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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

22 Aug
Cover of "I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisar...

Cover of I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

….You can distinguish in your life a pattern or see merely a chain of accidents. Explanations are meant to please the mind. They need not be true. Reality is indefinable and indescribable.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 287

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

11 Aug

The fact of pain is easily brought within the focus of awareness. With suffering it is not that simple. To focus suffering is not enough, for mental life as we know it, is one continuous stream of suffering. To reach the deeper layers of of suffering you must go to its roots and uncover their vast underground underground network, where fear and desire are closely interwoven and the currents of life’s energy oppose, obstruct and destroy each other.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That’, p 278

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com

26 Jul

…our character is defined not by the gifts we’re born with, but by the choices we make as we move through life.

From Greg Hakes blog: http://gregghake.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/what-matters-more-than-your-talents/