Thursday, 31 July 2014

To cut off all thinking and let go of all conditions, all cause and effect-this is already attaining the truth within your own mind. You can then be called a true person of the way who has nothing left to accomplish!

How wonderful! Such a one is completely unfettered and from moment to moment does not make anything: when hungry, he eats; when tired, he sleeps. He mingles easily and without hindrance in the busy ports and alehouses. The ebb and flow of time does not concern him, and yet spring comes and the green grass grows, as it always has. 

Seung Sahn

I said that if you attain your true self, then if you die in one hour, in one day, or in one month, it is no problem. If you only do “fixing-your-body” meditation, you will mostly be concerned with your body. But some day, when it’s time for your body to die, this meditation will not help, so you will not believe in it. This means it is not correct meditation. If you do correct meditation, being sick sometimes is OK; suffering sometimes is OK; dying someday is OK. The Buddha said, “If you keep a clear mind moment to moment, then you will get happiness everywhere.” 

Zen Master Seung Sahn

Clear mind is like the full moon in the sky. Sometimes clouds come and cover it, but the moon is always behind them. Clouds go away, then the moon shines brightly. So don't worry about clear mind: it is always there. When thinking comes, behind it is clear mind. When thinking goes, there is only clear mind. Thinking comes and goes, comes and goes, You must not be attached to the coming or the going.

Zen Master Seung Sahn 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Didn’t I tell you
not to go to that place?
It is me, who is your intimate friend.
In this imaginary plain of non-existence,
I am your spring of eternal life.

Even if you lose yourself in wrath
for a hundred thousand years,
at the end you will discover,
it is me, who is the culmination of your dreams.

Didn’t I tell you
not to be satisfied with the veil of this world?
I am the master illusionist,
it is me, who is the welcoming banner at the gate of your contentment.

Didn’t I tell you?
I am an ocean, you are a fish;
do not go to the dry land,
it is me, who is your comforting body of water.

Didn’t I tell you
not to fall in this trap like a blind bird?
I am your wings, I am the strength in your wings,
I am the wind keeping you in flight.

Didn’t I tell you
that they will kidnap you from the path?
They will steal your warmth,
and take your devotion away.
I am your fire, I am your heartbeat,
I am the life in your breath.

Didn’t I tell you?
They will accuse you of all the wrongdoings,
they will call you ugly names,
they will make you forget
it is me, who is the source of your happiness.

Didn’t I tell you?
Wonder not, how your life will turn out,
how you will ever get your world in order,
it is me, who is your omnipresent creator.

If your are a guiding torch of the heart,
know the path to that house.
If you are a person of God, know this,
It is me, who is the chief of the village of your life.


Who triggers your anger? Who triggers your withdrawal? Who triggers you into feeling like a victim? Who triggers your resistance? These people are your teachers. They activate your wounds, your unhealed false beliefs. Notice these wounds, embrace them, learn about them, and bring in the truth from your higher self to heal them. Then thank the people in your life who trigger your wounds. Embracing our wounded self with an intent to learn is how we heal and grow.

Dr. Margaret Paul

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

We humans love to befool ourselves...
Have you ever seen the soul?
Ego will say you have felt it.
Have the courage to live by not creating
any kind of belief.
Belief is just your conditioning,
not your own experience.


Obstacles on the path, seen as difficulties or "bad luck", are just a test of your strength and patience. 
Keep your head up high!


Friday, 25 July 2014

Within you is all of the wisdom you will ever need.

Prem Rawat

If you want to be rich, then learn to be generous. It's only generosity that will make you rich.
If you want to be powerful, then learn to be kind. It's only through kindness that you gain power. 
If you want to be smart, then learn simplicity. It's only through simplicity that you can be smart.
And if you want to be content, then learn to fill your heart, not your pockets.
Then you can live this life in a meaningful way.

Prem Rawat_Hualien, Taiwan - October 10, 2012

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Because of this miracle of miracles, of this breath, comes the gift of life. Life makes all these other miracles possible: that you can be, that you can think, that you can admire, that you can have gratitude in your life; gratitude.

Prem Ravat

To live, to TRULY live, we must be willing to RISK. To be nothing in order to find everything. To leap before we look.

Anything in your life that’s acting as a security blanket is only smothering the person you were born to be.

Mandy Hale

In my experience, everyone will say they want to discover the Truth, right up until they realize that the Truth will rob them of their deepest held ideas, beliefs, hopes, and dreams. The freedom of enlightenment means much more than the experience of love and peace. It means discovering a Truth that will turn your view of self and life upside-down. For one who is truly ready, this will be unimaginably liberating. But for one who is still clinging in any way, this will be extremely challenging indeed. How does one know if they are ready? One is ready when they are willing to be absolutely consumed, when they are willing to be fuel for a fire without end.


I'm a great believer in the idea that we create our own reality. I think we radiate out a magnetic pulse, a vibrational broadcast, which is unique to us. It reflects exactly our sense of reality and our sense of self. I feel that this magnetic broadcast then attracts to it other magnetic fields - people, places, ways of life, experience - which create an exact physical replica of our subconscious mind right in front of our very eyes. I think that all the people and experiences - the things we attract into our lives - are actually reflecting back as parts of us. 

