Detachment is not indifference. Detachment is love without expecting anything in return and without self importance
Enlightenment is simply becoming aware of your transcendence of chemistry and physics, biology and physiology, knowing yourself to be the eternal, non-physical energy. It is pure light, and nobody can enforce it, it is absolutely in your hands to remain ignorant or to become enlightened.
When a person of enlightenment looks at a roseflower there is no division between the knower and the known; he becomes the very heart of the roseflower. When he looks at the sunrise he becomes the sunrise, when he looks at a white cloud, he becomes the white cloud. It is not by any effort. He has just become a mirror, so clean that everything that comes before it is reflected in it. He becomes it.
And so the way to fill your life with love is very simple: if you want more love, give more love. In offering love to others, we ensure that this is always plenty for ourselves. As long as we are giving love, there is no need to worry about getting enough
It has to be understood that love in itself, or just having a relationship with someone, is not going to give you happiness, unless you bring happiness with you.
Love needs two things; it has to be rooted in freedom and it has to know the art of trust.
Drop the idea that attachment and love are one thing. They are enemies. It is attachment that destroys all love. If you feed, if you nourish attachment, love will be destroyed; if you feed and nourish love, attachment will fall away by itself. They are not one; they are two separate entities, and antagonistic to each other.
Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift.
1. Never obey anyone’s command unless it is coming from within you also.
2. There is no God other than life itself.
3. Truth is within you, do not search for it elsewhere.
4. Love is prayer.
5. To become a nothingness is the door to truth. Nothingness itself is the means, the goal and attainment.
6. Life is now and here.
7. Live wakefully.
8. Do not swim – float.
9. Die each moment so that you can be new each moment.
10. Do not search. That which is, is. Stop and see.