“…My consciousness has never associated itself with this temporary body. Before I came on this earth, Father, I was the same. I grew into womanhood but still I was the same. When the family in which I had been born made arrangements to have this body married, I was the same. And Father, in […]
Gunnar Myrdal: “Results very often are merely a demonstration of our ignorance and a clearer statement of what we do not know” Samual Butler: “Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.” Aristotle: “Truth is so large a target that nobody can wholly miss hitting it, but at the same time, nobody […]
At present your being is mixed up with experiencing. All you need is to unravel being from the tangle of experiences. Once you have known pure being, without being this or that, you will discern it among experiences and you will no longer be misled by names and forms. I AM THAT, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, […]
What is the difference between animals, birds and us? Birds wear the bird body, animals wear the animal body and we wear the human body. We all wear different bodies like different shirts, but in reality we are all the same being. Ramana Periya Puranam, V. Ganesan, p. 123.
Although through sudden awakening, one is the same as the buddhas, the proclivities that have been built up over many lives are deep-rooted. The wind ceases, but the waves still surge… From Encouragement to Practice, by Chinul (Korean monk, 1158–1210). Quote thanks to Christopher Warnock. Art thanks to Lloyd the Void. Without memory, there […]
“After all, the sense ‘I am’ is always with you, only you have attached all kinds of things to it – body, feelings, thoughts, ideas, possessions, etc. All these self-identifications are misleading. Because of them you take yourself to be what you are not.” ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Jnani understands a situation fully and knows at once what needs be done. That is all. The rest happens by itself, and to a large extent unconsciously. The jnani’s identity with all that is, is so complete, that as he responds to the universe, so does the universe respond to him. He is supremely […]
This is from the first complete work attributed to Ibn ‘Arabi to appear in a western language, although many scholars now attribute it to Balyani, a near contemporary, who may well have been influenced by his thought. No one sees Him except Himself, no one reaches Him except Himself. He knows Himself through Himself and […]