Thursday, July 28, 2011


Sokei-an found, after long consideration, that the common basis of both Buddhism (the religion of wisdom) and Christianity (the religion of love) is non-ego.

"Love that does not come from Emptiness is merely partiality."

"Christian love, like the wisdom of Buddhism, is also non-ego."

"When we take this [non-ego] into ourselves, it is wisdom. When we give it to another, it is love."

"With this one key in my mind, Christianity and Buddhism come to know one another."

--- Sokei-an

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

pure awareness

There is a state beyond consciousness

which is not unconscious...

It is pure awareness,

free from the subject-object nexus.

--- Nisargadatta Maharaj

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

in non-attention

It occurs to one's attention that one is.

When it was not in the attention of that one,

was the principle not there?

It was.

The principle is unblemished and without attention.

In non-attention it prevails.


--- Nisargadatta Maharaj

Friday, July 8, 2011


When the consciousness fully understands the consciousness, will it embrace the body as itself? It is in totality; it is not going to pick out a fragment of the manifestation and say, "I am this."

--- Nisargadatta Maharaj