The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Awareness

There is no such thing as a person

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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 propogate 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”


Who looks outside dreams

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.”

~Carl Jung~

Tao & Zen


Why we meet people


Being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different

“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).”

~ James Baraz ~

Source: (17) Tao & Zen


Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

~Carl Jung~

Source: (2) Tao & Zen


Raise your words, not your voice

Source: Meditation Masters


James Allen: As A Man Thinketh–Full Audio Book