Go to the source of both pain and pleasure, of desire and fear. Observe, investigate, try to understand.
As long as there is consciousness, its witness is also there. The two appear and disappear together.
'I am' is a tiny seed which will grow into a mighty tree — quite naturally, without a trace of effort.
When you are no longer attached to anything, you have done your share. The rest will be done for you.
The Supreme is the easiest to reach for it is your very being. It is enough to stop thinking and desiring anything, but the Supreme.
Humility and silence are essential, however advanced.
Give up all ideas about yourself and simply be.
The way to truth lies through the destruction of the false.
Realise that what you are cannot be born nor die and with the fear gone all suffering ends.
If in the state of witnessing you ask yourself, 'Who am I?', the answer comes at once, though it is wordless and silent.
As long as you are pleased with the lesser, you cannot have the highest. Whatever pleases you, keeps you back.
Whatever is conceived by the mind must be false, for it is bound to be relative and limited.
The fruit ripens slowly, but falls suddenly and without return.
To be, you must be nobody. To think yourself to be something, or somebody, is death and hell.
Learn to look at your consciousness as a sort of fever, personal and private, in which you are enclosed like a chick in its shell, out of this very attitude will come the crisis which will break the shell.
Pay no attention [to your thoughts]. Don't fight them. Just do nothing about them, let them be, whatever they are. Your very fighting them gives them life. just disregard. Look through.
Just as every wave subsides into the ocean, so does every moment return to its source. Realisation consists in discovering the source and abiding there.
The silence is one and without it the words could not have been heard. It is always there — at the back of the words. Shift your attention from the words to silence and you will hear it.
Do understand that the mind has its limits: to go beyond, you must consent to silence.
The unchangeable can only be realised in silence. Once realised, it will deeply affect the changeable, itself remaining unaffected.
To go beyond the mind, you must be silent and quiet. Peace and silence, silence and peace — this is the way beyond.
Abandon all desires, keep your mind silent and you shall discover.
This attitude of silent observation is the very foundation of yoga. You see the picture, but you are not the picture.
When the mind is quiet it reflects reality. When it is motionless through and through, it dissolves and only reality remains.
In peace and silence the skin of the 'I' dissolves and the inner and the outer become one. The real spiritual practise is effortless
Your own changelessness is so obvious that you do not notice it.
There was never any journey. I am, as I always was.
All the universe will be your concern; every living thing you will love and help most tenderly and wisely.
When you know that you lack nothing, that all there is, is you and yours, desire ceases.
Don't anticipate and don't regret, and there will be no pain. It is memory and imagination that cause suffering.
A man's desire for a woman is innocence itself compared to the lusting for an everlasting personal bliss.
Desire is of the past, fear is of the future.
Desirelessness is the highest bliss.
When you are dead earnest, you bend every incident, every second of your life to your purpose. You do not waste time and energy on other things.
Compassion is the foundation of earnestness. Compassion for yourself and others, born of suffering, your own and others.
Be empty of all mental content, of all imagination and effort, and the very absence of obstacles will cause reality to rush in.
The very notion of doership, of being a cause, is bondage.
You are not in the body, the body is in you! The mind is in you. They happen to you. They are there because you find them interesting
Liberation is never of the person, it is always from the person.
Doership is a myth born from the illusion of 'me' and 'the mine'.
Until we can look at fear and accept it as the shadow of personal existence, as persons we are bound to be afraid.
You need not gather any more (experience), rather you must go beyond experience.
As soon as the mind is ready the sun shines on it.
The real does not die, the unreal never lived.
Consciousness can only become more subtle and refined and that is what happens after death.
The true refuge is only in the unmanifested.
Disregard names and shapes, don't be attached to them; your attachment is your bondage.
Go beyond 'I-am-the-body' idea and you will find that space and time are in you and not you in space and time.
Accept life as it comes and you will find a blessing.
'Nothing is me', is the first step. 'Everything is me' is the next.
You take remembering to be knowledge. True knowledge is ever fresh, new, unexpected.
Mind must be free of desires and relaxed. It comes with understanding, not with determination
Cease being fascinated by the content of your consciousness. When you reach the deep layers of your true being, you will find that the mind's surface-play affects you very little.
The mind craves for formulations and definitions, always eager to squeeze reality into a verbal shape.
When the mind is kept away from its preoccupation, it becomes quiet.
Awareness is ever there. It need not be realized. Open the shutter of the mind, and it will be flooded with light.
To expound and propagate concepts is simple, to drop all concepts is difficult and rare.
There is nothing to practice. To know yourself, be yourself. To be yourself, stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let your true nature emerge. Don't disturb your mind with seeking.