1. Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given the door with open.

    —Rumi (via thecalminside)

  2. Love is the fulfilling of the law.

    St. Paul (via life-itself-is-a-quotation)

  3. Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.

    —Thomas Merton (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

  4. Pleasure and pain lost their sway over me. I was free from desire and fear. I found myself full, needing nothing. I saw that in the ocean of pure awareness, on the surface of the universal consciousness, the numberless waves of the phenomenal worlds arise and subside beginninglessly and endlessly. As consciousness, they are all me. As events they are all mine. There is a mysterious power that looks after them. That power is awareness, Self, Life, God, whatever name you give it. It is the foundation, the ultimate support of all that is, just like gold is the basis for all gold jewellery. And it is so intimately ours! Abstract the name and shape from the jewellery and the gold becomes obvious. Be free of name and form and of the desires and fears they create, then what remains?

    —Nisargadatta Maharaj (via panatmansam)

  5. It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates.

    —Nisargadatta Maharaj (via thecalminside)

  6. The Master doesn’t take sides; she welcomes both saints and sinners.

    —Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)

  7. The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are.

    Chogyam Trungpa (via thingsthatsing)

  8. Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

    —Marcus Aurelius, Meditations (via marcusaureliusrambles)

  9. Paradise is at your own center; unless you find it there, there is no way to enter.

    —Angelus Silesius. Priest (via purplebuddhaproject)

A finger attempting to point at the moon.