Is he, who wants to pacify the mind, himself peaceful?

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The self does not need to be put to rest. It is peace itself, not at peace. Only the mind is restless. All it knows is restlessness, with its many modes and grades. The pleasant are considered superior and the painful are discounted. What we call progress is merely a change over from the unpleasant to the pleasant. But changes by themselves cannot bring us to the changeless, for whatever has a beginning must have an end. The real does not begin; it only reveals itself as beginningless and endless, all-pervading, all-powerful, immovable prime mover, timelessly changeless.

  • Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj – I Am That – Mind is restless itself

I wish all of you a happy new year 2016!

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4 responses »

  1. To have a friend you have lost contact with pop up is a great.
    Thanks for the kind wishes and wisdom.
    I do hope this year brings you joy and contentment.
    Your aerial perspective photo suits the quote.
    The one I like best of his is’
    “You will receive everything you need when you stop asking for what you want.”_/\_

    • Hi Jack,
      Happy to read your words. I am currently reading the book once again and it is if I hadn’t read it before. Lot’s of new and important details to discover. I found the quote you mentioned. It is slightly different as it ends with ‘what you do not need’. But as ‘what you want’ is the here the same ‘what you do not need’, it does not really make a difference. 🙂
      Thanks for your comment.
      Jean-Claude

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