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April 22 2017

Remain natural, spontaneous. No need to force concentration of the mind.
If fear arises then thats That, if happiness arises that's That.
Inclusive awareness of the present moment.
Let what comes come.
Let what goes go.
Find out what remains.
— RM
Reposted bynothingiseverythingJessSilente

April 19 2017

Sjedni u tišini, zatvori oči, opusti tijelo, diši smireno, posmatraj misli. Budi fokusiran bez napora. Dok dišeš, izgovaraj tiho ili u sebi molitvu. Ne moras nastojati da odagnas od sebe rastresajuće misli, budi miran

April 18 2017


591: s yt

If you're chasing happiness, it will be running away from you. Happiness is a byproduct of a productive day; it's not and shouldn't be a goal, but rather something that happens spontaneously
Reposted bynothingiseverythingstonerr

April 16 2017

Are you dismissing the value of practice?

Robert: Yes.

Rick: You would tell people not to bother with practices of any kind?

Robert: That’s right, if I had to put it that way, I would put it that way. Because again, as I say, any kind of practice has the idea that there is something that is going to take place in the future as a result of this practice. And so, we apply those kinds of ideas to the idea of awakening but we need not do that. In fact, that’s going to create problems. You can’t escape what it is you are looking for. It’s here now.

Rick: But obviously, the vast majority of the 7 billion people in the world aren’t living it. We would have to ask why?

Robert: Somehow, we’ve heard about this subject, maybe we’ve read Siddhartha or something like that; and it’s inspired us to want to know more about this matter of enlightenment. And so, we might get involved in some kind of practice or whatever but it isn’t the practice that is the key thing. The key thing is the really deep interest in the subject and wanting to really penetrate through to the truth. You’ll find your way there when the sincerity is deeply present. You know, some people are interested in these matters and some people aren’t.
For some people, it’s there and for some people it’s not. And I think that what probably might be an inspiration is what one reads or what one hears or better yet what one sees in the lives of people who are living this life. You and I know a lot of people who talk about it and write about it and it’s questionable whether they are really living it. There is something operating here and we have an idea that there’s this me that is doing the operating, that’s in control. When we see through the illusion of the me, we recognize that there is something that we really ultimately have no control over.

July 06 2015

Pravo iskustvo jeste odrzavanje balansa u sred iskustva, dok ravnodusnost znaci povlacenje, neobracanje paznje, usljed straha. 
— JC (aPwH)

June 28 2015


But I stayed with the practice, no matter what. And this is what each one of you must do. I remember that there were times when I could no longer breathe, times when all went dark before my eyes, times when I thought I was going to pass out.

But even then I refused to give in to my old self-centered patterns of behavior. I did not try to adjust the practice to do it my way. I stuck with the simple practice that was given to me. I cannot stress enough to you theabsolute importance of sticking to your practice no matter what.

No adjustment is required, no calculation is needed.

I went through the same thing that you are going through now, so I can tell you from personal experience what you must do. You must give your life to this, and refuse to let anything, any thoughts, ideas, attitudes, get in your way. Your “yes” must be open. Your resolve must be of steel.

— RS
Relax without laziness
Focus without tension
Perceive without projecting
Witness without judging
Enjoy without craving

Reflect without imagining
Love without condition
Give without demanding
Receive without possessing
Serve without self-seeking
Challenge without dominating
Meditate without identity
Correct without blaming
Overcome without pride
Laugh without cynicism
Cry without pity
Confront without hatred
Guide without superiority
Be without self-defining
Live without arrogance
Enter without self-importance
Depart without regret
Be one with God
— M

June 23 2015

A messiah is the one who leaves a mess behind him in this world.

Religions have promised roses but you end up with only thorns.

Going to the pub or the temple is exactly the same; it is quick fix.

All I can guarantee you is that as long as you are searching for happiness, you will remain unhappy.

You eat not food but ideas. What you wear are not clothes, but labels and names.

The plain fact is that if you don’t have a problem, you create one. If you don’t have a problem you don’t feel that you are living.

All experiences however extraordinary they may be are in the area of sensuality.

The body has no independent existence. You are a squatter there.
— UG
 have no biography. This body has a biography, but this is not very important. Why insist on that? You can give your reflections about how it was when you met me and whatever you saw. That you can share, but there is no need of describing what kind of dreams I was into, what kind of dream I carried, now that the person to whom you are talking has no history, has no past and has no future. It is just living into this moment and this is the expression of life. 

