The Holy Instant

God Is and You Are That

18 Jul
The Living Teaching is nothing more than a collection of pointers aimed at identifying the False Sense of Authorship - this ‘sense’ all human beings get at around two years old that they are separate, independent and powerful entities. The Living Teaching also encourages a deep inquiry into this sense to determine if it is actually true.
The reason for this focus is that the sense that ‘I am separate, independent and powerful’ is connected to all suffering in life.

Wayne Liquorman, “THE Way of Powerlessness”, Advaita Press 2012 (via oceanandwave)

18 Jul
So many things you could give up and still not achieve clarity. Instead, simply give up your notions of I, me and mine and allow stillness to carry you forward.

Wu Hsin (via in-a-wonderland-they-lie)

18 Jul
Beliefs distort your perception and cause you to see separation and division where there is only unity and completeness.

Adyashanti (via in-a-wonderland-they-lie)

18 Jul
The human individual does not remain the same for two consecutive moments; everything is a succession of forces and elements, and there is nothing substantial. Therefore, on the conventional level, we may say that individual differences have an illusory existence. Common everyday conceptions, such as ego, self, and personality, seem to be very real, obvious, and well-defined by psychologists and laymen alike, but they are, on the absolute level and in the eyes of those who have achieved enlightenment, illusory.

Sayadaw U Silananda (via thebigelectron)

(Source: buddhanet.net)

18 Jul
Do you think I know what I’m doing? That for one breath or half-breath I belong to myself? As much as a pen knows what it’s writing, or the ball can guess where it’s going next.

Rumi (via in-a-wonderland-they-lie)