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Quotations About Nonduality and Mindfulness
- Adyashanti (Search Amazon for Adyashanti)
“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It's seeing through the facade of pretense. It's the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.”
"The truth is that you already are what you are seeking.”
"All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.”
- Bentinho Massaro (Search Amazon for Bentinho Massaro)
"Have you ever noticed that only a thought can be unhappy with a thought?"
"You are never in a situation you don’t want to be in. You might be in a situation you don’t resonate with, but you want that experience so that you can know you don’t resonate with it. You want it so that you can reveal to yourself your hidden beliefs, and come out of it with greater clarity as to who you truly are as an individual. Sometimes you choose undesirable situations to become more aware of your True Resonance.”
- Francis Lucille (Search Amazon for Francis Lucille)
"Real meditation is spontaneous. It is pure welcoming, because there is no choosing of whatever appears in the field of consciousness. There is no selection. There is only choiceless allowing, be it of external perceptions, feelings, bodily sensations, thoughts, or their absence. Everything is equally allowed to come into existence, not as a practice, but because the mind has understood its own limitations. That is all the truth-seeker needs to do. No further spiritual practice needs to be undertaken."
"So everything is your awareness, everything is you, everything you see, everything you understand. You are the fabric out of which this universe is made. And it is created in this present. It was not created in the past. Everything is created from moment to moment, always new. Like fireworks, this universe is a celebration and you are the spectator contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor."
- Jalal ad-Din Rumi (Search Amazon for Jalal ad-Din Rumi)
"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.”
- Jean Klein (Search Amazon for Jean Klein)
"The world exists only when we think about it; creation stories are for children. In reality the world is created every moment."
- Jeff Foster (Search Amazon for Jeff Foster)
"Do not search for the answer. It will find you in the perfect moment, when your defences are down. It knows where you live."
"You don't have to feel 'okay' all the time. You don't have to be free from all resistance all the time. You are bigger than that, unlimited in fact... You don't need to be the peaceful one, the awakened one, the strong one, the highly evolved one, the one immune to suffering. All are false limitations on your limitless nature. Simply be what you are, not 'this' one or 'that' one, but The One, the space for all of it."
- Ken Wilber (Search Amazon for Ken Wilber)
"Boundary lines, of any type, are never found in the real world itself, but only in the imagination of the mapmakers."
"This state is not something you can bring about. This nondual state, this state of One Taste, is the very nature of every experience before you slice it up."
This uncontrived state is prior to effort, prior to grasping, prior to avoiding. It is the real world before you do anything to it, including the effort to ‘see it non dually.’
- Lisa Cairns
"The joke is happiness is there within you all the time watching the whole drama play out."
- Mooji (Search Amazon for Mooji)
"Being here really is just the invitation to rest as Being. There is nothing you have to do. It is not an invitation to become. You will not be scrutinized, your actions compared with those of others. That's just unicorn food. Let your river flow as it pleases. Simply observe and recognise that all is unfolding spontaneously when that inner journalist- the ego, is exposed as a myth."
"Go beyond everything. Don't collect anything. A king does not need to go shopping in his own kingdom. Nor does he beg. Remember, you are the Inner reality~pure awareness only. All that arises are appearances in consciousness. Don't bother with all that. Rest only as the awareness. This is the secret."
- Ramesh Balsekar (Search Amazon for Ramesh Balsekar)
"Self-Realization or Enlightenment is nothing more than the deepest possible understanding that there is no individual doer of any action – neither you nor anyone else. Also you are not the thinker of any thoughts, nor the experiencer of any experiences – they happen. When it happens, no bright lights are likely to flash in your head!"
- Rupert Spira (Search Amazon for Rupert Spira)
"There is no relationship between that which is not and that which is. The activity of resisting and seeking that is sometimes called the ‘ego’ appears to veil the non-dual nature but in fact does not. Therefore, the ego is only real from the point of view of the imaginary ego."
"Thought considers Me to be a separate self, born into a world, moving around in space and time and destined one day to disappear. As such thought considers Me an object, a mixture of thoughts, feelings, sensations and perceptions, sharing their limits and destiny.
"In this way thought overlooks My essential nature and considers Me a body/mind – a man or woman, tall, short, hungry, sad, happy, intelligent, twenty five years old, etc. – that knows or experiences objects, others and the world. However, one simple look at experience shows that I know the body/mind just as I know the world. I am the Knower of experience; the body/mind is known."
- Sailor Bob Adamson (Search Amazon for Sailor Bob Adamson)
"Belief in dualistic thinking is the problem. In non-dual awareness, dualism can only appear to be so. How can there ever be any duality in non-duality?"
"Self shining presence-awareness is not the result of effort. There is no need to try to do something with the expectation that suddenly awareness will be there. Presence-awareness is always here and now whether it is recognized or seemingly lost. It is not something that can be created or destroyed. Conceptual thinking is like the cloud that seemingly blocks the sun. Being at ease in non-conceptual naturalness is presence awareness already here and now. Re-cognize again, and again, and again, and the knowing it is always so is constant in spite of what appears and disappears. Self-knowing, self-shining-- just this, nothing else."
- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (Search Amazon for Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj)
"All separation, every kind of estrangement and alienation is false. All is one."
"We dream that we are awake, we dream that we are asleep. The three states are only varieties of the dream state. Treating everything as a dream liberates. As long as you give reality to dreams, you are their slave. By imaging that you are born as so and so, you become a slave to the so-and-so. The essence of slavery is to imagine yourself to be a process, to have past and future, to have history."
"Just realise you are dreaming a dream you call the world and stop looking for ways out. The dream is not your problem. Your problem is that you like one part of your dream and not another. Love all or none of it, and stop complaining. When you have seen the dream as a dream, you have done all that needs to be done."
- Sri Ramana Maharshi (Search Amazon for Sri Ramana Maharshi)
"When we turn the mind inwards, God manifests as the inner consciousness."
- Tony Parsons (Search Amazon for Tony Parsons )
"Oneness plays the game of being two asleep looking for oneness. When awakening happens, it is only the dropping away of taking twoness seriously; that’s all we’re talking about here . . . This whole thing is as simple as this - all that’s in the way of awakening is a false idea. It really is. It’s a pretence which you’ve been conditioned to believe. And when the idea that you are two drops away, there is oneness."