All descriptions of reality are limited
expressions of the world of emptiness.
Yet we attach to the descriptions and
think they are reality. That is a mistake.
photo by Peter Shefler
Clear mind is like the full moon in the sky.
Sometimes clouds come and cover it, but the moon is always behind them.
Clouds go away, then the moon shines brightly.
So don’t worry about
clear mind: it is always there.
When thinking comes, behind it is clear
When thinking goes, there is only clear mind.
Thinking comes and
goes, comes and goes,
You must not be attached to the coming or the
by Tom McFerran
What is there to realize? The real is as it is
always. We are not creating anything
new or achieving something which we did
not have before. We dig a well and create
a huge pit. The space in the pit
or well has not been created by us. We have just
removed the earth which was
filling the space there. The space was there then and
is also there now.
Similarly we have simply to throw out all the age-long samskaras
tendencies] which are inside us. When all of them have been given up, the
Self will shine alone.
The Teacher is one who knows the Truth and can transmit this Truth to a
humble one by look, by touch, by thought, or as Arunachala does, by Silence.
This Silence is the Light that does not move.
"When one sees that form is empty, one realizes
great wisdom and no longer dwells
in samsara. When one sees that emptiness
is form, one realizes great compassion
and does not dwell in nirvana."
A deep love and caring arises from within
emptiness, from nowhere. This love and
caring seeks only the Truth in every
moment and in all circumstances. True love is
something far greater than
anything that could be called personal. True love is a
It is the nature of reality itself. It is the natural and
expression of the undivided Self.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in
where other people see nothing.
As long as this exists...
by Anne Frank
"As long as this exists," I thought, "and I may
live to see it, this sunshine, the
cloudless skies, while this lasts, I
cannot be unhappy." The best remedy for those
who are afraid, lonely or
unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be
quite alone with the
heavens, nature, and God. Because only then does one feel that
all is as it
should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple
of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that
then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the
may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all
Anne Frank, excerpt from The Diary of a Young
photo by George Jisho