Non-duality is the recognition that underlying the multiplicity and diversity of experience there is a single, infinite and indivisible reality, whose nature is pure consciousness, from which all objects and selves derive their apparently independent existence. The recognition of this reality is not only the source of lasting happiness within all people; it is the foundation of peace between individuals, communities and nations, and it must be the basis for any sustainable relationship with the environment.
'Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it'. https://www.ramdass.org/
Born Venkataraman Iyer, Ramana is probably the most well known sage of 20th century India – who had a spontaneous awakening at 16, in his home in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. This awakening was in the form of a “death experience,” triggered by the thought that he was going to die. Even though fear overtook him, but instead of panic, he decided to investigate death:
What dies and what survives? https://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/
'This perpetual longing for happiness—which can, by definition, never be fulfilled because that very search itself denies the happiness that is present in our own being now—condemns us to an endless search in the future and thus perpetuates unhappiness. It is for this reason that the poet said, ‘Most men lead lives of quiet desperation’. https://rupertspira.com/
'The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it'. https://eckharttolle.com/
'Like it or not, you are what you are looking for. And, I'm telling you, your head does not like it. It would much rather become what you are, than be what you are.
We're hyper-conscious of the mental states that seem to forget that we are conscious.
There are five gates: seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, and touching; and then there's the sixth gate that dominates it all. Which gate is dominating it all? The mental gate.
The hearing of thoughts is overriding the seeing, the feeling, the tasting, the touching, and the smelling, all day. We're hyper-conscious of the mental states that seem to forget that we are conscious. https://www.zenbitchslap.com/
'in the stillness of the mind I saw myself as I am — unbound'..
'Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the Gods made for fun'. https://alanwatts.org/