What is love? ‘Love’ is an astonishingly misconceived word in daily living. The ordinary man cannot really imagine ‘love’ apart from the desire for possession. Indeed, the desire for possession becomes the touchstone for gauging its sincerity.
The state of mind that is genuine love is self-sufficient, has a non-spacial character, and is independent of physical presence or sensual contact: no expectation of anything from the ‘other’, demanding nothing.
One cannot find love by seeking it. Love cannot be cultivated. Love can only happen in a relationship that is based on harmony. And harmony in relationships can happen only with the total acceptance, not merely intellectual acceptance, that life really means a series of happenings, strictly according to God’s Will or the Cosmic Law.
"There is no thing in this world that is that important. As long as you believe it is important, you will never awaken. You can’t. For you are caught up in maya. You are playing the game. You are still involved in the leela. You’re feeling things. You’re reacting to things. You’re arguing about things. You’re debating things. You’re still not sure."
"Without concepts, leave your awareness, just as it is, in the steady vision of appearances. If you can do so, that is the best of meditations. In terms of recognizing the nature of awareness, the spiritual mentors of the past stated that it could be ascertained in the interval following the cessation of one thought and prior to the arising of the next thought. In that interval there is an emptiness. How long is this interval? It’s a mistake to think it is short in duration. Rather, it is the very nature of both samsara and nirvana. In the very steady vision of appearances, right in the instant, in the instantaneous vision of the instantaneous moment of appearances, you can recognize the essential nature of the mind."
"A man who has no doubts
And whose mind is one with the Self
No longer looks for ways to find freedom."
"Don’t trust what you have been taught, what you think, what you believe, what you hope. Deeper than that, trust the silence of your being."
"Based on small case studies, the top 5 regrets of dying are: 1) Not living life being true to self 2) Having worked too hard 3) Not having the courage to express feelings 4) Not staying in touch with friends, and 5) Not letting yourself be happier."
"Devotion is love directed towards an ‘other’. Divested of the ‘other’ our devotion finds nothing to turn towards and, as a result, vacillates for a moment, flows back to its source, and stands revealed as pure love."
"Change no one. Change nothing. React to no one, react to nothing. Do not live in the past and do not, worry about the future. Stay in the eternal now, where all is well. After all you are me and I am you. There’s no difference. Do not react to the world. Do not even react to your own body. Do not even react to your own thoughts. Learn to become the witness. Learn to be quiet."