If you love yourself, you love others. If you hate yourself, you hate others. Because in relationship with others the other is nothing but a mirror. — Osho (via elige)
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I admit that my visions can never mean to other men as much as they do to me. I do not regret this. All I ask is that my results should convince seekers after truth that there is beyond doubt something worth while seeking, attainable by methods more or less like mine. I do not want to father a flock, to be the fetish of fools and fanatics, or the founder of a faith whose followers are content to echo my opinions. I want each man to cut his own way through the jungle. — Aleister Crowley, The Confessions, chapter 66, p. 618 (via observando)
Gain arises for an uninstructed run-of-the-mill person. He does not reflect, ‘Gain has arisen for me. It is inconstant, stressful, & subject to change.’ He does not discern it as it actually is… His mind remains consumed with the gain. His mind remains consumed with the loss… with the status… the disgrace… the censure… the praise… the pleasure. His mind remains consumed with the pain.He welcomes the arisen gain and rebels against the arisen loss. He welcomes the arisen status and rebels against the arisen disgrace. He welcomes the arisen praise and rebels against the arisen censure. He welcomes the arisen pleasure and rebels against the arisen pain. As he is thus engaged in welcoming & rebelling, he is not released from birth, aging, or death; from sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, or despairs. He is not released, I tell you, from suffering & stress.
Now, gain arises for a well-instructed disciple of the noble ones. He reflects, ‘Gain has arisen for me. It is inconstant, stressful, & subject to change.’ He discerns it as it actually is. Loss arises… Status arises… Disgrace arises… Censure arises… Praise arises… Pleasure arises… Pain arises. He reflects, ‘Pain has arisen for me. It is inconstant, stressful, & subject to change.’ He discerns it as it actually is.His mind does not remain consumed with the gain. His mind does not remain consumed with the loss… with the status… the disgrace… the censure… the praise… the pleasure. His mind does not remain consumed with the pain. He does not welcome the arisen gain, or rebel against the arisen loss. He does not welcome the arisen status, or rebel against the arisen disgrace. He does not welcome the arisen praise, or rebel against the arisen censure. He does not welcome the arisen pleasure, or rebel against the arisen pain. As he thus abandons welcoming & rebelling, he is released from birth, aging, & death; from sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs. He is released, I tell you, from suffering & stress…
His welcoming & rebelling are scattered, gone to their end, do not exist. Knowing the dustless, sorrowless state, he discerns rightly, has gone, beyond becoming, to the Further Shore.
Many times we think we are free because we are doing what we want to do, our ability to make our own decisions and act on them is what we think makes us happy. But in reality this is not the truth. In reality all we are doing is responding to what our urges want us to do and being driven by urges makes us extremely unhappy. It strips us of the control that we truly crave and that’s why many people with seemingly so many choices remain so unhappy. When you learn to control your urges and break free of them that’s when you find happiness. It may seem on the outside that living such a controlled and restricted life must seem mundane and suffocating but in the end it is the most liberating because of the freedom from urge
Even though thou clingest [to this world] out of weakness, thou hast not the power to remain here [in life]. Thou wilt gain nothing more than wandering in this Sangsara.
Bardo Thodol, book 1 part 2.
Five Laws for Our Times:
1. Recognize that the other person is you.
2. There is a way through every block.
3. When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.
4. Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.
5. Vibrate the Cosmos, the Cosmos shall clear the Path. — Yogi Bhajan popularized kundalini yoga in the West.
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There’s an old country man sitting next to the road and an entrepreneur from the city arrives in his luxury car. He says “Hey, what are you doing?”. The old men responses “Im resting and watching my cow eat grass” The entrepreneur says “You have a beautiful cow, why don’t you get a bull?. The country man responses “Why?”
"So they have offspring, you’ll get more cows"
"And why would i do that?"
"Because if you get a lot of cows you could sell milk, meat and hide"
"And why would i do that?"
"If you win enough money you could buy more land and start a farming buisness"
"And why would i do that?"
"You could be millionaire"
"And why would i wanna be millionaire?"
"So you can sit back and enjoy life"
"And what do you think i’m doing?"
Even after the Truth has been realised, there remains that strong, obstinate impression that one is still an ego - the agent and experiencer. This has to be carefully removed by living in a state of constant identification with the supreme non-dual Self. Full Awakening is the eventual ceasing of all the mental impressions of being an ego. — Adi Shankara (via ashramof1)
The work one does on their-self is an offer to serve humanity to increase the collective conscious.