In every moment you only have one real choice: to be aware of the Self or to identify with the body and the mind.
— Annamalai Swami (via ashramof1)
When we do not expect anything we can be ourselves. That is our way, to live fully in each moment of time.
— Suzuki Roshi (via lazyyogi)
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
— T.S Eliot, “The Wasteland” (via divine-consciousness)
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
— Buddha (via findingthewonder)
The mind may accept or deny that you are awareness, but either way it can’t really understand. It cannot comprehend. Thought cannot comprehend what is beyond thought.
— Adyashanti (via ashramof1)
We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated “egos” inside bags of skin.
— Alan Watts (via lazyyogi)
Why should you worry about the future? You don’t even know the present properly. Take care of the present and the future will take care of itself.
— Ramana Maharshi (via lazyyogi)
Don’t fight with what you take to be obstacles on your way. Just be interested in them, watch them, observe, enquire. Let anything happen - good or bad. But don’t let yourself be submerged by what happens. The mind must learn that beyond the moving mind there is the background of awareness, which does not change. The mind must come to know the true self and respect it and cease covering it up, like the moon which obscures the sun during solar eclipse. Just realize that nothing observable, or experienceable is you, or binds you. Take no notice of what is not yourself. You are aware anyhow, you need not try to be. What you need is to be aware of being aware. Be aware deliberately and consciously, broaden and deepen the field of awareness. You are always conscious of the mind, but you are not aware of yourself as being conscious.
— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via lazyyogi)
Dive deep into the chambers of your heart. Find out the real, infinite ‘I’. Rest there peacefully for ever and become identical with the Supreme Self.
— Ramana Maharshi (via ashramof1)
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