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Nonduality quotes by Alan Moore
#1. Live knowing that you are already dust, long gone, already outside time and looking in, reviewing life, finally understanding every déja vu, your own guardian angel. Know that the scorched-black demons and the pristine, fluttering seraphs are in some sense naught but you yourself unpacked, unfolded in a higher space from whence the myriad gods unfurl, not bygone legends but your once and future selves, your attributes blossomed into their purest and most potent symbol-forms. And these, with all their beast-heats, crowns and lightings, all their different colors, are become combined into the single whiteness that is godhead. That is all.

This, then, is revelation. All is one, and all is deity, this beautiful undying fire of being that is everywhere about us; that we are. O man, o woman, know yourself, and know you are divine. Respect yourself, respect the least phenomenon of your existence as it were the breath of God. Know that our universe is all one place, a single firelit room, all time a single moment. Know that there has only ever been one person here. Know you are everything, forever. Know I love you. #Quote by Alan Moore
Nonduality quotes by Joel S. Goldsmith
#2. The reason that you cannot feel any progress in yourself is that you cannot feel spiritual. There is no such thing as a person's feeling spiritual. That is as impossible as feeling that you are honest or feeling that you are moral. #Quote by Joel S. Goldsmith
Nonduality quotes by Enza Vita
#3. Realization is the direct seeing that this entity you have believed yourself to be has its roots in something infinitely vast and that this entity is not separate from that vastness, the source, the absolute. #Quote by Enza Vita
Nonduality quotes by Andrew Cohen
#4. You are the only one who can do this. That's the ultimately challenging and profoundly liberating truth you discover in Evolutionary Enlightenment. Any individual who is committed to this path has to know, at the deepest level, that he or she is the only one who could possibly do this. And that is because there is no other. You have discovered that fact, directly, for yourself. From the absolute or nondual perspective that emerges in spiritual revelation, there is only ONE. There literally is no other; there is only One without a second. To truly understand conscious evolution, you must grapple with the profound implications of that fact. I believe we can only consciously evolve to the degree that we have realized at the deepest level of our being that we are that One without a second.

In an evolutionary context, facing into the truth of nonduality - that the many is the One and that the One is ultimately who we always are - forces a confrontation with any relationship to the life process that is less than whole, complete, and fully committed. To consciously evolve is to surrender unconditionally to the truth that there is no other and at the same time to accept responsibility for what that means in an evolving universe - a cosmos that is slowly but surely becoming aware of itself through you and me. That One without a second is simultaneously awakening to itself as it develops, as it evolves, and it is that One, as you and me, alone, that can now begin to take res #Quote by Andrew Cohen
Nonduality quotes by Joan Tollifson
#5. Presence is not an object. It is the openness that beholds it all. #Quote by Joan Tollifson
Nonduality quotes by David Steindl-Rast
#6. Is the relationship between God and Jesus Christ not unique? Of course it is. But so is yours. The relationship between God and every human being is unique and irreplaceable - in ever-new variations of the Christ theme. #Quote by David Steindl-Rast
Nonduality quotes by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
#7. When you go beyond awareness, there is a state of nonduality, in which there is no cognition, only pure being. In the state of nonduality, all separation ceases. #Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Nonduality quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#8. So, can my mind be free from the given culture in which I have been brought up? This is really quite an important question. Because if the mind is not free from the culture in which it has been reared, nurtured, surely the individual can never be at peace, can never have freedom. His gods and his myths, his symbols, and all his endeavors are limited, for they are still within the field of the conditioned mind. Whatever efforts he makes, or does not make, within that limited field, are really futile in the deepest sense of that word. There may be a better decoration of the prison - more light, more windows, better food - but it is still the prison of a particular culture. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Nonduality quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#9. Meditation has nothing to do with achieving a result. It is not a matter of breathing in a particular way, or looking at your nose, or awakening the power to perform certain tricks, or any of the rest of that immature nonsense…. Meditation is not something apart from life. When you are driving a car or sitting in a bus, when you are chatting aimlessly, when you are walking by yourself in a wood or watching a butterfly being carried along by the wind - to be choicelessly aware of all that is part of meditation. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Nonduality quotes by Dudjom Lingpa
#10. To this I replied, "I still think that my body is not merely a sensory appearance, for surely it came from my parents, who were its cause and condition."
He said, "If you think that your body came from your father and mother, then what are the beginning and end of these parents? What are their source, their location, their final destination? Tell me!"
I answered, "I think that they exist, but I am not aware of what they are. It seems to me that a physical body without parents is not possible."
