Words of Wisdom
" Just as the spider draws out the thread of the cobweb from within itself and withdraws it again into itself,
in the same way the mind projects the world out of itself and absorbs it back into itself.
Just as the pearl diver, tying stones to his waist,
dives down into the depths and gets the pearl from the sea bed, so every aspirant pledged to vairaga (the process of turning our attention or consciousness inward) can dive deep into himself
and realize the precious Atman.
Sri Ramana Maharshi
Nothing is so awesomely unfamiliar as the familiar that discloses itself at the end of a journey.
The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.
Teresa Of Avila
People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life.
I don't think that's what we're really seeking.
I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive,
so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our own innermost being and reality,
so that we actually feel the rapture
of being alive.
We live in a house of mirrors
and think we are looking out the windows.
"As a bee seeks nectar from all kinds of flowers
Seek teachings everywhere.
Like a deer that finds a quiet place to graze
Seek seclusion to digest all that you have gathered.
Like a mad one beyond all limits
Go where you please
and live like a lion completely free of all fear."