There is beauty that you have not seen.
There is sound that carries consciousness into heavenly spheres.
There is fragrance more exquisite than the rarest incense.
There is joy that expands beyond ecstasy and dissolves the seeds of suffering.
You deserve to experience all these treasures and manifest their significance to all humanity.
Joy of Being
A whole lifetime may not be enough time to find happiness; a whole career may not be enough time to succeed.
What we have learned to call progress may actually be a process of acquisition and destruction that only depletes resources.
“How it is” need not be “how it will be.”
The final responsibility is yours. If you think that change will come by doing what someone else has told you to do, if you try to follow a plan that an author imposes on you, you will never fulfill your own destiny. Instead, stay with your own understanding. By cultivating awareness, and concentration and energy, you will touch the integrity of your own being and take control of your own life.
Mastering Successful Work
Genuine willingness is not squeezed out of us; it is not a question of being docile or following orders.
It is inspired and inspiring, and it comes from inside.
To say “I know” is to say, I stop here.
How much and in what ways do you value knowledge?
Do you think can liberate you from ignorance and suffering?
To what extent does the quest for knowledge narrow down to thought games, a desire for personal gain, and the status of being a possessor of knowledge?
Is there something beyond that?
Can there be a depth of understanding that is not owned by someone, understanding that opens to new dimensions?
Is that kind of knowledge possible for us today?
Is it possible for you?
Lotus Language p 195
We need to take care of ourselves internally, to learn to take ease, open up, and be more balanced.
We have a greater purpose than following the latest sensation.
We need to embody knowledge–to feel good and feel joy, to free ourselves from the toxins and residues of poison we have been feeding ourselves for so long.
Lotus Mind p XXI
Eventually you need to learn to see pleasure and pain as equally interesting. This is the real challenge: to rise above pleasure and pain, success and failure.
Teaching from the Heart p 151
As we allow a deep caring to permeate all of our actions, we realize the humble heart is the greatest heart of all.
Skillful Means p 125