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#769 manitou

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:43 PM

RAMA continued:

 

O sage, thus neither in childhood nor in youth nor in old age does one enjoy any happiness.  None of the objects in this world is meant to give happiness to anyone.  The mind vainly seeks to find such happiness in the objects of this world.  Only he is happy who is free from egotism and who is not swayed by craving for sense-pleasure: but such a person is extremely rare in this world.  Indeed, I do not regard him as a hero who is able to battle successfully against a mighty army; only him I consider a hero who is able to cross the ocean known as the mind and the senses.

 

 

RAMA continued:  This world is like a potter's wheel:  the wheel looks as if it stands still though it revolves at a terrific speed - even so to the deluded person this world appears to be stable even though in fact it is constantly changing.  This world is like a poison tree: one who comes into contact with it is knocked unconscious and stupified.  All points of view in this world are tainted; all countries in the world are territories of evil; all the people of the world are subject to death; all actions are deceitful.

 

 

(from Vasistha's Yoga, Swami Venkatesananda)


Joy is the Dao.

 

               -The mysterious dancer in the black cowboy hat-

 

                                       


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 12:22 PM

I would like to send my love to my friends on my favorite Daobums thread.

May 2017 be filled with spaciousness, light, and warmth. 


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Steve

 

འདི་རྨི་ལམ་ཡིན།

When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that is wisdom.
When I look outside and see that I am everything,that is love.
And between these two, my life turns.
- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it.
- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

 


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 01:16 PM

I would like to send my love to my friends on my favorite Daobums thread.

May 2017 be filled with spaciousness, light, and warmth. 

Happy New "Present", steve and everybody!  :)  :wub:


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Your best guides will always be the Classics. They are living masters without an ego.

 

True perfection seems unperfect - Lao Tzu

 

Enlightenment is like an old oak, no one looks at it twice. - Taisen Deshimaru


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 06:26 PM

Strange times we are in.  

 

What a challenge it will be to see the non-existence of everything that is happening and will be happening; and the challenge of keeping one's mind open, forming no opinions.  Remembering that we (and the leaders we will have) are part and parcel of the same matter, without distinction.  Merely a rising and falling of that which comes from the void, and returns to the void; as a temporary wave on the ocean.

 

Yes.  Happy New Moment, everyone.  Love to you all.  Really.  Big love.


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Joy is the Dao.

 

               -The mysterious dancer in the black cowboy hat-

 

                                       


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 11:47 AM

Couldn't pass up these pieces of liberation -

 

Vasistha to Rama, Vasistha's Yoga;

 

 

"He sees the truth who sees that he is the omnipresent infinite consciousness which encompasses within itself all that takes place everywhere at all times"

 

"He sees the truth who sees that in this body pleasure and pain are experienced on account of the passage of time and the circumstances in which one is placed; and that they do not pertain to him."


Edited by manitou, 19 January 2017 - 11:49 AM.

Joy is the Dao.

 

               -The mysterious dancer in the black cowboy hat-

 

                                       


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    November's Echo

Posted Today, 12:35 AM

Ageing, sickness, and death; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief, and despair;

all forms of dis-ease, dissatisfaction, and discontent depend on birth;

so don't be reborn into anything at all, not even your next thought —

just let things be,

for without your emotional investment in them,

all things will be spontaneously and blissfully liberated 

in the very instant of their first arising.

 

~ Paramito Ladakh ~


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Om svabhava shuddha sarva dharma svabhava shuddho 'ham!
Om shunyata jnana vajra svabhava atmako 'ham! 
Om ah hum hra phat!
Om muni muni mahamuni Shakyamuniye svaha! 
  
Appearances are mind, mind is emptiness, emptiness is spontaneous presence, spontaneous presence is self-liberation.
(9th Karmapa)
 

The objects perceived by sentient beings 

are like the appearance of illusions;

Sentient beings themselves are in the nature of illusion

they all arise through dependent origination. - Nagarjuna





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