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However many holy words you read,
However many you speak,
What good will they do you
If you do not act upon them?

Robert Q shared a Shunryu Suzuki quote         SHARE URL

Shunryu Suzuki

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Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.

Robert Q shared a Jean-Paul Sartre quote         SHARE URL

Jean-Paul Sartre

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Now I think of no one anymore. I don’t even bother looking for words. It flows in me, more or less quickly. I fix nothing, I let it go. Through the lack of attaching myself to words, my thoughts remain nebulous most of the time. They sketch vague, pleasant shapes and then are swallowed up: I forget them almost immediately.

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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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Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being.
If not, leave this gathering.
Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.
You set out to find God,
but then you keep stopping for long periods
at mean-spirited roadhouses.

Don’t wait any longer…

Robert Q shared a Wendell Berry quote         SHARE URL

Wendell Berry

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It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.

Robert Q shared a Gangaji quote         SHARE URL

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There is a desire that arises in certain life times that is not your ordinary kind of desire...it's a desire for true freedom...a desire for real fulfillment, which appears in your lifetime...paradoxically can only be realized if you don't do anything for it's realization...now this cannot be believed, and so you are given lots of things to do...but what your given to do, is designed to wear down your desire for doing...

Robert Q shared a Papaji quote         SHARE URL

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Imagine a drama company is putting on a play. The person who has to play the servant of the king falls sick at the last moment and cannot come. No other actors are available, so the proprietor of the company steps in to play the role. In the play the king, who is one of the employees of the proprietor, orders the servant around: “Fetch my shoes. I want to go for a walk.” The proprietor meekly obeys and carries out the orders, but does he ever forget that he is the owner of the company? He is happy to act the role of the servant because all the time that this role is being portrayed he knows that he is really the proprietor. If you live like this, knowing that you are the Self, you can act anywhere. If you know this, all your activities will be very beautiful, and you will never suffer. Once you have had a glimpse, a knowledge of this emptiness, you will be happy all the time because you will know that all manifestation, all samsara, is your own projection.

Robert Q shared a Papaji quote         SHARE URL

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This thinking process, this burden, is a desire that we always carry with us. I am showing you how to drop this unwanted burden. When you ask the question, “Who is thinking?” you arrest the process of thinking and return back to your true nature, your inherent nature, your spontaneous nature, the pure source that is empty. This is your own nature, and this is what you are always. The mind does not enter there. Time does not enter. Death does not enter. Fear does not enter. This is your inherent, Eternal nature. If you stay there, there will be no fear. If you step out of it, you step into samsara, manifestation, and there you are in trouble all the time.

Robert Q shared a Osho quote         SHARE URL

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A thoughtless mind is egoless. A thoughtless mind is boundless. A thoughtless mind is already the infinite. If even for a single moment there is no thought, you are the infinite — because without thought there can be no boundary. Without thought, you disappear and the divine descends.

Robert Q shared a Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi quote         SHARE URL

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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Mind always wants a certain theory to satisfy itself.
Really, no theory is necessary for the man who seriously desires to approach God or to realise his own true being.

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Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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Is it the world that says "I am real", or is it you?

Robert Q shared a Yoga Vashishta quote         SHARE URL

Yoga Vashishta

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Though the infinite consciousness is indivisible, it experiences within itself the two states of bondage and liberation.

Robert Q shared a Hsin Hsin Ming quote         SHARE URL

Hsin Hsin Ming

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When you try to stop motion to achieve quietude,
the very effort fills you with activity.
As long as you hold on to opposites
you will never know the One Way.

Robert Q shared a Robert Adams quote         SHARE URL

Robert Adams

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As you stop reacting to person, place or thing, as you stop judging, as you stop bothering people, as you stop asking questions, everything will unfold at a fast rate of speed.
You will find that you're already free.
So to be liberated you just have to know that you are already liberated.
And you know that you are already liberated when you have an empty mind.
When there are no thoughts going on in your mind.
When there are no questions going on in your mind.
When you're not looking for answers.
When you stop looking for anything.
You no longer care about looking, searching, seeking.
You become the epitome of compassion, of love.

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S> Robert, how can I become more loving?

R> By understanding who you are.
By realizing you're not the person who is not loving.
That person does not exist.
By realizing you are God.
Your real nature is God, and God is all love.
The one you are referring to who is not loving does not exist.
Do not feed that person energy.
You are feeding a non-entity energy.
Do not do this.
Love is your real nature.
Love is what you really are.
Get rid of the other by not giving it power by thinking about it, by not responding to it, by not looking at it as a real person.
Lift up your eyes.
Stand up tall.
Know who you really are, and you will see that you are already love.

