At Saturday Sangha yesterday, we discussed the beginning of chapter seven, in No River to Cross. It’s a part that really stood out the first time I read the book, and continues to drift a considerable distance above my understanding.
One term that really jumped out at me was, “manifesting nondually”. It reminded me of something Chong Go Sunim told us back when Saturday Sangha first began.
The Dalai Lama has a policy of meeting any Tibetan refugee who crosses the Himalayas into India. Apparently, upon greeting him, many people thank him for rescuing them at some point during their journey. If they’d fallen into a crevasse in the snow, for example, they say that he appeared there to help pull them out.
Manifesting nondually, what a wonderful to open yourself to the world!
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‘many people thank him for rescuing them at some point during their journey. If they’d fallen into a crevasse in the snow, for example, they say that he appeared there to help pull them out’
This reminds me on part of a great text by Daehaeng Kun Sunim, The Spark That Can Save The Universe. There she says,’…you must have realized the “fragrance” of the precepts, samadhi and wisdom…And you have to have attained the level where you can manifest as needed. You must reach the state where you can freely go back and forth amongst the past, present and future as the occasion demands, and can manifest as anything.’
‘manifesting nondually’ – His Holiness is always with his people.
Chong Go Sunim just gave me that book on Saturday, I just read the very beginning before going to sleep.
Going back and forth amongst the past, present and future…
it gets mind boggling!!!
A friend of mine once suggested that rebirth isn’t necessarily chronological, I’ve never stopped thinking about that~
Haha – i got mine from Chong Go, too:) he’s looking after his people like HH:))
Another rather nice book on non-chronologigal going back and forth is ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ by Audrey Niffenegger; not a spiritual but an inspiring book. a lovestory between a young lady whose life is chronological and a man who tumbles through past, present and future; wherever he arrives – she’s always there…
(perfect gift for your beloved:))
I love how the photo blurs the buddhas… past, present, future… they are always there, ready to manifest into focus at any moment. Beautiful!