"Our true nature is divine, and to live in harmony with
everyone and everything is Heaven on Earth."
"Life is available only in the present
"We are here to awaken from our illusion of
"To be beautiful, means to be yourself. You don't need to be
accepted by others. You need to accept yourself."
"When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present
moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and
"Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours
are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of
Thich Nhat Hanh
"Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the
whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all
species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth... This is the real
message of love."
Thich Nhat Hanh, Teachings on
The state we call realization is simply being oneself, not
knowing anything or becoming anything. If one has realized, he is that which alone is, and which alone has always
been. He cannot describe that state. He can only be That. Of course, we loosely talk of Self-realization for want
of a better term.
That which is, is peace. All that we need do is to keep
quiet. Peace is our real nature. We spoil it. What is required is that we cease to spoil it.
Sri Ramana Maharshi
"God dwells in you, as you, and you don't have to 'do'
anything to be God-realized or Self-realized, it is already your true and natural state. Just drop all seeking,
turn your attention inward, and sacrifice your mind to the One Self radiating in the Heart of your very being. For
this to be your own presently lived experience, Self-enquiry is the one direct and immediate
Sri Ramana Maharshi
I seriously became interested in zen meditation and
self-enquiry recommended by Sri Ramana Maharshi when I was around 21 years old. I felt that there was something
about these spiritual wake up calls that I could really sink my teeth into. Although there is really no-thing
to become attached to in life.
When I cling to, or get attached to: people, sensual
pleasures, junk food, animals, nature, material possessions, such as: cars, houses, computers, movie DVD's, etc.,
eventually there are feelings of insecurity and dissatisfaction, which is a temporary solution or panacea to fill a
hunger or craving I feel inside, which at times seems insatiable.