|—||Alan Watts (via in-a-wonderland-they-lie)|
|—||Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie Du Mariage (via purplebuddhaproject)|
|—||Jeff Foster (via cazham)|
|—||Marianne Williamson (via occult101)|
|—||Trungpa Rinpoche (via yogachocolatelove)|
While we are sitting in meditation, we are simply exploring humanity and all of creation in the form of ourselves. We can become the world’s greatest experts on anger, jealousy, and self-deprecation, as well as on joyfulness, clarity, and insight. Everything that human beings feel, we feel.
We can become extremely wise and sensitive to all of humanity and the whole universe simply by knowing ourselves, just as we are.
|—||Pema Chödrön (via yogachocolatelove)|
from loving those
incapable of even loving themselves
Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, chapter 12(via cazham)
The only way you will ever awaken is when you are totally empty of all the learnings, of all the teachings, empty of everything.
Then there is freedom.
But as long as you have one iota of knowledge, it will keep you back.
Human knowledge is a death knell for spirituality.
All of the knowledge has to be transcended.
For a complete awakening the words have to go.
There are really no words.
As an example, self-inquiry brings you to the place where you inquire, ‘Who am I?’
But it is not the ‘Who am I?’ that wakes you up.
It is the silence after you say, ‘Who am I?’ and you keep still.
Then the time comes when the stillness wakes you up and you become free.
~ Robert Adams