To understand oneself profoundly, one needs balance. Neither renunciation nor acquiescence.
If you wish to be free, know you are the Self, the witness of all these, the heart of awareness. Set your body aside, sit in your own awareness. You will at once be happy, forever still, forever free.
All the lights of the world cannot be compared even to a ray of inner light of the Self.
The best way to find your self is to lose yourself in the service of others… All other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.
Any caterpillar who tried to “know himself” would never become a butterfly.
When your sense of self is no longer tied to thought, is no longer conceptual, there is a depth of feeling, of sensing, of compassion, of loving, that was not there when you were trapped in mental concepts. You are that depth.