Category: stillness

Think of how unsettled you tend to feel after an angry outburst.

It is only by understanding suffering that we truly understand happiness.

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.

A beloved friend whom I met until yesterday is gone today, swept away like mountain clouds.

You’re a song, a wished-for song. Go through the ear to the center where sky is, where wind is, where silent knowing exists.

What do we mean when we say that the mind wanders? Simply that thought is everlastingly enticed from one attraction to another, from one association to another, and is in constant agitation. Is it possible for thought to come to an end?

Doubt everything. Find your own light.

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do if you do not act upon them?

Have you ever tried, during the day, to be watchful without correction, aware without choice, watching your thought, your motives, what you are saying, how you are sitting, the manner of your usage of words, your gestures—watching?