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

A Projection of Madness

“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.

Be Still

Move to the left,
And you create right.

Move up,
And you create down.

Cling to the so-called “good,”
And evil appears.

Every move
Manifests its opposite.

Therefore,
Live solely from the center.

Be still.

~excerpt from The Tao of Now ©2008 by Daniel Skach-Mills (via Draw & Wings)

The Blue Yogi

via HinduCosmos and Sudha G.:

Wall painting at the City Palace, now the Rao Madan Singh Trust Museum, Kota, Rajasthan. (via Instagram: Sudha G.)

Sudha G. wrote:
The Blue Yogi. Without any doubt, this was my favourite amongst all the wall paintings at the Kota Garh or Kota City Palace.

It was this brilliant blue in a room filled with paintings that caught my eye and then it was the details that mesmerized me. The twinkle in the Blue Yogi’s eyes, the way the peacocks are painted, the calm face of the young man as he writes something with his left hand, the visitor who is probably a king, the gold girdle of the Blue Yogi, the pops of gold in the painting… it is beautiful.