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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

20 Sep
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The peace you claim to have found is very brittle, any little thing can crack it. What you call peace is only absence of disturbance. It is hardly worth the name. The real peace cannot be disturbed. Can you claim a peace of mind that is unassailable ?

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 142

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

17 Sep
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When the mind is kept away from its preoccupations, it becomes quiet. If you do not disturb this quiet and stay in it, you find that it is permeated with a light and a love you have never known, and yet you recognize it at once as your own nature. Once you have passed through this experience, you will never be the same man again; the unruly mind may break its peace and obliterate its vision; but it is bound to return, provided the effort is sustained; until the day when all bonds are broken, delusions and attachments end and life becomes supremely concentrated in the present.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 308

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

8 Sep
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To exist means to be something, a thing, a feeling, a thought, an idea. All existence is particular. Only being is universal, in the sense that every being is compatible with every other being. Existences clash, being – never. Existence means becoming, change, birth and death and birth again, while in being there is silent peace.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 62

Sri Ramana Maharishi

1 Sep
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….Yes. Complete surrender is impossible in the beginning. Partial surrender is certainly possible for all. In course of time that will lead to complete surrender. Well, if surrender is impossible, what can be done ? There is no peace of mind. You are helpless to bring it about. It can be done only by surrender.

— Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 195