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December 12, 2014 ornaments 017


If you think the Kingdom of God is above you,

then birds will find it first.


If you think it is in the ocean,

then fish will discover it before you do.


Look…. the Kingdom of God

is within you and all around you.


The Gospel of Thomas


Seeking within, you will find stillness.

Here there is no more fear or attachment-

only joy.


The Dhammapada


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Do not make the mistake

of supposing that the little world you see around you –

the Earth,

which is a mere grain of dust in the Universe –

is the Universe itself.

There are millions upon millions of such worlds,

and greater.

And there are millions of millions

of such Universes in existence

within the Infinite Mind of THE ALL.


Three Initiates, from The Kybalion

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Space, time,
matter, energy and biological life
may be the result
of a Source Field
that is conscious and alive
in its own unique way –
on a scale far too vast
for the finite mind to fathom.
David Wilcock
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Whether you are going or staying or sitting or lying down,
the whole world is your own self.
You must find out
whether the mountains, rivers, grass, and forests
exist in your own mind or exist outside it.
Analyze the ten thousand things,
dissect them minutely,
and when you take this to the limit
you will come to the limitless,
when you search into it you come to the end of search,
where thinking goes no further and distinctions vanish.
When you smash the citadel of doubt,
then the Buddha is simply yourself.

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March 27, 2014 parkway 026

We can only learn and advance

with contradictions.

The faithful inside

should meet the doubtful.

The doubtful

should meet the faithful.


slowly advances

and becomes mature

when he accepts his contradictions.


Shams of Tabriz


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March 12, 2014 CW 081

A good question is never answered.

It is not a bolt to be tightened into place

but a seed to be planted

and to bear more seed

toward the hope

of greening the landscape of ideas.


John Ciardi


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February 18 2014 parkway 068

The realms of good fortune and calamity

in human life are all made

of thoughts and imaginings.

Therefore Buddhists say

that the burning of desire for gain

is itself a pit of fire,

while drowning in greedy love

is itself a bitter sea.

The moment thoughts are pure,

fierce flames become a pond;

the moment you become aware,

the boat has arrived on the further shore.

If your thoughts vary at all,

your world will immediately differ,

so can we not be careful?

Huanchu Daoren

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February 18 2014 parkway 022

. . . gentleness is stronger than severity,

water is stronger than rock,

love is stronger than force.

Hermann Hesse

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January 20 parkway 031

… Don’t cling to externals, the opposite things,
the things that exist as relative.
Accept them all impartially
And you won’t have to waste time in pointless choosing.

Judgments and discriminations block the flow
and stir the passions.
They roil the mind that needs stillness and peace.
If you go from either-or, this and that,
or any of the countless opposites,
You’ll miss the whole, the One.
Following an opposite you’ll be led astray,
away from the balancing center.
How can you hope to gain the One? … (continued)

Seng T’sang

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January 1 2014 Parkway 004


If you are a poet,

you will see clearly

that there is a cloud floating

in this sheet of paper. 

Without a cloud

there will be no water;

without water,

the trees cannot grow;

and without trees,

you cannot make paper. 

So the cloud is in here. 

The existence of this page

is dependent upon

the  existence of a cloud. 

Paper and cloud are so close.

Thich Nhat Hahn


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