Reflections

What is the Truth?

“It is the Truth that liberates, not our effort to be free.”
J. Krishnamurti


“That which is before you is it, in all its fullness, utterly complete. There is naught beside. Even if you go through all the stages of a Bodhisattva’s progress toward Buddhahood, one by one; when at last, in a single flash, you attain to full realization, you will only be realizing the Buddha-Nature which has been with you all the time; and by all the foregoing stages you will have added to it nothing at all.”
Huang Po




 “The world is like a sheet of paper on which something is typed. The reading and the meaning will vary with the reader, but the paper is the common factor, always present, rarely perceived. When the ribbon is removed, typing leaves no trace on the paper. So is my mind – the impressions keep on coming, but no trace is left.”
Nisargadatta Maharaj






“Your duty is to be and not to be this or that. ‘I am that I am’ sums up the whole truth. The method is summed up in the words ‘Be still’. What does stillness mean? It means destroy yourself. Because any form or shape is the cause for trouble. Give up the notion that ‘I am so and so’. All that is required to realize the Self is to be still. What can be easier than that?”
-Sri Ramana Maharshi



“The people of the earth have learned how to fill the earthen bowls with grains and coins, but no one knows how to fill the bowl of the Heart
The pearl of wisdom is already hidden within the shell in the ocean of the Heart. Dive deep and one day you will find it.”
-a ninety-three year old Sufi woman Sage.


“Realisation is not an acquistion of something new nor is it a new faculty. It is only the removal of all camouflage.”
-Sri Ramana Maharshi



“Freedom is not due to effort;
rather one abides timelessly in freedom.”
The Pearl Garland.



“If the doors to perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.”
William Blake


“He who loves has discovered the clue to the meaning of ultimate reality; he who hates stands in immediate candidancy for non-being.”
Martin Luther King Jr




“All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. The Sun’s light looks a little different on this wall than it does on that wall, and a lot different on this other one, but it’s still One light.”
Rumi





“When the Truth is known, all descriptions cease, and silence alone remains.” 

Yoga Vasistha






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