Monday, August 30, 2010

The desire for truth

is the highest of all desires.

Yet, it is still a desire.

All desires must be given up for the real to be.

Remember that you are.

This is your working capital.

Rotate it and there will be much profit.

- Nisargadatta Maharaja, "I Am That"
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Friday, August 27, 2010

The secret to bliss

is to stop the search,
stop thinking,
stop not-thinking,
and keep quiet.

- Papaji, The Truth Is


Sunday, August 22, 2010

There's no state in which one is seeing reality

WHO is seeing WHAT? You can only BE real. And that you are always.

The problem exists only in thinking. Let all false ideas go, that's all. There's no need for true ideas, since there are none.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Same thing

Apparently one of the most difficult things to "get" is that the non-dual and dual are the same thing.

So we really don't have to hide out in emptiness and not being a person and saying everything is a dream, an illusion. That is a half-baked state.

This, as you/it are right now, is IT.

Tom Thompson on Face-book
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Who cares?

Every month the disciple faithfully sent his Master an account of his progress.

In the first month he wrote: “I feel an expansion of consciousness and experience my oneness with the universe.” The Master glanced at the note and threw it away.

The following month, this is what he had to say: “I have finally discovered that the Divine is present in all things.” The Master seemed disappointed.

The third month the disciple’s words enthusiastically exclaimed: “The mystery of the One and the many have been revealed to my wondering gaze.” The Master shook his head and again threw the letter away.

The next letter said: “No one is born, no one lives, and no one dies, for the ego-self is not.” The Master threw his hands up in utter despair.

After that a month passed by, then two, then five months—and finally a whole year without another letter. The Master thought it was time to remind his disciple of his duty to keep him informed of his spiritual progress.

Then the disciple wrote back: “Who cares?”

When the Master read those words a look of great satisfaction spread over his face.

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Let there be a silent understanding

and no more. Away with all thinking and explaining. Then we may say that the Way of Words has been cut off and movements of the mind eliminated.

~Huang Po
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