Frederick Lenz Quotes (146) Spiritual Sayings

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About the Author: Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D., also known as Rama and Atmananda; February 9, 1950 in San Diego, California – April 12, 1998), was a spiritual teacher who taught what he termed American Buddhism, including the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, Zen, Vedanta, and Mysticism. Lenz was also an author, software designer, businessman, and record producer. Lenz's core teachings focused on the practice of meditation, mindfulness, the enlightenment of women, and living and working in the world as a Buddhist practice. See website for more info - http://www.ramameditationsociety.org/rama-dr-frederick-lenz
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Some people say: "There is no God; because, if there was a God, God would stop all the suffering." Nonsense! God is oblivious to suffering. God is beyond suffering. That's what makes God, God, by definition.
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A person of knowledge and power never goes out looking for battles. All their battles are within.
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You are happiest when you are most humble. You are most miserable when you are egotistical.
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Any individual is capable of realizing the truth at any time. No tradition is necessary, no chain, no lineage. Once you have realized the truth, once you have become consciousness itself, then you go beyond all such distinctions.
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Self-honesty is not putting yourself down or feeling sorry for yourself. Self-honesty is looking at things as they are and then being compelled to make changes.
Frederick Lenz


All of the exoteric teachings are only designed to give you the type of life that will allow you to practice the esoteric teachings.
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As the kundalini rises, the knowledge and powers of those dimensions will begin to come to you.
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The Winter Solstice is the time of ending and beginning, a powerful time -- a time to contemplate your immortality. A time to forgive, to be forgiven, and to make a fresh start. A time to awaken.
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Happiness comes from self-knowledge. Self-knowledge means that you have understood your mind. Your mind is the whole universe.
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The pathway to enlightenment leads to states of ecstasy, knowledge, and a pretty ironic sense of humor.
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Most people abuse power. They use power to dominate others. They use power to destroy others. Ultimately when you do this, you lose it.
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By fully focusing your mind on your chakras, stilling your thoughts, and increasing your kundalini flow, you can rise above your body consciousness and unite your mind with the clear light of nirvana.
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Just to exist, just to be, to take a breath, to feel that, whether its pleasure or pain, loss or gain, just your experience in life is unique to you. No one sees life like you do.
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In no way can words convey the nagual. But they open up the possibility. They allow an admission on the island of the tonal.
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Kundalini is seen as a serpent that can shoot up the shushumna, past the chakras, opening them all and bringing you into different states of awareness.
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The body comes and goes. This life, my friend, will come and go. It is a fleeting moment, an impulse in an eternal reality.
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There is something beyond power. The totality of one's being. Some call it nirvana. We have a higher destiny. Before you can scratch the surface, you have to bring your life into order.
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You see a very advanced master who's got a girlfriend, who listens to rock and roll, who thinks about things that are very earthly. The advanced course has to with coming back to everything that you had to reject in the beginning and seeing it as a far greater infiniteness than everything that you've attained.
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Nirvana is a word that means enlightenment, being beyond the illusion of birth and death, the illusion of pain, the illusion of love, the illusion of time and life.
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The abuse of power that seems to create the most unhappiness is when a person uses personal power to get ahead without regards to the welfare of others, or when power is used to go into the lower dimensional planes.
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Beyond this world, beyond other worlds, be they inter-dimensional worlds or physical worlds, there is something else, which is the vast unknown eternity.
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We get so involved with the latest craze or having the latest car or the most high-powered house that we lose touch with that which makes us happy - what makes us happy are quiet states of mind.
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Matter is fun for a while; but ultimately, it is the spiritual experience where we leap beyond what we know- that is the happiness.
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It is possible with pure willpower to force the kundalini up the shushumna, through the chakras. You will develop visions of other worlds that will not necessarily stop when you want them to. This is a condition we call insanity.
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The pathway to enlightenment is happiness. It doesn't really matter if you're successful, if you're in prison, if you're dying - if you have contact with light.
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Nirvana is the center of things; then there are the outer bandings of attention. The universe is a mind. At the center of its mind is nirvana.
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We have this recurring dream that we're human beings, that we have bodies, that we're in time and space, that there is birth and death. To awaken from the dream of life is to be conscious of eternity.
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Everything is a state of mind. Astral travel is the ability to wander through different states of mind and develop psychic perceptions.
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Chakras are mystical energy centers that exist within the human aura. Tremendous occult power resides in a person's chakras. Siddha masters draw upon that power during meditation, store it within themselves, and later use it to perform miracles.
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Angry people, unhappy people, people that seek to injure others, these people all have something in common. They waste energy. They don't conserve it and they don't know how to increase it.
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The first stage of meditation is simply to ignore thought; to become conscious that there is something beyond thought.
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Each of the seven chakras references different dimensional planes. It is a turnstile that leads us into different dimensions. As the kundalini rises, the knowledge and powers of those dimensions will begin to come to you.
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It is implicit in the self that the self will automatically evolve if you can dissolve it. It re-patterns itself after archetypal formations that exist deep within the mind.
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Meditation is a practice of detaching and then stopping ourselves from thinking; our thoughts are interruptions in the flow of awareness. Consciousness, in its highest aspect, is perfect and formless.
