“Can the perceiver itself be perceived?”
“Truth is not a reward for good behaviour, nor a prize for passing some tests. It cannot be brought about. It is the primary, the unborn, the ancient source of all that is. You are eligible because you are. You need not merit truth. It is your own….Stand still, be quiet.”
– Nisargadatta Maharaj
“What you are looking for, is where you are looking from.”
– St Francis of Assissi
“It’s one of the great wonders of life. What will it be like to go to sleep and never wake up? If you think long enough about that it will pose the next question to you. What was it like to wake up after having never gone to sleep?”
– Alan Watts
“God, or your essential nature, is not something. Not content. Not form.”
– Eckhart Tolle
“Once we admit our existence, how is it that we do not know the self?”
– Ramana Maharshi
“Care about what others think and you will always be their prisoner.”
– Lao Tzu
“There’s no sunlight in my brain, whose interior remains as dark as a limestone cavern no matter how bright it is outside.”
– Deepak Chopra
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
“I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I’ve been knocking from the inside.”
Now it’s your turn! Please add any quotes in the comment section that always help to quiet your mind.
The quote in the title starts at 37 minutes and 40 seconds. The embedded video is not starting at the right spot. Though the whole video is quite good as well.
This is a post made this morning on Mooji’s Facebook page. It is quite remarkable how relevant it is for me right now.
“As soon as you come to the beautiful space of serenity and emptiness, simply keep quiet inside your being. Now it is easy to recognise who the first visitor will be. Mind will come and ask: ‘Now what?’
This usually gets the ‘person’ and its sense of insecurity going again and many get distracted by the ‘fear of the unknown’ and hesitate to go further in.
But to whom is the mind asking such a question?
Mind is outside the door now but he is not yet gone.
He is trying to re-enter to regain control by connecting to your ‘person’.
‘So, what are you going to do with all this emptiness?
How are things going to get done?’ he asks. But this is not your concern now.
You have moved from person to presence–a higher state of consciousness.
It is a crucial moment in the awakening. Mind is not going to give up this easy.
Any chance to push you back into the previous state he will take. Do not fall for this. Trust the Self. Be one with your inner being.
There is nothing to do but to keep quietly acknowledging the state and presence of grace.
Just keep quiet.
Let go of command.
Let go of the ‘wheel of life’.
If you, as a person, try to direct life, you only make strive.
When you give up the need to control, you find you are caressed by a deeper power. Appreciate the silence, the stillness, the intuitiveness and wisdom that is arising naturally inside, which your mind is trying to distract you from recognising.
Be empty, quiet and trusting.
It is like a hole is being made in the mind’s universe and the hand of God is pulling you through into your divine existence.”
~ Mooji, India 2015
It has been said that all fear can be traced back to the fear of death. Perhaps it is when the person no longer holds on to that fear that they begin to flourish in the most magnificent way. In that spirit here are some videos to help us all get there.
Here is the link to the transcript on his website. It is a very powerful read.