Author: Spiritual-Gateway

Looking at everything through your phone is on…

Looking at everything through your phone is only numbing your perception – it does not really enhance your experience of life in any way.

If the mind falls asleep, awaken it. Then if i…

If the mind falls asleep, awaken it. Then if it starts wandering, make it quiet. If you reach the state where there is neither sleep nor movement of mind, stay still in that, the natural (real) state.

Have only love in your heart for others. The m…

Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.

Not every sky will be blue and not every day i…

Not every sky will be blue and not every day is springtime. So on the spiritual path a person learns to find this kind of happiness without needing nice things to happen on the outside. Rather, you find happiness by being who you really are. This isn’t mystical. Young children are happy being who they are. The trick is to regain such a state when you are grown and have seen the light and dark sides of life.

To contact the deeper truth of who we are, we …

To contact the deeper truth of who we are, we must engage in some activity or practice that questions what we assume to be true about ourselves.

In true meditation the emphasis is on being aw…

In true meditation the emphasis is on being awareness; not on being aware of objects, but on resting as primordial awareness itself. Primordial awareness is the source in which all objects arise and subside. As you gently relax into awareness, into listening, the mind’s compulsive contraction around objects will fade. Awareness naturally returns to its non-state of absolute unmanifest potential, the silent abyss beyond all knowing.

Appreciate how rare and full of potential your…

Appreciate how rare and full of potential your situation is in this world, then take joy in it, and use it to your best advantage.

Everything that happens to us is the result of…

Everything that happens to us is the result of what we ourselves have thought, said, or done.We alone are responsible for our lives.

Leaning dangerously, A single path gets throug…

Leaning dangerously,
A single path gets through;
Dismounting, I turn into deep woods.
This realm lies beyond the dusty world.
So wonderful!
Here, at the misty embankment.
Tall bamboo drip coldly with rain;
Ancient cypresses
Serenely set chanting by the wind.
Sunset, and to trees outside the courtyard
Homing crows return from distant void.

The unguarded intellect

You
can know yourself only when you are unaware, when you are not
calculating, not protecting, not constantly watching to guide, to
transform, to subdue, to control; when you see yourself unexpectedly,
that is, when the mind has no preconceptions with regard to itself, when
the mind is open, unprepared to meet the unknown.

If
your mind is prepared, surely you cannot know the unknown, for you are
the unknown. If you say to yourself, “I am God,” or “I am nothing but a
mass of social influences or a bundle of qualities”—if you have any
preconception of yourself, you cannot comprehend the unknown, that which
is spontaneous. So spontaneity can come only when the intellect is
unguarded, when it is not protecting itself, when it is no longer afraid
for itself; and this can happen only from within. That is, the
spontaneous must be the new, the unknown, the incalculable, the
creative, that which must be expressed, loved, in which the will as the
process of intellect, controlling, directing, has no part. Observe your
own emotional states and you will see that the moments of great joy,
great ecstasy, are unpremeditated; they happen, mysteriously, darkly,
unknowingly.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti – The Book of Life