Sunday, May 31, 2020

Robert Adams

“When you concern yourself with your body, when you concern yourself with worldly conditions, when you try to improve something, all you’re doing is admitting that you are a fool. In truth, this is all nonsense. Everything is nonsense.

Therefore, why not be happy?

Why think about conditions, situations? Just be happy.

Do not try to analyze what happiness is. Do not even try to be happy. Just be happy. How do you become happy?

By not thinking.

If you have to think about it, it is not happiness.

The worst thing you can ever do is to try to change your condition, to be dissatisfied with the way things are. Things are the way they’re supposed to be. Do not try to think about it or to analyze it. Things are exactly the way they’re supposed to be.

When you think about this you spoil it. There are no mistakes.

No one is right, and no one is wrong.”

William Blake

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”

Jac O'Keeffe

Without the projection of the mind, the world cannot exist. That world that appears to you in your dreams at night is just as unreal as the world that appears to you when you are awake. There is no difference whatsoever.


Nisargadatta Maharaj

The only way of knowing reality is to be it. The mind cannot reach it. To perceive it does not need the senses; to know it, does not need the mind.


Saturday, May 30, 2020

Joseph Goldstein

We establish some stability and focus in our mind and see which elements in it lead to greater peace, which to greater suffering. All of it both the peace and the suffering happens lawfully. Freedom lies in the wisdom to choose. 

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The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility.

Sivananda Saraswati

Truth can not be suppressed and always is the ultimate victor.
Yajur Veda

You must learn to endure fleeting things they come and go!
Bhagavad Gita

Strive to move away from untruth towards truth.
Atharva Veda

Swami Achutanand Baba, “Yoga of Inner Light and Sound”

Light and Sound Form the Very Basis of Life

“If we look at the universe we will appreciate that light and sound form the very basis of the whole of the universe surrounding us including our own bodies…the creation… If these two elements are somehow removed from the universe, the universe would collapse or get dissolved or even more appropriately put, would simply cease to exist. This process is known as involution or ‘laya’ (in Sanskrit), as opposed to evolution. Light and sound form the very basis of life…

"Besides, as if to underscore the significance of these two components – light and sound – almost every religion has some tradition of symbolically including the light and sound in their places of worship. In Vedic tradition we can see lamps burning (light) and ringing bells (sound) hanging in a temple. In a church and Buddhist monasteries also candles and gong or chimes can be found. In mosques also the loudspeakers for azan (prayers) and incense sticks or chirag (lamp) are seen. These are just symbols but they do leave some hints at the importance of light and sound which are both in fact varied forms of energy. The subtlest of these energies is that Word or the Quintessential energy or anahat nada, Om, or sar shabd or the Word that springs forth directly from Him [God] as discussed earlier and, hence, is the most suitable or appropriate guide or escort to take us along to Him. That quintessential sound pervades all creation – gross, astral, causal as well as supra-causal. Nothing can be formed without it…

"The soul has now to concentrate on the sounds that are heard reverberating within, by practising nada dhyan/surat shabd yoga/nadanusandhana (Yoga of Inner Divine Sound [inner Sound Meditation]). Countless varieties of sounds including the ocean’s roar, thunder of clouds, melodies resembling those of musical instruments like drums, sitar, lute, flute etc… are heard. These sounds are so captivating and pleasing that the soul forgets everything else. These sounds become more and more melodious as one moves into higher and higher realms. By learning the right tact from a true Guru one can grasp the five central sounds, as described above, one after another and go on rising further and further. All these words or sounds are flowing from higher realms and clasping on to them it is very much possible for the perceiving soul to keep ascending, just as a fish can swim against the stream or current.”

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(Amma Karunamayi)

Our true nature is not limited ... it is like the vast ocean. ... When we touch Supreme Consciousness through meditation, then we are boundless, we are everywhere, we are eternal.