To be free from thoughts is the only meditation. All else is religion.
Keep quiet. Cultivate aloneness. Befriend uncertainty. Excise ambition. Don’t strive. Welcome what comes.
The flames of anger are fed by a man’s ideas and opinions. Once these are eliminated, he’s fine. Birds will perch on his forefinger looking for treats.
The chief impediment to inner peace: unnecessary thought. If it’s negative, it’s unnecessary.
Life is a near-entirety of ordinary moments. Can we inhabit an ordinary moment without pining for a less ordinary moment, filling it with content or using it as a means to a more stimulating moment?
“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.”
It’s not a building, the temple; it’s an ordinary moment.