To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

e.e. cummings quote

The faculty of bringing back a wandering attention over and over again is the very root of judgment, character and education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence.

William James quote

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

Joseph Campbell quote

God's language is silence.  Everything else is a poor translation.

Rumi quote

Our life is a dream.  We are asleep.  But once in a while we wake up enough to realize we are dreaming.

Wittgenstein quote

The truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.

Miyamoto Mushahi quote

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand.  Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.

Krishnamurti quote

What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself.

Alan Watts quote

The dark house attracts the burglar.

Buddha quote

The world is large, but in us it is deep as the sea.

Rainer Maria Rilke quote 2

Impressive and inspiring video featuring a Danish free-dive record holder named Stig Pryds, who was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2008, thus he became wheelchair bound, and had to take many medicines.  But 5 years later he somehow tried free-diving and realized he was naturally gifted at it.  He went deep into it, especially with the yoga-like breathing techniques and his life changed dramatically.

Screw the Box - Stig Pryds, impressive life change (3 min)

This is a 25 minute meditation with the words of a simple Indian sage named Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897 to 1981).  It's beautifully read by a Buddhist nun named Samaneri Jayasara who lives in a monastery in the mountains of New South Wales in Australia.

Words that cut through illusion by Nisargadatta Maharaj (25min)

Improvement makes straight roads, but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.

William Blake quote 2

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.

William Blake quote 1

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates quote

We must cultivate our garden.

Voltaire quote

The almost unbelievable adventure of how Richard Alpert, a Harvard psychologist and one of the movers of the LSD revolution in the 1960's, went to India, had several unbelievable adventures with an old mystic and became Ram Das, Americal spiritual teacher and author of the famous classic "Be Here NOw".

"Fierce Grace" documentary about Richard Alpert aka Ram Das (1hr 33min)

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

Lao Tzu quote

Our deepest fears are like dragons guarding our deepest treasure.

Rainer Maria Rilke quote 1

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein quote 3

The ancients knew something which we seem to have forgotten.

Albert Einstein quote 2

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein quote 1

People suffer from thinking more than from anything else.

Leo Tolstoy quote

I began to realize that an intuitive understanding and consciousness was more significant than abstract thinking and logical analysis.

Steve Jobs quote

The heart never speaks, but you must listen to it to know.

Chinese Proverb

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