Author: Spiritual-Gateway

We will see beauty in the outer world when we …

We will see beauty in the outer world when we are able to see beauty within ourselves. And this is the best thing we can do for ourselves and for the universe.

Your understanding of another person is limite…

Your understanding of another person is limited by what you think you already know. So when you just listen, the person you meet won’t match your preconception. The exciting thing is that you usually meet someone much wiser and kinder than you expected. You might also lose track of your ideas about who you are.

If you don’t make peace with your past i…

If you don’t make peace with your past it will keep showing up in your present.

The stream of thinking has enormous momentum t…

The stream of thinking has enormous momentum that can easily drag you along with it. Every thought pretends that it matters so much.

Truths cannot be acquired from words out of ot…

Truths cannot be acquired from words out of other people’s mouths. Before Truths can be internalized, they must come from one’s own realizations and practices. Through a lifetime of personal practice, human beings are capable of revealing all of the secrets of the cosmic essence. You are your own best judge.

Physically you are a human being, but mentally…

Physically you are a human being, but mentally you are incomplete. Given that we have this physical human form, we must safeguard our mental capacity for judgment. For that, we cannot take out insurance; the insurance company is within: self-discipline, self-awareness, and a clear realization of the disadvantages of anger and the positive effects of kindness.

Duality is the real root of our suffering and …

Duality is the real root of our suffering and of all our conflicts. All our concepts and beliefs, no matter how profound they may seem, are like nets which trap us in dualism. When we discover our limits we have to try to overcome them, untying ourselves from whatever type of religious, political, or social conviction may contain us. We have to abandon such concepts as ‘enlightenment’, ‘the nature of the mind’, and so on, until we no longer neglect to integrate our knowledge with our actual existence.

You don’t want to block your thoughts, emotion…

You don’t want to block your thoughts, emotions, and so on; nor do you want to chase after them. If you chase after them, if you let them lead you, they begin to define you, and you lose your ability to respond openly and spontaneously in the present moment. On the other hand, if you attempt to block your thoughts, your mind can become quite tight and small.

The master said, “With coarse rice to eat, wit…

The master said,
“With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink,

and my bent arm for a pillow;
I have still joy in the midst
Of these things.
Riches and honors acquired by
Unrighteousness to me as a floating cloud.

Realize you are violent

The
animal is violent. Human beings who are the result of the animal, are
also violent; it is part of their being to be violent, to be angry, to
be jealous, to be envious, to seek power, position, prestige and all the
rest of it, to dominate, to be aggressive. Man is violent—this is shown
by thousands of wars—and he has developed an ideology which he calls
non-violence…

And
when there is actual violence as a war between this country and the
next country, everybody is involved in it. They love it. Now, when you
are actually violent and you have an ideal of non-violence, you have a
conflict. You are always trying to become non-violent—which is a part of
the conflict. You discipline yourself in order not to be violent—which,
again, is a conflict, friction. So when you are violent and have the
ideal of non-violence, you are essentially violent. To realize that you
are violent is the first thing to do—not try to become non-violent. To
see violence as it is, not try to translate it, not to discipline it,
not to overcome it, not to suppress it, but to see it as though you are
seeing it for the first time —that is to look at it without any thought.
I have explained already what we mean by looking at a tree with
innocence—which is to look at it without the image. In the same way, you
have to look at violence without the image which is involved in the
word itself. To look at it without any movement of thought is to look at
it as though you are looking at it for the first time, and therefore
looking at it with innocence.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti – The Book of Life