Find Out

“Instead of searching for what you do not have, find out what it is that you have never lost.”  ~Nisargadatta Maharaj

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What You Need

“What you need will come to you if you do not ask for what you do not need.”  ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via)

“The bare necessities of life will come to you.”  ~Baloo

It’s Easy

“There is nothing to do. Just be. Do nothing. Be. No climbing mountains and sitting in caves. I do not even say: ‘be yourself’, since you do not know yourself. Just be. Having seen that you are neither the ‘outer’ world of perceivables, nor the ‘inner’ world of thinkables, that you are neither body nor mind – just be.”  ~– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done, nothing you can sing that can’t be sung, nothing you can say– but you can learn how to play the game.  There’s nothing you can make that can’t be made, no one you can save that can’t be saved, nothing you can do– but you can learn how to be you in time.”  ~Lennon/McCartney

 

Annette

“To see the universe as it is, you must step beyond the net. It is not hard to do so, as the net is full of holes. Look at the net and its many contradictions. You do and undo at every step. You want peace, love and happiness, and work hard to create pain, hatred and war. You want longevity and you overeat. You want friendship and you exploit. See your net as made of such contradictions and remove them – your very seeing them will make them go away.”  ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Not Your Problem

“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

Am

“Abandon false ideas, that is all. There is no need of true ideas. There aren’t any. If you keep absolutely quiet, then concepts will be strangled to death. You are so used to the support of concepts that when your concepts leave you, although it is your true state, you get frightened and try to cling to them again. That is the meeting point of that immanent principle and the Eternal, the borderland. Why is the intellect puzzled then? That beingness which you are experiencing is melting away. When that concept of “I Am” goes, intellect also goes. So the intellect gets that frightening experience of “I am going”. Just watch that moment. One who feels “I am dying” is not your true state. Your true state is beyond the primary concept of “I Am”.”  ~Nisargadatta Maharaj