Someone wrote: ” I stopped looking for reasons and I just accept what happens.. We are stories unfolding….” Nonsense… Stories are one big personal and always relative, mind-made nonsense. They come and go. A sane mind stopps to produce so many stories. A sane person avoids living in them. He lives in the one reality. To stop looking for reasons…Continue reading A sane mind stopps to produce stories
I can only really and truly meet you where there is no past or future between us. No fear, desire, helplessness that your feeling of separation gave birth to. To look me straight in the face, you have to stand on your own feet, look with your own eyes and speak with your own voice. I don’t want to get…Continue reading It is not enough for a real meeting
When you lose touch with yourself, when you are no longer connected to your inner Self, you believe that others can tell you what is right and what is wrong, important and unimportant, what you should and shouldn’t do. And so you wander around in the dark. Thrown back and forth by the contradicting opinions of others. See that the…Continue reading Reconnect with Yourself
“Do you think I can’t understand your horror of the fox trot, your dislike of bars and dancing floors and the rest of it? I understand it only too well, and your dislike of politics as well, your despondence over the chatter and irresponsible antics of the parties and the press, your despair over the war, the one that has…Continue reading In this trivial world of ours
“Our leaders strain every nerve and with success, to get the next war going, while the rest of us, meanwhile, dance the fox trot, earn money and eat chocolates…And perhaps…it has always been the same and always will be, and what is called history at school, and all we learn by heart there about heroes and geniuses and great deeds…Continue reading To the real men belongs nothing
“I shall no longer be instructed by the Yoga Veda or the Aharva Veda, or the ascetics, or any other doctrine whatsoever. I shall learn from myself, be a pupil of myself; I shall get to know myself, the mystery of Siddhartha.” He looked around as if he were seeing the world for the first time.”– Hermann Hesse – Siddhartha…Continue reading Know Thyself
“The way to innocence, to the uncreated and to God leads on, not back, not back to the wolf or to the child, but ever further into sin, ever deeper into human life.” – Hermann Hesse – Steppenwolf –
“…Every ego so far from being a unity is in the highest degree a manifold world, a constellated heaven, a chaos of forms, of states and stages, of inheritances and potentialities. It appears to be a necessity as imperative as eating and breathing for everyone to be forced to regard this chaos as a unity and to speak of his…Continue reading Shared Delusion
“Most men will not swim before they are able to.” Is that not witty? Naturally, they won’t swim! They are born for the solid earth, not for the water. And naturally they wont think. They are made for life, not for thought. Yes, and he who thinks, what’s more, he who makes thought his business, he may go far in…Continue reading One day he will drown
“There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.” – Hermann Hesse – Steppenwolf –
“Have you seen a leaf, a leaf from a tree?” “I have. “ “I saw one recently, a yellow one, with some green, decayed on the edges. Blown about by the wind. When I was 10 years old, I’d close my eyes on purpose, in winter, and imagine a leaf – green, bright, with veins, and the sun shining. I’d…Continue reading Everything is good
Our practice is to love and to live without the demands and attachments of the mind. Therefore, realize that you can only find love in another person when you have first found it within yourself. Likewise, you will always feel loneliness until you acknowledge that you are never alone. It is impossible to be on your own in a universe…Continue reading To Love and to Live
”What about being loyal and disloyal? What about faithfulness and unfaithfulness? ”, I asked, a little confused the great oak below. ”What about it, dear friend? You have been unfaithful to me for years. And did I ever stop loving you? Did I punish you? Did I scare you? Have I ever threatened to take everything away from you and…Continue reading May this love open your eyes
I asked the maple closest to me if it had ever heard of duties. “This is only a human invention, a poor substitute, simply because you humans have lost the connection to everyone and everything”, was its answer.
You will never experience the fullness of life if you are afraid to rise above your own mediocrity.