Monday, May 31, 2010

This is the truth

There is nothing to accept,
Nothing to reject,
Nothing to hold on to,
Nothing to let go of,
Nothing to grasp,
Nothing to spurn,
Nothing to embrace,
Nothing to relinquish,
Nothing to dissolve.

This is the truth.

~ From Ashtavakra-Gita translated by Thomas Byron
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Sunday, May 02, 2010

There is no such thing as a person

There are only restrictions and limitations.
The sum total of these defines the person.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels
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Inside this new love, die.

Your way begins on the other side.

Become the sky.

Take an axe to the prison wall.


Walk out like someone suddenly born into color.

Do it now.

You're covered with thick cloud.

Slide out the side. Die,

and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign

that you've died.

Your old life was a frantic running

from silence.

The speechless full moon comes out now.

- Rumi,
The Essential Rumi,
translations by Coleman Barks, with John Moyne