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To expound and propagate concepts is simple, to drop all concepts is difficult and rare.

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Experience leaves only memories behind and adds to the burden which is heavy enough. You need no more experiences....Learn from the sorrows of others and save yourself your own. It is not experience that you need, but the freedom from an experience.

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Whatever is conceived by the mind must be false, for it is bound to be relative and limited.

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Before you can say " I am ", you must be there to say it. Being need not be self-conscious. You need not know to be, but you must "be" to know

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It has nothing to do with effort. Just turn away, look between the thoughts, rather than at the thoughts. When you happen to walk in a crowd, you do not fight every man you meet, you just find your way between. When you fight, you invite a fight. But when you do not resist, you meet no resistance. When you refuse to play the game, you are out of it

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You cannot transcend what you do not know. To go beyond yourself, you must know yourself

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What you see as false, dissolves. It is the very nature of illusion to dissolve on investigation. Investigate - that is all

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Once my Guru told me: 'You are the Supreme Reality', I ceased having visions and trances and became very quiet and simple. I found myself desiring and knowing less and less, until I could say in utter astonishment: 'I know nothing, I want nothing.'

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There is the body and there is the Self...Between them is the mind, in which the Self is reflected as 'I am'.....When the mind merges in the Self, the body presents no problems...It remains what it is, an instrument of cognition and action...the tool and the expression of the creative fire within...

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‎" Everything affects everything...In this universe, when one thing changes, everything changes...all minds are joined...Hence the great power of man, in changing the world...by changing himself..."

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‎" Pain and pleasure happen...but pain is the price of pleasure, pleasure is the reward of pain...To know that pain and pleasure are one is peace..."

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‎" In the light of calm and steady self-awareness...inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part..."

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" The obstacles to the clear perception of one's true being are desire for pleasure and fear of pain...Its the pleasure-pain motivation that stands in the way......Giving up desire after desire is a lengthy process with the end never in sight...Leave alone your desires and fears, give your entire attention to the subject, to him who is behind the experience of desire and fear... Ask...who desires?...let each desire bring you back to yourself..."

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" Just as every wave subsides into the ocean, so does every moment return to its source...Realisation consists in discovering the source and abiding there..

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" There must be immense longing for truth...or absolute faith in the Guru...believe me...there is no goal...nor a way to reach it...You are the way and the goal.. there is nothing else to reach except yourself..."

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‎" There are no conditions to fulfil...there is nothing to be done, nothing to be given up...just look and remember...whatever you perceive is not you, nor yours...It is there in the field of consciousness, but you are not the field and its contents...nor even the knower of the field...it is your idea that you have to do things that entangle you in results of your efforts...the motive, the desire, the failure to achieve...the sense of frustration...all this holds you back...Simply look at whatever happens and know that you are beyond it..."

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It is useless to search for the truth, when the mind is blind to the false...It must be purged of the false completely before truth can dawn on it...

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" Step back from action to consciousness...leave action to the body and the mind...it is their domain...Remain as pure witness, till even witnessing dissolves in the Supreme.....It is like washing printed cloth...first the design fades...then the background...and in the end the cloth is white...the personality gives place to the witness...then the witness goes...and pure awareness remains..."

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" The way to truth lies through the destruction of the false...

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When you are no longer attached to anything....you have done your share...The rest will be done for you..."

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Words that are worthy of our true nature and describe our ultimate state are never available.

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A quiet mind is all you need... All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet...As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind...In the light of calm and steady self-awareness inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part.

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You need not stop thinking, just cease being interested...It is disinterestedness that liberates...don't hold on, that is all...The world is made of rings, the hooks are all yours...make straight your hooks and nothing can hold you...give up your addictions...there is nothing else to give up.

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Whatever happens, happens to you, by you, through you...you are the creator, enjoyer and destroyer of all you perceive...

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The search for reality is the most dangerous of all undertakings...for it will destroy the world in which you live...But if your motive is love of truth and life, you need not be afraid..

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