“As you transcend the dualities of good and evil, and right and wrong, you awaken into Oneness. It is the only way to really make a difference and bring lasting peace into our world.”
~ Leonard Jacobson
Each of us makes up the collective. Whatever is happening at the collective level is a reflection of who we are as individuals…If you want peace on earth, by all means march in peace rallies, write letters, become politically active. Empower yourself and others as much as possible. But first, confront the dark within yourself. […]
“Do you realise that when you give a shilling to a beggar you are giving it to yourself?
Do you realise that when you help a dog over a stile you yourself are being helped?
Do you realise when you kick a man when he is down, you are kicking yourself? Give him another kick, you deserve it!”
~ Wei Wu Wei
I do enjoy Wei Wu Wei’s spiritual down-to-earthiness and English wit. It always makes me stop and reflect.
Let’s all slow down and choose how we want to be in the world.
How can we be separate
when we’re the same substance, body and soul,
collections of the same atoms
and channels of the same soul force?
Let’s be like children
whose beings are too empty
to be filled with distinctions
too open to be closed off by prejudice
too fluid to be cogged up with concepts –
so whole and so connected that they don’t need to build
a fortress of identity.
What is it that separates us?
Only the illusion of identity –
only the illusion of separateness
~ Steve Taylor
Today, let us embrace the all-knowing naive child within us.
This is an other wonderful post from Christopher Chase. This time he explains what non duality is, and the need for human dualistic thinking to change, for the survival of us all.
I also enjoyed the quotes at the end, reinforcing the message in a beautiful way.
“I like to experience the Universe as one harmonious whole. Every cell has life. Matter, too, has life; it is energy solidified. The tree outside is life… The whole of nature is life… The basic laws of the universe are simple, but because our senses are limited, we can’t grasp them. There is a pattern in creation.” ~Albert Einstein
As Einstein expressed in equations, Whitman in poetry and Van Gogh in art, our Universe exists as a unified field or whole. Creative energy swirling as atoms, giving rise to molecules, forming galaxies, stars, planets, mountains, rivers and the bodies of all living beings. If this is so, why do we not “see” the world this way, experience our lives for the miracle it is?
The modern technologically “advanced” world that surrounds us today is an outgrowth of our society’s ways of thinking– what has been called Aristotelian logic, dualistic thinking…
“Just as honey is not sweetness,
The words of Wu Hsin are not
However, time spent with these words is like
The aftermath of rain.
In due course, a sprouting of
Understanding will occur and
Will bear fruit at a pace
Outside of one’s control.”
Wu Hsin from “The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin. Pointers to NonDuality in Five Volumes” translated by Roy Melvyn
I just received this compilation of writings by Wu Hsin and it resonates deeply with me.
Wu Hsin was born in China over a hundred years after Confucius. There is not much known about him, other than writings that have survived. His form of Taoist philosophy asks us to question everything. His uses few words and those he chooses are full of paradox and are sometimes provocative. They got my attention with their directness and deep knowing, delivered with some tongue in cheek!
I am really enjoying this work and its message about life and our spiritual nature…
Stop resisting “what is” and be in harmony with it. When we see clearly we act from this place of being – action with non forcing and non harming.
When we live in harmony, we come to understand that there is no one doing anything, and there is only the One doing everything.
From this comes recognition that a separate me is a misapprehension created by the mind. This feeling of being separate is the root cause of unhappiness. When we get that we are part of the One, we begin the return to wholeness.
He is a planter of seeds …
I look forward to sharing a few of these with you 🙂