The Holy Instant

God Is and You Are That

14 Sep
Note to self:
You can’t be so loyal to your thoughts that the notion of questioning them doesn’t come to mind.

(via seedeeply)

14 Sep

With each disturbance of a sudden breeze, a laugh, a thought?

davidkanigan:

But what is the past? Could it be, the firmness of the past is just illusion? Could the past be a kaleidoscope, a pattern of images that shift with each disturbance of a sudden breeze, a laugh, a thought? And if the shift is everywhere, how would we know?

- Alan Lightman, Einstein’s Dreams

14 Sep

No more to offer by way of advice than ‘Try to be a little kinder’

davidkanigan:

It’s a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and to find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than ‘Try to be a little kinder.’

Aldous Huxley, quoted in The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama by Pico Iyer

11 Sep
That ocean of eternal peace is you. What is the difficulty that we suffer from? It is that we seek peace elsewhere and do not experience that we are peace incarnate itself.

Papaji (via ashramof1)

11 Sep
When sunlight falls on a crystal, lights of all colors of the rainbow appear; yet they have no substance that you can grasp. Likewise, all thoughts in their infinite variety – devotion, compassion, harmfulness, desire – are utterly without substance. There is no thought that is something other than voidness; if you recognize the void nature of thoughts at the very moment they arise, they will dissolve. Attachment and hatred will never be able to disturb the mind. Deluded emotions will collapse by themselves. No negative actions will be accumulated, so no suffering will follow.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (via ashramof1)