He retorted, "Consider this. Who are the parents of the body in a dream, in the bardo, and in the hell realms?" With that, I arrived at the decision that this body has never existed, being simply a sensory experience. #Quote by Dudjom Lingpa
Nonduality quotes by Bodhidharma
#11. Everything sacred, nothing sacred. #Quote by Bodhidharma
Nonduality quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#12. Broken people have an irresistible urge to try to 'fix' the world. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Nonduality quotes by Sara Pennypacker
#13. It's a Buddhist concept. Nonduality. It's about oneness, about how things that seem to be separate are really connected to one another. There are no separations ... This is not just a piece of wood. This is also the clouds that brought the rain that watered the tree, and the birds that nested in it and the squirrels that fed on its nuts. It is also the food my grandparents fed me that made me strong enough to cut the tree, and it's the steel in the axe I used. And it's how you know your fox, which allowed you to carve him yesterday. And it's the story you will tell your children when you give this to them. All these things are separate but also one, inseparable. Do you see? #Quote by Sara Pennypacker
Nonduality quotes by Swami Ramdas
#14. God is an artist par excellence. He has painted the picturesque universe on the screen of His own immutable and glowing Spirit. So He is at once the painter and the painted. In the ultimate analysis, God and His lover, God and His devotee and servant, are He. The unmanifest--which is beyond all duality has become both. This secret few know. #Quote by Swami Ramdas
Nonduality quotes by Yongey Mingyur
#15. No separate me loved the world. The world was love. My perfect home. Vast and intimate. Every particle was alive with love, fluid, flowing, without barriers. #Quote by Yongey Mingyur
Nonduality quotes by Kelly Martin
#16. God, the universe, life, whatever name you give to the bigger picture, is experiencing itself through you as a human being. A journey from effortlessness, playfulness, freedom, to human doing, suffering and beyond. You can all return to the effortlessness, playfulness, freedom and being, by allowing your moment-by-moment experience, allowing your feelings of pain, suffering, rage, anger and envy to be felt, observed and tenderly allowed. No more self-beating, no more rushing against the tide, no more trying to steer that canoe, for life knows the way, always has and always will. #Quote by Kelly Martin
Nonduality quotes by Dainin Katagiri
#17. The truth of life is just to live. #Quote by Dainin Katagiri
Nonduality quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#18. Never say, "O Lord, I am a miserable sinner." Who will help you? You are the help of the universe. What in this universe can help you? What can prevail over you? You are the God of the universe; where can you seek for help? Never help came from anywhere but from yourself. In your ignorance, every prayer that you made and that was answered, you thought was answered by some Being, but you answered the prayer yourself unknowingly. The help came from yourself, and you fondly imagined that someone was sending help to you. There is no help for you outside of yourself; you are the creator of the universe. Like the silkworm, you have built a cocoon around yourself. Who will save you? Burst your own cocoon and come out as a beautiful butterfly, as the free soul. Then alone you will see Truth. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Nonduality quotes by Jeff Foster
#19. Let them laugh and point. You are a yogi of traffic jams and discarded apple cores, aloneness and impossibly blue winter skies, a yogi of broken dreams, mad with truth and devotion and inexplicable joy, and you cannot be saved now. #Quote by Jeff Foster
Nonduality quotes by Dainin Katagiri
#20. Consideration of others extends beyond just other human beings to include all things - tables, cushions, even toilet paper. We must be considerate of all things and treat them with great appreciation and respect. #Quote by Dainin Katagiri
Nonduality quotes by Yongey Mingyur
#21. It [mind of absolute reality] is everywhere and nowhere. It's somewhat like sky - so completely integrated with our existence that we never stop to question its reality or to recognize its qualities. #Quote by Yongey Mingyur
Nonduality quotes by Jon Bernie
#22. Question what you think is enlightenment. #Quote by Jon Bernie
Nonduality quotes by Francis Lucille
#23. Joy knows itself. As children we didn't even know the word joy, we were joy. #Quote by Francis Lucille
Nonduality quotes by Bert McCoy
#24. Water doesn't know where it's going to flow, it just flows. #Quote by Bert McCoy
Nonduality quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#25. Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done.' We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Nonduality quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#26. Do you not know that when you love someone, you love the whole of mankind? Do you not know how dangerous it is to love man? Then, there is no barrier, no nationality; then, there is no craving for power and position, and things assume their values. Such a man is a danger to society. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Nonduality quotes by Chris Matakas
#27. Being part of the whole, as I grow so does that which contains me. #Quote by Chris Matakas
Nonduality quotes by Jean Klein
#28. The real quest begins when this not-knowing ceases to be an agnostic concept and becomes a living experience. #Quote by Jean Klein
Nonduality quotes by Mooji
