“The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it.” – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj People who label and divide the world and others into good and bad, right and wrong are unreachable for the calls of reconciliation, compassion and love. No matter how religious, spiritual or esoteric they otherwise are. No matter how often they practice the so called “loving kindness”. As…Continue reading Love is including and forgiving, not excluding, dividing and condemning
A good traveler has no fixed plansand is not intent upon arriving.A good artist lets his intuitionlead him wherever it wants.A good scientist has freed himself of conceptsand keeps his mind open to what is. Thus the Master is available to all peopleand doesn’t reject anyone.He is ready to use all situationsand doesn’t waste anything.This is called embodying the light.…Continue reading ZEN and the great difference between conscience and consciousness
My old colleague and friend whom I regarded as a person with a sharp intellect, and a mind that has been burdened by a lot of cultural conditioned knowledge, causing him a lot of satisfaction as well as dissatisfaction and suffering, started to listen more intensely to the song of a raven. All nature lovers have an increased chance to…Continue reading Life in simplicity and joy
If you want to know what it means to be happy, look at a flower, a bird, a child; they are perfect images of the kingdom. For they live from moment to moment in the eternal now with no past and no future. So they are spared the guilt and the anxiety that so torment human beings and they are…Continue reading Divine discontent
If you really wish to see clear, see yourself, see the world around you as it really is – not only through the filter of what you think – a kind of purification has to take place in you. I claim that you cannot really see clearly, live and love fully, if your view is blurred, and your view is…Continue reading Beliefs that blur clear seeing
Fear is one of the greatest obstacles to a fulfilled life. By fear I mean mainly the psychological fear that hinders each creativity, development, joy, observation, reflection, contemplation and discovery. Psychological fear and anxiety may have many apparent causes. It can be deeply rooted in the subconscious, it can come from earlier experiences or from fixed, ingrown beliefs. Psychological fear…Continue reading Psychological Fear
First you have to see that your beliefs, convictions, knowledge about yourself and life, has not given you the fulfillment und happiness, your heart was yearning and longing for. Only a mature being, that has experienced a certain degree of disillusionment with the worldly things, can walk this path. If you still believe that the world and the things outside…Continue reading The only way to peace and serenity
Now, let us look at the way we live daily. On the one hand, we allow ourselves to be victimized by the past, and on the other hand, we go on creating conditionings. We go on conditioning ourselves. We go on limiting, conditioning, polluting ourselves, creating a new Prarabdham, a new destiny for ourselves. How do we do that? See…Continue reading How our own conditionings are created, and is there an alternative way of living?
Before we plunge into the inquiry of what is dying while living, would you please look with me at the phenomenon of life and living? Would you accompany me? Let us see what we imply by the words life and living. Is the earth living? Has the earth life? Do the rivers live? The oceans, the mountains, the trees, do…Continue reading In spite of you it goes on and not because of you
People read a lot and many are even proud of it. They read newspapers, books, specialist literature and hamster the knowledge found there as if it were their own. They add their opinions, their mental considerations, agree to it, reject it as it suits them. I used to read a lot too, and it was important and good in certain…Continue reading You are the source of all evil and all good in this world
“It becomes rather a question of love seeking expression and meeting with obstacles. The inclusive mind is love in action, battling against circumstances, initially frustrated, ultimately victorious. Mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it.” – Nisargadatta Maharaj – I am That – The process of maturing does not necessarily progress with age. You can be old and immature, as…Continue reading Do not let this freedom be taken away by trying to improve others…
It started with observation since early childhood. Self-observation and observation of the world around me. And wondering, that so many apparently held onto so much nonsense. That so many preferred to walk around in masks rather than show themselves, that they rather followed their dramas than just to be here. That people didn’t know how to appreciate life. That loving…Continue reading If you too are tired, allow yourself to be, and rest in this aware presence that is your nature.
TRULY, I SAY TO YOU, UNLESS YOU TURN AND BECOME LIKE CHILDREN, YOU WILL NEVER ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. – MATTHEW 18:3 The first quality that strikes one when one looks into the eyes of a child is its innocence: its lovely inability to lie or wear a mask or pretend to be anything other than what it is.…Continue reading A disgust so powerful that it will shatter the chains of dependence and deceit, that have been forged around your soul
Look at your life and see how you have filled its emptiness with people. As a result they have a stranglehold on you. See how they control your behavior by their approval and disapproval. They hold the power to ease your loneliness with their company, to send your spirits soaring with their praise, to bring you down to the depths…Continue reading Love is to be found only in fearlessness and freedom
There is nothing really mystical about knowing ourselves and the deeper dimensions of life. Awakening to life is not reserved for a spiritual or esoteric subculture. Anyone can experience clarity and insight unspoiled by thoughts, beliefs, fears, desires. Simply anyone. An intellectual, a yoga teacher, a thief, a murderer, an illiterate, a priest, a communist, a Muslim, a Hindu, a…Continue reading Awakening from the domain of psychological thinking, and storying, to the actual reality of being