Gangaji Quotes About Enlightenment

“Need nothing and then see what happens.”

“When you are willing to stop looking for something in thought, you find everything in silence.”

“The choiceless truth of who you are is revealed to be permanently here permeating everything. Not a thing and not separate from anything.”

“When all mental activity around who you think you are is stopped, there is a crack in the authority of perception, in the structure of the mind. I invite you to enter through that crack. Come through that opening. When you do, the mind is no longer filled with its latest self-definition. In that moment, there is silence. And in that silence, it is possible to recognize absolute fulfilment: the truth of who you are.”

“You cannot be happy unless you are serving the truth of your being, however that service looks.”

“When you are willing to stop looking for something in thought, you find everything in silence.”

“The most sublime truth of all has never been stated or written or sung. Not because it is far away and can not be reached, but because it is so intimately close, closer than anything that can be spoken. It is alive as the stillness in the core of your being, too close to be described, too close to be objectified, too close to be known in the usual way of knowledge. The truth of who you are is yours already. It is already present…”

“There is a desire that arises in certain life times that is not your ordinary kind of desire…it’s a desire for true freedom…a desire for real fulfillment, which appears in your lifetime…paradoxically can only be realized if you don’t do anything for it’s realization…now this cannot be believed, and so you are given lots of things to do…but what your given to do, is designed to wear down your desire for doing…”

“Self-realization is the willingness to stand as the Buddha, as the Christ, as every great icon we have had throughout time. Self-realization is not for the faint of heart.”

“Trust yourself. At the root, at the core, there is pure sanity, pure openness. Don’t trust what you have been taught, what you think, what you believe, what you hope. Deeper than that, trust the silence of your being.”

“Consciousness wakes up to itself. That is who you are. It may not be who you think you are. We have objectified ourselves as this particular body, or the sensations that go through the body, or our emotions, or our history. But those are all objects in our minds. They are thoughts, concepts. True awakening is the recognition that those objects are made of nothing, no substance. And yet they are never separate from the subjective, endless consciousness that one is. So, who awakens? You awaken! And you are already awake as consciousness. That is the paradox. However it is spoken of, the truth cannot be caught in a concept. But it can be realized, and that is who you are.”

“Be open. And then the truth follows.”

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