To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.
As you are externally aware, so also you can be inwardly aware of your thoughts and feelings, of your motives and urges, of your prejudices, envies, greed and pride…This outward and inward awareness is a unitary process which brings about a total integration of human understanding.
To understand oneself profoundly, one needs balance. Neither renunciation nor acquiescence.
The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgment.
The guru cannot awaken you; all that he can do is to point out what is. The guru can give you words; he can give you an explanation, the symbols of the mind, but the symbol is not the real, and if you are caught in the symbol, you will never find the way.