A man cannot renounce action as long as he desires worldly enjoyment. As long as one cherishes a desire for enjoyment, one performs action.

A bird sat absent-mindedly on the mast of a ship anchored in the Ganges. Slowly the ship sailed out into the ocean. When the bird came to its senses, it could find no shore in any direction. It flew toward the north hoping to reach land; it went very far...
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A man cannot renounce action as long as he desires worldly enjoyment
Rabindra Jha
Vijaya Jayaraman
Let the body do what it likes. Thinking thus, I always abide in my own Self as the Perfect fountainhead of Bliss and pure uninterrupted consciousness. I am therefore in the state of perfection and remain unblemished.

~ 'Tripura Rahasya', chapter XVII (104-105)
Let the body do what it likes Thinking thus I always abide
Bidyut Dutta
Questioner: Our real being is all the time with us, you say. How is it that we do not notice it?

Nisargadatta Maharaj: Yes, you are always the Supreme. But your attention is fixed on things, physical or mental. When your attention is off a thing and not yet fixed on another, in the interval you are pure being. When through the practice of discrimination and detachment (viveka-vairagya), you...
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Questioner Our real being is all the time with us you say
Nirguna Siva
Avijit Bobby Chatterjee
When the eyes and ears are open,
even the leaves on the trees teach like
pages from the scriptures.

~ Kabir
When the eyes and ears are open even the leaves on the
Clint Vernieu
Bryan Shaw
Vijaya Jayaraman
Don't look for me
in a human shape,
I am inside your looking.

~ Rumi
Dont look for me in a human shape I am inside your
Bryan Shaw
Suren Verma
Hemansh Verma
If you desire the world,
You may try to renounce it
In order to escape sorrow.

Instead, renounce desire!
Then you will be free of sorrow,
And the world will not trouble you.

If you desire liberation,
But you still say "mine,"
If you feel you are the body,
You are not a wise man or seeker.

You are simply a man who suffers.

Let Hari teach you
Or Brahma, born of the lotus,
Or...
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If you desire the world You may try to renounce it In
Sudha Gupta
Amaya Aum
Torstein Kånen Rubach
Freedom is here and now.

Your nature is pure freedom. You were free from the beginning. How did this idea come into your mind that you are bound? Where are the chains? Have you seen them?

Simply ask yourself, "Who am I?" This is a raft to cross over the ocean of samsara. Death cannot enter this raft. This is such a safe raft. All else is the mind. "I will do this." "I want that." "What...
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Freedom is here and now Your nature is pure freedom You were
Sudha Gupta
Kalashri Gayakwad Barve
Amitabh Dabhoya
Meditation is one of the most extraordinary things, and if you do not know what it is you are like the blind man in a world of bright colour, shadows and moving light.

It is not an intellectual affair, but when the heart enters into the mind, the mind has quite a different quality: it is really, then, limitless, not only in its capacity to think, to act efficiently, but also in its sense of...
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Meditation is one of the most extraordinary things and if you do
Nayan Dam
Jól Retzloff
Bethany Uchiha
Mind is very very happy to be put on a kind of structure and to say: "you go here!", "you do this!", "you bend ten times!", "you go under the bridge!", "climb up this mountain!", "sit in this cave for three years!", "drink only water and orange juice!",....

Mind loves all these things because you feel: "Yes! I'm doing something and I'm getting somewhere". But all of this you chose.

If mind...
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Mind is very very happy to be put on a kind of
Ras Dawit Benzion
Charlene VanNattan Hohulin
Ute Rößler
It is good to believe that one's faith is right - but that one does not know whether the faith of others is right or wrong, true or untrue. The reason is that until you have God's vision, it is not possible to know His true nature. Kabir said, `God with form is my mother, the Formless is my father. With whom can I find fault? Whom can I worship? Both pans of the scale are equally heavy.'

~...
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It is good to believe that ones faith is right but that
Kunal Garg
Jyotindra Kumar Sinha
Keith Bodhi
If you tell your stories,
you can't tell the truth.

If you're telling the truth,
you can't tell your story.

~ Gangaji
If you tell your stories you cant tell the truth If youre
Jól Retzloff
Bryan Shaw
Jimmy Buligho
This body is not me.
I am not limited by this body.
I am life without boundaries.
I have never been born,
and I have never died.

Look at the ocean and the sky filled with stars,
manifestations from my wondrous true mind.

Since before time, I have been free.

Birth and death are only doors through which we pass,
sacred thresholds on our journey.
Birth and death are a game of hide and seek.
So...
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This body is not me I am not limited by this body
Ambika P Mishra
Shubhro Malaker
Ashish Gedam
It is very simple to be happy,
but it is very difficult to be simple.

~ Rabindranath Tagore
It is very simple to be happy but it is very difficult
Respiro Luz
Uma Narayanan
The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It is content with the low places that people disdain.
Thus it is like the Tao.

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.

When you are content to be...
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The supreme good is like water which nourishes all things without trying
What is the difference
between your experience of existence
and that of a saint?

The saint knows
that the spiritual path
is a sublime chess game with God
and that the Beloved
has just made such a fantastic move
that the saint is now continually
tripping over joy
and bursting out in laughter
and saying, "I surrender!"

Whereas, my dear,
I am afraid you still think
you have a thousand serious...
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What is the difference between your experience of existence and that of
Abhay Chaturvedi
Ambika P Mishra
Sudha Gupta
Fighting the ego, the mind, is precisely what the ego wants. You cannot fight the mind. You cannot suppress the ego. Fighting, resisting, controlling is an impossible action. What is really needed is to yield, to see things as they are.

~ Ramesh Balkesar
Fighting the ego the mind is precisely what the ego wants You
Vijaya Jayaraman
Robert Gerber
Chandrakant Malvade
Start to work with yourself: when you work with yourself, do not waste energy observing what others are doing. Appreciate what they are doing, and do not condemn or criticize what they are not doing. Otherwise, you spend your whole life in celebrating or in mourning. What is important is that you constantly work with yourself, no matter who you are.

~ Swami Rama
Start to work with yourself when you work with yourself do not
Andreas Hegewald
Bryan Shaw
Suren Verma
As you become spiritually mature, you become humble, filled with humility and love and you smile at the world, you understand its nature as maya. Its constant change. You no longer hate the world nor love the world. Just observe the world, leave it alone. You stop debating with people, arguing with people, trying to prove points. You just leave everything alone and leave everybody alone and...
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As you become spiritually mature you become humble filled with humility and
Kim O'Hara
William E Powell
Vijaya Jayaraman
The whole world is you,
yet you keep thinking
there is something else.

~ Hsueh Feng

...artwork by Zhang Quazong
The whole world is you yet you keep thinking there is something
Chris Hearty
Allen Thorpe
Allen Thorpe
Only when human beings are able to perceive and acknowledge the Self in each other can there be real peace.

~ Amma
Only when human beings are able to perceive and acknowledge the Self
Chandrika Ps
Oscar Chaves Aguilar
Jacob Sabat