Lin Chi said, 'I closed my eyes. The anger was there, but finding no way out, I closed my eyes and just floated backward with the anger. And that empty boat became my realization. I came to a point within myself in that silent night. That empty boat was my master.'
“The function of meditation is to pull you out of your blindness and make you aware of this tremendous splendor that is spread all over.”
Man has utterly failed. In three thousand years, five thousand wars – this is man's record. Man has simply butchered, killed, murdered; he has lived as if only for war.
Unless man frees woman completely from all bondage – religious, political, social – he will never get rid of his own inferiority complex. The freedom of woman is going to be the freedom of man too.
Don't hide, don't fight, don't escape into explanations. Go into it! Go into the storm. And be afraid – there is nothing wrong in it. Fear is as human as love, as anger. Be human and welcome humanity in yourself.
Before the outside world is destroyed by your politicians, enter your inner world. That's the only safety left, the only shelter against nuclear weapons, against global suicide, against all these idiots who have so much power to destroy.
Centuries-old systemic male biases result in a unidimensional view of humanity where the "kill or be killed" culture prevails.
Mind wants certainty and time is always uncertain. Only the awareness that everything changes can wash away the illusion of permanence.
"We are not just a religious center, religiousness will be our very atmosphere, but we are now going to make a greater expansion."
Thoughts are not the problem, the birth of thoughts is the problem. How they are born is the question. If we can stop their coming into being, if we can exercise thought birth control, then the thoughts that have already been born will disappear in a moment.