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[2 days ago]
Questioning is not a reaction based on belief.
[3 days ago]
Compassion is natural. Why is it you need to be taught anything about it?
[4 days ago]
Is the self in any way capable of sensitivity?
[5 days ago]
Can you cast aside everything and see belief for what it is?
[6 days ago]
A word is just a sound. And this sound, if it is to be interpreted, needs an interpreter.
[7 days ago]
There is nothing seen, and no one is seeing it.
[8 days ago]
Consciousness contains the memories, experiences, thoughts, and other mental constructs of the mind. What else is there?
[9 days ago]
If you must live in a world of thought, at least go about it in a way that is pleasant for everyone. Live in a way that is beneficial for all human beings.
[10 days ago]
The individual is limited by the walls of its own design.
[11 days ago]
Without attachment, thoughts are seen as a beautiful movement. The ebb and flow of thought is wonderful to behold.
[12 days ago]
If thought were truly aware of itself, it would only be aware within its own limited field. It can only relate to itself through what it already knows. Nothing new springs forth.
[13 days ago]
Meditation never ends. The cushion is not necessary.
[2 weeks ago]
If you say you are there, if you know you are there, if you believe you are there, you are lost.
[2 weeks ago]
Your idea of a person freezes out any chance of seeing them as they actually are. You’ll only see your image of the person, and never the real thing.
[2 weeks ago]
Violence is not the nature of man; it is the nature of thought.
[2 weeks ago]
Everything is new at every moment. Memory stays put, arising only when necessary.
[3 weeks ago]
Please slow down. Take a deep breath. Repeat.
[3 weeks ago]
All of your effort to be free strengthens the shackles of confinement.
[3 weeks ago]
🙚 August 🙘
[3 weeks ago]
One would not ‘let go’ unless they felt something was wrong in the first place. But there is absolutely nothing wrong with you. You lack nothing.
[3 weeks ago]
The self perceives the outer world as separate; something that is over there while I am over here. But what is really happening?
[3 weeks ago]
How can anyone be angry at a sound?
[3 weeks ago]
If there is a path, it will be one of your own exploration, devoid of all interference apart from your own activity. In that place, there is every possibility, and it is not limited by what you accept or believe to be true.
[3 weeks ago]
Anger helps to solidify the self. You never feel more real than when you are angry. It weighs heavy in the mind.
[4 weeks ago]
You see the search as futile, but at the same time, you think you need it in order to gain something.
[4 weeks ago]
Find out now. Everything is at stake.
[4 weeks ago]
Question your own statements.
[4 weeks ago]
If someone is hateful to you, or if you have been insulted, you may feel some kind of pain. But who is being hurt?
[4 weeks ago]
There are no other people. No one to bring you hurt, no one to leave a scar. If one hurts you with a word, where does it leave its mark?
[4 weeks ago]
You see the fact, ugly or not, and that is the truth that sets one free, not looking for something better.
[4 weeks ago]
When belief rises to answer the question, question the belief that rises.
[5 weeks ago]
You must see with your own eyes. It is the only way.
[5 weeks ago]
It takes some strength for the self to come up against what it believes to be true.
[5 weeks ago]
When compassion seethes through every pore on your body, the idea of being compassionate will escape you. You will move, and compassion will be there. And that is all.
[1.2 months ago]
If one’s mind is separate, broken, and incapable of operating clearly, can that mind know what it means to be compassionate?
[1.2 months ago]
It is fulfilling and meaningful to see the person; to be there with them as being unfolds. It is a moment frozen in time, as the past falls away. But due to the nature of being, there is no moment to be frozen. It can only exist as a monument in our me...
[1.2 months ago]
Why do you place such value on your perceptions?
[1.3 months ago]
Contemplation means, the act of looking. But when the self looks, it does not actually see; it only interprets from what it already knows.
[1.3 months ago]
If a cat comes into the room and you see it, you might say that you are aware of the cat. But what happens if the cat is seen, but there is no one there to be aware of anything?
