Here you will read the innermost thoughts and feelings of inspired seekers who have gone before you. Some names you may know… others you will be glad to meet!
Our thinking machine possesses the capacity to be convinced of anything you like, provided it is repeatedly and persistently influenced in the required direction. A thing that may appear absurd to start with will in the end become rationalized, provided it is repeated sufficiently often and with sufficient conviction.
Who is more deluded than he who is careless of his own welfare?
When I attained Absolute Perfect Enlightenment, I attained absolutely nothing. That is why it is called Absolute Perfect Enlightenment.
What comfort, what strength, what economy there is in order — material order, intellectual order, moral order. To know where one is going and what one wishes — this is order; to keep one’s word and one’s engagements — again order; to have everything ready under one’s hand to be able to dispose of all one’s forces, and to have all one’s means of whatever kind under command — still order; to discipline one’s habits, one’s efforts, one’s wishes; to organize one’s life, to distribute one’s time… all this belongs to and is included in the word order. Order means light and peace, inward liberty and free command over oneself; order is power.
No negative state has the right to rule over your life.
But man, proud man, drest in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he’s most assured, his glassy essence, like an angry ape, plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven as make the angels weep.
Truth does not hurt. Rather, it is our resistance to its message that causes pain.
Even a man’s exact imitation of the song of the nightingale displeases us when we discover that it is mimicry, and not the nightingale.
We lop away that bearing boughs may live.
Always check your inner state
with the lord of your heart.
Copper doesn’t know it’s copper,
until it’s changed to gold.
Your loving doesn’t know its majesty,
until it knows its helplessness.
If the beloved is everywhere,
the lover is a veil,
but when living itself becomes
the Friend, lovers disappear.
Few people are wise enough to prefer useful reproof to treacherous praise.
Sleep no more!
That we may merge into the deep and dazzling darkness, vanish into it, dissolve in it forever in an unbelievable bliss beyond imagination, for absolute nothingness represents absolute bliss.
Who has bound you?
A man of intellect is like an artist who gives a concert without help from anyone else, playing on a single instrument — perhaps a piano, which is a small orchestra in itself. Such a man is a small world in himself, and the effects produced by various instruments together, he produces all by himself, in the unity of his own consciousness.
It is merely that when a man has found something which he prefers to life, he then for the first time begins to live.
If I only knew that I had taken one single step in sincerity, I would give no value to anything else.
Be sincere with yourself. Whether men love or hate, admire or despise you, is of but little importance. Speak only what is true, do only what is right.