David Icke

Rather than outside, reach for the wellspring within 


The wellspring is within you.
Adventurer wandering through the imaginings
Of the ocean of the spirit.
I want to live freer than the river’s water,
Without any constraints to hold me in,
Without anyone to protect me,
Without anyone to give me orders.
My cup is very small,
But I will drink from my own cup.
Everyone says I am heading toward failure,
But I am traveling towards myself.

Philip Claude Andermann

Monday, 21 July 2014

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

Joseph Campbell

Sunday, 20 July 2014

To open our eyes, to see with our inner fire and light, is what saves us. Even if it makes us vulnerable.

Linda Hogan

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Spirituality is no mystery, it is life itself.


Knowing that you do not know is the best.
Not knowing that you do not know is an illness.
Truly, only those who see illness as illness
Can avoid illness.
The sage is not ill,
Because he sees illness as illness.
Therefore he is not ill.

Lao Tzu

Peace and harmony can prevail only when the individual is able, in the present moment, not to be uncomfortable with others.

Ramesh S. Balsekar

I'll tell you something banal. We're emotional illiterates. And not only you and I-practically everybody, that's the depressing thing. We're taught everything about the body and about agriculture in Madagascar and about the square root of pi, or whatever the hell it's called, but not a word about the soul. We're abysmally ignorant, about both ourselves and others.There's a lot of loose talk nowadays to the effect that children should be brought up to know all about brotherhood and understanding and coexistence and equality and everything else that's all the rage just now. But it doesn't dawn on anyone that we must first learn something about ourselves and our own feelings. Our own fear and loneliness and anger. We're left without a chance, ignorant and remorseful among the ruins of our ambitions.To make a child aware of it's soul is something almost indecent. You're regarded as a dirty old man. How can you understand other people if you don't know anything about yourself? Now you're yawning, so that's the end of the lecture.

Ingmar Bergman

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.

Linda Hogan

The way you treat yourself is the way you are being treated by others.


Sunday, 13 July 2014

You don't breathe, breathing happens,
 you don't love, love happens. 
Oh my friend, stop wasting your time on doing and start being...
being present to what is unfolding in front of you moment by moment.
 Open your eyes to see, your ears to hear 
and breathe in each moment that comes your way.


What bothers you in others, is what you yourself should be working on.


Friday, 11 July 2014

Who defines your worth? Is your worth defined by others' approval, attention and validation? Today, open to Spirit for the definition of your true worth. Ask your Guidance who you really are and treat yourself as the beautiful spark of the Divine that you are.

Dr. Margaret Paul

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Once you awake everyone you get in touch with will start opening their eyes.
The light you carry is so strong that it's impossible for them to continue sleeping.


If you haven't found the love of your life, you still haven't found YOURSELF.


Until the whole world is free to agree with you or disagree with you, until you have given the freedom to everyone to like you or not like you, to love you or hate you, to see things as you see them or to see things differently - until you have given the whole world its freedom - you’ll never have your freedom.


Actually, all paths lead away from the's that? All paths. There's no such thing as a path to the truth. The truth's already here, where are you going?


The moment I faced it, my greatest fear became my greatest blessing.


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

"While man rejoices over his rise and sorrows over his fall, the wise man takes both as the natural consequences of life." Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:

It makes no difference to me if I am so praised that I am raised from earth to heaven, nor if I am so blamed that I am thrown from the greatest heights to the depths of the earth. Life to me is an ever-moving sea in which the waves of favor and disfavor constantly rise and fall.

IIn sorrow one may look to God, and in joy one may thank Him. One does not bemoan the past, nor worry about the future; one tries only to make the best of today. One should know no failure, for even in a fall there is a stepping-stone to rise; but to the Sufi the rise and fall matter little. One does not repent for what one has done, since one thinks, says, and does what one means. One does not fear the consequences of performing one's wish in life, for what will be, will be.

What will rise must fall, and what will fall must rise. Rise and fall are natural to life. No rise is permanent, or fall lasting. It is reality behind it all which is steady and dependent. ... Life is one living stream, continually running without beginning or end. Death is man's illusion. The change that hides man's existence from him he calls death. Life is still, but its flow, which is ever-moving, rises and fall in waves; it is this that created an illusion of rise and fall. All this we see is the manifestation of one Spirit in many and varied forms.

The quality of the saints is to be resigned to all that comes -- but then they do not even form a wish. They take all that comes, flowers or thorns; everything that comes, they take it. They look into thorns and see that they are flowers. With praise and with blame they are contented. They are contented with rise and fall; they take all that comes, they take life as it is.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

How shall we seek real knowledge? By renouncing knowledge. 
How shall we seek salvation? By renouncing our own salvation.
How shall we seek Existence? By renouncing our existence.


You've got to go at the rate you can go.
You wake up at the rate you wake up.
You're finished with your desires at the rate you finish with your desires.
The disequalibrium comes into harmony at the rate it comes into harmony.
You can't rip the skin off the snake. The snake must molt the skin.
That¹s the rate it happens.

Ram Dass