[1.3 months ago]
There is no possible way to know enlightenment. Once thought has solidified something in order to better control and understand it, the thing is dead.
[1.4 months ago]
We disconnect from oneness, thinking we will have security, only to want to go back to nothingness because there is no security.
[1.4 months ago]
The energy of liberation is massive. It bursts through the room and reaches out into infinity. As one sits in the chair, aliveness seems to pulse, like a metronome that counts in waves, not in beats. This energy engulfs all. It is the purest essence of...
[1.4 months ago]
It is an awareness of the whole movement of thought. This is an altogether different kind of functioning.
[1.5 months ago]
When you sit in order to see, you must go slowly. Don’t instantly fall back on what you already know and have memorized. Leave space for the meaning to become apparent without your effort.
[1.5 months ago]
The question you might want to explore: “Is it possible to be completely present with every single human being I come into contact with?” Find out.
[1.5 months ago]
You might think you can only have a relationship with someone you know… …someone known to you through your memories of them. If that is how you perceive things, it is quite possible that you have never related with anything.
[1.6 months ago]
You are nature. And naturalness is the nature of nature.
[1.6 months ago]
One must be truly alone to discover whatever lies inside. One must set everything aside, for perhaps the very first time, and travel alone.
[1.6 months ago]
You will live until you die. The beginning and ending is certain. But what will you do with the long middle act?
[1.7 months ago]
When sitting with nature, do not look for answers. Look with nature and share in all of these parallel movements.
[1.7 months ago]
🙚 July 🙘
[1.7 months ago]
None of us knows what will happen. One can only sit with oneself and see how it all unfurls.
[1.7 months ago]
It is a very clean and clear movement bringing peace in its wake. There is no evil that can stand against it.
[1.8 months ago]
To even approach this will require all of your attention and energy.
[1.8 months ago]
If someone insults you, and you become angry, do you ever ask Why am I angry? It is such a simple question, but no one ever asks.
[1.8 months ago]
You have seen it clearly. Now what do you do?
[1.9 months ago]
Taking a single step is going too far.
[1.9 months ago]
Be prepared to take it to the end. Do not be too timid in your explorations.
[1.9 months ago]
No one can give it to you.
[2.0 months ago]
Words will always be imperfect, but we do the best we can with what we have.
[2.0 months ago]
The room stays the same, no matter how colorful the new curtains are.
[2.0 months ago]
Don't move! It is there, right in front of you.
[2.1 months ago]
There is no NOW.
[2.1 months ago]
Too much energy is spent on resisting or countering everything that comes into view. No amount of pushing will ever clear one’s mind or ease one’s suffering.
[2.1 months ago]
You… …are not.
[2.2 months ago]
Self-Development. LOL…
[2.2 months ago]
Be. There is nothing else.
[2.2 months ago]
Sit with whatever it happens to be.
[2.3 months ago]
What is it that contemplates?
[2.3 months ago]
If you think you know it, you are mistaken.
[2.3 months ago]
Enlightenment – if we can use that word – is beyond thought. It is alive-ness that is beyond what we have known.
[2.4 months ago]
Nothing more and nothing less.
[2.4 months ago]
It may seem blinding or frenetic or smoggy, but it is the height of love and beauty. It is all there for you, but it is not necessarily happening to you.
[2.4 months ago]
Stay with the seeing, and not with the believing. It is this open-ness that brings the energy to the fore; the seeming eternal energy that spreads like a flame throughout humanity.
[2.5 months ago]
Liberation is not really a loss of belief, but a loss of the believer. It is the loss of everything.
[2.5 months ago]
Relationship is a constant, moving, living thing.
[2.5 months ago]
If you think relationship differs from person to person, then what you describe is not relationship, but your own prejudice and preference based on memory.
[2.6 months ago]
Can't you just look at the tree? Don't worry over this word is not the thing nonsense. Just look. Embrace its beauty.
[2.6 months ago]
Whatever you think of liberation — how to get, how to acquire — is irrelevant, and will only keep you from expressing whatever is naturally within you.
