Your own self is your ultimate teacher. The outer teacher is merely a milestone. It is only your inner teacher that will walk with you to the goal, for he is the goal.” — Nisargadatta Maharaj
“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” — Lao Tzu
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”.
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are”.
“It’s not a question of learning much. On the contrary. It’s a question of unlearning much.” — Osho
“One problem with our current society is that we have an attitude towards education as if it is there simply to make you more clever… The most important use of knowledge and education is to help us understand the importance of engaging in more wholesome actions and bringing about discipline within our minds. The proper utilization of our education and our knowledge is to effect changes from within to develop a good heart.” — His Holiness The Dalai Lama XIV
“The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.” — Greek Philosopher, Antisthenes (444 B.C.–371 B.C.)
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” — Albert Einstein
“The planet does not need more ‘successful’ people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of every shape and form. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these needs have little to do with success as our culture has defined it.” — David Orr
“You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice.”
“Who am I” — Question No 24: What is happiness?
“Happiness is the very nature of the Self; happiness and the Self are not different. There is no happiness in any object of the world. We imagine through our ignorance that we derive happiness from objects. When the mind goes out, it experiences misery. In truth, when its desires are fulfilled, it returns to its own place and enjoys the happiness that is the Self. Similarly, in the states of sleep, samadhi and fainting, and when the object desired is obtained or the object disliked is removed, the mind becomes inward-turned, and enjoys pure Self-Happiness. Thus the mind moves without rest alternately going out of the Self and returning to it. Under the tree the shade is pleasant; out in the open the heat is scorching. A person who has been going about in the sun feels cool when he reaches the shade. Someone who keeps on going from the shade into the sun and then back into the shade is a fool. A wise man stays permanently in the shade. Similarly, the mind of the one who knows the truth does not leave Brahman. The mind of the ignorant, on the contrary, revolves in the world, feeling miserable, and for a little time returns to Brahman to experience happiness. In fact, what is called the world is only thought. When the world disappears, i.e. when there is no thought, the mind experiences happiness; and when the world appears, it goes through misery.” ― Ramana Maharshi
“But here’s the thing: Happiness doesn’t come from outside. Other people can’t make us happy. Money, objects, possessions, things… none of that can make us happy. Happiness must come from within.” — Rachel Rofe