I find one vast garden spread out all over the universe.
All plants, all human beings, all higher mind bodies
are about in this garden in various ways,
each has his own uniqueness and beauty.
Their presence and variety give me great delight.
Every one of you adds with his special feature to the glory of the garden.
— Sri Anandamayi Ma
If you use your mind to try and understand reality.
you will understand neither your mind nor reality.
If you try and understand reality without using your mind.
you will understand both your mind and reality.
No word is real enough
To conjure up a crumb of bread
Still we try to find nourishment
In endless musing
No thought is thick enough to cushion a fall
Yet we pursue idle distractions
While tripping on obstacles in our path
There is a silent voice behind the words
There is a quiet source of every thought
Listen without your ears
Ponder without your mind
Rest your senses and your sense
For just one moment of this stillness
Will sustain and uphold you forever
— Nirmala – Gifts With No Giver: A Love Affair With Truth