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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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In your Light I learn how to Love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest,
where no one sees you,
but sometimes I do,
and that sight becomes this art.

Robert Q shared a Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote         SHARE URL

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Q: What comes first, being or desire?

M: With being arising in consciousness, the ideas of what you are arise in your mind as well as what you should be. This brings forth desire and action and the process of becoming begins.

Becoming has, apparently, no beginning and no end, for it restarts every moment. With the cessation of imagination and desire, becoming ceases and the being this or that merges into pure being, which is not describable, only experienceable.

The world appears to you so overwhelmingly real, because you think of it all the time; cease thinking of it and it will dissolve into thin mist.

You need not forget; when desire and fear end, bondage also ends. It is the emotional involvement, the pattern of likes and dislikes which we call character and temperament, that create the bondage.

Robert Q shared a Carl Rogers quote         SHARE URL

Carl Rogers

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People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.’ I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.

Robert Q shared a Yasmin Mogahed quote         SHARE URL

Yasmin Mogahed

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Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn’t about what others can give you because you’re empty. It is about what you can give others because you are already full.

Robert Q shared a Henry David Thoreau quote         SHARE URL

Henry David Thoreau

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Robert Q shared a Anthony De Mello quote         SHARE URL

Anthony De Mello

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You fear no one because you’re perfectly content to be nobody. You don’t give a damn about success or failure. They mean nothing. Honor, disgrace, they mean nothing! If you make a fool of yourself, that means nothing either. Isn’t that a wonderful state to be in! Some people arrive at this goal painstakingly, step by step, through months and weeks of self-awareness. But I’ll promise you this: I have not known a single person who gave time to being aware who didn’t see a difference in a matter of weeks. The quality of their life changes, so they don’t have to take it on faith anymore. They see it; they’re different. They react differently. In fact, they react less and act more. You see things you’ve never seen before. You’re much more energetic, much more alive. People think that if they had no cravings, they’d be like deadwood. But in fact they’d lose their tension. Get rid of your fear of failure, your tensions about succeeding, you will be yourself. Relaxed. You wouldn’t be driving with your brakes on. That’s what would happen.

Robert Q shared a Deepak Chopra quote         SHARE URL

Deepak Chopra

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Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.

Robert Q shared a Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote         SHARE URL

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Your interest in others is egoistic, self-concerned, self-oriented. You are not interested in others as persons, but only as far as they enrich, or ennoble your own image of yourself. And the ultimate in selfishness is to care only for the protection, preservation and multiplication of one's own body. By body I mean all that is related to your name and shape—your family, tribe, country, race, etc. To be attached to one's name and shape is selfishness. A man who knows that he is neither body nor mind cannot be selfish, for he has nothing to be selfish for. Or, you may say, he is equally 'selfish' on behalf of everybody he meets; everybody's welfare is his own. The feeling 'I am the world, the world is myself' becomes quite natural; once it is established, there is just no way of being selfish. To be selfish means to covet, acquire, accumulate on behalf of the part against the whole

Robert Q shared a Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote         SHARE URL

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Abandon all self-concern, worry not about your welfare, material or spiritual, abandon every desire, gross or subtle, stop thinking of achievement of any kind. You are complete here and now, you need absolutely nothing.

Robert Q shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

Mooji

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Blessed is the one whose life is the evidence of Truth.
Blessed is the one whose life is the evidence of Truth
Not the theory of Truth, but whose life is the evidence and the fragrance that Truth IS.

Robert Q shared a Lin Chi quote         SHARE URL

Lin Chi

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As I see it, there's no Buddha, no living beings, no long ago, no now.

If you want to get it, you've already got it - it's not something that requires time.

There's no religious practice, no enlightenment, no getting anything, no missing out on anything.

At no time is there any other Dharma superior to this.

If anyone claims there is a Dharma superior to this, I say it must be a dream, a phantom.

All I have to say to you is simply this.

Robert Q shared a Yogaswami quote         SHARE URL

Yogaswami

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There is no special talent in anyone. Neither is there any particular disability in anyone. It is all the work of the Lord.

Robert Q shared a Senryu quote         SHARE URL

Senryu

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Empty-handed I entered
the world

Barefoot I leave it.

My coming, my going –
Two simple happenings
That got entangled.

Like dew drops
on a lotus leaf
I vanish.

Robert Q shared a Annamalai Swami quote         SHARE URL

Annamalai Swami

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The thought ‘I am meditating’ is an ego thought. If real meditation is taking place, this thought cannot arise.

Robert Q shared a Robert Adams quote         SHARE URL

Robert Adams

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You are just trying to quiet your mind.
You're not trying to get enlightened.
You are not trying to awaken.
You are not trying to become liberated.
You already are.


T. 79 Stop identifying with your Body And Mind! - July 18, 1991

Robert Q shared a Robert Adams quote         SHARE URL

Robert Adams

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We use the mind to achieve things in this life.
The mind tells you, you want to be realized.
The mind tells you you’re not realized.
The mind tells you you’re a good person, you’re a bad person.
The mind tells you something is wrong, something is right.
All these things come from the mind.
All of your actions and reactions are all mental.

Robert Q shared a Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote         SHARE URL

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Stay without ambition, without the least desire, exposed, vulnerable, unprotected, uncertain and alone, completely open to and welcoming life as it happens, without the selfish conviction that all must yield you pleasure or profit, material or so-called spiritual.

Robert Q shared a Hsin Hsin Ming quote         SHARE URL

Hsin Hsin Ming

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This ultimate state is not bound
by rules and descriptions.
For the Realized mind, at one with the Way,
all doing ceases.

Doubts and irresolutions vanish
and the Truth is confirmed in you.
With a single stroke you are freed from bondage;
nothing clings to you and you hold onto nothing.

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

Robert Q shared a Hsin Hsin Ming quote         SHARE URL

Hsin Hsin Ming

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Gain and loss, right and wrong,
abandon all such thoughts at once.
If the eye never sleeps,
all dreams will naturally cease.
If the mind makes no discriminations,
all things are as they are, of One-essence.

Robert Q shared a Sri Samartha Siddharameshwar Maharaj quote         SHARE URL

Sri Samartha Siddharameshwar Maharaj

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When attention is diverted from the Self towards objects, that is called the beginning of the eclipse. That is the Illusion. That is mind.

Robert Q shared a William Blake quote         SHARE URL

William Blake

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The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.

Robert Q shared a William Butler Yeats quote         SHARE URL

William Butler Yeats

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We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather around us, that they may see their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer perhaps even fiercer life because of our quiet.

Robert Q shared a Alan Watts quote         SHARE URL

Alan Watts

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Psychedelic experience is only a glimpse of genuine mystical insight, but a glimpse which can be matured and deepened by the various ways of meditation in which drugs are no longer necessary or useful. If you get the message, hang up the phone. For psychedelic drugs are simply instruments, like microscopes, telescopes, and telephones. The biologist does not sit with eye permanently glued to the microscope, he goes away and works on what he has seen.

Robert Q shared a Papaji quote         SHARE URL

Papaji

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Robert Q shared a Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi quote         SHARE URL

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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Forgetting everything that has to be obtained either in this world or in the next, enduring perfectly and with patience all the obstacles that come, and not being disheartened by any amount of poverty that comes, live in the way in which God’s Grace leads you.

(GURU VACHAKA KOVAI: 664)

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