Saturday, January 12, 2013

Rupert Spira - What is the Substance of Experience?


 
If the doors of perception were cleansed
everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake


 


Excerpt from the Interview with Rupert Spira, Science and Nonduality Anthology DVD

Thursday, January 10, 2013

John O’Donohue - fountain of love



“You can never love another person unless you are equally involved in the beautiful but difficult spiritual work of learning to love yourself. There is within each of us, at the soul level, an enriching fountain of love. In other words, you do not have to go outside yourself to know what love is. This is not selfishness, and it is not narcissism; they are negative obsessions with the need to be loved. Rather this is the wellspring of love within the heart. Through their need for love, people who lead solitary lives often stumble upon this great fountain. They learn to whisper awake the deep well of love within. This is not a question of forcing yourself to love yourself. It is more a question of exercising reserve, of inviting the wellspring of love that is after all, your deepest nature to flow through your life. When this happens, the ground that has hardened within you grows soft again.

…This makes you independent. You are now able to come close to the other, not out of need or with the wearying apparatus of projection, but out of genuine intimacy, affinity, and belonging. It is a freedom. Love should make you free. You become free of the hungry, blistering need with which you continually reach out to scrape affirmation, respect, and significance for yourself from things and people outside yourself. To be holy is to be home, to be able to rest in the house of belonging that we call the soul.”

~John O’Donohue, from ‘Anam Cara’



Chuck Surface - Mystical Alchemy (excerpt)



Nothing is lost,
When Lover and Beloved,
Vanish into and as Pure Being.
For when we return to this Dream,
We Love the Beloved no longer as Lover…

But as Love Itself.





Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mooji - Don't Give Any Compassion to the Egoic Mind



If you were not, could the mind be?
I am not asking the mind, I am asking you.
I am watching mind, the mind is not watching me. 
Judge which is the greater and stay as the greater.
One must know the difference between the mind and one’s own Self. 
This is intelligence.

KABIR: The Poet Saint and Weaver

Are you looking for me? 
Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat. 
My shoulder is against yours. 
you will not find me in the stupas, not in Indian shrine
rooms, nor in synagogues, nor in cathedrals: 
not in masses, nor kirtans, not in legs winding
around your own neck, nor in eating nothing but 
vegetables. 
When you really look for me, you will see me 
instantly --
you will find me in the tiniest house of time. 
Kabir says: Student, tell me, what is God? 
He is the breath inside the breath. 
Kabir


Gangaji - ordinary



The truth is I'm more ordinary than I have ever been because I have found the utter fulfillment of this existence of being. I'm an ordinary human being and I experience all states of emotion and some are more welcome than others, but even in the unwelcome ones I know what is truly at peace and that is what I am. And that's who you are. That's who each of us is; each of us has that same existence. Each of us is a human being that is fundamentally, inherently, utter fulfillment.



Sunday, January 6, 2013

Amata Natasha Goldie - A Love of Lifetimes.

Thomas Merton - What the Contemplative has to offer

In humility is the greatest freedom.
As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart.
As soon as you compare that shadow with the shadows of other people, you lose all joy,
because you have begun to trade in unrealities and there is no joy in things that do not exist.
Thomas Merton