#29. In reality there is no such thing as someone being able to "stay permanently" in the Self. No one has ever done it: the Buddha couldn't do it, neither could Christ do it. Rather, the Self has been recognized as what we are, and it is effortlessly and timelessly perfect, always. In truth, there is no actual "in and out" of the Self, no fluctuation - for these are seen to arise within the immutable awareness. #Quote by Mooji
Nonduality quotes by Enza Vita
#30. Our lives are a divine expression no matter how messy and weird they may be. How much more meaningful can it get? The source is experiencing itself in form in a conscious, awake way. #Quote by Enza Vita
Nonduality quotes by Sam Harris
#31. In my experience, some Dzogchen masters are better teachers than others. I have been in the presence of several of the most revered Tibetan lamas of our time while they were ostensibly teaching Dzogchen, and most of them simply described this view of consciousness without giving clear instructions on how to glimpse it. The genius of Tulku Urgyen was that he could point out the nature of mind with the precision and matter-of-factness of teaching a person how to thread a needle and could get an ordinary meditator like me to recognize that consciousness is intrinsically free of self. There might be some initial struggle and uncertainty, depending on the student, but once the truth of nonduality had been glimpsed, it became obvious that it was always available - and there was never any doubt about how to see it again. I came to Tulku Urgyen yearning for the experience of self-transcendence, and in a few minutes he showed me that I had no self to transcend. #Quote by Sam Harris
Nonduality quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#32. A mind that listens with complete attention will never look for a result because it is constantly unfolding; like a river, it is always in movement. Such a mind is totally unconscious of its own activity, in the sense that there is no perpetuation of a self, of a "me," which is seeking to achieve an end. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Nonduality quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#33. I am no human - I am the unifying force of nature - I am the One and I am the All - in me lies the possibility of human harmony - in me lies the possibility of human acceptance - I am the driving force of conscience - I am the absolute timeless ocean of unified sentience. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Nonduality quotes by Robert Adams
#34. When you really understand who you are, you will experience unalloyed happiness. Happiness that you only dreamed about, happiness in the Silence, when nothing is happening but you're happy. Always happy, always at peace. All of the Gods that you have been praying to all your life, all of the Buddha's you've taken refuge in, the Krishnas, the Kalmias, the Shivahs, the Christ, Allah, they're all within you. You are that. There is only the one Self and you are That. Ponder this.

The knowledge of this brings you eternally infinite happiness instantly. When you begin to understand who you are, your Divine nature, that you are not the body, you're not the mind, once you understand your Infinite nature, who you really are and there's nothing else, you immediately become instantly happy. For happiness is your very nature. Happiness, the Self are synonymous. Consciousness, Absolute Reality, Pure Awareness, are all synonymous. There is only One. It has many names, but the One pervades all of space and time. And it is the only existence and you are That. There is no other existence. Awaken to this truth. You are the only One that does exist. And you are Consciousness. #Quote by Robert Adams
Nonduality quotes by Zhuangzi
#35. Can you be a little baby? The baby howls all day, yet its throat never gets hoarse - harmony at its height! The baby makes fists all day, yet its fingers never get cramped - virtue is all it holds to. The baby stares all day without blinking its eyes - it has no preferences in the world of externals. #Quote by Zhuangzi
Nonduality quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#36. My joy is like Spring, so warm
it makes flowers bloom all over the Earth.
My pain is like a river of tears,
so vast it fills the four oceans.

Please call me by my true names,
so I can hear all my cries and laughter at once,
so I can see that my joy and pain are one. #Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh
Nonduality quotes by Chogyam Trungpa
#37. Meditation should not be regarded as a learning process. It should be regarded as an experiencing process. You should not try to learn from meditation but try to feel it. Meditation is an act of nonduality. The technique you are using should not be separate from you; it is you, you are the technique. Meditator and meditation are one. There is no relationship involved. #Quote by Chogyam Trungpa
Nonduality quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#38. Love is the most dangerous and uncertain element in life; and because we do not want to be uncertain, because we do not want to be in danger, we live in the mind. A man who loves is dangerous, and we do not want to live dangerously; we want to live efficiently, we want to live merely in the framework of organization because we think organizations are going to bring order and peace in the world. Organizations have never brought order and peace. Only love, only goodwill, only mercy can bring order and peace, ultimately and therefore now. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Nonduality quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#39. Truth has no continuity. It is the mind that wants to make the experience which it calls truth continuous, and such a mind shall not know truth. Truth is always new; it is to see the same smile, and see that smile newly, to see the same person, and see that person anew, to see the waving palms anew, to meet life anew. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Nonduality quotes by Kabir Edmund Helminski
