Quotes and Sayings
- Meditation is one of the greatest arts in
life - perhaps the greatest, and one cannot possibly learn it from
anybody, that is the beauty of it. It has no technique and therefore
- Freedom comes with self-knowledge, when
the mind goes above and beyond the hindrances it has created for
itself through craving its own security.
- The Foundations will see to it that these
teachings are kept whole, are not distorted, are not made corrupt.
They will not give rise to any sectarian spirit in their
activities... nor create any kind of place of worship around the
teachings or the person.
- What we are always doing is pursuing the
hope and everlastingly being frustrated. If I fail with one hope, I
substitute another, and so I go on and on. And as I do not know how
to approach, how to understand the problem itself, I resort to
various escapes. But if I knew how to approach the problem, then
there is no necessity for hope. So what is important is to find out
how the mind regards the problem.
- Fear is a source of corruption, it is the
beginning of degeneration, and to be free of fear is more important
than any examination or any scholastic degree.
- The mind will always create problems. But
what is essential is that when we make mistakes, when we are in
pain, to meet these mistakes, these pains, without judgment, to look
at them without condemnation, to live with them and to let them go
by. And that can only happen when the mind is in the state of
noncondemnation, without any formula; which means, when the mind is
essentially quiet, when the mind is fundamentally still; then only
is there the comprehension of the problem.
- When the mind is free to observe, to give
full attention - only then is there creative realization.
- It is only creative intelligence, creative
understanding, that can bring to you a new culture, a new world, and
a new happiness.
- A warm heart, a rich, integrated human
being is free - he has no discipline.
- Real affection cannot be brought into
being artificially, you have to feel it.
- Truth comes into being when your mind and
heart are purged of all sense of striving and you are no longer
trying to become somebody; it is there when the mind is very quiet,
listening timelessly to everything that is happening.
- Is it not very important, while we are
young, to be loved, and also to know what it means to love? But it
seems to me that most of us do not love, nor are we loved. And I
think it is essential, while we are young, to go into this problem
very seriously and understand it; for then perhaps we can be
sensitive enough to feel love, to know its quality, its perfume, so
that when we grow older it will not be entirely destroyed.
- Truth must be found, not beyond your
horizon, but in you, in your words, actions, relationships, and
- To listen, one has to have not only a
certain quality of attention but also a sense of affection, a sense
of trying to understand what the other fellow is saying.
Communication is possible at depth only when both of us are
concerned about the same subject, about the same ideas, or concerned
about a certain thing. Then we are both in communication with each