Friday, July 29, 2005


  • Compassion is not the shadow of thought. It is light, neither yours nor mine.
  • To be content with little is not spirituality, but to be free from little or from much, is.
  • Flattery and insult are born out of ignorance. Receive them both kindly.
  • If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a radical change.
  • Beware of explanations for what can be explained is not truth.
  • It is intelligence that brings order, not discipline.
  • Seek truth and you shall know the false. Seeing reveals the truth, not seeking.
  • Do not think about yourself, but be aware of the thought that makes you think of yourself.
  • Experience is the expression of life. In mere accumulation of experience, there is sorrow. In the comprehension of even one experience, there is the bliss of completion.
  • It is truth that frees you, not your efforts to be free.
  • Observer experiences, observation does not. Quiet consciousness is observation without any obstruction from the observer.

-- Some of the Fifty Jewels of Joyful Comprehension by Shibendu Lahiri

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