Nisargadatta Maharaj

The consciousness in you and the consciousness in me, apparently two — really one, seek unity and that is love. ~ Nisargadatta  Maharaj

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Swami Ramdas

The path of self-discipline is not an easy one: obstacles and sufferings abound; the latter we must bear, the former overcome. ~ Swami Ramdas

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Joan D. Chittister

“We don’t change as we get older – we just crystallize and get to be more of what we’ve always been.” ~ Joan D. Chittister

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Simone Weil

“Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be obtained only by someone who is detached. ” ~ Simone Weil

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Rainer Maria Rilke

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses, waiting only for us to act, just once, with beauty and courage”. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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Nisargadatta Maharaj

“All that any guru can tell us is that we are quite mistaken, and not the person we take ourselves to be.” ~ Nisargadatta  Maharaj

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Bhante Gunaratana

“Meditation is the cleansing crucible that works slowly through understanding.” ~ Bhante Gunaratana

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Sri Aurobindo

Evolution is not finished; reason is not the last word nor the reasoning animal the supreme figure of Nature. As man emerged out of the animal, so out of man the Dhyan Chohan emerges. ~ Sri Aurobindo

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Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

“The secret of Sufism is to shift one’s perspective in scale, from our personal point of view to the Divine point of view.” ~ Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

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North American proverb

I seek strength, not to be better than my brother, but to battle my significant adversary — the Self. ~ North American proverb

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