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Pema Chodron

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If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it’s fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there’s an arrow in your heart…

Robert Q shared a Chuang Tzu quote         SHARE URL

Chuang Tzu

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If you try to know it, you have already departed from it.

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Eckhart Tolle

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True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found.

Robert Q shared a Wu Hsin quote         SHARE URL

Wu Hsin

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The only one who is
Free in the world is
The one who is
Free of the world...

Robert Q shared a Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche quote         SHARE URL

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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All phenomena are completely new and fresh, absolutely unique and entirely free from all concepts of past, present and future. They are experienced in timelessness.
The continual stream of new discovery, revelation and inspiration which arises at every moment is the manifestation of our clarity. We should learn to see everyday life as mandala - the luminous fringes of experience which radiate spontaneously from the empty nature of our being.
The aspects of our mandala are the day-to-day objects of our life experience moving in the dance or play of the universe. By this symbolism the inner teacher reveals the profound and ultimate significance of being. Therefore we should be natural and spontaneous, accepting and learning from everything. This enables us to see the ironic and amusing side of events that usually irritate us.
In meditation we can see through the illusion of past, present and future - our experience becomes the continuity of nowness. The past is only an unreliable memory held in the present. The future is only a projection of our present conceptions. The present itself vanishes as soon as we try to grasp it. So why bother with attempting to establish an illusion of solid ground?
We should free ourselves from our past memories and preconceptions of meditation. Each moment of meditation is completely unique and full of potentiality. In such moments, we will be incapable of judging our meditation in terms of past experience, dry theory or hollow rhetoric.
Simply plunging directly into meditation in the moment now, with our whole being, free from hesitation, boredom or excitement, is enlightenment.

Robert Q shared a Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi quote         SHARE URL

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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Everything has to be done in a hurry.
Everybody has some train to catch.
They visit this swami in a rush and want to carry away a parcel of liberation and salvation.
They read something here and there and they think they are learned and ready for liberation.
Who wants salvation?
To whom is the liberation?
Instead of simply turning within and being the silence which is saturated within the Heart, they roam about outside and remain agitated without peace.
Everything is already within.
The one who searches is the very thing one is searching for.
Stillness is the truth.

Robert Q shared a Wu Hsin quote         SHARE URL

Wu Hsin

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It is the way of energy that
It does not need a governor.
Why perpetuate an illusion
By seeking to control anything?
All enemies are implicit allies
In the game of hatred.
In the absence of either,
There is no game.

Andrey K shared a Papaji quote         SHARE URL


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Be attached only to this moment.
When you hold something other than your true nature
you will be disturbed.
By holding attachment to transient things
you declare to yourself that you are not the fullness in which all is.
Self is totality and therefore cannot possess or desire;
So possessing is a veil, a lie.

Robert Q shared a Lao Tzu quote         SHARE URL

Lao Tzu

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The mark of a moderate man
is freedom from his own ideas.
Tolerant like the sky,
all-pervading like sunlight,
firm like a mountain,
supple like a tree in the wind,
he has no destination in view
and makes use of anything
life happens to bring his way.
Nothing is impossible for him.
Because he has let go,
he can care for the people's welfare
as a mother cares for her child.

Robert Q shared a Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote         SHARE URL

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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You people are rich with your ideas of possession, of quantity and quality. I am completely without ideas.

Robert Q shared a Alan Watts quote         SHARE URL

Alan Watts

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Outwardly, I am one apple among many. Inwardly, I am the Tree.

Robert Q shared a Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi quote         SHARE URL

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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The Master observed: “Being of the nature of Bliss why does one continue to crave for happiness? To be rid of that craving is itself salvation. The Scriptures say, ‘You are That’. The imparting of that knowledge is their purpose. The realisation must be by your finding out who you are and abiding as That, i.e. your Self. To be repeating, ‘I am that’ or ‘not this’ is only a waste of time. For the worthy disciple, the work lies within himself and not without.”
Talk 227

Robert Q shared a AJAHN CHAH quote         SHARE URL


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Do everything with a mind that lets go.
Do not expect any praise or reward.
If you let go a little,
you will have a little peace.
If you let go a lot,
you will have a lot of peace.
If you let go completely,
you will know complete peace and freedom.
Your struggles with the world will have come to an end.

Robert Q shared a Ashtavakra Gita quote         SHARE URL

Ashtavakra Gita

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The universe is but a thought
in Consciousness.
In Reality it is nothing.
One who sees the true nature
of existence and non-existence
never ceases to exist.
The Self--which is
absolute, effortless, timeless, immaculate--
is without limits
and at no distance from you.
You are forever It.

