a space to express my highest self

"You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all."

- Ramana Maharshi

"The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress."

- Ramana Maharshi

Great Merciful Ocean.

Eternal vigilance. 

We are impatient with others when we forget to suffer for them. Love and suffering are of one essence, therefore we forget to suffer for them because we have forgotten our love. We have forgotten our love through our own self-deception; we self-decieve ourselves out of our own ignorance. We deceive ourselves out of ignorance because we have forgotten our true nature, therefore the most important thing is to resolve to realize our true nature. 

"To carry yourself forward and experience myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and experience themselves is awakening."

- Dogen Zenji

“In wonder return to the journey, avail yourself of the path and walk ahead… . With the hundred grass tips in the busy marketplace graciously share yourself.”

- Hongzhi

"Respond unencumbered to each speck of dust without becoming its partner. The subtlety of seeing and hearing transcends mere colors and sounds. Casually mount the sounds and straddle the colors while you transcend listening and surpass watching."

- Hongzhi 

Virtue not seen as virtue is true virtue. 

Nirvana is being able to do one thing at a time.

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