A Quote by Jisho Warner on zen, tao, flow, nondualism, wholeness, and holism

We are an endless moving stream in an endless moving stream.     

Jisho Warner


Contributed by: gary

A Quote by Albert Low on buddha, buddhism, human, diagnosis, gospel, separation, and nondualism

The good news is that we are Buddha.
The bad news is that all beings are Buddha.
The sickness of being human is the sickness of wanting to be unique.

Albert Low

Source: Tradition and Transitions

Contributed by: gary

A Quote by Tsoknyi Rinpoche on buddhism, rigpa, dzogchen, nondualism, and clinging

What is the difference between the real state of rigpa and the imitation?
Check whether or not there is any clinging, any sense of keeping hold of something. With conceptual rigpa you notice a sense of trying to keep a state, trying to maintain a state, trying to nurture a state. There is a sense of hope or fear and also a sense of being occupied. Understand? The keeping means there’s a sense of protecting, of not wanting to lose it, in the back of the mind. This is not bad, it’s good, and for some people there’s no way around training like that in the beginning. Through training in this way, that conceptual aspect becomes increasingly refined and clarified.

So you practice more, more, more. Now you have more of a sense of openness, but still you’re holding this openness. All right, then, let the openness go. Let’s say that after two months you let it go. But still you’re staying within the openness—so then you practice letting go of the staying. And somehow there is still a remnant of wanting to achieve it again. So you let that go as well, and slowly again let it go, let it go, until you become very much “just there,” and finally very free and easy.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche


Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Dennis Waite on advaita, vedanta, sanskrit, and nondualism

The full title of the philosophy is 'Advaita Vedanta'.   'Vedanta' simply means that it derives from the scriptures that form the last part of the Vedas, the four sacred texts of the Hindu religion.  The literal meaning is 'the end of knowledge', in the sense of being the highest knowledge one can attain.  It is not itself a religion, however—there are no churches or priests.  The first part of the Vedas does contain rituals and so on but Advaita does not itself rely on these.

Advaita is an extremely simple philosophy. Its complete essence is summed up in its Sanskrit name: a - not, dvaita - two.  In a very real sense, there is no need for a book to explain it.  It can be summed up in a single sentence.

            There are not two things.

Dennis Waite

Source: The Book of One: The Spiritual Path of Advaita, Pages: 16

Contributed by: J.K.

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