The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

There is nothing to practice

There is nothing to practice. To know yourself, be yourself. To be yourself, stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let your true nature emerge. Don’t disturb your mind with seeking.

There is no such thing as a person. There are only restrictions and limitations. The sum total of these defines the person. The person merely appears to be, like the space within the pot appears to have the shape and volume and smell of the pot.

To expound and propagate concepts is simple, to drop all concepts is difficult and rare. A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet.

As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does Self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady Self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part.

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj ~
Excerpts from “I Am That”


3 responses

  1. yes, to all of this.

    October 16, 2016 at 5:36 am

  2. Reblogged this on Advayavada Buddhism.

    October 16, 2016 at 6:53 am

  3. In reality – and we have to include “this” as part of reality – to say that one is “the Absolute” is utterly meaningless. Meaningless because reality cannot support absolutes. We can think about them, we can take a path towards them, we can even believe we are getting close and that’s when they just move further away. If one were “the Absolute” one would not be able to function in this universe – can’t speak for other places, they may operate on different energy concepts. One more point, the claim that by just being and doing nothing everything happens without effort (as by miracle) is also untrue. In any condition where energy is being exchanged, effort is expended and loss of power (entropy) is experienced. These do not happen “effortlessly” except when one lives in blissful denial of reality. Many similar teachings I’ve encountered are obviously the product of such denial. They are methods, often very remunerative, sometimes even honestly promoted, people can use to deny their reality through acceptance of everything, even the evil that could be overcome. Such teachings have one hidden purpose: to maintain the Status Quo. If one reads history it becomes clear why such “Gurus” or teachers were not generally molested by the elites – they were used to keep the sheeple in slavery, particularly the lower classes and women. That is how the elites maintain their rule – their only power is propaganda and teachings such as this are one arm of their propaganda.

    October 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm

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