The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred.
- - George Bernard Shaw
The path of Love is not a tedious path. It is a path of joy. It’s a path of singing and dancing. It’s not a desert. It is a valley of flowers. - - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
"The ordinary man lives in the brain unaware of himself in the Heart. The enlightened one lives in the Heart. When he moves about and deals with people and things, he knows that what he sees is not separate from the one Supreme Reality which he realized in the Heart as his own Self." ~ Ramana Maharshi
"Understand the obstructions you are putting in the way of love, freedom, and happiness and they will drop. Turn on the light of awareness and the darkness will disappear. Happiness is not something you acquire; love is not something you produce; love is not something you have; love is something that has you." ~ Anthony de Mello
“Sunset in one land is sunrise in another.” ~ (author unknown)
"Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done." ~ Amelia Earhart
"Do not ask God to Guide your Footsteps if you are not willing to move your Feet."
- - (author unknown)
“He who stands on tiptoe doesn't stand firm.
He who rushes ahead doesn't go far
He who tries to shine dims his own light
He who defines himself can't know who he really is
He who has power over others can't empower himself
He who clings to his work will create nothing that endures.” . . . . Lao Tzu
Question: “Sri Bhagavan, you say we'll be watching the mind. Who is that is watching the mind if there is no 'self'?”
Sri Bhagavan: “It is consciousness which is witnessing, what we call Chit, and then it has also great joy which is called Ananda. That is why we chant Sat Chit Ananda. These are the properties of consciousness and it's also the ability to witness.
“It cannot participate but it can witness. So it is consciousness which is witnessing the mind which is witnessing the thoughts, and when consciousness witnesses, it does not identify. It just sees thought, it just sees the mind, it just sees all actions.
“So you are that pure consciousness. So right now you are identifying yourself with the mind. That's why you are imprisoned within the mind. But once you jump out you are free of the clutches of the mind and all that you are doing is witnessing.
“You'll get there. Don't worry. Everyday people are getting there now. The process is speeding up now. More and more people are making the cross to there so effortlessly. Then you'll start laughing because you'll wonder, ‘How did I miss this all these years?’ Such a simple thing it is, as simple as breathing." ~ ~ Sri Bhagavan
“Young souls learn to accept responsibility for their actions.
Mature souls learn to accept responsibility for their thoughts.
And old souls, dear, learn to accept responsibility for their happiness.
The Universe” © www.tut.com
“This relaxation is the space in which happiness grows, and again I repeat: for no reason at all. It is not that you are happy because of something. You are simply happy. Happiness is your nature.” -- OSHO
The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however,
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.
If you wish to see the truth
then hold no opinion for or against.
The struggle between what one likes
and what one dislikes
is the disease of the mind.
You know more than you think you do.
-- Dr. Benjamin Spock
The important thing is this:
to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-- Charles Du Bos
True love is no game of the faint-hearted and the weak.
It is born of strength and understanding.
-- Meher Baba
"Heart" is merely another name for the Supreme Spirit, because He is in all hearts.
The entire Universe is condensed in the body, and the entire body in the Heart.
Thus the Heart is the nucleus of the whole Universe.”
~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
“If you are waiting for anything in order to live and love without holding back, then you suffer.
Every moment is the most important moment of your life.
No future time is better than now to let down your guard and love.”
~ David Deida
"When a man loses his spirit of play, he's dead. That means that guy starts dying at about [the emotional tone level of conservatism]. And sure enough, [from there on] down, a guy will tell you, 'Well, I had some illusions when I was a kid, but I've lost all those. I'm practical now. We've got to face this thing practically. What we're doing here is very serious..."
"You want to know what's wrong with your preclear? Well, your preclear is too serious. You want to know what seriousness is? Seriousness is solidity. You ever heard of a 'solid citizen'? You want to get something done, don't get any of these serious boys. Shoot them on sight or process them. But if you want to get something done, don't have anything to do with them."
"There's nothing succeeds like insouciance. Plain flippancy will actually get more done in less time than anything else you can name. That's a funny thing, isn't it?"
L. Ron Hubbard
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy is when men are afraid of the light. -- Plato
The power of decision is actually the power of sanity ...
If you just mercilessly search out of your life, in the actions and the common actions of your life, all of the maybes on a decision level, and if you suddenly assert your decisions where you have withheld decisions, I can guarantee you that your life will smooth out pretty well. If you do that in a big office, for instance, where there's a big staff, it may very well be that by asserting your decisions they fire you straight out the door. That's where you belong, then. You're a lot better off outside that door. If this environment has smothered your power of decision, you don't belong in it.
L. Ron Hubbard
You are me, and I am you.
Isn't it obvious that we "inter-are"?
You cultivate the flower in yourself, so that I will be beautiful.
I transform the garbage in myself, so that you will not have to suffer.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
"What you think upon grows. Whatever you allow to occupy your mind you magnify in your life. Whether the subject of your thought be good or bad, the law works and the condition grows. Any subject that you keep out of your mind tends to diminish in your life, because what you do not use atrophies. The more you think of grievances, the more such trials you will continue to receive; the more you think of the good fortune you have had, the more good fortune will come to you."
-- Emmet Fox from Make Your Life Worthwhile, 1942
"Only when you can understand yourself as All Pervading Consciousness can you possibly understand that all the universe is an emanation of your mind. Everything that you see comes out of you." ~ Robert Adams
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." ~Oprah Winfrey
“The tendency of man’s nature to good is like the tendency of water to flow downward.” - - Meng Tse
“There must be a bug in the system, Beloved, because according to my records, you've never been told exactly how powerful you are.
Very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very to the ten zenbillion.
Careful now, Dear one, of what you wish for, what you think about, and what you say is "done." Br-r-r-r-r...
T.U.T. - - ® © www.tut.com
"When the time for transition arrives, the Presence will engulf humanity like a tidal wave and alter its consciousness. Be not perturbed... Security is possible only when it is shifted to God. Faith or no faith, I am in you and with you at all times "How Long?" is the wrong question. Pray until grace floods". ~ ~ Sri Amma Bhagavan
"Do not lose faith in humanity. It is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." - Mahatma Gandhi
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
- Author unknown"
WINTER IS COMING
The Farmer's Almanac is predicting a very cold winter.
It must be true, because the squirrels are gathering NUTS...
Three of my neighbors have disappeared...
Are you OK?
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." -- Marcel Proust
To understand unconditional love, lock your wife or husband and your dog in the trunk of your car for an hour. When you open it, notice who is happier to see you. -- Source unknown
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