#40. Holistic, unconditional love, agape, is the unity in which duality disappears. It is as if a certain internal boundary has vanished. With agape what we love is ourselves, the way a mother loves her child as herself. This is the meaning of loving another as yourself – transcending our phenomenal borders and experiencing ourselves in another and the other in, not apart from, us. Eventually, if love is comprehensive, it unites us with everything and allows us to know that we are everything. Therefore, how can we support the illusion of this isolated, separate self that is threatened by and defends itself from everything outside? Love returns us to the unity that is actually Reality. Reality is not the isolation, suspicion, envy, selfishness, and fear of loss that we have come to accept as normal; it is that we are all part of one Life. The same Spirit moves in us all. You come to know this better when you realize that we all have the same kinds of feelings, the same wish to be known and respected, to share ourselves and let down our defenses. We are continually faced with a choice between personal achievement, personal security, and comfort on the one hand, and working for the whole and helping everyone and everything toward perfection on the other. We are faced with a choice between looking out for ourselves and contributing wholeheartedly to a common good. We are faced with focusing on self-love or increasing our love of all Life. (p. 191) #Quote by Kabir Edmund Helminski
Nonduality quotes by Amit Ray
#41. In our life there is one side which is finite and another side which is infinite. I want you to think about both the sides and design the best life and stand in their true values. #Quote by Amit Ray
Nonduality quotes by Kosho Uchiyama
#42. Shohaku Okumura ~ We cannot expect any ecstasy greater than right here, right now - our everyday lives. #Quote by Kosho Uchiyama
Nonduality quotes by Francis Lucille
#43. God sees God everywhere. #Quote by Francis Lucille
Nonduality quotes by Adyashanti
#44. The changeless is what knows the change, the changeless is unconditioned #Quote by Adyashanti
Nonduality quotes by Enza Vita
#45. Those who are actively seeking enlightenment will not find it because the act of looking for it is the distraction from it. #Quote by Enza Vita
Nonduality quotes by Enza Vita
#46. We are all born to fly. Instead, we sit on the branches afraid of the leap into the unknown. But the unknown is where enlightenment lives. Our true nature is the unknown. #Quote by Enza Vita
Nonduality quotes by Amit Ray
#47. Om is not just a sound or vibration. It is not just a symbol. It is the entire cosmos, whatever we can see, touch, hear and feel. Moreover, it is all that is within our perception and all that is beyond our perception. It is the core of our very existence. If you think of Om only as a sound, a technique or a symbol of the Divine, you will miss it altogether. Om is the mysterious cosmic energy that is the substratum of all the things and all the beings of the entire universe. It is an eternal song of the Divine. It is continuously resounding in silence on the background of everything that exists. #Quote by Amit Ray
Nonduality quotes by Jean Klein
#48. What any desire really aims at, is a state of non-desire. This non-desire is a state in which we demand absolutely nothing. Thus it is a state of extreme abundance, of fullness. This fullness is revealed as being bliss and peace. You now know that you are really seeking nothing else but fullness and absolute peace. #Quote by Jean Klein
Nonduality quotes by Andrew Cohen
#49. The secret of enlightenment is the absolute, unequivocal conviction that it exists.

What does that mean? It means you have discovered an unshakable confidence in the fact of nonduality - in the perennial mystical revelation that IT IS . . . and I AM THAT. A confidence in that which can never be seen or known is the very ground of the enlightened state. Being is ungraspable, it's unknowable, it's ever elusive, and yet it is the only place you can find true confidence in life. Why? Because it is the very source of life itself.

The conscious experience of Being, which is what enlightenment is, has always been the ultimate answer to the most fundamental spiritual questions: Who am I? and Why am I here? Those who have tasted enlightened awareness find that in that experience, any trace of existential doubt and all the questions that go along with it instantaneously disappear. It's not even that they are answered, but rather, the questions lose their meaning. When you locate the nonrelative, or absolute, nature of consciousness in the depths of your own self, it is experienced as a clarity that is empty of content; a weightiness that is full of nothing in particular; a profound knowing that dissolves all questions. In that questionless state, you find yourself profoundly rooted and radically free, supported by an absolute confidence in the knowing of no-thing that changes everything. The experience of that empty ground is the answer - the one answer that alway #Quote by Andrew Cohen
Nonduality quotes by Jean Klein
#50. Emotion integrates but emotivity isolates. So free yourself from affectivity. In this absence of emotivity, you may have the impression at first that you become indifferent. But very soon you'll see that there is really affection for your surroundings. Emotion, affection, is giving. #Quote by Jean Klein
Nonduality quotes by Anonymous Nondualist
#51. Abide in emptiness, embrace all form. #Quote by Anonymous Nondualist
Nonduality quotes by Liezi
#52. Travel is such a wonderful experience! Especially when you forget you are traveling. Then you will enjoy whatever you see and do. Those who look into themselves when they travel will not think about what they see. In fact, there is no distinction between the viewer and the seen. You experience everything with the totality of yourself, so that every blade of grass, every mountain, every lake is alive and is a part of you. When there is no division between you and what is other, this is the ultimate experience of traveling. #Quote by Liezi
