All the causes of human confusion and discontentment – desire, greed, envy, anger, pride, fear etc. – are not independent phenomena but merely the various manifestations of the identified ego. And the great joke is that the identified “me” wants to be free of these things to ‘enjoy’ that enlightenment which cannot come about except by the anniihilation of that very “me”!
” It is part of our nature to love and to be loved. It is part of our nature to long to know more and to continue to learn. Our knowledge of the world continues to grow. There are frontiers where we are learning , and our desire for knowledge burns. They are in the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, at the origins of the cosmos, in the nature of time, in the phenomenon of black holes, and in the workings of our own thought processes. Here on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of what we do not know, shines the mystery and the beauty of life. And it’s breathtaking.”
“Remember, whatever the final verdict turns out to be, its summary will be unconditional love. That is our avatar of the future, because love is the unifying energy field that mobilizes the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual resources in the caring and sharing with one another.”
“The day will come when,
after harnessing the winds, the tides and graviation,
we shall harness for God the energies of love.
And on that day,
for the second time in the history of the world,
man will have discovered fire.”
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
“When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed, say… there is another way of looking at this”
Mastery of life is not a question of of control, but of finding a balance between “human’ and ‘being’.