[2.6 months ago]
The seeds of peace are within you. You do not have to be a farmer to nurture those seeds, or to cultivate a life to unimaginable heights.
[2.7 months ago]
The lessons of Nature are constantly available, forever playing out in front of you. Only for you.
[2.7 months ago]
🙚 June 🙘
[2.7 months ago]
Freedom, liberation, truth, is really the most fragile thing. It can be destroyed with a word, an image, an idea.
[2.7 months ago]
Perhaps aggressive acts will come to an end because humanity will finally see the danger and act accordingly. Perhaps aggressive acts will come to an end due to the extinction of humanity. Does one seem more likely than the other?
[2.8 months ago]
There is no world crisis, meaning, out of your hands. It is your crisis. It is not your fault, but it is your responsibility.
[2.8 months ago]
One can only pity the self. All the activity it undertakes in order to find something it can never know.
[2.8 months ago]
Stop. Take your time. Breathe…
[2.9 months ago]
Effort is separation.
[2.9 months ago]
The searcher might get caught up in what they think is there, or what they think might happen. But these very ideas of what may or may not be, solidify the problem even more.
[2.9 months ago]
You have seen this clearly. With every perception, you become the greatest teacher you’ll ever need.
[3.0 months ago]
If there is an age of enlightenment, it is now. It has always been now. It is within every moment of every second, in every petal of every flower, and it is inescapable.
[3.0 months ago]
Experience is a solidified and unchanging state, born from a unique and ever changing moment.
[3.0 months ago]
If you want to investigate, begin with your own beliefs.
[3.1 months ago]
The should be is not a fact; the wanting to be is. All of this begins with what we have, as painful as it may be.
[3.1 months ago]
All that you are searching for is hidden within your own being. You are your own greatest guru.
[3.1 months ago]
It is life, as it is lived. It is not anything more or less than that.
[3.2 months ago]
Compassion is expressed when the idea of being compassionate is dropped.
[3.2 months ago]
Every movement in liberation becomes an expression of compassion and love.
[3.2 months ago]
How do you know what an enlightened person is supposed to look like?
[3.3 months ago]
When our objections arise, it is the perfect moment to see how we, the identity of self, operate; how we may react to things we believe or disbelieve.
[3.3 months ago]
When the self is in action, it is a movement of the past.
[3.3 months ago]
As there is no self to define, definitions are useless.
[3.4 months ago]
Understanding is never enough.
[3.4 months ago]
All the time you are becoming, you are never being.
[3.4 months ago]
Nature can only be. You are nature.
[3.5 months ago]
There may be pride in knowing liberation. There may even be the need to tell everyone what you now believe. But is the stillness there? Or did the monkey simply take the train down a different track?
[3.5 months ago]
If you are full of beliefs, there is nothing wrong with that. But if you want to deeply inquire within, be prepared to lose everything.
[3.5 months ago]
Sit with yourself, with no expectation of what you will get or how long it will take. Do it for the sake of the doing, and nothing else.
[3.6 months ago]
Can one make love happen? Is it something we have some control over, or is making love happen the same as making breathing happen?
[3.6 months ago]
Be considerate, but please don't worry too much about being on time. You'll be dead soon, in the scheme of things, and I am fairly certain your final thoughts will not linger over someone's anger at your tardiness.
[3.6 months ago]
Learn deeply the lives of those you love. It is a lesson beyond measure.
[3.7 months ago]
How many pages, in the book of your life, have been written by others? Most of them? All of them? What is it you hope to achieve by editing the words of others?
[3.7 months ago]
You will lose everything you hold dear. But that is quite all right; you have nothing to begin with.
[3.7 months ago]
🙚 May 🙘
[3.7 months ago]
Using words, all one can do is approach the essence.
[3.8 months ago]
The only mystery is the one you have created. Outside of your ideas, where does it exist?
[3.8 months ago]
Sit down with one of your closest friends. How do you see them? Can you see without your memories?
[3.9 months ago]
Is the I trapped, or is the I the trap?
[3.9 months ago]
Cast out all of it and begin where you are. You do not need anyone to tell you what is there.
