guru is the guru within...the guru you meet
on the way is a projection that is inevidably slain in the
bone yard of deep meditation when the self surrenders to the
Self...at least this has been my experience repeatedly....we
awake into a dream from a dream \...

white wolfe's experience is directly opposite of
yours...non-duality is not the province of the secular, but
of the truly religious (i here must make a distinction
between the horse (the dharma) and the cart of sinners it
pulls (the Institution of Religion whether it the Catholic,
Buddhist, Moslem, Hindu or even Native American/Shamanist).
but, my experience is not enough to convinve even
myself...here is a quote from something i am currently
reading....

if you are truly non-dualistic in your viewpoint, you should
be able to integrate and synthesize these thoughts and
experiences into your own inner world...if you don't like
Heiler as too theological try some Ken Wilbur who is way
secular or Da Free John who is a mystic's mystic...^^~~~

"The essence of religion consists not in a particular
representation of the divine to be grasped statically, but in
a dynamic intercouse with the holy. Religion is not a simple
act of thinking of or about transcendent objects but a
behavior...Religion is not a theoretical affair, but an
eminently practical one...Religion is worship of Mystery and
surrender to the same." Heiler, Erschenungsformen, pp 561-62

_____________________________________________

MANCHINE

Hi guys,

This seems like a good place to jump in, if even for just a
bit.

I have been, "away" for a bit, heavily absorbed in "world
dream expectations" (changes at work etc.). Anyways, I'd left
digests on to try to catch a glimps every so often at what
was going on here.

What I noticed was that I came back rather harshly, and
sensed, although I was reacting in the contrary, that each
and every one, is what they are. Changing anyone, with a pair
of words is futile, AND completely non-productive. Anyways,
what would one change them to?

It comes down to what is being done here, coming to the true
nature of each one, as if there was no difference between the
two.

As in the "attention" thread, one of the last messages by
Gloria, for the most part, people react to others, according
to their conditioning, and often, the light of that
conditioning doesn't let them see that their response may be
inappropriate. "I", for example accept a wide range of things
about myself, and most probably the things I don't accept are
nothing like the things others don't accept about me.

If "I" make an error, I am extremely fast to accept that
error, (forgive myself) and make an honest and faithful
promise not to repeat it. I probably know that I won't keep
this promise, but I know I am sincere in my effort to make
the promise.

So the problem is, what "I" see as errors, and what others
see as errors are two different things. The important part,
on the other hand, is the sincerity and trust of each and
every individual, in their own acts, whatever their motives
be. Inside every one of us, even the most vile of personages,
exists an escence of "being", an entity which is fully
justified in each and every instance for his acts of the
moment.

What some of you may be thinking in this moment, is "but
there is only One entity, the individual entities are
illusory", and of course (IAT for Sky's sake) you would be
right! But they ARE illusory, not only to the "other"
individuals, but to ourselves as well, until we can laern to
see and accept them as another lesser know part of ourselves.

It seems we spend a lot of time trying to make everyone else
like our individual "me", rather than let our "me" come to
know "what it really is".

The part of "you" that's in "here", is alive. In the days to
come it could be an interesting excersize to look into the
eyes of each individual that comes your way and touch that
other part of you.

_____________________________________________________

TIM GERCHMEZ (OMKARA)

Just a moment or two ago I was "washing my face." The sleeves
of my jacket were getting in the way, my eyes were burning
from the soap, and I thought "what a pain in the ass this
is."

At that moment I realized I could stop resisting and *allow
the body to wash its own face*. The illusion creating the
resistance was that "I am washing my face," the "me" doing
the washing was *interfering with the process*, not
performing it. "I" was getting in the way of a natural
occurrence.

Immediately upon releasing the illusion of control, the face
was washed and dried without further trouble. No time seemed
to pass from the moment "control" was released until the act
was finished, and no burning of the eyes, no problem with the
jacket sleeves, an instantaneous "act" occurred. It seems the
body "knows" better how to clean itself than "I" do.

Quite an interesting experience... not the first time
something like this has been observed.

The sense of "me" *always* interferes with the natural flow
of life. Thinking there is a "me" with volition ("I am doing
this") constantly erects barriers to natural process that
would go along just fine without this "me" in the way.

________________________________________________________________

GLORIA LEE

Speaking of pebbles, as we were back there, did you ever
collect interesting "stuff" like rocks, and just junk you
found lying around when you were a kid? I had a shoe box of
it myself. I used to find the most unusual objects, emptying
out my boy's pockets for the laundry. One of them used to
keep a whole drawer of pocket junk and I felt such a sense of
wonder trying to fathom the value of this stuff to him. In a
way, this is why kids are natural born nondualists, they
don't discriminate on any sort of rational basis what has
value and what doesn't. They are such equal opportunity
appreciators. I'm not trying to build a case for anything
terribly profound out of this, but I still treasure a lot of
junk..not so much things anymore, but like words people
casually throw around strike me as having great significance,
you know, stuff like that. I hope it doesn't start some big
arguement here, but I find a lot of value in just letting my
mind wander randomly..its like a stroll down the seashore
seeing what the tide may bring in.

