- Ananta (via tobiji)
THERE IS NOTHING YOU HAVE TO DO
The ordinary mind can never know the Self. The Self can never be known by the ordinary mind. Therefore what is the solution? More sadhana? More intense meditation? No. The solution is to have a cup of tea, to relax.
The metaphor “to have a cup of tea” really means to let go. Stop thinking about it. Relax completely. The self will make itself known to you in it’s own time. You really do not have to do anything.
When you practice intense sadhana it will lead you to a quiet mind, but it will never lead you to complete realization, for the ordinary mind can never be realized.
There is absolutely nothing you can do with your mind to awaken. It can make you more peaceful. Therefore you have to learn to relax, let go, to become desireless. You need nothing, yet you need everything.
You have no wants or needs, yet everything is taken care of. It makes no difference whether you’re sick or healthy, rich or poor, sad or happy. These things have nothing to do with realization. You want to forget about your body-mind phenomena. Just observe your body but never react to it.
Observe the world but never react to it. Observe your thoughts but never react to them. Allow whatever happens to happen.
The reason you act this way, as if you’re crazy, is because everything in the world is transient, changeable. There is no thing in the world that is really meaningful as far as realization is concerned. The world pulls you deeper and deeper into maya. It’s sort of a game. The more you become involved in the world, the greater the illusion becomes, and you become a very serious person. Let the world alone. Trying to overcome the world is a mistake. Not trying to overcome the world is also a mistake. Trying to become realized is a mistake. Not trying to become realized is a mistake.
You are to be your Self but do not try to comprehend what the Self is. You are to be free but do not comprehend what freedom is. You are to be happy but do not try to figure out what happiness is. You are to become peaceful but do not try to comprehend peace. You are to BE. Not this and not that. Just be. There is nothing to become. There is no thing to achieve. There is no sadhana that is better than any other sadhana. There is absolutely nothing you have to do."
- Robert Adams (via oceanandwave)
i think people just need to learn to chill the fuck out
and not give a fuck
i’ve been happy for like 85% of my life
and i just want everyone else to
sort their shit out
so we can all be happy together
hi this is my history teachers school picture and i promised i would make him tumblr famous feel free to photoshop his face on to various things thank you
here, i made it transparent for y’all. :]