Useless Thoughts

“Useless thoughts spoil all; that is where the mischief begins.”

Options

“We love variety, the play of pain and pleasure, we are fascinated by contrasts. For this we need the opposites and their apparent separation. We enjoy them for a time and then get tired and crave for the peace and silence of Pure Being.”

Acceptance

“Life is a perpetual change we must accept and to which we have to continually adapt. Often our mind does not accept these changes and creates unnecessary tension and fear, and prevents us to flow with life. Nothing is greater than to let go with the flow of life in a total acceptance.”

Suffering

“A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.”

One Body

“If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as He wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts but one body.”

Prevent Trouble

“Prevent trouble before it arises.
Put things in order before they exist.
The giant pine tree grows from a tiny sprout.
The journey of a thousand miles starts beneath your feet.
Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe.”

Morning Glory

“A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.”

Purpose

“We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved.”

Simplify

“Our life is frittered away by detail,
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!
I say let your affairs be two or three
and not a hundred or a thousand.”

The Present Instant

“There exists only the present instant… a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.”