Tag Archives: Nisargadatta

Small-minded

The word philosophy comes from the Greek for ‘love of wisdom’. The question upon which all of philosophy sits is, Who am I? Jesus answered this question directly. He said, “You are the light of the world.”

And I thought I was a body.

More, please

We seek to enrich ourselves through a lifelong process of acquisition. And to fatten our memory banks through experiences of food, travel and various entertainments. None of this brings us closer to ourselves. “Most of us die wishing we could live again,” observed Nisargadatta.  

The beauty principle

A man went to India where he met a guru. He asked the guru what he should do. The guru said, “Don’t do anything.” Jesus spoke likewise: “Look at the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin.”

A momentary self

Whatever defines us, confines us. (Put the man without a role on suicide watch.) Our most severe confinement is a self-limitation—the memory-based personality, comprising the habits and preferences of a momentary self.