You can just write down your reflections. It is very important for the people to understand, that this is just a game. So, don't take it seriously. 
I am not interested in to go with this description of what kind of life I lived, or what kind of meditations I did, and how many gurus I have met. Maybe it is a part of life and l am not saying that I have forgotten it. But it has no meaning at all. I am unknown, still I do not know who I am, because there is no question of knowing who you are, but there is a question of wiping out whom you know as you are and finish the whole thing. Then what remain are your characters that you play, in the day-to-day life. If you ask me, I am a businessman, I go to the factory, I am a husband to my wife, I am a grandfather and father to my children, and that what is, that is all. I play these characters. But I don't know who I am. I am not whatever you call it. I know that I am not, that there is nobody there, that's all
— K.

June 20 2015

Our lives are not our own, we are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.

Freedom, the fatuous jingle of our civilization. But only those of us deprived of it have an inkling of what it really is.


June 19 2015

...deconstruction is mainly affirmation, affirmation. Affirmation does not mean reconstruction; it does not mean position, something positive; it means constant reference to a yes. Yes, I speak to you, I address you, I listen to you. And so it is a thinking of the affirmation. But this affirmation is not simply reconstruction. When you use the word "reconstruction" in a given context of course, you imply that something which is precious to you has been threatened or destroyed, and you have to simply rebuild it. But deconstruction is not a matter of rebuilding. It is a matter of going further, displacing, changing, changing the world, or changing society, changing the state of things, in terms of human rights, for instance; it is not simply reconstructing. It is constructing something else, something other, and in that sense, deconstruction is — if it is — an ethics. I am a little wary of the word ethics, as I am a little suspicious about the word reconstruction — deconstruction too [they carry so many assumptions]. Nevertheless, if you call this an ethics of affirmation, it implies that you are attentive to otherness, to the alterity of the other, to something new and other. This is why when you refer to, for instance, democracy, you have to speak of democracy today. Because the very concept of human rights has an essential link to an ideal of democracy, I immediately add democracy to come — not democracy as we know it today, not democracy as a reliable state of things in our wonderful Western society. Democracy has to be improved, and at the core of the idea of democracy there is a promise, there is some openness to the future, and this openness to the future and this openness to the other imply that we do not simply reconstruct. We do not simply reconstruct. This is why, if you leave me the choice of terms, I will always prefer deconstruction to reconstruction. But, to the extent that deconstruction is not destruction.
— JD

June 18 2015

If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”
— DL

My soul is your temple, O Lord,

My actions are your handmaids,

My body is your home,

My senses witness only you,

My sleep is pure meditation on you,

These walking feet are your journey,

Whatever falls from my mouth is prayer to you,

Oh Lord, everything I say and do are worship.

— AS

June 07 2015


Zajednica izvor straha,
a dom leglo prljavštine,
bez doma, bez zajednice
– takav je stav utihnulog.

Ko zatre klicu, a ne uzgaja je,
niti joj plodnost ovjekovječuje,
tog nazivaju utihnulim samcem,
taj je sagledao domet smirenja.

Prodrijevši do dna, kad satre sjeme,
tad čežnja uza nj više ne prianja.
Dokončanje roda utihnuli zre,
krâj premišljanja i prebrojavanja.

A kad upozna sva ta zakloništa,
ne privlači ga više niti jedno.
Ni pristrasan ni gramžljiv, utihnuli
mudrac ne stiče, nego nadilazi.

Kad razborito sve prozre i svlada,
i ničim više nije okaljan,
kad se napokon oslobodi žeđi,
utihnulim ga priznaju mudraci.

Moć mu je mudrost stečena vrlinom;
obuzet radošću zadubljenosti,
oslobođen društva, nesputan strašću
– utihnulim ga priznaju mudraci.

Samotan je i tih je i nerastresen,
ne uzbuđuje ga pohvala, prekor,
kao što ni lava ne straši buka,
kao što se vjetar ne hvata u mrežu,
kao što uz lotos ne prijanja voda;
putokaz drugom, a ne drugi njemu
– utihnulim ga priznaju mudraci.

Tko tkalački stan, postojana potka,
prema pogreškama pruža otpornost
i razlučuje ispravno od krivog
– utihnulim ga priznaju mudraci.

Motreći sebe ne griješi na djelu
ni u mladosti ni u zreloj dobi;
on niti bjesni niti razbješnjava
– utihnulim ga priznaju mudraci.

Tako živi od tuđe milostinje
– bilo sa vrha ili iz sred lonca –
il' od ostatka – nit hvali nit kudi
– utihnulim ga priznaju mudraci.

Tih mudrac odvraćen od spolnog općenja,
bez takvih veza još iz mladih dana,
odvraćenošću razriješen razvrata
– utihnulim ga priznaju mudraci.

Ko spozna svijet, prozre krajnji domjet,
taj može prijeći i rijeku i more.
Kad skrši okov, nesputan i bez strasti
– utihnulim ga priznaju mudraci.

Daleko je dom i skrb za ženu, različit
je način života nesebične dobrote.
Dok svjetovan čovjek ne preza pred ubojstvom,
stišani mudrac štiti sva živa bića.

