If ‘you’ are not there, enlightenment is instantaneous.
If ‘you’ are there, you have to walk till ‘you’ wear out.
Enlightenment will be ours when we are able to care for others as much as we now care of ourselves, and ignore ourselves to the same extent that we now ignore others.
( Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche)
"To find a Buddha, all you have to do is see your nature. your nature is the Buddha. And the Buddha is the person who's free, free of plans, free of cares. If you don't see your nature and run around all day looking somewhere else, you'll never find a Buddha. The truth is, there's nothing to find. But to reach such an understanding you need a teacher. And you need to struggle to make yourself understand."
That messy, greasy, mixed-up, confused, and awful situation you’re living through right now is enlightenment itself.
( Brad Warner)
An ordinary man seeks freedom through enlightenment. An enlightened man expresses freedom through being ordinary.
The journey of self-discovery ends with the discovery that there is no self.
"You will never Know Who You Are unless You Shed Who You Pretend to Be."
( Vironika Tugaleva)
"As a man's real power grows
and his knowledge widens,
ever the way he can follow
grows narrower: until at last
he chooses nothing,
but does only and wholly
what he must do."
(Ursula le Guin)
"Since things neither exist nor don't exist, are neither real nor unreal,
are utterly beyond adopting and rejecting -
one might as well burst out laughing."
"As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can't see how it is." ~ (Ram Dass)
"Enlightenment is, in the end, nothing more than the natural state of being." ~Adyashanti
"Do not take life's experiences too seriously. For in reality they are nothing but dream experiences. Play your part in life, but never forget that it is only a role."
( Paramahansa Yogananda)
"The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody." --RamDass
"By definition, greater awareness means less self-identity, for the sense of self continually dissolves as we merge into a vast interconnectedness with all of creation." Rabbi David Cooper
Always remember deep in your heart that all is well and everything is unfolding as it should. There are no mistakes anywhere, at any time. What appears to be wrong is simply your own false imagination. That’s all.
Science says we are the body. Psychology - the mind. Religion - the soul. What are we?
WE ARE CONSCIOUSNESS ITSELF
( Adi Da)
"The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness."
"Our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee." St. Augustine
"How can God's son awaken from the dream? It is a dream of judgment. So must he judge not, and he will awaken.
(A Course in Miracles)
There are, strictly speaking,
no enlightened people,
there is only enlightened activity.
~ Shunryu Suzuki
Love Him simply as the One... in which is no trace of Duality. And into this One... fall continually ( Meister Eckhart)
To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek Him the greatest adventure; to find Him, the greatest human achievement. (Saint Augustine)
The ego is a veil between humans and GOD.
"Enlightened action leaves no trace. Enlightened action comes directly from emptiness, not from the mind. It is spontaneous. If it comes in the form of words, the words come from emptiness. If it comes in the form of actions, the actions come from emptiness—from before the personality and the mind." ( Adyashanti, The Impact of Awakening)
“A world full of love, light and laughter....its time has come..... Let us make it happen”.
Every phenomenon on earth is symbolic, and each symbol is an open gate through which the soul, if it is ready, can enter into the inner part of the world, where you and I, and day and night are all one.
- Hermann Hesse
'I am that I am' sums up the whole truth.
The method is summed up in the words 'Be still'.
( Ramana Maharshi)
Those who are free
don’t want anything.
They don’t want anything
from their mind, they don’t
want anything from their
they don’t want anything
from anyone, and they
anything from life.
They don’t want anything.
If you don’t want, all that’s
left is an incredible sense
of being free.
"A total acceptance of yourself brings about a total transcendence of yourself."