“The Soul doesn’t love….” Patanjali – Quoted by George Harrison on his final album

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The soul doesn’t love;

It is love itself.

 

The Soul doesn’t know.

It is Knowledge  itself;

 

The Soul doesn’t exist,

It is existence itself.

 

Patanjali – Quoted by George Harrison on his final album

Patanjali – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patanjali

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Rupert Spira: All that I have ever been is ‘knowing presence’

All that I have ever been is ‘knowing presence’ – Rupert Spira

Rumi on the trips we take and the true purpose of our journeying

We take long trips
We puzzle over the meaning of a painting or a book,
when what we’re wanting to see and understand
in this world, we are that.

From: ‘Open Secrets: versions of Rumi’ by John Moyne and Coleman Barks. – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1570625298/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1LME1VMDQPLPB

Maureen Murdock ‘The Heroine’s Journey: Woman’s Quest for Wholeness’

“Women’s bodies are public domain, as evidenced clearly at the present time by the furor over abortion. Everyone has an opinion about what a woman should or should not do with her body. ”
― Maureen Murdock, The Heroine’s Journey: Woman’s Quest for Wholeness
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“Being is not passive; it takes focused awareness.”
― Maureen Murdock, The Heroine’s Journey: Woman’s Quest for Wholeness
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“Women have to learn where their true source of validation is.”
― Maureen Murdock, The Heroine’s Journey: Woman’s Quest for Wholeness
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“There is a danger in the repudiation of the feminine when the daughter who rejects the aspects of the negative feminine embodied by her mother also denies positive aspects of her own feminine nature, which are playful, sensuous, passionate, nurturing, intuitive, and creative. Many women who have had angry or emotional mothers seek to control their own anger and feelings lest they be seen as destructive and castrating. This repression of anger often prevents them from seeing the inequities in a male-defined system. Women who have seen their mothers as superstitious, religious, or old-fashioned discard the murky, mysterious, magical aspects of the feminine for cool logic and analysis. A chasm is created between the heroine and the maternal qualities within her; this chasm will have to be healed later in the journey for her to achieve wholeness.”
― Maureen Murdock, The Heroine’s Journey: Woman’s Quest for Wholeness

Nondual being

‘Realizing nonduality is your transformation from ‘what is this’ to isness.’

Perhaps that is better put as

‘The experience of nonduality is your (temporary) transformation from ‘who am I & what is this’ to isness.’

‘Knowledge is a function of being When there…

‘Knowledge is a function of being. When there is a change in the being of the knower, there is a corresponding change in the nature and amount of knowing.’

Aldous Huxley p1 ‘The Perennial Philosophy’

Being in touch with Healing Elements The…

Being in touch with Healing Elements

“The blue sky, the flower, the river, the cloud, these things have a healing nature. If you allow yourself to be in touch with these healing elements, the wounds within your body and your mind will be healed. We should allow ourselves to be healed, and therefore, we should allow ourselves to be in the heart of life, which contains so many wonderful things, like the children, the flower, and so on…”

“The seeds in our consciousness can function like anti-bodies. What is important is that you continue to plant new seeds, the kind of seeds that are both refreshing and healing. And if you just do that, by practicing mindful living so that you can be in touch with the flower, with the cypress tree, with the fresh air, with the beautiful eyes of the children, then these seeds will be planted in yourself, and they will naturally take care of the seeds of your suffering. You don’t even have to touch them. And that is something I think the practice of Buddhism can contribute to psychotherapy in the west.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh