"When you realize what and who you are, completely, absolutely, and thoroughly, there's no doubt at all, and therefore, no suffering.
Suffering no longer exists for that person because they are no longer struggling with a conceptual me who is in opposition to what is.
The separate me is transcended.
Even consciousness is transcended.
That is a liberated person - liberated from ignorance of misunderstanding.
This is enormous in its implications for consciousness as a whole because every time one person realizes the Self, consciousness as a whole has evolved."
The Impact of Awakening
If there is not to be an endless series of observers,
which would be unthinkable,
there must be an ultimate one,
itself unobserved and self-illuminated.
-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself >
Chapter 3: The Overself's Presence > # 256 Paul Brunton
Do not be fooled by politics,
They are two sides of the same coin of ego..
We are searching for the enjoyment called Love..
If you allow the vibrations of negativity to enter the ether surrounding the souls, you will fail the test of Reality..
The ego will demand anger and violence,
the Heart will demand Love..
It is not difficult to die for Love..
It is called, returning Home...
All spiritual teachings are only meant to make us retrace
our steps to our Original Source.
We need not acquire
anything new, only give up false ideas and useless accretions.
Instead of doing this, we try to grasp something strange and
mysterious because we believe happiness lies elsewhere.
This is a mistake.
- Ramana Maharshi