Nonduality quotes by Rufus Matthew Jones
#53. His [Jesus'] so-called ethics ... is indivisibly bound up with His attitude toward the unseen, with His experience of a realm where what ought to be, really is. #Quote by Rufus Matthew Jones
Nonduality quotes by Jean Klein
#54. The moments of satisfaction you experience are not in a subject/‌object relationship where you can say "I am free, I am happy." These moments without thought, dream or representation are our true nature, fullness, which cannot be projected. It is an experience encountered where there is neither somebody experiencing nor a thing experienced. Only this reality is spiritual. All other states, "highs," whether brought about by techniques, experiences or drugs, even the so often exalted samadhi, are phenomena‌ - ‌and carry with them traces of objectivity. In other words, as what you are is not a state, it is a waste of time and energy chasing more and more experiences in the hope of coming closer to the non-experience. #Quote by Jean Klein
Nonduality quotes by Banani Ray
#55. Om is the creative vibration, the seed vibration. The whole existence is hidden within it, just as a giant tree is hidden within a seed. #Quote by Banani Ray
Nonduality quotes by Anam Thubten
#56. I remember seeing a bumper sticker that said, "I believe in life before death." To me this means that we don't have to imagine a future paradise. Paradise can happen right here, right now, while we're in this human incarnation. The choice is ours. #Quote by Anam Thubten
Nonduality quotes by Robert Adams
#57. You must want to be free. It must become first with you before anything else. Everything that you've done all your life, is only a game, a game you're playing with your self, only it seems to be real. The only reality is the Self and you are That. Why look for anything else? Everything else will take care of itself. You've got to abide in the Self, just in the Self. Everything else will take care of itself in a beautiful way. You are boundless space, like the ocean, like the sky, all-pervasive. This is your real nature. But for some reason you believe you are a body, confined to a small space. This is not you. It's illusion. You are all-pervading absolute reality. This is your true nature. This is who you really are.
Just by thinking about these things all the time, something begins to happen to you, something wonderful. Do not think about the weather, or about the day's work or your problems. For all the thinkers, who thinks? Find out who has the problems? Find out who you really are, who am I? It's up to you to awaken from this mortal dream. You can keep on going like you are right now, with the good things and the bad things. Yet you live in a universe of dualities, which means for every good there is a bad. For every bad there is a good. It's a false world in which you live. You need to awaken to this truth.
Be aware of yourself, always. The world goes through its own karma. It has absolutely nothing to do with you. You belong to God. Everything you see is God. #Quote by Robert Adams
Nonduality quotes by Akemi G
#58. We are One in spirit, omnipresent and all-knowing, and at the same time, we are individual souls, each with unique attributes. #Quote by Akemi G
Nonduality quotes by Joan Tollifson
#59. Meditation is a social and political act. Listening and not-doing are actions far more powerful than most of us have yet begun to realize. #Quote by Joan Tollifson
Nonduality quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#60. Spiritual enlightenment includes the realization that there is no 'there' to go to, and no one to go. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Nonduality quotes by Justin Stone
#62. Advaita" in Sanskrit means "Non-Duality." This is a difficult concept for most people as we look about us and see multiple objects. But what we see are only transformations not permanent forms, whether we are speaking of a chair, a tree, or a human being. Each exists provisionally, but is certainly not lasting. One day the tree may become the chair and the human body will be eaten by worms. The "I" that observes all this may disappear and become another "I". #Quote by Justin Stone
Nonduality quotes by Gyatrul Rinpoche
#63. The foundational Vajrakilaya is the sun shining in the sky behind the clouds. The path Vajrakilaya is the removal of the clouds from the sky through the force of wind and rain, or whatever; it is the path of method and wisdom, combined. And the resultant Vajrakilaya is the nature of your mind, the nature of your rigpa, which is the same mind as the mind of the primordial buddha, Kuntuzangpo. The path Vajrakilaya is the removal of the adventitious veil of obscuration that covers rigpa. Applying the method by practicing generation stage (kyerim) and completion stage (dzogrim), accumulating merit and purifying negative karma, removing that veil, is the path. The result is realizing that ones own self nature is buddha. So the result is the same as the foundation. In the beginning you are buddha, and in the end you are buddha. #Quote by Gyatrul Rinpoche
Nonduality quotes by Dainin Katagiri
#65. Detachment doesn't mean you should ignore form; it means you have to attach to form through and through. A form may bother you, but you need form because you love truth, you love peace, you love life itself. #Quote by Dainin Katagiri
Nonduality quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#66. Upon entering into the divine domain of transcendence, all these religious founders truly felt that they had accessed the true meaning of the universe, while in reality, what they had access to, in that state of mind, was their inner self. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Nonduality quotes by Adi Shankaracharya
