Saturday, October 31, 2009

The very idea of going beyond the dream is illusory

Why go anywhere? Just realize that you are dreaming a dream you call the world, and stop looking for ways out. The dream is not your problem. Your problem is that you like one part of your dream and not another. Love all, or none of it, and stop complaining. When you have seen the dream as a dream, you have done all that need be done.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, from I Am That, posted to AlongTheWay

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


The teaching that the ego does not exist -- repeated so often in so parrot-like a way -- can help no one, can only create intellectual confusion and thus harm the search for truth. But the teaching that the ego is only an idea -- however strongly held by the mind -- and as such does exist, can help everyone in the struggle for self-mastery and can throw intellectual light on the search for truth.

— Notebooks of Paul Brunton
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