' Gautama '...


Gautama, this small Indian thinker..

It is strange that another would appear five hundred years later..

They both suffered and both died..

What was learned ?..

Jesus learned that life was cheap..

Gautama learned Truth would be shared within this Rabbi..

These many years will appear long to you as you seek freedom..

But, Freedom is beyond time..

It is time to Contemplate upon Reality...


-thomas

' Within us '...



What lies behind us

and what lies before us

are tiny matters compared to

what lies within us.



- Ralph Waldo Emerson

' Fundamental laws '...



"There is no logical way to the discovery of these fundamental laws.

There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind appearances."


-Albert Einstein

' Higher Consciousness '...


The man who has this higher consciousness permanently will see and experience the outer world like other men,

but he will understand the relation between what he sees and the Real world which is behind it.

In the same way, anyone can understand the relation between his body and its shadows;

but whereas unenlightened men see the shadow alone, the enlightened one sees both.



-- Notebooks Category 25: World-Mind in Individual Mind >
Chapter 2: Enlightenment Which Stays > # 242
Paul Brunton

' The answers to another Spirit '...


There is too much poetry to understand, that which is beyond ego..

To think that manifestation is important, is to remain within the Dream..

The less sentences, the more Knowledge...



-thomas

Why death is just an illusion - thought provoking video

' Self-enquiry '...


The goal is the same for the one who meditates
[on an object] and the one who practices self-
enquiry.

One attains stillness through
meditation, the other through knowledge.

One
strives to attain something; the other seeks the
one who strives to attain.

The former takes a
longer time, but in the end attains the Self.



- Sri Ramana Maharshi

"Be As You Are"
The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi
edited by David Godman
Arkana, 1985

' The mosquito said '...


One day a mosquito went to the court of King Solomon the Wise.

"O great Solomon, upon thee be peace," he cried, "I come to seek
redress at your court for the injustices which are daily being
performed against me."

Solomon said: "State your complaint, and it will certainly be
heard."

Said the mosquito: "Illustrious and all-just one, my complaint
is against the Wind. Whenever I go out into the open, the Wind comes
along and blows me away. I therfore have no hope of reaching the
places which I regard as my lawful destination."

King Solomon spoke: "In accordance with the accepted principles
of justice, no compaint can be accepted unless the other party is
present to answer the charge."

He turned to his courtiers and commanded: "Call the Wind to make
out his own case."

The Wind was called up, and presently the breeze which heralded
his coming was felt to rustle slowly, then stronger.

And the mosquito shouted: "O Great KIng! I withdraw my
complaint, because the air is driving me round and round in circles,
and before the Wind is actually here I shall have been swept away."

Thus were the circumstances imposed both by the plaintiff and
the court found to be impossible to the cause of justice.


as collected by Idries Shah

' The act of living '...


Philosophic discipline relates at every point to the act of living.

For once insight has been unfolded,

the philosopher is continuously aware of the oneness of the stuff of the world existence--which includes his own existence, too.



-- Notebooks Category 25: World-Mind in Individual Mind >
Chapter 2: Enlightenment Which Stays > # 239
Paul Brunton


' The World '...


This world is a comedy to those that think,

a tragedy to those that feel.


- Horace Walpole