It is the mind that sees objects and has experiences and that finds a void when it ceases to see and experience, but that is not ‘you’. You are the constant illumination that lights up both the experiences and the void.
- Sri Ramana Maharshi
[Photo: Symphony of Light by Alex Greenshpun]
(Photo: ‘Rain’s Ephemeral Crown’ by Alex Greenshpun)
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by no means mention
on your mind
on my mind
whatever you have
will get itself
that’s all i’m
you go out
to the edge
of the universe,
it’ll still be
you don’t have to
try to remember
the fact is, you
-Robert Lax, from the journal A, p. 36
O Rama, two aspects of the “heart” are spoken of here: one is acceptable and the other is to be ignored. The heart that is part of this physical body and is located in one part of the body may be ignored!
The heart which is acceptable is of the nature of pure consciousness. It is both inside and outside and it is neither inside nor outside. This is the principal heart and in it is reflected everything which is in the universe, and it is the treasure-house of all wealth.
Consciousness alone is the heart of all beings, not the piece of flesh which people call the heart!
Faith is in you whenever you look
At a dewdrop or a floating leaf
And know that they are because they have to be.
Even if you close your eyes and dream up things
The world will remain as it has always been
And the leaf will be carried by the waters of the river.
(Photo by me -"Faith" by Alex (Nalini) G)