Forgetfulness of your real nature is true death; remembrance of it is rebirth… ~ Ramana Maharshi
Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal… ~ Mary Baker Eddy
Strengthen the real nature, build up yourselves, the effulgent, the resplendent, the ever pure, call that up in every one whom you see. I wish that everyone of us had come to such a state that even when we see the vilest of human beings we can see the God within, and instead of condemning, say, ‘Rise, thou effulgent One, rise thou who art always pure, rise thou birthless and deathless, rise almighty, and manifest your nature.’…This is the highest prayer that the Advaita teaches. This is the one prayer: Remembering our nature.
Why does one go out to look for a God?…It is your own heart beating, and you did not know, you were mistaking it for something external. The One, nearest of the near, my own self, the reality of my own life, my body and my soul. I Am Thee and Thou art me. That is your own nature. Assert it, manifest it. Not to become pure, you are pure already. You are not to be perfect, you are that already. Every good thought which you think or act upon is simply tearing the veil, as it were, and the purity, the Infinity, the God behind, manifests itself…the eternal Subject of everything, the eternal Witness in this universe, your own Self… ~ Vivekananda
The soul is not part of the incarnation. It comes into the incarnation. And the soul is not afraid of death because it has done it so many times… ~ Ram Dass
If you can change yourself you will find that no other change is needed. To change the picture you merely change the film, you do not attack the cinema screen! Clarify your mind, purify your heart, sanctify your life…this is the quickest way to a change of your world… ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
I wish neither to possess nor to be possessed. I no longer covet ‘paradise’. More important, I no longer fear ‘hell’. The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning but I did not take it. My ailment came from within myself, but I did not observe it, until this moment. Now I see that I will never find the light unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel, consuming myself… ~ Bruce Lee
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from… ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross