Chosen Quotes

Osho on how to live your life

“The best way to miss life is to have a certain attitude towards it. The attitudes originate in the mind, and life is beyond mind. The attitudes are our fabrications, our prejudices, our inventions. Life is not our fabrication; on the contrary we are just ripples in the lake of life” Osho

Osho on seeing things just as they are

“Start seeing things without naming them, without labeling them, without saying good or bad, without dividing them. Just see and allow the fact to be there in your presence without any judgement, condemnation, appreciation, whatsoever ~ Osho

Ram Dass ~ Spreading Light

“The more conscious a being becomes, the more he can use any occupation as a vehicle for spreading light.” – Ram Dass

Ram Dass ~ Wisdom

“Each of us finds his unique vehicles for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.” – Ram Dass

Quick Meditation ~ Blankness

In a state of sincerity, Try to reverse think about all the thoughts that you have had in the past half hour. Keep going backwards until you reach a state of blankness, Stay with it and repeat it – The Blank state will keep becoming longer.

Quick Meditation ~ Observe

Lift your Hand calmly. Now observe the Hand. And try to reach the ultimate observer who is observing everything.

Quick Meditation ~ Who am I?

Ask yourself in a state of relaxation and sincerity, Am I the Body? Am I the Thoughts/Emotions/Feelings? Am I the Brain? Who Am I?

Quick Meditation ~ Ultimate Observer

Whenever you remember, try asking yourself – Who is noticing that? who is noticing that? Try to reach the ultimate observer of whatsoevers happening.

Screen ~ Rupert Spira

“In other words, in reality, there are not two things—one, the screen and two, the document or image. There is just the screen.” – Rupert Spira

Self Knowing ~ Rupert Spira

“And this ‘knowing’ is our self, aware presence. In other words, all that is ever experienced is our self knowing itself, awareness aware of awareness.” – Rupert Spira

Expect Nothing ~ Ram Dass

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” – Ram Dass

Be Love ~ Ram Dass

“I’m not interested in being a ‘lover.’ I’m interested in only being love.” – Ram Dass

Love without an object ~ Ram Dass

“Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not ‘I love you’ for this or that reason, not ‘I love you if you love me.’ It’s love for no reason, love without an object.” – Ram Dass

`Playfulness kills Ego ~ Osho

“Nothing kills the ego like playfulness, like laughter. When you start taking life as fun, the ego has to die, it cannot exist anymore.” -Osho

Complaining strengthens ego ~ Eckhart Tolle

“The ego loves to strengthen itself by complaining—either in thoughts or words—about other people, the situation you find yourself in, something that is happening right now but “shouldn’t be,” and even about yourself.” –Eckhart Tolle

Acceptance ~ Osho

“Accept whatsoever you are. In that very acceptance you will accept others, too.” – Osho

Self-Transformation ~ Osho

“My teaching is not for self-control, self-discipline. My teaching is for self-awareness, self-transformation.” – Osho

Start Meditating ~ Osho

“Start meditating. Start putting off the constant chattering of the head. Slowly, the mind becomes quiet. Get into things where the mind is not needed—for example, dancing. Dance, and dance to abandon, because in dance the mind is not needed. You can lose yourself in a dance. In losing yourself in a dance, the heart will start functioning again.” – Osho

Go inward and Inquire ~ Osho

“Go inward and inquire, and you will see that all your miseries exist because you support them. Without your support nothing can exist. Because you give it energy, it exists; if you don’t give it energy it cannot exist.” – Osho

Befriend Sadness ~ Osho

“You are feeling sad? Befriend it. Have compassion for it. Sadness also has a being. Allow it, embrace it, sit with it, hold hands with it. Be friendly. Be in love with it. Sadness is beautiful! Nothing is wrong with it. Who told you that something is wrong in being sad? In fact, only sadness gives you depth. Laughter is shallow; happiness is skin-deep. Sadness goes to the very bones, to the marrow. Nothing goes as deep as sadness.” – Osho

Accept challenges of life ~ Osho

The only problem with sadness, desperation, anger, hopelessness, anxiety, anguish, misery, is that you want to get rid of them. That’s the only barrier. You will have to live with them. You cannot just escape. They are the very situation in which life has to integrate and grow. They are the challenges of life. Accept them.” -Osho

Turmoil ~ Osho

“What are your thoughts except ripples on a lake? What are your emotions, your moods, your sentiments? What is your whole mind? – just a turmoil. And because of this turmoil you cannot see your own nature. You go on missing yourself.” -Osho