#67. The Soul appears to be finite because of ignorance. When ignorance is destroyed the Self which does not admit of any multiplicity truly reveals itself by itself: like the Sun when the clouds pass away. #Quote by Adi Shankaracharya
Nonduality quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#68. The non-dual state shows the true oneness of all creatures in this universe. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Nonduality quotes by Enza Vita
#69. Whatever experiences we may come across in our spiritual journey we are not any of those experiences but rather the one who is witnessing them, the pure awareness cognizing them without thought. #Quote by Enza Vita
Nonduality quotes by Anam Thubten
#70. Paradise is not some kind of enchanted land filled with flowers and music. It is not some kind of spiritual Disneyland. Paradise is our primordial pure consciousness, which is free of all limitations but embodies the infinity of the divine. #Quote by Anam Thubten
Nonduality quotes by Ilie Cioara
#71. Life is perpetual freshness, in permanent movement,
As such, we need to be the same way;
A childlike innocence is requested by Existence,
Every time, in every circumstance – a priceless purity. #Quote by Ilie Cioara
Nonduality quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#72. In your usual state of consciousness, there is a separate quale experience of everything you observe. But when you transcend into the domain of absolute divinity, all your qualia get mixed up. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Nonduality quotes by Bert McCoy
#73. To see the positive or not to see the positive, this is the question. #Quote by Bert McCoy
Nonduality quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#74. Spirituality destroys the ego. Religion strengthens it. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Nonduality quotes by Loch Kelly
#75. The big realization when we go beyond the ego is simply seeing that we've always been ok. #Quote by Loch Kelly
Nonduality quotes by Connie Zweig
#76. The Taoists realized that no single concept or value could be considered absolute or superior. If being useful is beneficial, the being useless is also beneficial. The ease with which such opposites may change places is depicted in a Taoist story about a farmer whose horse ran away.

His neighbor commiserated only to be told, "Who knows what's good or bad?" It was true. The next day the horse returned, bringing with it a drove of wild horses it had befriended in its wanderings. The neighbor came over again, this time to congratulate the farmer on his windfall. He was met with the same observation: "Who knows what is good or bad?" True this time too; the next day the farmer's son tried to mount one of the wild horses and fell off, breaking his leg. Back came the neighbor, this time with more commiserations, only to encounter for the third time the same response, "Who knows what is good or bad?" And once again the farmer's point was well taken, for the following day soldiers came by commandeering for the army and because of his injury, the son was not drafted.

According to the Taoists, yang and yin, light and shadow, useful and useless are all different aspects of the whole, and the minute we choose one side and block out the other, we upset nature's balance. If we are to be whole and follow the way of nature, we must pursue the difficult process of embracing the opposites. #Quote by Connie Zweig
Nonduality quotes by Thupten Jinpa
#77. Come here, I shall bless you within nonduality; #Quote by Thupten Jinpa
Nonduality quotes by Joan Tollifson
#78. The wonder of life is in presence, it's not in the scenery that happens to be showing up. That's why you can be looking at the Grand Canyon and feel miserable, or you can be looking at trash blowing down the street and feel ecstasy. The wonder, the ecstasy, the joy, the beauty is in the quality of the looking. It's in the presence. If you're looking at the Grand Canyon and thinking that you've wasted your whole life, you'll probably feel miserable. If you're looking at trash in the gutter and you're totally present and open and not caught up in thinking, you'll feel wonderfully alive. #Quote by Joan Tollifson
Nonduality quotes by Amit Ray
#79. Brahman is the ultimate reality; it is simultaneously Saguna and Nirguna; divisions are due to ignorance. Mind and intellect can never catch hold of it; they have only one option and that is to merge with it. #Quote by Amit Ray
Nonduality quotes by Stephen Levine
#80. We have allowed ourselves very little space for not-knowing. Very seldom do we have the wisdom not-to-know, to lay the mind open to deeper understanding. When confusion occurs in the mind, we identify with it and say we are confused…Confusion arises because we fight against our not-knowing, which experiences each moment afresh without preconceptions or expectations. #Quote by Stephen Levine
Nonduality quotes by John Blofeld
#81. Samsara is the universal flux wherein beings are doomed to wander for as long as the ego-born delusion of independent existence persists, our world being but an infinitesimal fraction of the whole. Nirvana is the ultimate being-non-being beyond human conception and not to be attained until the last shred of ego-delusion has been discarded. Yet samsara and Nirvana are not two! There is no going from one to the other, nor are there any individual beings to make the journey; there is only a falling away of illusion, a sudden recognition of things as they really are, a revelation of the true nature of the self and of all selves that ever could be. To employ a simple analogy - a child born and reared in a pitch-dark room must conceive of his surroundings as devoid of colour and visual form; then light appears and everything seems gloriously different; yet the room is the same, nothing has changed but the child's conception of his surroundings. #Quote by John Blofeld