[3.9 months ago]
The problem is your story of liberation; the idea of what is there and how joyful you will be once you achieve it.
[4.0 months ago]
Instead of a frightened, uncertain, violent caveman with a pointy stick, we have a frightened, uncertain, violent caveman with gun and a home theater system.
[4.0 months ago]
Another person might explain liberation, or how it will unfold, beautifully. But that doesn’t mean anything. Even though they may very well end up being correct, it still means nothing.
[4.0 months ago]
It is destruction… …leaving nothing but dust.
[4.1 months ago]
The questioner is the answer.
[4.1 months ago]
The greatest freedom comes from what the human being can explore on its own, outside of the external powers that be.
[4.1 months ago]
Compassion is, where separation is not.
[4.2 months ago]
Is it possible to be compassionate, or is there just compassion? This is very important to understand on your own.
[4.2 months ago]
All movement in liberation is an extension of compassion.
[4.2 months ago]
People think of enlightenment in terms of how it should be. And if, after all of this time, you are still only seeing what you think should be, what is the point of it all? Once you follow the should, you are lost.
[4.3 months ago]
Preconceived ideas of right and wrong compress the organism into a dull zombified way of seeing. It is not really seeing at all, but a dependence upon our preferences of right and wrong.
[4.3 months ago]
If there is a who contemplating, the who and the item of contemplation are the same.
[4.3 months ago]
Everything just happens. Nothing ever happens.
[4.4 months ago]
It is true that all we need is food and shelter. But there is no need to live in a cave or give away everything we own. An ascetic lifestyle is just a different kind of greed.
[4.4 months ago]
I go to you for the answer to enlightenment. You tell me, Do this, do that. I do those things, but nothing changes. I go on and on.
[4.4 months ago]
If there is separation, it is due to the activity of thought, and has nothing to do with what you really are.
[4.5 months ago]
Liberation is beyond all of your ideas of Liberation.
[4.5 months ago]
Oneness isn’t a matter of believing in non-belief. There simply is no belief.
[4.5 months ago]
Being alone has nothing to do with loneliness. And it is not about isolation. Only the self can be isolated, and this isolation has nothing to do with one’s surroundings.
[4.6 months ago]
You are the only one. There are no others.
[4.6 months ago]
The wind blows. Bits of trash scrape along the street. That is all there is.
[4.6 months ago]
The world needs you. Somewhere on this planet are men, women, children — real-life human beings — that will benefit from your presence. Please, do not waste one more minute of time. You will be dead soon, after all.
[4.7 months ago]
If you draw a picture of yourself, make it as detailed as possible with the exception of the eyes. Leave them out entirely. This is a more accurate depiction of how we live our lives.
[4.7 months ago]
Dualism of the word enslaves you to the emptiness of thought, which is not the emptiness of being.
[4.7 months ago]
🙚 April 🙘
[4.7 months ago]
A guru may tell us Enlightenment is all bliss, all love, all this or all that. And all we can do is imagine that non-existent state. Then we begin our search, looking for the state we have imagined, which is not the actual thing.
[4.8 months ago]
Grass bends in the wind, but not because it wants to bend.
[4.8 months ago]
None of this is a mystery. Always as it is; never as it should be.
[4.8 months ago]
There is no security in the self. There is no security in Liberation.
[4.9 months ago]
To relate is to be present, to be fresh, from beginning to end.
[4.9 months ago]
Is there a Way of Seeing that is not dependent upon the known?
[4.9 months ago]
This thing takes hold instantly, and there is no way to see how anything could have led to it.
[5.0 months ago]
You cannot flower under the boot of another.
[5.0 months ago]
Freedom will not come through accumulation.
[5.0 months ago]
Technology allows us to be connected instantly all over the world. Yet, we are the loneliest we have ever been.
[5.1 months ago]
The selfish always fall, and fall hard.
[5.1 months ago]
Are you able to listen?
[5.1 months ago]
People want to be free from suffering. But their favored means of attainment is personified suffering.
