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January 25, 2015
Questioner: I do see and admit that the outer chaos is merely a reflection of my own inner disharmony. But what is the remedy?
Nisargadatta: Don’t seek remedies.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
in I Am That
January 18, 2015
The birth of a man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes, because his anxiety to avoid unavoidable death becomes more and more acute. What bitterness! He lives for what is always out of reach!
His thirst for survival in the future makes him incapable of living in the present.
quoted in The Grace in Dying
by Kathleen Dowling Singh
see also here
January 11, 2015
The issue is why … That’s what we’re after. … In the beginning was not the word, not the deed, not the silly serpent. In the beginning was why? Why did she pluck the apple? Was she bored? Was she inquisitive? Was she paid? Did Adam put her up to it? If not, who did?
The Russia House
by John le Carré
January 4, 2015
The desire to put an end to all desires is a most peculiar desire, just like the fear of being afraid is a most peculiar fear. One stops you from grabbing, and the other from running. You may use the same words, but the states are not the same. The man who seeks realization is not addicted to desires; he is a seeker who goes against desire, not with it. A general longing for liberation is only the beginning; to find the proper means and use them is the next step. The seeker has only one goal in view: to find his own true being. Of all desires, it is the most ambitious, for nothing and nobody can satisfy it; the seeker and the sought are one, and the search alone matters.
Sri Nisgardatta Maharaj
in I Am That