Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The True Self is Ineffable

“Let yourself experience a world you do not know. Do not give definition, shape, form, or structure to your non knowing. Let the only thing that exists be the experience of self at this moment. From this place, no words are needed, none are adequate.”
-Emmanuel’s Book II

“I need a mouth mouth as wide as the sky to say the nature of a True person, language as large as longing.”

“Let him not ponder over a lot of words; it just tires the voice!”

“Love lit a fire in my chest, and anything that wasn’t love left: intellectual subtlety, philosophy, books, school… Love is a language that cannot be said or heard.”

“Many words lead to quick exhaustion; better to maintain emptiness within.”
-Tao-te Ching

“Deep in silence, first ye must linger until at last ye are free from desire, free from the longing to speak in the silence. Conquer by silence, the bondage of words.”
-Emerald Tablets of Thoth

“I am through with everything but you. I am dying into your mystery, and dying, I am now no other than that mystery... I try whispering perfection, but no sound comes. You are beyond description, beyond even reason to be. We are the fishes in your sea, we are your gestures and your pleasures. But O, my love, you are not approached by thoughts like these. Love is not approached by thought at all.” -Rumi

“He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know. One must close ones mouth and close ones gates, blunt ones sharp wit, dissolve ones confused thoughts…”
-Tao-te Ching, Wilheim

“Though words are spoken to explain the Void, the Void as such can never be expressed. Though we say, ‘The mind is a bright light,’ it is beyond all words and symbols.”
-Tilopa, The Song of Mahamudra

“How can I describe You when You are beyond the mind, the body, and the senses?” -Shiva Mahimna Stotram

“The self cannot be won by speaking, nor by intelligence or much learning. It can be won by the one whom it chooses. To him the self reveals its own form.”
-Mundaka Upanishad, trans. Roebuck

“It cannot be won by speech or mind or eye. How can it be grasped in any other way than by saying, ‘It is!’ When it has been grasped so: ‘It is!’ –its real nature becomes clear.”
-Katha Upanishad, trans. Roebuck

“Have you ever asked for that instruction by which we hear what cannot be heard, by which we perceive what cannot be perceived, by which we know what cannot be known.”
–Khandogya Upanishad

“Hearing ye shall hear and shall in no wise understand, and seeing ye shall see and shall in no wise perceive.” –Matthew, Bible

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