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Disciples as numerous as grains of sand in the River Ganga,
yet not one has come to enlightenment;
they err in seeking it as a path taught by others.
Reality is simply loss of the ego.
Only he who loses his life will find it.
-Jesus of Nazareth
If you understand,
things are just as they are.
If you do not understand,
things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb
Realization is of the fact that you are not a person...
Personal entity and enlightenment cannot go together.
from the clinging needs of the ignorant...
What benefit can be derived
from attachment to distinctions and separations?
Third Zen Patriarch
I show the truth to living beings -
and then they are no longer living beings.
The final truth cannot be accepted
unless the mind is empty of the 'me'
and the heart is full of love.
If you do not follow somebody,
you feel very lonely.
Be lonely then.
- J. Krishnamurti
There is no such thing as an entity.
Now you know you are awake
because you are here and you have
There is nothing else other than this knowledge,
We rarely hear the inward music,
but we're all dancing to it nevertheless.
- John Lennon
Do you want to know how to live life?
Let it be! Let it happen.
Everything that everyone is 'doing'-
let it happen!
Be still, 'do' whatever 'you' want,
and don't bother about the world!
Be still. Be still means, don't think!
You see? It's so simple!
Pure knowledge is not imparted by another:
it comes unasked.
It is the one that is listening:
it is your own true nature.
No masters, only you
the master is you
Wei Wu Wei writes:
There is no 'path' to follow because all paths
lead from here to there, and there is no 'there.'
(Only in an imaginary story of separation
does an individual follow a path).
It is all the mind can do -
discover the unreal as unreal.
The problem is only mental.
Abandon false ideas, that is all.
There is no need of true ideas.
There aren't any.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj
There was a door to which I found no key;
there was a veil past which I could not see:
some little talk a while
of me and Thee there seemed:
and then no more of Thee and me.
The eye through which I see God
is the same eye through which God sees me:
my eye and God's eye are one eye,
one seeing, one knowing, one love.
- Meister Eckhart
The Great Way has no gate. There are a thousand paths to it.
If you pass through the barrier you walk the universe alone.
- Wu Men
Nothing objective actually exists
Ignorance of what is eternal is due to the concept of 'time.'
The 'I-concept' and the 'time-concept' are inseparable,
neither can appear to exist without the other:
they are dual aspects of what is erroneously conceived as objective.
- Wei Wu Wei
From within or from behind,
a light shines through us upon things
and makes us aware that we are nothing,
but the light is all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
One instant is eternity;
eternity is the now.
When you see through this one instant
you see through the one who sees.
- Wu Men
Sometimes naked, sometimes mad,
now as scholars, now as fools;
Thus they appear on the earth - the free ones!
To imagine that some little thing-
food, sex, power, fame-
will make you happy is to deceive yourself.
Only something as vast and deep
as your real Self
can make you truly and lastingly happy.
Why are you unhappy?
Because 99.9 percent of everything you think,
and everything you do, is for your self - and there isn't one!
-Wei Wu Wei
OLD DRIED BONES
"The trouble with students these days is that they seize on words and form their understanding on that basis...
What a mistake!
Blind fools, what sort of juice do they expect to get out of old dried bones?"
-Master Lin-chi (who lived 1100 years ago!)
What has changed?
Realisation is a matter
of becoming conscious
of that which is
-Wei Wu Wei
This is what Nisargadatta Maharaj said of your natural state, of what you are naturally, spontaneously, without effort:
"This state is before the appearance of beingness.
It is prior to or beyond beingness
I Am, in that state which existed before the arrival
of beingness and non-beingness.
With the arrival of the waking state, all the world
because of my beingness, my world is manifest.
That also is observed by that state which is prior
and you are That!"
"... merely a readjustment is needed,
such readjustment being
the abandonment of identification
with an inexistent individual self ..."
Wei Wu Wei
It is the judging that makes us miserable:
When the mind is in bondage, the truth is hidden and everything is murky and unclear, and the burdensome practice of judging brings annoyance and weariness."
"Your vision will become clear
when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks within, awakens."
When your individuality is dissolved, you will not see individuals anywhere, it is just a functioning in Consciousness.
If it clicks with you, it is very easy to understand. If it does not, it is most difficult. It is very profound and very simple, if understood right.
What I am saying is not the general run of common spiritual knowledge.
Beyond All Ideas
"The ultimate mystery of being is beyond all categories of thought."
All I am trying to point out is that as long as we are conceptualising we are 'out', and as soon as we cease to conceptualise we are 'in'. I suggest that it is as simple as that ... Wei Wu Wei
Don't pretend to be what your are not, don't refuse to be what you are.
This dream you call the world is not the problem;
your problem is that you like certain parts of the dream and dislike others.
Once you have seen the dream as a dream, you have done all that needs to be done.
"Whoever discovers the true meaning
of these sayings will never die:
Let the seeker not stop seeking until he finds.
And when he finds, he will be greatly troubled.
And after he has been troubled,
he will be astonished,
and he will reign over the All."
-Jesus of Nazareth (The Gospel of Thomas)
"The essential Understanding is that
in reality nothing is.
This is so obvious that it is not perceived."
Wei Wu Wei
"You take your imagining for facts
and my facts for imagination..."
"Whatever happens is part of the functioning of Totality."
"Compassion is but another word
for the refusal to suffer for imaginary reasons."
It is not so very difficult to understand, at least intellectually,
that this universe is a dream,
but it is almost impossible to accept
that the one who is suppose to understand this
is himself part of the dream.
- Ramesh Balsekar
"I can assure you there is no such thing as God.
There's no such thing as creation,
and there's no such thing as the universe.
So there's no such thing as the world,
and there's no such thing as you.
There's no such thing as 'I.'
What is left? Silence!"
- Robert Adams
From The Move 'The Matrix'
I'm trying to free your mind.
I can only show you the door.
You're the one that has to walk through it.
Do not overlook this pointer!
The mind self-validates and reconfirms whatever it is taught to believe! Check out this wisdom from David Bohm which shows why
'You see what you believe and believe what you see ...'
It is truly an amazing realization!
Reality is what we take to be true.
What we take to be true is what we believe.
What we believe is based on our perceptions.
What we perceive depends on what we look for.
What we look for depends on what we think.
What we think depends on what we perceive.
What we perceive determines what we believe.
What we believe determines what we take to be true.
What we take to be true is our reality.