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“First we name.
Then we describe.
Then we compare.
Then we set one first, another last.
As soon as we start to name
it’s time to stop.”

Tao Te Ching (via ashramof1)

(via unconditionedconsciousness)

July 26, 2014 @ 1:40 PM 158 notes

If you’re lucky and the gods are gracious or if you are gifted with divine grace (use any theological expression you want), you might suddenly understand who “I” is, and you will never be the same again, never. Nothing will ever be able to touch you again and no one will ever be able to hurt you again.

You will fear no one and you will fear nothing. Isn’t that extraordinary? You’ll live like a king, like a queen. This is what it means to live like royalty. Not rubbish like getting your picture in the newspapers or having a lot of money. That’s a lot of rot. You fear no one because you’re perfectly content to be nobody. You don’t give a damn about success or failure. They mean nothing. Honor, disgrace, they mean nothing! If you make a fool of yourself, that means nothing either. Isn’t that a wonderful state to be in!

Anthony De Mello (via ashramof1)

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July 25, 2014 @ 2:53 AM 93 notes

“When you are in meditation you do not need to look after yourself. A power will rise which is moving the earth, which is causing the sun to shine, which is giving the moon its brilliance, and which is allowing all these jivas to function as they want to. If you are attuned to that power you will have nothing to do, everything will be beautiful. That power will look after you in a way which you cannot manage.
That power is there but you are not looking at it. It is so compassionate that it will look after you. You have been denying it and depending on your own ego. Even this ego is getting its power from somewhere else, to become ego, to become mind, to think, to become the senses and to allow you to function. When you turn your face towards it, it will arise to help you; otherwise you cannot save yourself. How long can you be aware and careful?
Meditation means, no meditator and no object of meditation. Then you can do whatever you like. When the meditator is there it is ego. This is not something to be decided intellectually; it has to be directly experienced. There is no end to argument and logic. That has nothing to do with it. This is your own mother, your own supreme power, which is here and now.
If you close your eyes you will see who is responsible. You do not have to travel even a yard out of your own self - you do not have to take one step. You do not need to think or even to meditate. You do not have to do anything, just keep quiet as you are and you have got it. If you try to search you have lost it. There is nothing to search for - it is that through which the search is taking place. It is that which is found after searching has ceased.
If you know this it is enough. If you don’t you will never find rest in millions of years. You have already passed through 8.4 million species. If you are fatigued then you will see this. If you want to hitchhike some more the goal will not be attained; you can continue as you like and it will never end. If you want to end everything is ended now. If you want to continue it will continue. As you think so you become - this is a formula. You think, “I am in trouble” and you are in trouble. You think, “I am free,” and you are free. If you are attached to any object you are in trouble, you are in suffering, there is manifestation. If you want to end this it is seized immediately in the recognition, “I am free.” That is all there is to it. What time do you need?”

Papaji (via oceanandwave)

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July 25, 2014 @ 2:05 AM 40 notes

sunflower-mama:

The most wonderful man I have ever met filled me with infinite little one line doses of wisdom this weekend. One that keeps coming back to me is
“You can control very few things in life. They are your breath, your thoughts and your posture.”

So stand up straight, take a deep breath, and purge your mind of negative thoughts.

Watch how your life transforms.

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July 21, 2014 @ 2:23 AM 3,650 notes

crashinglybeautiful:

"Every work that we do, every movement of the body, every thought that we think, leaves such an impression on the mind-stuff, and even when such impressions are not obvious on the surface, they are sufficiently strong to work beneath the surface, subconsciously. What we are every moment is determined by the sum total of these impressions on the mind…. This is really what is meant by character; each man’s character is determined by the sum total of these impressions."
–Swami Vivekananda, from a wonderful little essay on the secret of work, courtesy of Brain Pickings. View Larger

crashinglybeautiful:

"Every work that we do, every movement of the body, every thought that we think, leaves such an impression on the mind-stuff, and even when such impressions are not obvious on the surface, they are sufficiently strong to work beneath the surface, subconsciously. What we are every moment is determined by the sum total of these impressions on the mind…. This is really what is meant by character; each man’s character is determined by the sum total of these impressions."

–Swami Vivekananda, from a wonderful little essay on the secret of work, courtesy of Brain Pickings.

July 16, 2014 @ 2:41 AM 35 notes

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (via okiedokiesmokey)

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July 10, 2014 @ 12:54 AM 188 notes

“When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently.”

Eckhart Tolle (via unconditionedconsciousness)
May 15, 2014 @ 4:16 AM 190 notes

“A physicist is just an atom’s way of looking at itself!”

Niels Bohr “quantum pioneer” (via theuniverseworks)

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May 10, 2014 @ 9:15 PM 179 notes

empower-within:

Be mindful of your self-talk .. its a conversation with the universe.. very true  - Empower-Within View Larger

empower-within:

Be mindful of your self-talk .. its a conversation with the universe.. very true  - Empower-Within

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May 6, 2014 @ 11:58 AM 272 notes

Make no mistake, American food policy is completely bonkers. We subsidize and produce corn so much we’re practically building houses out of it. We then feed that excess to cattle that aren’t designed to eat it, which in turn makes them sick, forcing us to stuff them full of high-test antibiotics, thereby advancing daily the date at which everyone is going to die of drug-resistant super-TB. (And that’s just for starters.)

http://theweek.com/article/index/260534/sorry-theres-no-such-thing-as-food-gentrification

April 28, 2014 @ 5:48 PM