Tuesday, March 26, 2013

wake-up call

Trying to be awake when you're asleep is like trying to be asleep when you're awake -- haven't you got something more productive you could be doing?

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  1. How can the mind which has itself created the world accept it as unreal? That is the significance of the comparison made between the world of the waking state and the dream world. Both are creations of the mind and, so long as the mind is engrossed in either, it finds itself unable to deny their reality.

    It cannot deny the reality of the dream world while it is dreaming and it cannot deny the reality of the waking world while it is awake.

    If, on the contrary, you withdraw your mind completely from the world and turn it within and abide there, that is, if you keep awake always to the Self which is the sub-stratum of all experiences, you will find the world of which you are now aware is just as unreal as the world in which you lived your

    ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi