Self-realization means to know that you are essentially that Spirit or Consciousness or God. Even though the truth is that we are all essentially God, most of us don’t really experience that.
Integral Yoga Teachings
When it is said: “The world is unreal,” it is not suggested that we are seeing the world where nothing exists.
As you think so you become. Think that you are great, and you are great. Think that you are hopeless, and certainly you will be hopeless.
This running after things we want and away from things we don’t want is in itself stressful and agitating for the mind.
By the proper practice of pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) the senses become fully under your control. They become obedient horses, taking you wherever you want. You become a complete master over them.
We are afraid of death; not because of the unknown,but rather some part of our psyche remembers the experience, shortly after leaving the body, of having to review the life we just lived.
The best way to clean your system is to use sound. Simply choose any holy name you like, and keep repeating it.
What is needed most is for the person to be allowed to express their fears and feelings and to have those fears and feelings received by another—simply received.
The sun is always shining whether clouds are there or not. The mind may pass through some of these cloudy periods, but as the knower, you can enjoy the show. Enjoy the mind and its play.
All the wars are in the human mind. A little peace can change the mind, and it doesn’t take that much time. The mind is like that. Hatred is just in the mind. A little switching over this way means we fall in love