Category: thoughts

Do not encumber your mind with useless thought…

Do not encumber your mind with useless thoughts. What good does it do to brood on the past or anticipate the future? Remain in the simplicity of the present moment.

In the gap between thoughts nonconceptual wisd…

In the gap between thoughts
nonconceptual wisdom shines continuously.

Why chase after thoughts, which are superficia…

Why chase after thoughts, which are superficial ripples of present awareness? Rather look directly into the naked, empty nature of thoughts; then there is no duality, no observer, and nothing observed. Simply rest in this transparent, nondual present awareness. Make yourself at home in the natural state of pure presence, just being, not doing anything in particular.

When a rainbow appears vividly in the sky, you…

When a rainbow appears vividly in the sky, you can see its beautiful colors, yet you could not wear as clothing or put it on as an ornament. It arises through the conjunction of various factors, but there is nothing about it that can be grasped. Likewise, thoughts that arise in the mind have no tangible existence or intrinsic solidity. There is no logical reason why thoughts, which have no substance, should have so much power over you, nor is there any reason why you should become their slave.

No thought has any power. You have power. And …

No thought has any power. You have power. And when you identify and believe in the thought you give power to the thought.

Enlightenment means rising above thought, not …

Enlightenment means rising above thought, not falling back to a level below thought, the level of an animal or a plant. In the enlightened state, you still use your thinking mind when needed, but in a much more focused and effective way than before.

Never allow any unnecessary or vain thought to…

Never allow any unnecessary or vain thought to occupy your mind. This is more easily said than done. You cannot make your mind a blank all at once. So in the beginning try to prevent evil or idle thoughts by occupying your mind with the analysis of your own faults, or the contemplation of the Perfect Ones.

Confused by thoughts, we experience duality in…

Confused by thoughts, we experience duality in life. Unencumbered by ideas, the enlightened see the one Reality.

Observing thought

I
must love the very thing I am studying. If you want to understand a
child, you must love and not condemn him. You must play with him, watch
his movements, his idiosyncrasies, his ways of behavior; but if you
merely condemn, resist or blame him, there is no comprehension of the
child. Similarly, to understand what is, one must observe what one
thinks, feels and does from moment to moment. That is the actual.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti – The Book of Life

Are your thoughts worthy of you? If not – now …

Are your thoughts worthy of you? If not – now is the time to change them. You can begin right were you are right now. Nothing matters but this moment and what you are focusing your attention on.