We live behind a false veil, an exterior that keeps us separated from who we truly are. Trapped behind this cloak, we build stories and beliefs that may temporarily serve our safety and wellbeing, but that ultimately separate us from the reality of our lives. Beyond...Read More
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and...Read More
Wanting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes. Ramana Maharshi, Hindu SageRead More
Most people spend their entire life imprisoned within the confines of their own thoughts. They never go beyond a narrow, mind made, personalized sense of self that is conditioned by the past. In you, as in each human being, there is a dimension of consciousness far...Read More
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