There is only one virtue and one sin for a soul on the path: virtue when he is conscious of God and sin when he is not. Abu Hashim Madani (Sufi Master) God is lost to Man when he becomes conscious of himself. Conscious of my own actions, of my own achievements, of my own position [...]
SURRENDER. What are you going to surrender? What are you going to let go of? What is in your grip that you are going to drop? I remember Rinzai (Lin Chai) said “Just rid your mind of the principle from which action springs”. The Principle of Action, your own inner conviction that you can act and do something [...]
Chuang Tzu said: “The beggar who guards his mind and fears the waywardness of his thoughts, burns through every bond with the fire of his vigilance. The beggar who guards his mind and fears his own confusion cannot fall. He has found the way to peace”. In the above saying, a beggar is a man [...]
Simplicity means that you are not sophisticated. Being sophisticated shows that one is worldly wise; one is well versed in the ways and methods of the world. Sophisticated shares the same root with the word sophistry, signifying something very plausible, but fallacious and misleading
If you love, you cannot see clearly. If you hate, you cannot see clearly. When there is no liking, no disliking, your eyes are clear, you have clarity. Then you see the other as he is or as she is, you see the world stored up in your mind, which is projected, or you see your ego as it is.