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The state of self-realization, as we call it, is not attaining something new or reaching some goal which is far away, but simply being that which you always are and which you always have been.

Ramana Maharshi

One should not pursue that which is not necessary in one’s life, otherwise one will have to pay a price. One who knows how to preserve happiness will not burden himself unnecessarily.

Yan Hui

When your sense of self is no longer tied to thought, is no longer conceptual, there is a depth of feeling, of sensing, of compassion, of loving, that was not there when you were trapped in mental concepts. You are that depth.

Eckhart Tolle

Of the desires expressed the one which is most right is the desire to be ‘master of oneself’, because without this nothing else is possible.

G. I. Gurdjieff

Meditation doesn’t necessarily mean sitting cross-legged with your eyes closed. Simply observing how your mind is responding to the sense world as you go about your business – walking, talking, shopping, whatever – can be a really perfect meditation and bring a perfect result.

Thubten Yeshe

To learn to meditate is the biggest gift you can give to yourself in this life. Indeed, only meditation will allow you to discover your true nature and find balance and roots to live well. Meditation is the way that leads towards awakening.

Sogyal Rinpoche

Where there is true oneness, there is no distinction of self and other. Where there is real wisdom, there is no need to scheme and plan.

Zhuang Zi

It is not the worship of a person that is crucial, but the steadiness and depth of your devotion to the task. Life itself is the Supreme Guru; be attentive to its lessons and obedient to its commands.

When you personalize their source, you have an outer Guru; when you take them from life directly, the Guru is within.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

The great teachings unanimously emphasize that all the peace, wisdom, and joy in the universe are already within us; we don’t have to gain, develop, or attain them. We’re like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight.

 

We don’t need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we really are.

Unknown

Do not meditate – be!

Do not think that you are – be!

Don’t think about being – you are!

Sri Ramana Maharshi

 

“Our workaday lives are filled with opportunities to bless others. The power of a single glance or an encouraging smile must never be underestimated.”

G. Richard Rieger

Honest effort does not always promise a reward. Trying too hard does not necessarily mean a good outcome. The important part of living is to live every minute and every second.

Taoyu

The great teachings unanimously emphasize that all the peace, wisdom, and joy in the universe are already within us;
we don’t have to gain, develop, or attain them. We’re like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight.

We don’t need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we really are.

Unknown

Do not meditate – be!

Do not think that you are – be!

Don’t think about being – you are!

Sri Ramana Maharshi

 

Your own treasure house already contains everything you need. Why don’t you use it freely, instead of chasing after something outside yourself?

Ma Tzu

Self-inquiry is the process and the goal also. “I am” is the goal and the final reality. To hold to it with effort is self-inquiry. When spontaneous and natural it is realization.

Sri Ramana Maharshi

Pick up a flower in a field and you may disturb a star in the sky.

All is interconnected.

Nothing is separate.

Everything has its place, its function.

Nothing is here for nothing.

Everything is here for everything.

Take care.

Tishan

What grief or attachment can there be for a realized soul – a man of wisdom – when all the animate and inanimate objects of the world have become his self, when he sees oneness everywhere?

Ishavasya upanishad

If you could find out what the most successful people did in any area and then you did the same thing over and over, you would eventually get the same results they do.

Brian Tracy

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.

Alan Alda

Leave the past behind; leave the future behind; leave the present behind. You are then ready to go to the other shore.

Never more shall you return to a life that ends in death.

Buddha

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung

Look within. Be still. Free from fear and attachment know the sweet joy of the way.

Buddha

Real love is to realize that we are one with life. Real love means to understand that we are one with the other person, with nature, with the trees, the stones and with the blue sky.

It is to realize that all of life is God.

Giten

Self-knowledge, comes into being when we are aware, of ourselves in relationship, which shows what we are from moment to moment. Relationship is a mirror in which to see ourselves as we actually are.

J. Krishnamurti

Everything has a bright and dark side to it.

Those who see only the dark side of things bring sorrow and pain upon themselves.

To those who are able to see at the same time the bright side of it, every day is a good day.

Yunmen

In its own true light, spirit cannot find corruption and nothing divided. It can only find peace and direct wisdom.

Tozen

There is nothing to practice. To know yourself, be yourself. To be yourself, stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let your true nature emerge. Don’t disturb your mind with seeking.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

What you have to do, you have to do with play. Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.

Joseph Campbell

 

Do not permit the events of your daily lives to bind you, but never withdraw yourselves from them. Only by acting thus can you earn the title of a Liberated One.

Huang Po

Do nothing with the body but relax; shut firm the mouth and silent remain; empty your mind and think of nothing.

Like a hollow bamboo rest at ease with your body. Giving not nor taking, put your mind at rest.

Thus practicing, in time you will reach buddhahood.

Tilopa

The reality is always here and now. Yesterday is gone and it cannot come back. Tomorrow is not here yet and it will never come because it it always now.

You want to be happy, be happy now. You want to meditate, meditate now. Do not postpone.

Tishan

Let this moment be there, and you in it, and suddenly you have everything – because life is there. Suddenly everything starts showering on you, and then this moment becomes eternal and then there is no time. It is always the now. It never ends, never begins. Then you are in it, not an outsider. You have entered the whole, you have recognized who you are.

Osho

Beyond anything else, listen to yourself. You are meant to discover reality from inside and to direct your life in this way. As you begin to live according to your own guidance and your own daring, everything changes completely.

B. Marciniak

Let him that would move the world first move himself

Socrates

What we call the “Self” is not a separate object with an independent destiny and life, but more a process that continues until “Nirvana”.

Buddha

The whole world should be one humanity: no fanaticism, no racism, no nationalism. Then, for the first time, we can drop the idea of wars. We can make life with honesty, worth living, worth enjoying; playful, meditative, creative, and give every man and every woman equal opportunity to grow and bring their potential to flowering.

Osho

Our task is to strike a balance, to find a middle way, to learn not to overstretch ourselves with extraneous activities and preoccupations, but to simplify our lives more and more. The key to finding a happy balance in modern lives is simplicity.

Sogyal Rinpoche

Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

                                                                                                                                                 Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future life, look at your present actions.

                                                                                                                                                           Padmasambhava

Truth is simply this present moment as it is, nothing can be added to it. If you are totally present in this moment, then you are Truth itself.

                                                                                                                                                                     Tishan

We do not receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

Marcel Proust

Speak literally. Say what you mean without justification, without any desire to manipulate, and without concern about how another may interpret your words. Practice not being careful. Experience the freedom this brings.

Byron Katie

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