Natural Purity ~ Babuji

The mind is extremely pure and therefore throws out all the thoughts – Divine or worldly which arise and try to disturb its natural purity – Babuji

Contentment ~ Kamlesh Patel

“The way meditation regulates the mind is by orienting it toward the ultimate Source of contentment.” ― Kamlesh Patel Daaji

Delusions ~ Adyashanti

All delusions begin in the mind. All delusions are based on various ways we’re talking to ourselves and then believing what we are saying.” ― Adyashanti

Suffer ~ Adyashanti

“When we believe what we think, when we take our thinking to be reality, we will suffer.” ― Adyashanti

Awareness ~ Adyashanti

“Awareness isn’t something we own; awareness isn’t something we possess. Awareness is actually what we are.” ― Adyashanti

The Truth Itself ~ Adyashanti

“As long as you are trying to become, trying to get somewhere, trying to attain something, you are quite literally moving away from the Truth itself.” ― Adyashanti

Love unconditionally ~ Adyashanti

“As I often tell my students, the person you’ll have the hardest time opening to and truly loving without reserve is yourself. Once you can do that, you can love the whole universe unconditionally.” ― Adyashanti

Let go of all ideas ~ Adyashanti

“Let go of all ideas and images in your mind, they come and go and aren’t even generated by you. So why pay so much attention to your imagination when reality is for the realizing right now?”
― Adyashanti

Enlightenment ~ Adyashanti

“Enlightenment is nothing more than the complete absence of resistance to what is. End of story.” ― Adyashanti

Awake ~ Adyashanti

“My speaking is meant to shake you awake, not to tell you how to dream better.”
― Adyashanti

Awaken silence ~ Adyashanti

“All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.”
― Adyashanti

Truth ~ Adyashanti

“The truth is that you already are what you are seeking.” – Adyashanti

True Spirituality ~ Jeff Foster

“True spirituality is not a comfort – it is a furnace, burning up your cherished homes and dreams, your outdated beliefs about life, the universe and everything.” – Jeff Foster

This Moment ~ Jeff Foster

“My guru is this moment. My lineage is this moment. My spiritual path is this moment. And my home is this moment.” – Jeff Foster

Awareness ~ Jeff Foster

“Just as the ocean allows every wave, Awareness allows every thought and feeling.” – Jeff Foster

The Pathless Path ~ Jeff Foster

“Accept your non-acceptance. Forgive your inability to forgive. Surrender to your lack of surrender. This is the pathless path!” – Jeff Foster

Understanding Depression ~ Jeff Foster

“The word “depressed” is spoken phonetically as “deep rest”. We can view depression not as a mental illness, but on a deeper level, as a profound state of deep rest, entered into when we are completely exhausted by the weight of our own identity.” – Jeff Foster

True happiness ~ Jeff Foster

“True happiness has no opposite, for it embraces all. It is your nature, not some far-off utopia. It is you, before you were named, before you learned to doubt yourself.” – Jeff Foster

Illusions ~ Jeff Foster

“One of the biggest illusions: something outside of myself is going to bring me home.” – Jeff Foster

We are not in control ~ Jeff Foster

“We are not in control. Everything is dying from the moment it is born, as the Buddha taught. Everything is made of crystal. And therein lies our greatest sorrow and deepest depression, but also our greatest potential for joy and liberation.” – Jeff Foster

Core Fears ~ Jeff Foster

“There are two core fears: losing what you have, and not getting what you want. There is one solution: Falling in love with where you are.” – Jeff Foster

The I-principle ~ Atmananda krishna menon

By reducing objects into Consciousness or happiness, you come only to the brink of experience. Reduce them further into the ‘I’-principle; and then ‘it’, the object, and ‘you’, the subject, both merge into experience itself. – Atmananda krishna menon

The word ‘I’ ~ Atmananda Krishna Menon

The word ‘I’ has the advantage of taking you direct to the core of your self. But you must be doubly sure that you will no longer return to identification with the body ― Atmananda Krishna Menon

Human Effort ~ Atmananda Krishna Menon

The human effort consists of creating bondage for oneself, clinging fast to it, and wanting to become free without giving up bondage itself. ― Atmananda Krishna Menon

You know nothing ~ Krishnamurti

Forget all you know about yourself; forget all you have ever thought about yourself; start as if you know nothing. — Krishnamurti