Saturday, 14 February 2015


Sex is an acquired habit. Go beyond. As long as your focus is on the body, you will remain in the clutches of food and sex, fear and death. Find yourself and be free. p.217

You are always seeking pleasure, avoiding pain, always after happiness and peace. Don't you see that it is your very search for happiness that makes you feel miserable? Try the other way: indifferent to pain and pleasure, neither asking, nor refusing, give all your attention to the level on which 'I am' is timelessly present. Soon you will realise that peace and happiness are in your very nature and it is only seeking them through some particular channels, that disturbs. p.240

- desires fulfilled breed more desires. Keeping away from all desires and contentment in what comes by itself is a very fruitful state - a precondition to the state of fulness...freedom from desires is bliss. p.249

When you know that you lack nothing, that all there is, is you and yours, desire ceases. p.259

Whatever may be the situation, if it is acceptable, it is pleasant. If it is not acceptable, it is painful. p.277

As the acceptance of pain is the denial of the self, and the self stands in the way of true happiness, the wholehearted acceptance of pain releases the springs of happiness. p.278

Don't anticipate and don't regret, and there will be no pain. It is memory and imagination that cause suffering. p.279

A man's desire for a woman is innocence itself compared to the lusting for an everlasting personal bliss. p.299

You must unlearn everything. God is the end of all desire and knowledge....All desires must be given up, because by desiring you take the shape of your desires. When no desires remain, you revert to your natural state. p.336

Q. How am I to practise desirelessness?
NM. No need to practice. No need of any acts of renunciation. Just turn your mind away, that is all. Desire is merely the fixation of the mind on an idea. Get it out of its groove by denying it attention. p.338

Whatever you think about with desire or fear appears before you as real. p.344

To understand suffering, you must go beyond pain and pleasure. p.383

Cease from looking for happiness and reality in a dream and you will wake up. You need not know all the 'why' and 'how', there is no end to questions. Abandon all desires, keep your mind silent and you shall discover. p.453

It is desire that causes repetition. There is no recurrence where desire is not. p.454

Desire is of the past, fear is of the future. p.454

Each pleasure is wrapped in pain. p.455

The right state and use of the body and the mind are intensely pleasant. It is the search for pleasure that is wrong. Do not try to make yourself happy, rather question your very search for happiness. It is because you are not happy that you want to be happy. Find out why you are unhappy. p.468

....pleasure is a distraction and a nuisance, for it merely increases the false conviction that one needs to have and to do things to be happy when in reality it is just the opposite. p.486f

Do not be afraid of freedom from desire and fear. It enables you to live a life so different from all you know, so much more intense and interesting, that, truly, by losing all you gain all. p.505

When the centre of selfishness is no longer, all desires for pleasure and fear of pain cease; there is pure intensity, inexhaustible energy, the ecstasy of giving from a perennial source. p.511

Desirelessness is the highest bliss. p.49


Whatever work you have undertaken-complete it. Do not take up new tasks, unless it is called for by a concrete situation of suffering and relief from suffering. Find yourself first, and endless blessings will follow. Nothing profits the world as much as the abandoning of profits. p.145f

Go within, without swerving, without ever looking outward. p.145

When you are dead earnest, you bend every incident, every second of your life to your purpose. You do not waste time and energy on other things. p.119

Whatever you do for the sake of truth, will take you to truth. Only be earnest and honest. The shape it takes hardly matters....Mere longing, undiluted by thought and action, pure, concentrated longing, will take you speedily to your goal. It is the motive that matters, not the manner....Who has not the daring will not accept the real even when offered. Unwillingness born out of fear is the only obstacle p.172

If the seeker is earnest, the light can be given. The light is for all and always there, but the seekers are few, and among those few, those who are ready are very few, and among those few, those who are ready are very rare. Ripeness of heart and mind is indispensable. p.194

Assiduously investigate everything that crosses your field of attention. With practice the field will broaden and investigation deepen, until they become spontaneous and limitless. p.379

There must be immense longing for truth, or absolute faith in the Guru. Believe me, there is no goal, nor a way to reach it (Truth is a pathless land - JK) You are the way and the goal, there is nothing else to reach except yourself. p.380

Compassion is the foundation of earnestness. Compassion for yourself and others, born of suffering, your own and others. p.433

Earnestness, not perfection, is a precondition to self-realisation. Virtues and powers come with realisation, not before. p.434

Earnestness is not a yearning for the fruits of one's endeavours. It is an expression of an inner shift of interest away from the false, the unessential, the personal. p.456

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