What do you do when you go to a Hindu temple, or a Mohammedan mosque, or a Christian church, or a synagogue? – you are worshiping things which you yourself have created. And that shows man’s utter stupidity: first you carve a statue of God and then … More
Often the fear of death comes up, intense and strong, and the fear of having to leave all this beauty, this friendship and love. How is it possible to relax in this certainty of death?
First, it is possible to relax only when death is a certainty. … More
Meditation makes you a master and the mind becomes a slave. And remember: the mind as a master is dangerous because, after all, it is a machine; but the mind as a slave is tremendously significant, useful.
“When I say, “Drop the ego, drop the mind,” I … More
Happiness is a natural phenomenon.
Happiness is man’s nature. You need not worry about happiness at all, it is already there. It is in your heart — you just have to stop being unhappy, you have to stop the mechanism functioning that creates unhappiness.
But nobody seems … More
The divine language originated in the heartFeeling is the language, the forgotten language. If you understand feeling, you understand the whole.
lt is said of Lukman, one of the wisest men ever born — he is the founder of Yunani medicine — that he would go to … More
Daikan Basho, Contributing Writer
Many thought leaders of our time inspire us to meditate regularly in order to reach great depths of inner peace and grow our understanding of the nature of our mind and humanity. More and more ordinary people are beginning to meditate these days, exploring … More
With me, happiness comes first, joy comes first.
Many people come to me and they say they are unhappy, and they want me to give them some meditation. I say: First, the basic thing is to understand why you are unhappy. And if you don’t remove those basic causes … More
Seeing is just clarity – open eyes, open mind, open heart. Not looking for something in particular, just ready and receptive.
What is the difference between looking and seeing?
There is a great difference. Looking means you are looking for something; you have already some idea to look … More
You don’t believe in God? That is not a hindrance to meditation. You don’t believe in soul? That is not a hindrance in meditation. You don’t believe at all? That is not an obstacle.
You can meditate, because meditation simply says how to go withinwards: whether there is a … More
Wealth belongs to nobody; it is existence’s. You should not wish for another’s wealth because the wealth which is not mine is also not yours.
The scope for desire exists only when, since it can be yours, it can be mine also; otherwise the desire has no grounds … More
The new man accepts the whole man. It does not divide. It teaches an organic unity. Its fundamental philosophy is that you are one whole, not body and soul, not this world and that world. Your body is only the visible part of your soul. Your soul is only … More