The Sage's World

Nisargadatta Maharaj: My world is just like yours. I see, I hear, I feel, I think, I speak and act in a world I perceive, just like you. But with you it is all, with me it is nothing. Knowing the world to be a part of myself, I pay it no more attention than you pay to the food you have eaten. While being prepared and eaten, the food is separate from you and your mind is on it; once swallowed, you become totally unconscious of it. I have eaten up the world and I need not think of it any more.
Questioner: Don’t you become completely irresponsible?
Nisargadatta: How could I? How can I hurt something which is one with me. On the contrary, without thinking of the world, whatever I do will be of benefit to it. Just as the body sets itself right unconsciously, so am I ceaselessly active in setting the world right.
Q: Nevertheless, you are aware of the immense suffering of the world?
M: Of course I am, much more than you are.
Q: Then what do you do?
M: I look at it through the eyes of God and find that all is well.
Q: How can you say that all is well? Look at the wars, the exploitation, the cruel strife between the citizen and the state.
M: All these sufferings are man-made and it is within man's power to put an end to them. God helps by facing man with the results of his actions and demanding that the balance should be restored. Karma is the law that works for righteousness; it is the healing hand of God.
Note by Lazy Yogi: This conversation, excerpted from the book I Am That, took place sometime in the 1960s or early '70s.

“ Give up
who you are in your mind —
you have to give it up.
Otherwise, you will speak different things
but you will not change inside, you will not have melted
into that sweetness that comes
when you are really aware of the Truth. ”

—    Mooji (via lazyyogi)

“ What the universe will manifest when you are in alignment with it is a lot more interesting than what you try to manifest. ”

—    Adyashanti (via lazyyogi)

“ Whatever comes, don’t push it away.
When it goes, do not grieve.
Everything is coming and going.
Just like the clouds floating by.
They just come and go.
Stay only as unmoving Awareness. ”

—    Mooji (via wnq-writers)

(via wnq-writers)

“ Unwholesome action, hurting self, comes easily. Wholesome action, healing self, takes effort. ”

—    The Dhammapada - Chapter 12 (Self), Verse 7

Translated by: Ananda Maitreya (via culturejolt)

“ ….And even if you think that your practice is not going well, and your mind is busy thinking and reliving the day, or dreaming, fantasizing and falling asleep, at least you are not out in the world, harming other beings, or causing pain and misery. ”


Meditation and Pure Dhamma

Michael Kewley

(via abiding-in-peace)