Friday, May 17, 2019

The Old Poets of China

“You think that you must achieve something or ‘purify’ yourselves before truth is gained. How ridiculous! A time will come when you will laugh at such efforts. That time is always here and now”

— Ramana Maharshi

“Discard every self-seeking motive as soon as it is seen, and you need not search for truth; truth will find you.”

— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“The emptiness you feel shall never be satisfied until you connect with the divine! It is the soul that is hungry, not the body.”
“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. - Mother Teresa”

The Old Poets of China By Mary Oliver

Wherever I am,
the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness.
It does not believe
that I do not want it.
Now I understand why the old poets of China went so far
and high into the mountains,
then crept into the pale mist.

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