“Most of the time the universe speaks to us very quietly in pockets of silence, in coincidences, in nature, in forgotten memories, in the shape of clouds, in moments of solitude, in small tugs at our hearts.”
"Our real self, the soul, is immortal. We may sleep for a little while in that change called death, but we can never be destroyed. We exist, and that existence is eternal. The wave comes to the shore, and then goes back to the sea; it is not lost. It becomes one with the ocean, or returns again in the form of another wave. This body has come, and it will vanish; but the soul essence within it will never cease to exist. Nothing can terminate that eternal consciousness."
“Life is a cosmic play of love and light that orchestrates the synchronization of events in order to assist us in waking up from the collective dream of separateness back into universal oneness. See and feel the sacred dance of the divine consciousness that is all around you.”
'Do not allow the world to run your life. Do not allow people to run your life. Be yourself. Know yourself. Realize that you are Brahman, the pure awareness. There is nothing that can interfere with you. You are pure consciousness. This is your real state. This is what you are, whether you know it or not, whether you care or not. You can walk out of this door and go about your business like you always have, but your nature is pure consciousness and one day you will have to awaken. So why not begin now. Why wait?
"Therefore, to gain this infinite universal individuality, this miserable little prison - individuality must go. Then alone can death cease when I am one with life, then alone can misery cease when I am one with happiness itself, then alone can all errors cease when I am one with knowledge itself; and this is the necessary scientific conclusion- Science has proved to me that physical individuality is a delusion, that really my body is one little continuously changing body in an unbroken ocean of matter, and Advaita (unity) is the necessary conclusion with my other counterpart, Soul."
Awakening is not a thing. It is not a goal, not a concept. It is not something to be attained. It is a metamorphosis. If the caterpillar thinks about the butterfly it is to become, saying ‘And then I shall have wings and antennae,’ there will never be a butterfly. The caterpillar must accept its own disappearance in its transformation. When the marvelous butterfly takes wing, nothing of the caterpillar remains.
The Net of Indra is a profound and subtle metaphor for the structure of reality. Imagine a vast net; at each crossing point there is a jewel; each jewel is perfectly clear and reflects all the other jewels in the net, the way two mirrors placed opposite each other will reflect an image ad infinitum. The jewel in this metaphor stands for an individual being, or an individual consciousness, or a cell or an atom. Every jewel is intimately connected with all other jewels in the universe, and a change in one jewel means a change, however slight, in every other jewel.
“The moment of awakening may be marked by an outbursts of laughter, but this is not the laughter of someone who has won the lottery or some kind of victory. It is the laughter of one who, after searching for something for a long time, suddenly finds it in the pocket of his coat.”
“The authentic spiritual impulse is a desire for truth, God, peace. It’s a desire to experience the ultimate reality. It also includes the welfare of all beings. Otherwise, it’s inherently a narcissistic pursuit, a complicated form of self-obsession—the ego wanting to have the best experience it can have.”
If you owned a priceless jade whichYou have misplaced in a room filled with clutter.
People keep repeating that the main things are love and compassion. Certainly love and compassion are the main things, but it takes knowledge to make love and compassion fruitful. It takes just a second to say ‘love’. But to acquire knowledge for the well-being and blessing of humanity requires an eternity.
“I do not need any promise of eternity to be happy. My eternity is now. I have only one interest: to fulfill my purpose here where I am. This purpose is not given me by my parents or my surroundings. It is induced by some unknown factors. These factors make me a part of eternity.”