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NomadYOGI: Let Your Self Go


1. Set right yourself before seeking to set right the world.

2. Explore everything but cling to nothing.

3. Hold truth above personal preferences.

4. Realize that you are not seeking to get away or change but rather to no longer need to get away or change. The path is here and now, wherever you are.

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"Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now."
Mr. Fred Rogers (via lazyyogi)
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Honesty is not the virtue of holding true to the story in our heads;

the beginning of honesty is when we start questioning that very story. 

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Anonymous asked: Do you see it as a problem that most people are living in the illusion and thinking so much? A teachers like Tolle writes as if we are all in prison, while other teachers say that everything is perfect the way it is and that humans being asleep is not a problem. Thanks for answering all the questions btw!!



I don’t see problems anywhere, ever. Everything really is absolutely perfect and it can’t possibly be any other way.

Illusion is not bad, incorrect, evil, wrong or a problem. Duality is not a mistake. Everything is absolutely perfect.

Think of it like this. In Shawshank Redemption, the men are in prison. It’s a fact, within the relative context of the movie. However, it’s just a movie and it’s not True. From the absolute perspective, all those men are just actors and they’re all free. Nobody really needs to save them and they don’t need to save themselves, because it’s just a movie.

That’s how it is in real life. Nobody is actually imprisoned, people are just acting like they are and because they have forgotten that they are acting, they suffer. Tolle’s teachings are not so much to free people from prison, but to get them to remember that they are just acting like they are in prison. Upon recognizing the act, it is dropped.

So if people are just acting, is it a problem? Not at all. They’re just acting, after all. Let them act. That’s why you see Tolle smiling all the time, rather than desperately trying to wake up the world. He knows everything is perfect and he’s just playing his own role, inviting those who want to stop acting to come along.

For certain few people, they are ready to drop the act of being in prison. For these people, it is necessary that they hear the message that they are in prison. Only upon becoming aware of their imprisonment, can they break free of it. Once they break free, once they wake up, they see that there was never, ever anything wrong with being asleep. That’s the paradox. That’s the cosmic joke.

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"Empathy is more powerful than hate, and our lives should be dedicated to making it go viral."
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"We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness."
Hunter S. Thompson  (via lazyyogi)
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Meditate on the Self.

One without two,
Exalted awareness.

Give up the illusion
Of the separate self.

Give up the feeling,
Within or without,
That you are this or that.

My child,
Because you think you are the body,
For a long time you have been bound.

Know you are pure awareness.

With this knowledge as your sword
Cut through your chains.

And be happy!


Ashatvakra Gita

Translation : Thomas Byrom

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"What you need is to be aware of being aware. Be aware deliberately and consciously, broaden and deepen the field of awareness. You are always conscious of the mind, but you are not aware of yourself as being conscious."
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via lazyyogi)
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The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga - Swami Vishnu-Devananda


The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga - Swami Vishnu-Devananda

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This is what happens when a yogi participates in a semester-long psych experiment. 


This is what happens when a yogi participates in a semester-long psych experiment. 

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Anonymous asked: Why am I not enlightened?



You are enlightenment itself. You’re just pretending you’re not and that’s why you’re asking such a silly question.

It’s easy to be enlightened, because that’s who you really are. It can be difficult to stop pretending though.

To stop pretending, you have to essentially slam the breaks on the act, on the false self, on the lie. You won’t come to an instant stop, but you’ll eventually slow down and drop the act completely.

How you stop pretending that you’re not enlightened is quite simple. Acknowledge that everything you think you are is a lie and examine your beliefs, ideas, fears, hopes and other conditioning. Upon critical examination, you will see that none of those things are who you really are and none of them are true. They will naturally fall away.

When everything you are not has fallen away, when you come to a complete stop, when you finally drop the act and stop pretending, all that will remain is the Truth of your being - enlightenment itself.

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