Forgetfulness of your real nature is true death; remembrance of it is rebirth… ~ Ramana Maharshi
God dwells in you, as you, and you don’t have to ‘do’ anything to be God-realized or Self-realized, it is already your true and natural state. Just drop all seeking, turn your attention inward, to the One Self radiating in the Heart of your very being… ~ Ramana Maharshi
Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal… ~ Mary Baker Eddy
In truth, we seek God outside of ourselves until we make the great Discovery…which is that our Heart is the sanctuary where the Lord of the universe dwells in all its glory… ~ Swami Ramdas
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
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
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