Thought is a gnat…
February 8, 2012, 12:49 pm
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Everyone is overridden by thoughts;
that’s why they have so much heartache and sorrow.
At times I give myself up to thought purposefully;
but when I choose,
I spring up from those under its sway.
I am like a high-flying bird,
and thought is a gnat:
how should a gnat overpower me?

Rumi – Mathnawi II, 3559-3561 –
‘Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance’ –
Camille and Kabir Helminski

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Hide and seek…
February 3, 2012, 10:13 pm
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What a game the Self is playing with itself: a game of hide and seek in which the self is looking for the Self, which is hiding in the self.

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The end of suffering…
February 3, 2012, 8:59 am
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For one who clings, motion exists;
But for one who clings not, there is no motion.
Where no motion is, there is stillness.
Where stillness is, there is no craving.
Where no craving is,
There is neither coming nor going.
Where neither coming nor going is,
There is neither arising nor passing away.
Where neither arising nor passing away is,
There is neither this world, nor a world beyond,
Nor a state between.
This, verily, is the end of suffering.

~Buddha

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Alert Awareness
February 1, 2012, 8:42 am
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Red-Tailed Hawk

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