“…But if you stay with the idea that you are not the body nor the mind, not even their witness, but altogether beyond, your mind will grow in clarity, your desires – in purity, your actions – in  charity and that inner distillation will take you to another world, a world of truth and fearless love.

Resist your old habits of feeling and thinking; keep on telling yourself: ‘No, not so, it cannot be so; I am not like this, I do not need it, I do not want it’, and a day will surely come when the entire structure of error and despair will collapse and the ground will be free for a new life.

After all, you must remember, that all your preoccupations with yourself are only in your waking hours and partly in your dreams; in sleep all is put aside and forgotten. It shows how little important is your waking life, even to yourself, that merely lying down and closing the eyes can end it. Each time you go to sleep you do so without the least certainty of waking up and yet you accept the risk…”

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj – I Am That (excerpt)

Thanks to Kavi – http://nisargadatta-maharaj.blogspot.com

 

MeherBaba

Meher Baba wrote: “When the tongue is silent, the mind speaks; When the mind is silent, the heart sings; When the heart stops singing, Soul begins to experience its original Self. In deep sleep, tongue, mind and heart are silent. And one is unconscious. If one can go into deep sleep and remain awake, one has it; One becomes what one originally was and eternally is – God.”

… http://www.gautamsachdeva.com/you-have-the-right-to-remain-silent/

 

 

The Awakening of Nathan Gill

The Awakening of Nathan Gill

 “…and then I hit the Advaita scene. I read everything by and about Ramana Maharshi, Jean Klein and Nisargadatta Maharaj and everything by Ramesh Balsekar.

A lot of the confusion that I had felt before went. I understood that all there is is Consciousness, but why did I still feel like a separate me? What was the missing link? If I was already awake and free then why did my life seem like a pile of dung?…”

(Thanks to http://www.vrolijkverlicht.nl)

(Nathan Gill Tribute www.nathangill.com)