“A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each
other across the altar.
I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the
transformation of anxiety into laughter.”
― Alan W. Watts
"Be conscious of yourself, watch your mind, give it your full attention.
Don't look for quick results, there may be none within your noticing.
Unknown to you, your psyche will undergo a change, there will be more clarity in your thinking and feeling, purity in your behaviour.
You need not aim at these - you will witness the change all the same."
-Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
You gave me too much to read..
The modern human only has twenty seconds of attention,
but, I enjoyed your words and thoughts..
We are not here to present a battle between egos',
we are here to learn of a state of existence called Freedom..
Our ancestors came to this unknown land of unknown language to learn of this state called Freedom..
This attention for this desire continues until this day..
Only your mind will find Freedom..
A little hint to the mind of seeking is to seek first within the state of Love...
"You live, you feel, you think.
By giving attention to your living, feeling and thinking, you free yourself from them and go beyond them.
Your personality dissolves and only the witness remains.
Then you go beyond the witness.
Do not ask how it happens.
Just search within yourself."
-Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
"It is by love alone that we turn to God, are transformed into His likeness, and are united with Him, so that we become one spirit with Him, and receive by and from Him all our happiness, here in grace, hereafter in glory.
Love can find no rest till she rests in the full and perfect possession of the Beloved."
Albert the Great
On Union with God
NY: Continuum, 2000, p. 70
London: Burnes Oates & Washbourne, 1911
Your dynamic being dances as existence,
but this existence is witnessed.
Be in this witnessing place.
This witnessing place is not interested.
It has no aspiration.
It has no favorites.
Do you know this place?
I am calling you into your own glory as pure Awareness.
Only when you are aware of this place, can you leave your life alone.
You observe that life is a spontaneous unfolding.
Be in this place which is silent and untouched.
Feel and Be what you cannot describe.
Some have Me in their mouths, but little in their hearts.
There are others who, being enlightened in their understanding and purified in their affection, always breathe after things eternal, are unwilling to hear of earthly things, and grieve to be subject to the necessities of nature; and such as these perceive what the Spirit of Truth speaks in them.
For it teaches them to despise the things of the earth and to love heavenly things; to disregard the world, and all the day and night to aspire after heaven.
- Saint Thomas a Kempis
Of the Imitation of Christ Bk. 3 Ch. 4 v. 4
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family,
to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind.
If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment,
and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
-Gautama the Buddha