Archives for category: Oneness

December 17, 2014 wreath 001

 

See Me in yourselves,

as you would see yourself

in water or a mirror.

 

Agrapha

 

See in this body of Mine

The existence of the whole universe.

Be centered in the One.

 

the Bhagavad Gita

 

Wise are they who center their

hearts on the  inner essence of things,

not on outer appearances.

 

The Tao Te Ching

 

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July 28, 2014 pond 019

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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July 29, 2014 garden 030

 

It is the deadly sameness of machine-made things

and of a life governed by technology

which perverts the mind and kills the spirit.

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Infinite variety is the hallmark of the creative genius;

sameness the hallmark of mediocrity and decadence.

The symbol of the machine is the wheel.

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The machine-wheel is the symbol of Samsara,

of ever-recurring birth and death,

of the inescapable law of existence. ..

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But there is another wheel, an invisible one,

which does not revolve

but which radiates and pervades every form of life.

It is the Dharma-Cakra

and he who realizes it,

realizes his universality and the infinite relationship

of all things and forms of appearance,

without denying their relative existence and value.

 

Lama Anagarika Govinda

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July 4, 2014 After Arthur 044
When we contemplate

the whole globe

as one great dewdrop,

striped and dotted

with continents and islands,

flying through space

with other stars

all singing and shining

together as one,

the whole universe

appears as an infinite storm of beauty.

 

John Muir

 

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June 20 Between 035

 

The wave does not need to die to become water.

 

She is already water.

 
Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

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June 15, 2014 Father's Day 039

That is where my dearest

and brightest dreams have ranged —

to hear for the duration of a heartbeat

the universe

and the totality of life

in its mysterious, innate harmony.

 
Hermann Hesse

 

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June 3, 2014 Parkway 043

You cannot travel the path

until you have become the path itself.

 

Siddhartha Gautama

 

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May 23, 2014 Mountain Laurel 064

 

Before anything else

the One must exist eternally;

from his power derives everything

that always is or will ever be.

He is the Eternal and embraces all times.

He knows profoundly all events

and He himself is everything.

He creates everything

beyond any beginning of time

and beyond any limit of place and space.

He is not subject to any numerical law,

or to any law of measure or order.

He himself is law, number, measure,

limit without limit,

end without end,

act without form.

 

Giordano Bruno

 

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May 27. 2014 Herons 061

You, no less than all beings

have Buddha Nature within.

Your essential Mind is pure.

 

Therefore, when defilements cause you to stumble and fall,

let not remorse nor dark foreboding cast you down.

Be of good cheer

and with this understanding,

summon strength and walk on.

 

Dhammavadaka

 

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May 14, 2014 roses 001

 

So the thing to do when working on a motorcycle,

as in any other task,

is to cultivate the peace of mind

which does not separate one’s self

from one’s surroundings.

 

When that is done successfully,

then everything else follows naturally.

 

Peace of mind produces right values,

right values produce right thoughts.

Right thoughts produce right actions

and right actions produce work

which will be a material reflection for others

to see of the serenity at the center of it all.

 

Robert Pirsig

 

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