“The very idea of going beyond the dream is illusory. Why go anywhere? Just realize that you are dreaming a dream you call the world, and stop looking for ways out.
“The dream is not your problem. Your problem is that you like one part of your dream and not another. Love all, or none of it, and stop complaining. When you have seen the dream as a dream, you have done all that need be done.”
~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, from I Am That
“Nobody today is normal, everybody is a little bit crazy or unbalanced. People’s minds are running all the time. Their perceptions of the world are partial, incomplete. They are eaten alive by their egos. They think they see, but they are mistaken; all they do is project their madness, their world, upon the world. There is no clarity, no wisdom in that!” ~Taisen Deshimaru
I see that a lot in the media. I see that a lot in politics. I see that a lot in myself.
“I knew that I was dying. Something inside me said, go ahead, die, sleep, become as them, accept. Then something else in me said, no, save the tiniest bit. It needn’t be much. Just a spark. A spark can set a whole forest on fire. Just a spark. Save it.” ~Charles Bukowski