A Quote by Bodhidharma on tao, seeking, and self

Someone who seeks the Way doesn't look beyond himself.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on test, search, seeking, dreams, and purpose

“Continue in the direction of the Pyramids”, said the alchemist. “And continue to pay heed to the omens. Your heart is still capable of showing you where the treasure is.”

“Is that the one thing I still need to know?”

“No”, the alchemist answered. “What you still need to know is this: before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.’

“Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.”

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on awakening, desire, and seeking

When you demand nothing of the world, nor of God, when you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the Supreme State will come to you uninvited and unexpected

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on seeking, mind, self, and practice

There is nothing to practice. To know yourself, be yourself. To be yourself, stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let your true nature emerge. Don't disturb your mind with seeking.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Henry Miller on miracles and seeking

Don't look for miracles. You yourself are the miracle.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

Contributed by: li'l p

A Quote by Jeanette Berson on seeking, thirst, water, and living large

Don't drink by the water's edge. Throw yourself in! Become the water. Only then will your thirst end.

Jeanette Berson

Contributed by: li'l p

A Quote by Ramana Maharshi on grace, god, seeking, and ramana maharshi

“If you seek the grace of God with your whole heart,
Then you may be assured that the grace of god
is also seeking you.”

Sri Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi

Source: Sir Ramana Maharshi

Contributed by: Miles

A Quote by unknown on universe, self, seeking, truth, love, light being, wisdom, knowledge, and infinity

As soon as you seek something from the disconnect yourself from it.


Contributed by: Jonathan

A Quote by Adyashanti on awaken, radiant emptiness, seeking, attention, and awake silence

All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.


Source: Adyashanti

Contributed by: Meredith

A Quote by Vincent van Gogh on art, artist, seeking, and finding

Mauve takes offense at my having said, "I am an artist" - which I do not take back, because that word included, of course, the meaning: always seeking without absolutely finding.  As far as I know, that word means: "I am seeking, I am striving, I am in with all my heart."

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

Contributed by: k8et

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