Nonduality quotes by Ken Wilber
#82. That all opposites - such as mass and energy, subject and object, life and death - are so much each other that they are perfectly inseparable, still strikes most of us as hard to believe. But this is only because we accept as real the boundary line between the opposites. It is, recall, the boundaries themselves which create the seeming existence of separate opposites. To put it plainly, to say that "ultimate reality is a unity of opposites" is actually to say that in ultimate reality there are no boundaries. Anywhere. #Quote by Ken Wilber
Nonduality quotes by Dennis Waite
#83. Advaita, being the non-dual reality, necessarily points to the essential truth in all religions. Paula Marvelly points out that: 'All religions and faiths contain an esoteric heart, a mystical belief that I AM is in fact synonymous with God.' (Ref. 353) As Gandhi said: 'If the same divinity constitutes the core of all individuals, they cannot but be equal. Further, divinity in one person cannot in any way be unjust to the same divinity in another person.' (Ref. 215) Sayings from the bible such as those of God to Moses ('I am that I am' ) or of Christ ('The kingdom of heaven is within you') express the fundamental truth of Advaita, the non-dual reality of Brahman. #Quote by Dennis Waite
Nonduality quotes by Jean Klein
#84. When timeless moments solicit you, accept the invitation. Go deep within it, until you find yourself in your absence. #Quote by Jean Klein
Nonduality quotes by Nisargadatta Maharaj
#85. When you go deep inside nothing is all there is. There is no 'I am'. The 'I am' merges in the Absolute. #Quote by Nisargadatta Maharaj
Nonduality quotes by Balajinnatha Pandita
#86. Theistic absolutism and realism are the basic ontological principles of Kashmir Shaivism. In this philosophy everything that exists is real, and yet is spiritual as well, because everything is the manifestation of an absolute reality, described as pure, eternal, and infinite Consciousness. According to the ancient authors of this philosophy, the essential features of Consciousness are Its infinite, divine, and joyful vitality, and the inclination to manifest Its powers of creation, preservation, dissolution, obscuration, and revelation. The vibrant, creative quality is the divine essence of God. Consciousness is also described as luminous. It illuminates Itself and is always aware of Itself and everything within It.

The ancient masters refer in various ways to this One creative force out of which everything emerges. It is known most commonly as the Ultimate, Absolute Reality, Consciousness, Paramasiva, and God. Yet, according to Kashmir Shaivism, Paramasiva cannot be fully described or clearly thought over because, being infinite in nature, He cannot be confined to any thinking or speaking ability. No words can fully describe Him, no mind can correctly think about Him, and no understanding can perfectly understand Him. This is His absoluteness, and Kashmir Shaivism considers this absoluteness to be one of His key attributes. Because the Absolute cannot be fathomed with the intellect or through ordinary logical reasoning and philosophical speculation, the ancient ma #Quote by Balajinnatha Pandita
Nonduality quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#87. To know joy one must go much deeper. Joy is not mere sensation. It requires extraordinary refinement of the mind, but not the refinement of the self that gathers more and more to itself. Such a self, such a man, can never understand this state of joy in which the enjoyer is not. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Nonduality quotes by Liezi
#88. Once you transcend the external differences, anything can be merged with anything. #Quote by Liezi
Nonduality quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#89. This is the nonduality principle of Buddhism: there is nothing to throw away. If a person has never suffered, he or she will never be able to know happiness. If a person does not know what hunger is, he or she will never know the joy of eating every day. Thus pain and suffering are a necessary condition of our understanding, of our happiness. #Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh
Nonduality quotes by Jean Klein
#90. In silent surrender there is bliss and prayer without request or demand. There is no doer, experiencer, lover or beloved. There is only a divine current. You see that the very act of welcoming is itself the solution to the problem and the action which follows your comprehension is very straightforward. When you become familiar with the act of surrender, truth will solicit you unsought. #Quote by Jean Klein
Nonduality quotes by Banani Ray
#91. Om is the presence which steals away. It steals away the ordinary mundane existence of strife, struggle and duality; it steals away anxiety, aggression, fear, grief and sorrow; it steals away the debris of anger, hatred, confusion and ignorance, to fill us with the nectar of joy, immortality and life eternal. #Quote by Banani Ray
Nonduality quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#92. To think that you are living life, even though you still haven't realized nondual awakening, is like thinking that you are eating a mostly sweet, partially bitter - or vice versa - apple, while all you are doing is licking a photocopy of a picture of an apple seed. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Nonduality quotes by Paul Brunton
#93. The philosophic outlook rises above all sectarian controversy. It finds its own position not only by appreciating and synthesizing what is solidly based in the rival sects but also by capping them all with the keystone of nonduality. #Quote by Paul Brunton
