Quotes

I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.  – Socrates

There is no becoming.  ALL IS.  – Wei Wu Wei

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. – Joseph Campbell

God is not the dancer but the dance itself!  God is much more a dynamic verb than a static noun. God is constant flow.  – Richard Rohr

We dream that we are awake, we dream that we are asleep. The three states are only varieties of the dream state. Treating everything as a dream liberates. As long as you give reality to dreams, you are their slave. By imaging that you are born as so and so, you become a slave to the so-and-so. The essence of slavery is to imagine yourself to be a process, to have past and future, to have history.   – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Eternity is in love with the creations of time.  William Blake

The enemy is a very good teacher.  Dalai Lama

What is this “I”?    You will, on close introspection, find that what you really mean by “I” is the ground-stuff upon which all experiences are collected.  – Edwin Schroedinger

The world exists only when we think about it; creation stories are for children. In reality the world is created every moment. –  Jean Klein

The Buddha and all sentient beings are nothing but expressions of the one mind. There is nothing else. Here it is – right now. Start thinking about it and you miss it.  – Huang Po

That all opposites—such as mass and energy, subject and object, life and death—are so much each other that they are perfectly inseparable, still strikes most of us as hard to believe. But this is only because we accept as real the boundary line between the opposites. It is, recall, the boundaries themselves which create the seeming existence of separate opposites. To put it plainly, to say that “ultimate reality is a unity of opposites” is actually to say that in ultimate reality there are no boundaries. Anywhere.  – Ken Wilber

The first of all colors is white … we shall set down white for the representative of light, without which no color can be seen. – Leonardo Da Vinci

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.  – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sagehood has nothing to do with governing others but is a matter of ordering oneself. Nobility has nothing to do with power and rank but is a matter of self realization. Attain self-realization, and the whole world is found in the self. Happiness has nothing to do with wealth and status, but is a matter of harmony. – Lao Tzu

When you go deep inside nothing is all there is. There is no ‘I am’. The ‘I am’ merges in the Absolute.  – Nisargadatta Maharaj

I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me. Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time.  – Herman Hesse

Self-Realization or Enlightenment is nothing more than the deepest possible understanding that there is no individual doer of any action – neither you nor anyone else. Also you are not the thinker of any thoughts, nor the experiencer of any experiences – they happen.  – Ramesh Balsekar

Row row row your boat gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.  – Eliphalet Oram Lyte

There is neither creation nor destruction, neither destiny nor free will, neither path nor achievement. This is the final truth.  – Ramana Maharshi

If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?  Dogen

It is only through silent awareness that our physical and mental nature can change. This change is completely spontaneous. If we make an effort to change we do no more than shift our attention from one level, from one thing, to another. Only living stillness, stillness without someone trying to be still, is capable of undoing the conditioning our biological, emotional and psychological nature has undergone. There is no controller, no selector, no personality making choices.  – Jean Klein

…The self-constructed nature of experience would dawn on you. In a nonconceptual and entirely nontheoretical way, you would suddenly gain a deeper understanding of the fact that this world, at this very moment, only appears to you.  – Thomas Metzinger

In the stillness of the mind, I saw myself as I am: unbound. – Nisargadatta Maharaj

So we have to keep in mind the great difficulty involved with dualistic language. That “reality is no-boundary” is true enough, provided we remember that no-boundary awareness is a direct, immediate, and nonverbal awareness, and not a mere philosophical theory. It is for these reasons that the mystic-sages stress that reality lies beyond names and forms, words and thoughts, divisions and boundaries. Beyond all boundaries lies the real world of Suchness, the Void, the Dharmakaya, Tao, Brahman, the Godhead. And in the world of suchness, there is neither good nor bad, saint nor sinner, birth nor death, for in the world of suchness there are no boundaries.  – Ken Wilber

We are the eyes of the one single seer and this seer is freedom itself  – Francis Lucille

Thoughts are just what is. They appear. They’re innocent. They’re not personal. They’re like the breeze or the leaves on the trees or the raindrops falling. Thoughts arise like that, and we can make friends with them. Would you argue with a raindrop?  – Byron Katie

 

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