The seeker is he who is in search of himself.
Give up all questions except one: ‘Who am I?’ After all, the only fact you
are sure of is that you are. The ‘I am’ is certain. The ‘I am this’ is not.
Struggle to find out what you are in reality.
To know what you are, you must first investigate and know what you are
Discover all that you are not -- body, feelings thoughts, time, space, this or
that -- nothing, concrete or abstract, which you perceive can be you. The
very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive.
The clearer you understand on the level of mind you can be described in
negative terms only, the quicker will you come to the end of your search
and realise that you are the limitless being.
-Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
I belong to no nation, no civilization, no society, no race, no religion, but to the divine.
- the mother
Within you is unimaginable beauty.
- Robert Adams
You must be humble like the grass, and patient like the tree.
- Mathru sri sarada
If you go beyond the source, you will find that there exists nothing.
- Sri siddharameshwar
Whatever comes, do not push it away. When it goes, do not grieve.
The limitless spaciousness has the capacity to bear every idea, concept, and feeling of who you think you are.
I am lover of what is, not because I am a spiritual person, but because it hurts when I argue with reality.
- Byron Katie
Each thought, each action in the sunlight of awareness becomes sacred.
- Thich nhat hanh
No mind, I am the self.
- sri lakshmana swamy
When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.
When the mind is quite, all is self.
Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.
- Paramahansa yogananda
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
"Then, Bahiya, you should train yourself thus: In reference to the seen, there will be only the seen. In reference to the heard, only the heard. In reference to the sensed, only the sensed. In reference to the cognized, only the cognized. That is how you should train yourself. When for you there will be only the seen in reference to the seen, only the heard in reference to the heard, only the sensed in reference to the sensed, only the cognized in reference to the cognized, then, Bahiya, there is no you in terms of that. When there is no you in terms of that, there is no you there. When there is no you there, you are neither here nor yonder nor between the two. This, just this, is the end of stress."
‘‘තස්මාතිහ තෙ, බාහිය, එවං සික්ඛිතබ්බං – ‘දිට්ඨෙ දිට්ඨමත්තං භවිස්සති, සුතෙ සුතමත්තං භවිස්සති, මුතෙ මුතමත්තං භවිස්සති, විඤ්ඤාතෙ විඤ්ඤාතමත්තං භවිස්සතී’ති. එවඤ්හි තෙ, බාහිය, සික්ඛිතබ්බං. යතො ඛො තෙ, බාහිය, දිට්ඨෙ දිට්ඨමත්තං භවිස්සති, සුතෙ සුතමත්තං භවිස්සති, මුතෙ මුතමත්තං භවිස්සති, විඤ්ඤාතෙ විඤ්ඤාතමත්තං භවිස්සති, තතො ත්වං, බාහිය, න තෙන; යතො ත්වං, බාහිය, න තෙන තතො ත්වං, බාහිය, න තත්ථ ; යතො ත්වං, බාහිය, න තත්ථ, තතො ත්වං, බාහිය, නෙවිධ න හුරං න උභයමන්තරෙන. එසෙවන්තො දුක්ඛස්සා’’ති.
-Buddha (Bahiya sutta)