Nonduality quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#94. Mind is the altar, mind is the temple, mind is the lord and mind is the gospel. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Nonduality quotes by Amit Ray
#95. Quantum attention function is like a virtual mirror which brings time in timelessness, states in statelessness, forms in formlessness and locality in non-locality. #Quote by Amit Ray
Nonduality quotes by Francis Lucille
#96. We are one huge universe speaking and listening to itself. #Quote by Francis Lucille
Nonduality quotes by Joan Tollifson
#97. Habit has two parts, Toni [Packer] says. There is the habit itself (finger biting, smoking, drinking, whatever), and there is the observer who wants to stop, who is also a habit. And there is the conflict, the battle between the desire to indulge, which is an escape from what is, and the desire to stop, which is also a movement away from what is. #Quote by Joan Tollifson
Nonduality quotes by Joan Tollifson
#98. True freedom is the willingness for life to be as it is, no matter how it appears. This willingness is expressed in the Abrahamic religions as "Thy will be done." Paradoxically, in completely accepting everything just as it is, there is space for something truly new and creative to enter the picture. And this space is never not here. #Quote by Joan Tollifson
Nonduality quotes by Zhuangzi
#99. You forget your feet when the shoes are comfortable. You forget your waist when the belt is comfortable. Understanding forgets right and wrong when the mind is comfortable. There is no change in what is inside, no following what is outside, when the adjustment to events is comfortable. You begin with what is comfortable and never experience what is uncomfortable when you know the comfort of forgetting what is comfortable. #Quote by Zhuangzi
Nonduality quotes by Pema Chodron
#100. One evening Milarepa returned to his cave after gathering firewood, only to find it filled with demons. They were cooking his food, reading his books, sleeping in his bed. They had taken over the joint. He knew about nonduality of self and other, but he still didn't quite know how to get these guys out of his cave. Even though he had the sense that they were just a projection of his own mind - all the unwanted parts of himself - he didn't know how to get rid of them. So first he taught them the dharma. He sat on this seat that was higher than they were and said things to them about how we are all one. He talked about compassion and shunyata and how poison is medicine. Nothing happened. The demons were still there. Then he lost his patience and got angry and ran at them. They just laughed at him. Finally, he gave up and just sat down on the floor, saying, "I'm not going away and it looks like you're not either, so let's just live here together." At that point, all of them left except one. Milarepa said, "Oh, this one is particularly vicious." (We all know that one. Sometimes we have lots of them like that. Sometimes we feel that's all we've got.) He didn't know what to do, so he surrendered himself even further. He walked over and put himself right into the mouth of the demon and said, "Just eat me up if you want to." Then that demon left too. #Quote by Pema Chodron
Nonduality quotes by TeZa Lord
#101. Love is the weapon of mass illumination. #Quote by TeZa Lord
Nonduality quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#102. Non-duality has been the root of all religious movements on this planet. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Nonduality quotes by Thomas Metzinger
#103. However, questions arise. Are there people who aren't naive realists, or special situations in which naive realism disappears? My theory - the self-model theory of subjectivity - predicts that as soon as a conscious representation becomes opaque (that is, as soon as we experience it as a representation), we lose naive realism. Consciousness without naive realism does exist. This happens whenever, with the help of other, second-order representations, we become aware of the construction process - of all the ambiguities and dynamical stages preceding the stable state that emerges at the end. When the window is dirty or cracked, we immediately realize that conscious perception is only an interface, and we become aware of the medium itself. We doubt that our sensory organs are working properly. We doubt the existence of whatever it is we are seeing or feeling, and we realize that the medium itself is fallible. In short, if the book in your hands lost its transparency, you would experience it as a state of your mind rather than as an element of the outside world. You would immediately doubt its independent existence. It would be more like a book-thought than a book-perception. Precisely this happens in various situations - for example, In visual hallucinations during which the patient is aware of hallucinating, or in ordinary optical illusions when we suddenly become aware that we are not in immediate contact with reality. Normally, such experiences make us think something is wrong #Quote by Thomas Metzinger
Nonduality quotes by Jean Klein
#104. You want me to talk about love, to give you a hold, something to feel, to admire or obtain. I will not give you a straw to grasp, and in this emptiness you will be taken by yourself. You are love so don't try to be a lover. #Quote by Jean Klein
Nonduality quotes by Joan Halifax
#105. The roots of all living things are tied together. Deep in the ground of being, they tangle and embrace. This understanding is expressed in the term nonduality. If we look deeply, we find that we do not have a separate self-identity, a self that does not include sun and wind, earth and water, creatures and plants, and one another. #Quote by Joan Halifax

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