Thoughts about Thoughts (from a FB post)

Thought this was worthy of posting here,

“Intelligence has nothing whatsoever to do with thought.”

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

“True intelligence does not derive from thought. True intelligence uses thought.

Thoughts in your head are really no different than the sound of a bird outside. It is just that you decide that they are more or less relevant.

Thoughts are just moving through consciousness. They have no power. Nothing has reality until you reach it, grab it, and somehow impregnate it with the power of belief.”

~ Adyashanti

“No thought has any power. You have power. And when you identify and believe in the thought, you give power to the thought.

We are the space in which thoughts appear, play, and dissolve like clouds drifting in the infinite sky.”

~ Mooji

“We’re sitting under the tree of our thinking minds, wondering why we’re not getting any sunshine!”

~ Ram Dass

“Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment.”

~ Rumi

“Under the obsessive thoughts and emotions, positive and negative, there is an ocean of peace.”

~ Gangaji

"If you don’t refer to a thought or memory, do you have any experience of suffering?

See thoughts and feelings like a train that enters a station and then leaves; be like the station, not like a passenger."

~ Rupert Spira

“Leave your front door and your back door open. Let thoughts come and go. Just don’t serve them tea.”

~ Shunryu Suzuki

“When a thought hurts, that’s the signal that it isn’t true.

Reality is always kinder than your thinking.”

~ Byron Katie

“There is a region beyond thoughts. Unless you get there, you will not know the sweetness of love, nor the Divine.

Once your mind becomes absolutely still, your intelligence transcends human limitations.”

~ Sadhguru

“If you are absolutely without thoughts, just pure consciousness, time stops completely, disappears, leaving no trace behind.

Mind is your prison, no-mind is your freedom. Mind is your ignorance, no-mind is your enlightenment. Move from mind to no-mind. This is the whole path.

In the space of no-mind, truth descends like light.”

~ Osho

“I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me.”

~ Albert Einstein

“Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought.

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.

The human condition: lost in thought. Thinking without awareness is the main dilemma of our existence.

Thinking is compulsive: you can’t stop, or so it seems. It is also addictive: you don’t even want to stop, at least not until the suffering generated by the continuous mental noise becomes unbearable.

Observe your thoughts, don’t take them too seriously. Spiritual awakening is awakening from the dream of thought.

Being must be felt. It can’t be thought.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

“Don’t think. Feel. It is like a finger pointing at the moon. Do not concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all of the heavenly glory.

The primary reality is not that I think, but that I live, for those also live who do not think.”

~ Bruce Lee

“We are completely unaware of our true nature because we identify ourselves with our body, our emotions and our thoughts, thus losing sight of our unchanging centre, which is pure consciousness.

You are primal awareness. Life is only primal awareness. Between two thoughts or two perceptions you are. You know moments in your life when a thought completely disappears into silence, but still you are.”

~ Jean Klein

“We are taught since childhood to identify ourselves as thinkers and to always be thinking about something, so we miss the fact that who we truly are is the awareness from which the thoughts originate.”

~ Enza Vita

“After knowing Eckhart Tolle for a while and studying the books, I woke up and suddenly got it. I understood suddenly how thought is just illusory, and that thought is responsible for most, if not all of the suffering we experience. And then I suddenly felt like I was looking at thoughts from another perspective, and I wondered, who is it that is aware that ‘I’ am thinking? And suddenly I was thrown into this expansive amazing feeling of freedom – from myself, from my problems. I saw that I am bigger than what I do, bigger than my body. I am everything and everyone. I am no longer a fragment of the universe. I am the universe.”

~ Jim Carrey

"The only burden you have ever had is your mind.

The problems are in the thoughts.

The only way to get rid of your problems is to quiet your mind, go within, and realize the Self.

When the mind is quiet, you shine in all your glory."

~ Robert Adams

“All your problems are just thoughts. And thoughts are not a problem.

Just as the ocean allows every wave, Awareness allows every thought and feeling.”

~ Jeff Foster

“The ocean doesn’t complain about the dance of ten million waves; so don’t be concerned with the rise and fall of thoughts.

Let the mind sleep; you stay awake.

When the mind is quiet, all is the Self.”

~ Papaji

"Don’t believe your thoughts. ‘I am the body’ is a thought. ‘I am the mind’ is a thought. ‘I am the doer’ is a thought. Worry is only a thought. Fear is only a thought. Death is only a thought.

When all thoughts are stilled, Pure Consciousness remains over. To bring about peace means to be free from thoughts and to abide as Pure Consciousness.

The thoughts change but not you. Let go the passing thoughts and hold on to the unchanging Self."

~ Ramana Maharshi

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