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Archive for August, 2007

Ultimate Mystery

We can know it, but to know it is to know it as mystery, the ultimate mystery from which all being and knowledge arise. – A.H. Almaas

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Einstein & Buddha

  If at first the idea is not absurd , then there is no hope for it. The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, […]

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It is not an easy thing The writing of these words There is no effort of trying Flowing from whence they come To where they go I am busy with a thief That would steal them That scoundrel is a constant irritation My vigilance prevents stray thoughts So, he is also a blessing The writing […]

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Many spiritual teachings pick on the instincts equating them with temptation and “the Devil’s work.” The instincts are seen as antithetical to spiritual development and enlightenment. In non-dual awareness, one sees how everything is part of presence, a unity. Self-centeredness, inherent in the ego, is oriented around me first and what’s in it for me. […]

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Pythagoras’ Music

Pythagoras’ discovery of the arithmetical basis of the musical intervals was not just the beginning of musical theory; it was the beginning of science. For the first time, man discovered that universal truths could be explained through systematic investigation and the use of symbols such as mathematics. Once that window was opened, the light spread […]

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Centering – Bushido

By its structure Omega, in its ultimate principle, can only be a distinct Center radiating at the core of a system of centers; a grouping in which the personalization of the All and personalizations of the elements reach their maximum, simultaneously and without merging, under the influence of a supremely autonomous focus of union. – […]

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The End of Ambition

Yesterday, A.H. Almaas began his lecture with: We are all engaged in an interesting endeavor – to actualize something invisible in our lives, something not seen by the ordinary senses. This something transcends the biological imperatives of life. Our purpose transcends the simply biological. The lecture went on to explore the phenomena of sexual desire […]

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Lovers

When you are a lover, you’re personal, but you have no boundaries that separate you from your lover. – A.H. Almaas The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, they’re in each other all along. – Rumi Translator: Coleman […]

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Ballet of Life

The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery. – Francis Bacon Early precursors to ballets were lavish court entertainments of Renaissance Italy. The first ballet for which a complete score has survived was performed in Paris in 1581. Professional dancers first appeared in the mid-1600s. Court ballet reached its peak during the reign […]

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Into the Night

Night into nightA wave of stillnessAn infinite amplitudeCaressing spaceDark velvet voidAbsenceNo directionNo orientationNo here nor thereNor not-hereNight arisingAs night descendsOnly nightKnows the nightAn absoluteIntimate loving              J Harper

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