I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid
I stand and look at them long and long.
They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of
Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands
of years ago,
Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.
So they show their relations to me and I accept them,
They bring me tokens of myself, they evince them plainly in
To know the truth of one’s Self (awareness, Being-ness, existence) as the sole Reality, and to merge and become One with it, is the only true Realization.
The mind is nothing but the thought ‘I’
Thoughts arise because of the thinker (subject). The thinker is the ego, which if sought will automatically vanish.
Without consciousness, time and space do not exist; they appear in consciousness but have no reality of their own.
The absolute consciousness alone is our real nature.
Grace is within you. Grace is your self. Grace is not something to be acquired from others. If it is external, it is useless. All that is necessary is to know its existence is in you. You are never out of its operation.