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Robert Q shared a Hakim Sanai quote         SHARE URL

Hakim Sanai

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The way to You
lies clearly in my heart
and cannot be seen or known to the mind.
As my words turn to silence,
Your sweetness surrounds me.

Robert Q shared a Milarepa quote         SHARE URL

Milarepa

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When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick: every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.

Robert Q shared a Adi Shankara quote         SHARE URL

Adi Shankara

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I am full of Bliss, Knowledge and the realization of the Self. I am far aloof from any thought of the objective. I am delighted at heart by that which is not objective.

Robert Q shared a Adi Shankara quote         SHARE URL

Adi Shankara

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I am the Lord of lords. I am devoid of even a touch of jealousy and hatred. I am He that fulfills the desired object for those who are bent on realizing the goal.

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Adi Shankara

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The ignorant long for results and engage in action with the idea of doership and enjoyership. The ignorant are deluded and think, 'I act', 'I cause others to act', 'I enjoy', 'I causes others to enjoy', and so on.

Robert Q shared a Papaji quote         SHARE URL

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Approaching the Self
is like walking on a razors edge, two cannot go there,
you can't even bring your mind or thought.
So the only one who can help you is Self.
Anything that touches this flame becomes flame.
Touch a Sage and you become a Sage,
knowing Self you see only Self
and this Self is your teacher.

Robert Q shared a Byron Katie quote         SHARE URL

Byron Katie

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Seeking is the movement away from the awareness that your life is already complete, just as it is.

Robert Q shared a Chakdud Tulku Rinpoche quote         SHARE URL

Chakdud Tulku Rinpoche

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Samsara is mind turned outwardly, lost in its projections. Nirvana is mind turned inwardly, recognizing its nature.

Robert Q shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

Mooji

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Upon discovering truth,
the natural love one has for oneself
expands until it encompasses the whole world.
This Love removes the ego.

Robert Q shared a Dogen quote         SHARE URL

Dogen

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But do not ask me where I am going,
As I travel in this limitless world,
Where every step I take is my home.

Robert Q shared a Hafiz quote         SHARE URL

Hafiz

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I have a thousand brilliant lies
For the question:
How are you?

I have a thousand brilliant lies
For the question:
What is God?

If you think that the Truth can be known
From words,

If you think that the Sun and the Ocean
Can pass through that tiny opening Called the mouth,

O someone should start laughing!
Someone should start wildly Laughing Now!

Robert Q shared a Amma - Mata Amritanandamayi Devi quote         SHARE URL

Amma - Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

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One cannot wait for vairagya (dispassion) to come. It is meaningless to think that one can satiate all desires and then take to spirituality, because desires are endless. They are like the waves of the ocean. They will appear one after another. A person was standing by the ocean for a very long time. Another person who was watching him asked, "You have been standing here for a long time. What are you doing?" He replied, "Friend, I want to take a bath in the ocean, but I am waiting for the waves to subside so that I can bathe peacefully." Desiring to lead a spiritual life after satisfying all one's desires is like being that person who wanted to bathe in the ocean only after all the waves had subsided.

Robert Q shared a Papaji quote         SHARE URL

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Silent mind means to keep quiet temporarily. It is simply a suppression of the objects in the mind. It can happen many times, but it will not last.

Still mind is also temporary. Meditation or concentration can result in still mind. It is like a flame of a candle. When there is no breeze, the flame will be still. When wind comes, the candle will flicker and go out.

Still mind will be blown away as soon as it encounters the wind of another thought....

Robert Q shared a Swami Virajananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Virajananda

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Love of God will grow and at the same time the mind will become calm to the extent that one is freed from the thirst for sense pleasures. All the pleasures of the world will become trivial and distasteful if even a particle of His Love is experienced.

Robert Q shared a Swami Brahmananda quote         SHARE URL

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If you wish to attain real happiness, you must sacrifice all worldly pleasures, all attachment for fleeting joys, and direct the whole energy of your mind toward God. The more you advance toward Him, the greater the bliss you will realize. The more your mind becomes attached to the world and to sense-enjoyments, the more will you suffer.

Robert Q shared a Bhagavad Gita quote         SHARE URL

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Lord Krishna said:
The Lord (Ishwar) dwells in the hearts and mind of all beings but but all individuals are hounded by the illusions of the physical world.
One should try to seek the refuge of the Lord with deep sense of devotion, so that by his grace one can get the everlasting peace of mind.
BG:Ch18:V61,62

Robert Q shared a Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi quote         SHARE URL

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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God dwells in you, as you, and you don't have to 'do' anything to be God-realized or Self-realized, it is already your true and natural state. Just drop all seeking, turn your attention inward, and sacrifice your mind to the One Self radiating in the Heart of your very being. For this to be your own presently lived experience, Self-Inquiry is the one direct and immediate way.

Robert Q shared a Gangaji quote         SHARE URL

Gangaji

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Don't trust what you have been taught, what you think, what you believe, what you hope. Deeper than that, trust the silence of your being.

Robert Q shared a Amma - Mata Amritanandamayi Devi quote         SHARE URL

Amma - Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

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The mind can be compared to a pendulum. Like the incessant movement of a clock's pendulum, the mind swings intermittently from happiness to sorrow and back again. Real peace and happiness can be experienced only when the mind stops swinging altogether. From that stillness ensues real peace and bliss, and this state is truly the essence of life.

Robert Q shared a Hsin Hsin Ming quote         SHARE URL

Hsin Hsin Ming

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The Way is perfect like vast space,
With nothing wanting, nothing superfluous.
It is indeed due to making choice
That its suchness is lost sight of.

Robert Q shared a Yasutani Roshi quote         SHARE URL

Yasutani Roshi

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The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.

Robert Q shared a Lao Tzu quote         SHARE URL

Lao Tzu

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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Robert Q shared a Dogen quote         SHARE URL

Dogen

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A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.

Robert Q shared a Thich Nhat Hanh quote         SHARE URL

Thich Nhat Hanh

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Look at the body as a royal chariot to which the ignorant cling, while the wise let go.

Robert Q shared a Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic quote         SHARE URL

Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.

Robert Q shared a Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi quote         SHARE URL

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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I do not say that you must keep on rejecting thoughts. If you cling to yourself, to the ‘I-thought’, and your interest keeps you to that single thought, other thoughts will get rejected and will automatically vanish.

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