I kao što nikad plavogrli paun
ne može dostići brzi lijet labuda,
ni svjetovan čovjek ne može doseći
zadubljenost mudraca utihnulog u šumi.

— Sutta nipāta I.12 Muni sutta Utihnuli mudrac

"Kako razumeti, kako postupati,
pa da čovek živi u miru?
Gotama, reci mi — kada te već pitam —
o savršenom čoveku."


"Oslobođen želje pre raspada [ovoga tela],
ne obazirući se na pre i posle, [1]
neodredljiv ni između, [2] ni za čim ne žudi.

Nerazljućen, nezapanjen,
nehvalisav, neuplašen,
dajući savet neusiljen,
on je utihnuli mudrac,
njegov govor potpuno odmeren.

Prijanjanja oslobođen u pogledu budućnosti,
ne tužeći za prošlošću,
osamu uviđa u sred čulnih kontakata. [3]
Ne može zaveden biti mišljenjem nijednim. [4]

Povučen, neobmanut i nezajedljiv,
nepotišten, ni bezorbrazan, neuvredljiv,
u spletke se ne upušta.

Nezatrovan primamljivim stvarima,
nepodlegao sujeti,
blag je, za šalu spreman,
oslobođen ubeđenja i strasti.

Bez nade u materijalnu dobit vežba marljivo,
kad bez nagrade ostane potišten nije.

Neometen željom,
nerukovođen željom,
za užicima on ne juri.

Ravnodušan — uvek — sabran,
sebe on ne obmanjuje kao ravnog,
superiornog, inferiornog, u svetu ovome.
Nijedan hir gordosti njegov nije.

Ničiji hranitelj,
poznajući Dhammu, nezavisan je on;
u kome žudnje nema za bivanjem ili nebivanjem
za toga se kaže utihnuo da je,
čulnim užicima neokrznut,
ništa njega vezati ne može
kad jednom preko vezanosti pređe.

Nema on decu, stoku, pažnjake, njive.
Ničega u njemu nema što prigrabio je ili odbacio,
što sopstvo je ili ne-sopstvo.

Sklonosti nema za koje bi svetovnjaci,
sveštenici ili askete mogli da mu prigovore —
i zato ga ne uznemiruju njihove reči kakve god bile.

Pohlepa iščezla, bez muka,
i utihnuli mudrac o sebi ne govori
među onima koji su viši, ravni mu ili niži.
On, neobmanut, ništa ne čini da druge obmane.

Za onoga za koga ništa na ovom svetu nije njegovo,
ko ne tuži nad onim što njegovo nije,
ko se ne priklanja učenjima, pojavama:
za njega je rečeno da mir je pronašao."

— Sutta nipata IV.10 Purabheda sutta Svojstva utihnulog mudraca

June 04 2015

Amor fati: this is the very core of my being—And as to my prolonged illness, do I not owe much more to it than I owe to my health? To it I owe a higher kind of health, a sort of health which grows stronger under everything that does not actually kill it!—To it, I owe even my philosophy.… Only great suffering is the ultimate emancipator of spirit, for it teaches one that vast suspiciousness which makes an X out of every U, a genuine and proper X, i.e., the antepenultimate letter. Only great suffering; that great suffering, under which we seem to be over a fire of greenwood, the suffering that takes its time—forces us philosophers to descend into our nethermost depths, and to let go of all trustfulness, all good-nature, all whittling-down, all mildness, all mediocrity,—on which things we had formerly staked our humanity.
— F.N.
The goal of man is knowledge. That is the one great ideal placed before us by Eastern philosophy. Not pleasure, but knowledge, is the goal of man. Pleasure and happiness come to an end. It is a mistake to suppose that pleasure is the goal; the cause of all the miseries we have in the world is that men foolishly think pleasure to be the ideal to strive for. After a time a man finds that it is not happiness, but knowledge, towards which he is going, and that both pleasure and pain are great teachers, and that he learns as much from pain as from pleasure. As pleasure and pain pass before his soul, they leave upon it different pictures, and the result of these combined impressions is what is called a man's "character." If you take the character of any man, it really is but the aggregate of tendencies, the sum total of the inclinations of his mind; you will find that misery and happiness are equal factors in the formation of that character. Happiness and misery have an equal share in moulding character, and in some instances misery is a better teacher than happiness. Were one to study the great characters the world has produced, I dare say it would be found, in the vast majority of cases, that misery taught them more than happiness, poverty taught them more than wealth, blows brought out their inner fire more than praise.
— V.
My formula for human greatness is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not in the future, not in the past, not for all eternity. Not only to endure what is necessary, still less to conceal it — all idealism is falseness in the face of necessity — , but to love it..
— F.N.
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