[5.2 months ago]
This is not mere understanding.
[5.2 months ago]
Compassion is a natural movement, not dependent upon thought.
[5.2 months ago]
A compassionate being is one that acts, free of the trappings of the self.
[5.3 months ago]
It is far better to meet in person.
[5.3 months ago]
Some people call it — this process of awakening — taking out the trash. But I have found it is not so much that trash needs to be taken out… …Can you carry yourself to the curb?
[5.3 months ago]
The self is nothing more than a contrary position.
[5.4 months ago]
Does wholeness require any time? How long does it take to move from zero to zero?
[5.4 months ago]
Enlightenment is the end of the line. Nothing is gained and everything is lost.
[5.4 months ago]
Could it be the only reason you go to someone for answers is not because you want to find something new, but because you want them to support the answers you already have? Do you really want to see anything for yourself?
[5.5 months ago]
You are not a mere part of nature and you are not separate from it. You are nature.
[5.5 months ago]
You can never have more or less than what you have. That is where you start, and that is where you end.
[5.5 months ago]
Opinion is based upon an idea of what you perceive. It is a trusted, static bit of knowledge that you lean on as a crutch during active moments of experience.
[5.6 months ago]
This is only for you to see.
[5.6 months ago]
Nothing, other than the self, can hold one back in this life.
[5.6 months ago]
One day, thought may collapse in on itself, destroying the secret curtain hiding the charade. But even if it does not, you can still have a wonderful life, full of joy.
[5.7 months ago]
There is no shame in doing something you love to do. There is no reason one would drop their joy after awakening. In fact, a greater appreciation might be revealed, as the experience and the doing become an unparalleled event.
[5.7 months ago]
It is not quite right to say liberation is like a laser that cuts through all things. There is nothing to cut.
[5.7 months ago]
If you wish to see to the end of the tunnel, simply look. Only your eyes can reveal the truth. No one else can see this for you.
[5.8 months ago]
🙚 March 🙘
[5.8 months ago]
You hope to surrender yourself in order to be free? How will you surrender the person doing all of this surrendering?
[5.8 months ago]
Have you ever actually seen another person?
[5.8 months ago]
Is the self capable of seeing beyond what it knows?
[5.9 months ago]
Your idea of freedom is based on ideals — or ideas of ideals — your search, your result, your despair, and so on. None of this is freedom.
[5.9 months ago]
You may say this is all aliveness, or there are various levels of consciousness, or it is all one source, I Am That, all paths lead to the same oneness, or a million other things. But is this what you have discovered, or is it what you have been told?
[5.9 months ago]
It is a playful-ness, and something that can never really be lost. It may be covered up, but never lost.
[6.0 months ago]
If we use technology to solve a problem that is, essentially, a problem of the self, the results will be devastating.
[6.0 months ago]
Human beings are completely dependent upon one another for survival. This is visible everywhere in nature. Even down to the cells in your body. It is all dependent upon relationship.
[6.0 months ago]
It is the job of the seeker to make these things into a system of practice, or to reject them out of their own already existent system of practice.
[6.1 months ago]
In all of this time, where has the search taken you?
[6.1 months ago]
What is it you hope to change? Where is it?
[6.1 months ago]
Compassion begins at the end.
[6.2 months ago]
Can the self move in any way other than to perpetuate its own continuity?
[6.2 months ago]
It is not a pointing in a particular direction, and it is not a matter of seeing things the way another person sees. It is seeing past, sifting beyond, what you already know.
[6.2 months ago]
There is no enlightenment. There are only ideas of enlightenment.
[6.3 months ago]
The self does not search. The self is the search.
[6.3 months ago]
Consciousness accumulates over time, and that is the pool the self draws from.
[6.3 months ago]
Life Beyond the Image is death.
[6.4 months ago]
To search is to escape.
[6.4 months ago]
Be the light to the world you wish to possess.
[6.4 months ago]
Are thoughts good or bad, or is it merely your thoughts of thought being good or bad?
[6.5 months ago]
Is there a point of view if there is no point to view from?