Robert Q shared a Chuang Tzu quote         SHARE URL

Chuang Tzu

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Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home! If you have insight, you use your inner eye, your inner ear, to pierce to the heart of things, and have no need of intellectual knowledge. The sound of water says what I think.

Robert Q shared a J.Krishnamurti quote         SHARE URL


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I have been a wanderer long
In this world of transient things.
I have known the passing pleasures thereof.
As the rainbow is beautiful
But soon vanishes into nothingness,
So have I known,
From the very foundation of the world,
The passing away of all things
Beautiful, joyous and pleasurable.
As the moon is full and serene,
In the day of harvest
So am I
In the day of my Liberation
Simple as the tender leaf am I
For in me are many winters and many springs.
As the dew drop is of the sea,
So am I born
In the ocean of my Liberation
As the mysterious river
Enters the open seas,
So have I entered
Into the world of Liberation
This is the end I have known.

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

Amma - Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

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To remember God, you have to forget. To be really focused on God is to be fully and absolutely in the present moment, forgetting the past and the future. That alone is real prayer.

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The craving for experience is the beginning of illusion. As you now realize, your visions were but the projections of your background, of your conditioning, and it is these projections that you have experienced. Surely this is not meditation. The beginning of meditation is the understanding of the background, of the self, and without this understanding, what is called meditation, however pleasurable or painful, is merely a form of self-hypnosis.
You have practiced self-control, mastered thought, and concentrated on the furthering of experience. This is a self-centered occupation, it is not meditation; and to perceive that it is not meditation is the beginning of meditation. To see the truth in the false sets the mind free from the false. Freedom from the false does not come about through the desire to achieve it; it comes when the mind is no longer concerned with success with the attainment of an end. There must be the cessation of all search, and only then is there a possibility of the coming into being of that which is nameless.

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I used to know my name.
Now I don't.
I think a river understands me.

For what does it call itself in that blessed
moment when it starts emptying into the
Infinite Luminous Sea,

and opening every aspect of self wider than
it ever thought possible?

Each drop of itself now running to embrace
and unite with a million new friends.

And you were there, in my union with All,
everyone who will ever see this page.

Robert Q shared a Ikkyu quote         SHARE URL


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No beginning, no end;
Our mind is born and dies:
The emptiness of emptiness!

Robert Q shared a Sadhguru quote         SHARE URL


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When a child enters your life, it is time to learn. It is not time to teach. Most people think it is time to teach; that is the misfortune. If a child enters your life, it is time to relearn the life that you have forgotten. That a child can laugh without reason, that he can jump around for no reason, that he can become an exuberant burst of aliveness - that's life

Robert Q shared a Sadhu Appadurai quote         SHARE URL

Sadhu Appadurai

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You (ego) get lost! It will be revealed only if you (ego) get destroyed.
What is meant by destruction of 'I'?
Is it clenching fists, sitting erect, holding breath, etc.?
No, not at all.
It isn't elimination of the body.
Elimination of the 'I am the body' idea is what is meant by destruction of 'you'.
When you stop identifying yourself with the body, you become Brahman.
What if you see yourself everywhere and everything in yourself?
That alone is coronation.
Will there be the attractions and repulsions (of the world) then?

Robert Q shared a Yoga Vashishta quote         SHARE URL

Yoga Vashishta

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The mind which is tied to the ego-sense and notions of pleasure and pain, is the seed for this samsara or world-illusion.

The mind of a jivanmukta is not swayed in the least from its utter equanimity by any kind of pleasure or pain, anymore than a mountain is blown away by someone blowing it with his breath. Such a mind is totally unaffected in great honor and festivity and in great calamity.

Robert Q shared a Papaji quote         SHARE URL


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Whatever you think, so it becomes because it is Consciousness and everything is possible in Consciousness. You have created all these manifestations, all these waves in the ocean. You are so capable, so vast, so full, so complete, so conscious. You can create all of this so why suffer? Emptiness is never affected by appearances in Emptiness. The ocean does not suffer when a wave rises. It does not even suffer when a wave falls. Let the waves dance and let them enjoy. Just stay Here and see only Love and Beauty and Happiness. This is the Ultimate Understanding.

Robert Q shared a Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote         SHARE URL

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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You are not paying proper attention, you are talking only after this beingness appeared.
Before the beingness was there, look at that, be in that state. If you dare call me an atheist, remember that I do bhajans four
times a day.
That maya is so powerful that it gets you completely wrapped up in it.
Maya means "I Am," "I love to be." It has no identity except love.
That knowledge of "I Am" is the greatest foe and the greatest friend. Although it might be your greatest enemy, if you propitiate it properly, it will turn around and lead you to the highest state.

Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?

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