173 Turn Within Always - July 26, 1992

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Do not try to stop anything.
Simply inquire,
"To whom does this come?"
Always go back to the inquiry.
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S> Continuous.
R> Continuous.
"Who thinks these thoughts?
What is their source?
To whom do all these thoughts come?"
Never let a day go by when you do not do that and as you persevere, something will begin to give, ultimately.
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S> It is a strange feeling or something that happens?
R> To whom is it strange?
All these things you have to inquire.
"Who has the strange feelings?
Who feels this way?
Who feels that way?
To whom does this come?"
And as you do the thoughts will come less and less.
And the space between the thoughts will expand greater and greater everyday.

70 Jnana, Siddhis and Spiritual Healings - June 16, 1991

Robert Q shared a AJAHN CHAH quote         SHARE URL

AJAHN CHAH

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Do not try to become anything.
Do not make yourself into anything.
Do not be a meditator.
Do not become enlightened.
When you sit, let it be.
What you walk, let it be.
Grasp at nothing.
Resist nothing.
If you haven’t wept deeply,
you haven’t begun to meditate.

Robert Q shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

Mooji

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There is a silence in you.
It is always here, constant and unmovable.
It is not doing anything.
Be aware of this.
It is simply here but it didn't arrive.
You are not a person here.
In the silence itself, you are without history, name and form.
Recognise that space here now which simply is.
It underlies all activity,
but itself does not participate in any activity.
Notice and confirm this now,
and stay in your beautiful rest.

Robert Q shared a Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi quote         SHARE URL

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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When a person has realized,
a universal life-current takes possession of him
and he becomes an instrument in its hands.
His own separate will is gone.
This is the real Self-surrender.
This is the highest kundalini (the divine cosmic energy),
this is real bhakti (devotion),
this is jnana (knowledge of the Self).

Robert Q shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

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Relax without laziness
Focus without tension
Perceive without projecting
Witness without judging
Enjoy without craving
Reflect without imagining
Love without condition
Give without demanding
Receive without possessing
Serve without self-seeking
Challenge without dominating
Meditate without identity
Correct without blaming
Overcome without pride
Laugh without cynicism
Cry without pity
Confront without hatred
Guide without superiority
Be without self-defining
Live without arrogance
Enter without self-importance
Depart without regret
Be one with God

Robert Q shared a Osho quote         SHARE URL

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Love unconditionally. Don’t ask anything in return. Much comes on its own, that’s another thing. Don’t be a beggar. In love be an emperor. Just give it and see what happens. A thousandfold it comes back. But one has to learn it. Otherwise one remains a miser. One gives a little and waits for much to come back, and your waiting, your expectation, destroys the whole beauty of it.

Robert Q shared a Annamalai Swami quote         SHARE URL

Annamalai Swami

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When the mind appears every morning don’t jump to the usual conclusion, “This is me; these thoughts are mine.” Instead, watch these thoughts come and go without identifying with them in any way. If you can resist the impulse to claim each and every thought as your own, you will come to a startling conclusion: you will discover that you are the consciousness in which the thoughts appear and disappear. You are allowed to run free. Like the snake which appears in the rope, you will discover that the mind is only an illusion which appears through ignorance or misperception.

Robert Q shared a Khalil Gibran quote         SHARE URL

Khalil Gibran

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You often say,
“I would give, but only to the deserving.”
The trees in your orchard say not so,
nor the flocks in your pasture.
They give so that they may live,
for to withhold is to perish.

Robert Q shared a Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi quote         SHARE URL

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God, on being worshipped, bestows steadiness in devotion which leads to surrender. On the devotee surrendering, God shows His mercy by manifesting as the Guru. The Guru, otherwise God, guides the devotee, saying that God is in you and He is the Self. This leads to introversion of the mind and finally to realization.

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BHAGAVAN'S DIALOGUE WITH AN AMERICAN LADY

The following questions were asked by an aristocratic-looking American lady. Bhagavan's answers are a succinct summary of his practical teachings.

Question: What is the truth that I have to attain? Please explain it and show it to me.

Bhagavan: What we have to attain and what is desired by everyone is endless happiness. Although we seek to attain it in various ways, it is not something to be sought or attained as a new experience.

Our real nature is the 'I' feeling which is experienced by everyone. It is within us and nowhere else.

Although we are always experiencing it, our minds are wandering, always seeking it, thinking in ignorance that it is something apart from us. This is like a person saying with his own tongue that he has no tongue.

Question: If this is so, why did so many sadhanas [spiritual
practices] come to be created?

Bhagavan: The sadhanas came to be formed only to get rid of the thought that it [the Self] is something to be newly attained.

The root of the illusion is the thought which ignores the Self and which thinks instead, 'I am this body'.
After this thought rises it expands in a moment into several thousand thoughts and conceals the Self. The reality of the Self will only shine if all these thoughts are removed. Afterwards, what remains is only Brahmananda [the
bliss of Brahman].

Question: I am now sitting peacefully without the thought 'I am this body'. Is this the state of reality?

Bhagavan: This state must remain as it is without any change.
If it changes after a while you will know that other thoughts have not gone.

LIVING BY THE WORDS OF BHAGAVAN, p. 214, 215

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