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!
This is the true joy of life: being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a might one. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to others, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for them whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
The central urge in every atom, to return to its divine source and origin.
None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license.
You are not broken… you’re just disconnected from the Divine.
No one can see these truths in the manner that I have presented them, without being in some degree inclined to believe them, and in some degree stirred up to act in conformity to them.
All the Messengers of God are the same and yet they are many; that God manifests in his Messengers, but that they are not God.
All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so them, for this is the law and the prophets.
I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others, as what I am in my own. I would be rich of myself, and not by borrowing.
God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose.
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.
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
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.