Advaita Philosophy Quotes
1) "The world which is full of attachments, aversions, etc., is like a dream. It appears to be real, as long as it continues but appears to be unreal when one is awake." (i.e., when true wisdom dawns).
2). "I am the nature of Pure Consciousness. I am always the same to beings, one alone; I am the highest Brahman, which, like the sky, is all-pervading, imperishable, auspicious, uninterrupted, undivided and devoid of action. I do not belong to anything since I am free from attachment. I am the highest Brahman... ever-shining, unborn, one alone, imperishable, stainless, all-pervading, and non-dual That am I, and I am forever released."
3). "When the force of the desire for the Truth blossoms, selfish desires wither away, just like darkness vanishes before the radiance of the light of dawn"
1). "The Self is the center of center"s.
2). "There is neither creation nor destruction, neither destiny nor free will, neither path nor achievement This is the final truth."
Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi
“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don't leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.”
“There is no God separate from you, no God higher than you, the real 'you'. All the gods are little beings to you, all the ideas of God and Father in heaven are but your own reflection. God Himself is your image. 'God created man after His own image.' That is wrong. Man creates God after his own image. That is right. Throughout the universe we are creating gods after our own image. We create the god and fall down at his feet and worship him; and when this dream comes, we love it!”
“Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done.' We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.”
The "mind" is the instrument that supports your personality with thoughts, and those thoughts are the instruments that will forever prevent "peace of mind" in fact, there is no such thing as "peace of mind." There is only peace if freed of the "mind."There can only be peace if you are out of your "mind."
"When you go beyond awareness, there is a state of non-duality, in which there is no cognition, only pure being. In the state of non-duality, all separation ceases."
"Here is just emptiness. There is no getting my ego out of the way, and all that stuff. There is just the seeing, shining in great brilliance and clarity."
"Pure knowledge and pure love is the same. One and another leads devotee to the same goal. The path of love is much easier."
“I just realized that I don't have to have an opinion about everything--what a relief!”
David R. Hawkins
"We can see thoughts, but thoughts can't see us."
"You must watch yourself continuously - particularly your mind - moment by moment, missing nothing. This witnessing is essential for the separation of the self from the not-self."
"Consciousness is rooted in the Absolute. The brain is rooted in the elements. The "mind" is rooted in wrong programming and faulty conditioning and perverted domestication and xenophobia-based acculturation as well as lies and concepts and ideas and superstitions and falsehoods."