' Self honesty '...

Self honesty

and a great increase in your desire for liberation,

are the two great keys

that can make you one of the very few who succeed

at bringing the impostor self to its final end.

The above quote is from the introduction to the book
The Seven Steps to Awakening

' Ceremonies and Rituals '...

“'Every religion has ceremonies and rituals,' Baba continued.

'They are like dry bones.

Love has no bondage.

The prayer of the heart is the greatest thing'…."

Meher Baba
in Bhau Kalchuri
Lord Meher: The Biography of Avatar of the Age Meher Baba

' Change'...

The universe is change;

our life is what our
thoughts make it.

- Marcus Aurelius

' The Breath '...

If you ride the breath
and keep it under control,

hunger and thirst and other wantings
will not be dangerous to you.

Being skilled with that bridle
is a great blessing.

- Lalla
14th Century North Indian mystic

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From "Naked Song"
Versions by Coleman Barks
Maypop 1992

The deceit of existence...

So long as a man is a stranger to his own divine soul, so long has he not even begun to live.

All that he does is to exist.

In this matter most men deceive themselves.

For they take comfort in the thought that this attitude of indifference, being a common one, must also be a true one.

They feel that they cannot go far wrong if they think and behave as so many other men think and behave.

Such ideas are the grossest self-deceptions.

When the hour of calamity comes, they find out how empty is this comfort, how isolated they really are in their spiritual helplessness.

-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest >
Chapter 1: What the Quest Is > # 151
Paul Brunton

Phil Ochs: What are you fighting for?

' Thoughts on a wednesday night '...

I ask Consciousness for advice of Knowledge..

Consciousness tells me to speak of our daily illusion..

We as Consciousness pretend to be separate entities called humans..

We do this activity to experience duality between what is Real and what is Unreal..

We find ourselves in a world of psychopaths and liars..

Our Heart tells us that there is a Higher Reality..

Everyday, we watch the psychopaths and liars on the media and see through their lies..

And yet, most humans remain asleep within this dream..

Is there any hope for humanity?..

I believe that most will wake up before their lives are extinguished by these evil souls.

But, many will die believing until the end that evil loves humans..

Do not Fear, that is the energy that they need to survive..

Do I speak of evil spirits within the human mind?..

I will leave this for you to discover..

"Believe nothing of what you hear and half of what you see"..

This is the only advice that I can give the human entity...

namaste, thomas

' The Self '...

Did the Self lapse from its own wholeness as Being, you ask,

“How else did this world come to be?”

It came from ignorance false.

The Self can never suffer any change at any time.

The above Ramana Maharshi quote is from the book
The Seven Steps to Awakening

' Lovingkindness '...

"Lovingkindness is greater than laws,

and the charities of life are greater than all ceremonies."

in _God's Big Instruction Book: Timeless Wisdom on How to Follow the Spiritual Path_
Rockport, MA: Oneworld, 1996, p. 142

' Karma '...

The universe is like a dome;

it vibrates to that which you say in it,

and answers the same back to you;

so also is the law of action we reap
what we sow.

Hazrat Inayat Khan