Posted by: Stephen Paul | October 17, 2014

You’re invited to this bon fire

Everybody is invited to this bon fire.
Throw all your questions.
Throw all the answers as well.
Throw all your cares.
Have that much courage.
Say I have no time for answers anymore.
Put everything into this fire.
And do it now also.
This is the instant way.
Throw everything now.
No practice,
No philosophy.
But who can do it, you see?
Be willing to be completely empty.
Don’t even be a woman.
Don’t be a seeker.
Don’t be anything.
Don’t say any more prayers.
Don’t chant any more mantras.
Don’t go on any more pilgrimages.
Leave everything, because up till now even your seeking is an avoidance, another excuse of your mind not to discover the ever-present truth.
Our minds want to say a lot about truth.
But nothing it says is true.
You are here before the mind.
You know it’s ways.
This is why I say
throw everything in the fire right now.
It seems very drastic, my words,
but they are totally powerful.
Why keep walking around with the mind on your back?
Put him down and walk away free.

~ Mooji

Posted by: Stephen Paul | September 30, 2014

Conscious of being conscious

Here is another way of finding inner space: become conscious of being conscious. Say or think ‘I Am’ and add nothing to it. Be aware of the stillness that follows the I Am. Sense your presence, the naked, unveiled, unclothed beingness. It is untouched by young or old, rich or poor, good or bad, or any other attributes.

Eckhart Tolle

Posted by: Stephen Paul | September 22, 2014

Let reality be reality


Posted by: Stephen Paul | September 14, 2014

It’s a laugh!

Bodhidharma laughed for seven days when he became enlightened — nonstop. His friends became very worried; they thought he had gone insane. They asked him, “What is the matter? Why are you laughing?”

He said, “I am laughing because now I see the whole ridiculousness of my search. I have been searching for lives together for the truth, and it has always been within me. What I was searching for was in the seeker himself. I was looking everywhere and it was within me. I was running hither and thither and there was no need to run anywhere. I could have just calmed myself down, and it was mine. It has always been mine. From the very beginning it was within me. It is my innermost being, my very being.

“The seeker is the sought — that’s why I am laughing. I cannot believe how I could remain in such a deception for so long, how I managed to be such a fool. And I am also laughing because I see all around millions of people searching in the same way — searching for bliss, for God, for truth, for nirvana — and all that they are searching and seeking and looking for can be found within themselves. There is no need to go anywhere. There is no need to do anything. Just close your eyes and look within, and the kingdom of God is yours. Hence, I cannot stop laughing.”


Posted by: Stephen Paul | September 6, 2014

The Presence at the core of your being

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | August 27, 2014

The peak of consciousness

Posted by: Stephen Paul | August 21, 2014

Moving through this mindfield

As you can walk
through a busy marketplace
and not touch or speak
to a single person,
in the same way you can move through this mind field
and yet not get entangled
with any thought activity.
Such a one moves
without trace
and is called a Buddha.


Posted by: Stephen Paul | August 19, 2014

Now is right on time

Posted by: Stephen Paul | August 18, 2014

Relax right now

Let go of what has passed.

Let go of what may come.

Let go of what is happening now.

Don’t try to figure anything out.

Don’t try to make anything happen.

Relax, right now, and rest.


Posted by: Stephen Paul | August 17, 2014

Lost time?


On many an idle day have I grieved over lost time (from Gitanjali)

By Rabindranath Tagore
(1861 – 1941)

English version by Rabindranath Tagore


On many an idle day have I grieved over lost time. But it is never lost, my lord. Thou hast taken every moment of my life in thine own hands.
Hidden in the heart of things thou art nourishing seeds into sprouts, buds into blossoms, and ripening flowers into fruitfulness.
I was tired and sleeping on my idle bed and imagined all work had ceased. In the morning I woke up and found my garden full with wonders of flowers.

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