__________________________________________________________

MICHAEL READ

The greatest 'myth' perpetuated by 'religion' is that we are
somehow separate from 'God'. Without this belief the 'drama'
of our so-called present day civilization would stop.

Oh, to have the world conform to my formulations!!!! Or, can
I please have my maya and realization too? Pretty please?

HAHAHAH and HOHOHO!

Peace - at play in the fields of the Lord - Michael

...

So? Reading and thinking is just reading and thinking.
Enjoyable pastimes, something to do.

Ah, Dear WW. What is experience? Why are you?

A vignette of 'my' experience for your consideration. Total
immersion in 'AM' revealing 'ALL'. There and there and there
is the God we seek. And there as well.

What one believes in has faith in will manifest in
appearance. What lies beyond appearance..... ah.

Sinners, saints, seeking and finding oh what a lovely drama.


-------
One drop of this wine
What what what
Lost in that
Found in that
Dry lips smiling
I am and not here
What's the use of explaining
One drop of this wine, ah!


HAHAHAH and HOHOHO!

Peace - don't ask me to sober up - Michael

________________________________________________________

SKY

Check out Alice Walker's new book:

"The Way Forward Is With A Broken Heart"

She says, in an interview with Charlie Rose, that the
harshness of our sociality is part of why we're broken
hearted. She adds that we needn't fear broken heartedness
because "it's an honorable condition. We deserve our broken
heart. And the broken heart gets bigger. And so, that is the
value of it."

_____________________________________________________________


RUSTY MORGAN
This is a non dualistic list. so come play GodsGame with
yourself.
http://www.pacificcoast.net/~rustym/manual/godgame.html

________________________________________________________________

WILL
Bush is literally running on the code-word slogan: "We trust
the people to do what's right - the Dem's only trust the
government."

Yet, now in this crisis time (which is ONLY a crisis for Bush
and his slogan) he is acting just the opposite - NOT trusting
the people to even be SMART enough to objectively count some
dam voting ballots without screwing up - as if they're not
"smart enough"? He thinks the PalmBeach "screw-ups" that
precipitated this current fiasco of energy-transfer, were
STUPID and should be discarded in the trash heap, over-lorded
by the ALL-powerful Republican Machine.

Gore, trusts the government, as Bush says, and is going the
route of law, government, trusting the people explicitly -
letting the People keep talking and talking until they agree
with Gore and just instate him into office.

Oh what a Dual moment, with apparent paradox and irony, but
only if one SEES it, and appreciates it. Otherwise, you takes
sides and start arguments.

Now, THAT is the kind of humor we should be talking about...
To what end (TWE)
is Life so arranged (ILSA)
that men think THIS WAY (TMTTW)?

(copyright (c) 2000 - fauxvox)

Commentary on the above: Instead of using it to AWAKEN and
just stop acting like a bunch of idiots most of the time???

_______________________________________________________________________

MATTHEW FILES

Michael wrote: The greatest 'myth' perpetuated by 'religion'
is that we are somehow separate from 'God'. Without this
belief the 'drama' of our so- called present day civilization
would stop.

why single out religions (or any group)as the great
perpetrators? Just look in the mirror, that is the only (and
greatest) perpetrator you need to be concerned about.
.........matthew

_______________________________________________________________________

COLETTE


Hi everyone. A friend passed this on to me so I pass it on
too ~ maybe ya know ..

~*~

Yassar Arafat said that peace will not come to the Middle
East without a million strong prayers. Well we intend to give
him just that!!! Please pass this email on to everyone you
know. Then go to http://www.emissaryoflight.com and write
your own one line prayer. (There will be a counter there to
let you know what number your prayer is.) When they have one
million prayers of peace, James Twyman, author and Peace
Troubadour, will travel to Israel with a scroll that contains
all the prayers to be presented to President Arafat and
President Barak.

This is your chance to let your voice be heard. Do not wait,
but contribute your prayer NOW! James Twyman, author of
Emissary of Light and Praying Peace, was recently in
Jerusalem to help focus a worldwide prayer vigil for peace in
the Middle East. Hundreds of Thousands of people joined the
vigil, many of them linking live to Jerusalem via
http://www.worldpuja.org

Days later, Twyman read in a newspaper an offhand remark made
by Yasser Arafat that peace will not come to the Middle East
without a million strong prayers. Through the internet we
have the ability to supply him with these prayers within days
or weeks. Go to http://www.emissaryoflight.com and you will
find a box to write your prayer. When the counter reads one
million a copy of every prayer will be produced on an
enormous scroll and will then be brought to Israel.

We need your help!!! Register your prayer right now while you
are thinkning about it!!!

From James Twyman: "Millions of people have participated in
the many prayer vigils that have taken place in the last few
years. Until now it has been impossible quantify the exact
number, or to make a concrete statement that could be
experienced physically as well as spiritually. If we can
gather one million prayers of peace for the Middle East I
believe we will have achieved something truly

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