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If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.
You must be a light unto yourself.
If your eyes are blinded with your worries you cannot see the beauty of the sunset.
Religion is the frozen thought of man out of which they build temples.
I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect.
A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man.
Happy is the man who is nothing.
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
Acquiring knowledge is a form of imitation.
If you would listen, sir, in the sense of being aware of your conflicts and contradictions without forcing them into any particular pattern of thought, perhaps they might altogether cease.
Discipline does not mean suppression and control nor is it adjustment to a pattern or ideology. It means a mind that sees 'what is' and learns from 'what was'.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
do it or don't do it but get on with it...
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Can you look at a flower without thinking?
If we can really understand the problem the answer will come out of it because the answer is not separate from the problem.
A man who knows what it is to have humility is a vain man.
The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another.
Thought is so cunning, so clever, that it distorts everything for its own convenience.
To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.
There must be a certain amount of imitation, copying, in outward technique, but when there is inward, psychological imitation surely we cease to be creative.
You can only be afraid of what you think you know.
We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.
One of the fundamental causes of the disintegration of society is copying, which is the worship of authority.
We are so sluggish in our mentality that we think the world's problems are not our business, that they have to be resolved by the United Nations or by substituting new leaders for the old.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
One is never afraid of the unknown one is afraid of the known coming to an end.
Analysis does not transform consciousness.
The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgment.
To understand life is to understand ourselves, and that is both the beginning and the end of education.
Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.
The significance of life is living.
The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.
Passion is a rather frightening thing because if you have passion you don't know where it will take you.
To live is to find out for yourself what is true, and you can do this only when there is freedom, when there is continuous revolution inwardly, within yourself.
You have to be a light to yourself in a world that is utterly becoming dark.
What we are trying to do is to understand this confusion and not cover it up with quotations.
Love is something totally new every day, but pleasure is not, pleasure has continuity. Love is always new, and therefore it is its own eternity.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something, and it is only such love that can know freedom.
virtue can flower only when there is freedom.
space and silence are necessary because it is only when the mind is alone, uninfluenced, untrained, not held by infinite varieties of experience, that it can come upon something totally new.
When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.
To seek fulfillment is to invite frustration.
If, living in the world, you refuse to be a part of it, you will help others out of this chaos - not in the future, not tomorrow, but now.
If, living in the world, you refuse to be a part of it, you will help other out of this chaos - not in the future, not tomorrow, but now.
To understand ourselves needs no authority either of yesterday or of a thousand years because we are living things, always moving, flowing, never resting.
Religion is the sense of comprehension of the totality of existence.