Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rest in pure awareness

In reality, all we need do is simply to rest in the naked, pure awareness of the nature of mind, which is always present.

-- TBLD 51

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Have full faith in your being-ness

All of you are like beggars; you have got a begging bowl and you want to collect God in that.

Take it that this "I Amness" of yours is the unadulterated form of Godlihood; the pure Iswara state is your beingness.
It is quite proper and praiseworthy that you are listening to the talks. Nevertheless, you are not getting rid of this attachment to the body-mind. You are constantly surrounded by relations or intimacies connected with your body-mind. Have full faith in your beingness and allow it to grow into the manifest Iswara principle. It is all powerful - meditate on that. It is very simple, yet at the same time, very profound.

The consciousness is the seed of Godliness. If we give it its true importance and pray to it, then it will flower into Godliness. If we don't give it any importance, it will not flower into Godliness.

-- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, 1980

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Buddha Nature

It is simply your flawless, present awareness, cognizant and empty, naked and awake.

-- TBLD 50

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Watching awareness

When awareness is watching awareness something extraordinary is happening.
You are for the first time turning inward.
Your true nature is awareness.
Who you really are at your core is awareness.
Therefore, in awareness watching awareness you are for the first time observing yourself and knowing yourself.
-- Michael Langford. See source.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Be self-aware and still

Once Sri Ramana said the whole truth is contained in the words”Be Still”.

So if one is self-aware and still, one has grasped the method.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

You are not what you know, you are the knower.

You are not what you know, you are the knower.

-- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, April 1980

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Identify only with pure beingness

Give attention to how this "I Am-ness" has appeared - then you will know.

Accept this identification only: that you are this manifest pure beingness,
the very soul of the universe, of this life that you observe, and presently
you are just wearing this bodily attire. Make a note of it; you have taken
down so many things in life, just for fun, why don't you take this down
also and see what happens?

See what happens when you look at the moon and know that the moon is there provided you are there; because you are, the moon is. This grand concept, this joy, you directly experience and enjoy.

-- Prior to Consciousness, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (14/04/1980)