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Concepts Concepts are like froth on the surface of the ocean; Truth is the ocean. ~James Wood In the gap between thoughts, nonconceptual wisdom shines continuously. ~Milarepa As long as the mind is holding on to a structure, a method, a system, there is no freedom. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti For enlightenment you need not struggle. You only need to struggle to continually carry your concepts. ~Papaji The mind searches for a formula, a code of living. The truth is you have plenty of formulas, plenty of codes, and the absolute truth is free of it all. ~Gangaji There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them. ~Anthony de Mello Spirituality that leads to awakening is really about having our answers questioned. ~Adyashanti All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. ~Bruce Lee A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind. ~Robert Bolton I’ll play it first and tell you what it is later. ~Miles Davis Perfect kindness acts without thinking kindness. ~Lao Tzu The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one. ~Brooks Atkinson Life of man is what it is. That which is, is. All the trouble arises by having a conception of it. Mind comes in. It has a conception. All trouble follows. If you are as you are, without a mind and its conceptions about various things, all will be well with you. If you seek the source of the mind, then all questions will be solved. ~Ramana Maharshi Start where you are right now. Stay in that place, then in each moment, you can feel what’s totally appropriate for you. You don’t let any concepts get in the way. Let go of the storyline. Truth doesn’t move from concepts or ideas. It’s a moment to moment to moment total honesty and integrity with yourself. Every day you feel what to do. ~Adyashanti A belief is a mental construction. ~Aurobindo Ghose Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against. The struggle between “for” and “against” is the mind’s worst disease. ~Bruce Lee A person does not have to be behind bars to be a prisoner. People can be prisoners of their own concepts and ideas. They can be slaves to their own selves. ~Maharaji The unknown, our own true nature, has the capacity to wake itself up when you start to fall in love with letting go of all the mental structures you hold onto. Contemplate this: there is no such thing as a true belief. ~Adyashanti If you are to advance, all fixed ideas must go. ~Joseph Campbell Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion; follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing. ~Thomas Huxley The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatsoever that it is not utterly absurd. ~Russell Bertrand I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. ~Gerry Spence There is no such thing as a true belief. ~Adyashanti As the Japanese Zen masters say, “Don’t seek the truth; just drop your opinions.” Drop your theories; don’t seek the truth. ~Anthony de Mello Belief is what the mind does to fill up emptiness, to give it something to look at, to play with, to hide behind. ~Adyashanti The universe is wider than our views of it. ~Henry David Thoreau The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. ~Leonardo Da Vinci Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. ~Merry Browne An Advaita teacher says to me: “You are not a person. There is only Oneness”. I find the truth in that. Somebody else says to me: “There is no Oneness. You ARE a person”. I find the truth in that, too. It’s so beautiful, finding the truth in every belief, and not having to believe in any of it. ~Jeff Foster The biggest addiction, and one we least often talk about, is being addicted to beliefs. We really get hooked into thinking what we believe is true and right. ~Martha Boesing The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear. ~J. Krishnamurti I cannot know you if I hold on to the image I have of you. ~Sivananda Radha It can be difficult to accept others and to accept ourselves. “I should be better. I should be something different. I should have more.” All of this is conception; it’s all mental fabrication. It’s just the mind churning up “shoulds,” “ought tos,” and “supposed tos.” Part of the solution is to recognize that these thoughts are conceptual rubbish and not reality; this gives us the mental space not to believe them. When we stop believing them, it becomes much easier to accept what we are at any given moment, knowing we will change in the next moment. We’ll be able to accept what others are in one moment, knowing that they will be different in the next moment. ~Thubten Chodron The superior man does not set his mind either for anything or against anything; what is right he will follow. ~Confucius They did not know it was impossible… So they did it. ~Mark Twain Criticism is based on a firmly established value system. ~Sivananda Radha Magic is a sudden opening of the mind to the wonder of existence. It is a sense that there is much more to life than we usually recognize; that we do not have to be confined by the limited views that our family, our society, or our own habitual thoughts impose on us; that life contains many dimensions, depths, textures, and meanings extending far beyond our familiar beliefs and concepts. ~John Welwood The harder you fight to hold on to specific assumptions, the more likely there’s gold in letting go of them. ~John Seely Brown Reality can only be seen in the absence of thought and belief. ~Scott Kiloby Labels are for cans, not people. ~Anthony Rapp When you get free from certain fixed concepts of the way the world is, you find it is far more subtle, and far more miraculous, than you thought it was. ~Alan Watts No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time. ~Alice in Wonderland As you dissolve into love, you’re not thinking about loving; you’re just being love, radiating like the sun. ~Ram Dass I am happy even before I have a reason. ~Hafiz Your high opinion of me is your opinion only. Any moment you may change it. Why attach importance to opinions, even your own? ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Do not seek the because–in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions. ~Anais Nin Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations. ~Alan Watts Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box. ~Deepak Chopra Drop all beliefs and start learning how to experience. ~Osho Attachment to views is the greatest impediment to the spiritual path. ~Thich Nhat Hanh It’s not about breaking the rules. It is about abandoning the concept of rules altogether. ~Paul Lemberg Usually when we hear or read something new, we just compare it to our own ideas. If it is the same, we accept it and say that it is correct. If it is not, we say it is incorrect. In either case, we learn nothing. ~Thich Nhat Hanh When the shoe fits, the foot is forgotten. When the belt fits, the belly is forgotten. When the heart is right, “”for”" and “”against”" are forgotten. No drives, no compulsions, no needs, no attractions: Then your affairs are under control. You are a free man. ~Chuang Tzu The first act of insight is to throw away the labels. Eudora Welty The challenge of enlightenment is not simply to glimpse the awakened condition, nor even to continually experience it, but to be and express it as yourself in the way you move in this world. In order to do this, you must come out of hiding behind any superstitious beliefs and find the courage to question everything. ~Adyashanti Ideas of right and wrong operate in us until we die. Love does not have those limits. ~Rumi Until the storm of conceptual thinking subsides and the mind learns to rest in a fasting state, one’s true nature must remain unknown and inaccessible. ~Ramesh Balkesar The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. ~Eric Benne