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Off to Disney World
Friday December 10th 2004, 1:11 am
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Well, I am off to Disney World etc. with my family for a nice long christmas vacation so I’ll be away until after the holidays. So, in the spirit of Christmas, I will leave you with the experential wisdom of some of my favorite Christian Mystics. Even though I know nothing of Christianity as a religion, I can tell from these Mystics words that their realizations are indeed genuine as the nondual experience is not dependent on religion or creed. Experiencing this Truth transcends any arbitrary lines such as Buddhist, Christian, Muslim etc… It is beyond all of this that we find our self as God.

Ruysbroek. (1293-1381)

“To comprehend and to understand God above all similitudes, as He is in Himself, is to be God with God, without intermediary, and without any otherness that can become a hindrance or an intermediary. Whosoever wishes to understand this must have died to himself, and must live in God, and must turn his gaze to the eternal light in the ground of his spirit, where the Hidden Truth reveals Itself without means.”

17th Century English mystic, Thomas Traherne.

“No brims nor borders in my self I see,My essence is Capacity.”
“The world was more in me than I in it.”
“Do not your inclinations tell you that the world is yours?”
“You never enjoy the world aright till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars; and perceive yourself to be the sole heir of the whole world.”
“The streets were mine, the temple was mine, the people were mine, their clothes and gold and silver were mine, as much as their sparkling eyes, fair skins and ruddy faces. The skies were mine, and so were the sun and moon and stars, and all the world was mine.”bb
“O the riches of thine infinite goodness in making my Soul an interminable Temple, out of which nothing can be, from which nothing is removed, to which nothing is afar off; but all things immediately near, in a real, true, and lively manner.”

And my favorite Christian Mystic, Meister Eckhart.

“I must become God, and God must become me, so completely that we share the same ‘I’ eternally. Our truest ‘I’ is God.”
“When all things are reduced to naught in you then you shall see God.”
“Become pure till you neither are nor have this or that; then you are omnipresent and, being neither this nor that, are all things.

And Heres a little piece by modern day Christian Mystic, Douglas Harding.

“Awakening to and trusting in God is a letting go, a recognition that theself is not central, not in charge. Normally we live as though it is we whosit on the throne at the centre of our lives, but this is an illusion.Really only God abides here. However, seeing this truth is a kind ofdeath–the deepest of deaths into absolute emptiness. No wonder than that weresist it. Yet the self is not destroyed–it is simply placed, left where itbelongs (and flourishes), acknowledged and loved for what it is from theemptiness at centre. There is nothing wrong in being human, in being anindividual–far from it. The problem arises when we imagine that is what weare at centre. But, wonderfully, something marvelous arises out of this profoundest ofdeaths. As we step into God, leaving ourselves behind on the threshold,though we die to ourselves we are at once reborn into all the world.Awakening to our inner no-thingness we find we are all things. Our deepestbeing is revealed as central to the mystery and wonder of creation. All things flow from here.”

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