[6.5 months ago]
Quiet yourself and see what is within. Be alone.
[6.5 months ago]
You will never know death until you die to all you carry with you at this moment.
[6.6 months ago]
Thought is a wonderful playground. Many wonderful things may happen there. But far too many predators lurk about, so one must be careful.
[6.6 months ago]
Find out now. Every second you waste is a disservice to humanity.
[6.6 months ago]
The ghost whispering in your mind will only lie to you. But not out of maliciousness. That is all it knows how to do.
[6.7 months ago]
It is not a matter of doing. It is not even a matter of what you desire. All of that is insignificant when faced with the reality of what you are. It unfolds beyond all you've learned.
[6.7 months ago]
🙚 February 🙘
[6.7 months ago]
The danger is in reaching for the idea of freedom, thinking it is in any way real.
[6.7 months ago]
If you believe war cannot end, you fan the flames of blood and suffering.
[6.8 months ago]
There is the idea of a separate identity. This becomes the center that sees; the point of false light, creating its own illusory shadows. Its greatest strength is that it can hurt itself. And through that pain, it seems more real. What is real about you?
[6.8 months ago]
Many people stop with the idea of surrender. “Yes, surrender is the thing that will get me what I want.” This is the action of the doer, trying to get something to complete its wholeness. Are you incomplete?
[6.8 months ago]
No one can tell you how to see. Not even You.
[6.9 months ago]
You have superimposed belief onto reality. That is the Way of Seeing for the blind.
[6.9 months ago]
Perhaps you have seen no way of knowing. Where do you move from there? If you cannot possibly know, what does that suggest to you?
[6.9 months ago]
Challenge the thought arising.
[7.0 months ago]
Are you a question, seeking the answer? Or are you already the answer, seeking the right question?
[7.0 months ago]
It is in your nature to be the expression of complete compassion.
[7.0 months ago]
You must go deeper. See these movements in their purest form.
[7.1 months ago]
The real tyrant is the ghost in the darkness. It is not the one staring back in the mirror; it is the one thinking about the one staring back in the mirror.
[7.1 months ago]
What if your spiritual journey was negated? If you woke up tomorrow and your search was gone, if nothing were left, what would you do?
[7.1 months ago]
Look at the world, as it is. Can you see it?
[7.2 months ago]
A mind that is whole is incapable of taking wrong actions. There are no actions to take…
[7.2 months ago]
If the self hopes to be compassionate, is compassion there at all?
[7.2 months ago]
This is your life. Only your discoveries, free from the muddy paw prints of others, shine in the darkness.
[7.3 months ago]
Is it in your mind that enlightened people should follow a certain path, dress a certain way, or talk a certain way? Are you looking for truth, or more comfort?
[7.3 months ago]
Thought is the only suffering. Nothing else.
[7.3 months ago]
Consciousness is the same as the content it contains. There is no consciousness if there is no experience, no memory, no thought.
[7.4 months ago]
All belief is the same.
[7.4 months ago]
The should be and the IS can never meet. One is the world of thought; the other is beyond thought.
[7.4 months ago]
Separation is violence. Yet one hopes to be free of pain and suffering through separation, creating more violence. Separation can never bring unity.
[7.5 months ago]
Nature is something thought cannot touch. Thought can create glorious structures, but it can do absolutely nothing about nature. Only awe in its presence.
[7.5 months ago]
Methods and systems are not the answer. And that includes any method or system of your own creation.
[7.5 months ago]
If you want the right person in your life because you think it will complete you, it is the wrong direction. You are already full and complete. Perfection is there, share it with everyone.
[7.6 months ago]
No effort. Be quiet. Be still.
[7.6 months ago]
Don't worry over consciousness. It really is not so important. You have no consciousness.
[7.6 months ago]
Why would you sit at the feet of the master? Your feet are just as holy as his. If the master is not willing to sit at your feet, please use them to quickly walk away.
[7.7 months ago]
You already have the strength to fully sit with what is. You are born encompassing all that is. Allow this freedom to live as it will.