Think of Someone You Dislike and Avoid

Think of someone you dislike someone you generally avoid because his/ her presence generates negative feelings in you. Imagine yourself in this person’s presence now and watch the negative emotions arise . . . you are, quite conceivably, in the presence of someone who is poor, crippled, blind, or lame. Now understand that if you invite this person, this beggar from the streets and alleys into your home, that is, into your presence, he/ she…

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What Do You Need to Do to Change Yourself?

What do you need to do to change yourself?  I’ve got a big surprise for you! You don’t have to do anything. In fact, the more you do, the worse it gets. That’s why people are so tired, so weary. You don’t need effort.   Don’t “fix” anything. It is enough for you to be watchful and awake. Just watch! Observe! Watch everything inside of you and outside, and when there is something happening to you, see it as if…

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You Don’t Have to Do Anything For Enlightenment

If you take a good look at the way you have been put together and the way you function, you will find that inside your head there is a whole program stamped into you, a set of demands about how the world should be, how you should be, and what you should want. Now, however old you are or wherever you go, your computer goes along with you and is active and operating at each…

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Attachment and Clinging

Look at the society we live in. Look at the heartache it breeds. Look at the loneliness, look at the fear, the confusion, the conflict.  You call that life? Our society is rotten to the core, infected with attachments. What is an attachment? An attachment is an emotional state of clinging caused by the belief that without some particular thing or some person or some result you cannot be happy. You have been programmed to…

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What Do You Have to Do to Get Happiness?

What do you have to do to get happiness? You don’t have to do anything to acquire happiness because happiness cannot be acquired. Do you know why? Because you have it already. How can you acquire what you already have? Uninterrupted happiness is uncaused. True happiness is uncaused. You cannot make me happy. You are not my happiness. You say to the awakened person, “Why are you happy?” and the awakened person replies, “Why not?”…

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Put On a New Mind

All mystics—no matter what the theology and no matter what the religion—are unanimous on one thing: all is well.  Though everything is a mess, all is well. They say you are already happy right now, though you don’t know it.  Strange paradox, to be sure. Tragically, most people never get to see that all is well because they are asleep, even though they don’t know it. They are having a nightmare. They don’t understand the loveliness and the…

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