The Holy Instant

God Is and You Are That

22 Apr
A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter.

Alan Watts (via thecalminside)

22 Apr
Therefore, seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.

A Course In Miracles
T-21.in.1:7 (via unconditionedconsciousness)

22 Apr
Thought can never capture the movement of life, it is much too slow.

U.G. Krishnamurti, Mind is a Myth (via jaykay616)

22 Apr
One’s relationship with another is based on memory, on the various images, pictures, conclusions I have drawn about you and you have drawn about me. Various images that I have about you - wife, husband, mother, son, friend and so on. Every action, word, incident creates an image - pleasant or not pleasant. The whole relationship is based on a variety of this subtle images. And when I have my images and you have your images, there is division, separation - and the whole conflict begins. Where there’s division between two images, there must be conflict.
And on a big scale - between nations, races, religions, political groups - it’s exactly the same process.

J. Krishnamurti (via pinoro)

22 Apr
Asking, ‘What is the Truth?’ is a demolition project. Most of the so-called spirituality is a construction project. We’re ascending and ascending. It just keeps building, and a person feels, ‘I’m getting better and better.’ But enlightenment is a demolition project.

Adyashanti - Enlightenment and The End of Your World (via oceanandwave)