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Let us say your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend makes you happy. If they leave, you're bound to be unhappy. You are the slave of the thing that makes you happy. You are a junkie and human relationships can be expensive habits.
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Prana is an element of energy. Energy is a manifestation of a certain principle which in Indian cosmology they call shakti, or spiritual power. Don't worry about the words too much.
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To have the detached eye of the occultist, to look outward, to not be so self-reflective and to learn to step through the various viewpoints of consciousness - that we call occultism - leads to freedom.
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You don't know why, but you know you have to go home. It's an eternal longing. It's Marvell's drop of dew wanting to go back to the sky. We're drawn by a force we don't understand, through worlds, through experience.
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The greatest miracle is the miracle of wakefulness, to awaken from the dream of life and to see infinity everywhere, even in the finite, in the simple doings of life.
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There are those who feel that meditation is unrealistic or takes them out of the world, and if that was your experience with mediation, you weren't meditating.
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This moment there is all that will ever be or has ever been. All the events of all of our lives are going-on simultaneously. There is no beginning and there is no ending. There's only this moment.
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In the Far East, studying yoga is comparable to a mixture of attending one of the best Western universities, and of being an intrepid explorer.
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Those who seek liberation want to go beyond individualized perception. The essence of their being wants to dissolve back into the cosmos.
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Turning the other cheek is not always the answer. In a certain situation on a certain day for a certain person, it's correct. Sometimes a good roundhouse kick on a certain day in a certain situation for a certain person is correct.
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The mind is like a computer. It runs programs. Most of the software has been poorly written. It is written in the language of fear.
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Stress is a state of mind and if you realize that you will find that it's something you can deal with. It is my belief that stress occurs not because of the conditions of the world.
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Yoga means we go a step further back. In yoga we go to the cause. The cause of pain is not the world. The cause of pain is us.
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You have to elevate yourself to that point and bring your mind into the Godhead, into nirvana, into that perfect and pure radiant knowledge. It will not come to you. It never does.
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You are your state of mind. Your state of mind creates your view, or your window, on life.
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If you are interested in developing some of the higher range occult powers, then I would suggest you not engage in sex too frequently.
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The awareness of liberation is not liberation. The awareness of time is not liberation.
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Buddhism has existed forever, just like we have, and occasionally it's codified; it's put together into a system by someone who likes to codify.
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Have the right attitude in advanced practice. Feel that you are always a beginner in Zen. They refer to it as "beginners mind". I feel I am a beginner, always; because it's true.
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Ecstasy should not be viewed as an unusual experience, but rather a natural experience - feeling all of the living matrix of existence around us.
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Try and stop your thoughts. Be patient and then the kundalini will flow through you and bring about substantial changes in your awareness.
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Tantra won't work unless you've been trapped by spirituality. You have to be trapped by spirituality before you can be liberated from it.
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The chakra is a doorway. These are doorways that lead you into other dimensions. But you have to focus on them to the exclusion of everything else.
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In Buddhism we have a great deal of etiquette. Etiquette is simply ways of living to conserve energy. Etiquette allows people to live in harmony with their environment.
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The cool thing about the universe is that it can format itself into tiny little manifestations that are not entirely aware of all aspects of life.
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Most people are not in the world of awe and wonder. They're in the world of deadness. Their perceptual fields and bodies are completely self-reflective, and all they see is themselves wherever they go.
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If you are around a lot of human beings who are filled with jealousy and anger and rage and desire, it filters into the mind. Zen is writing a new program to run in the mind.
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For most people the prohibitions are a good thing. But If you are able to maintain very powerful states of mind, then you'll find yourself in everything you see.
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The burden you are carrying around is the burden of self. You seek release from that. You want to let it all go. You want to forget who you are and what you are. You wish to be the whole universe, infinite, endless.
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I examine each student carefully: Is there a balance between their tonal and their nagual?
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The good news is that you don't have to stop thoughts completely to meditate. It takes a long time to stop thought impeccably. What you need is to detach yourself from thought.
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Everyone meditates in their own way. Some people sit and practice formal mediation techniques for many hours a day while others spontaneously meditate while watching a sunset, listening to music, or participating in athletics.
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Learn to be happy in any and all circumstances, whether you're experiencing pleasure or pain, whether there's loss or gain, whether the world loves you or hates you. Learn to be happy.
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This solidity is not true. The apparent solidity is the delusion of the senses and of the self. Everything is made up of infinite, intelligent light.
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Your life can be horrible or it can be incredibly beautiful. It can be boring or exciting. It's seldom in between. Your active use of will determines what will happen to you in this and other lives.
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One day the play ends and the screen goes blank. There is nothing. Everything returns to its original formlessness - and then another dream begins.
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Samadhi is not going to take away your humanity. It will give it to you. You will become more cosmopolitan, more conscious, and more infinite.
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Opinions are secondary when dealing with reality. They're subjective reflections.
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It is necessary to do a very thorough examination of your life and to discover whether the people in your life, no matter how much you love them, are using you or abusing you.
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Meditation is a process in which we're essentially, at first, breathing out. We're exhaling existence, taking it out of the mind, and the mind out of the mind.
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Spiritual evolution is a movement from the states of mind that reflect life less accurately to the states of mind that reflect life more accurately.
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No lifetime is a loss if you've leaned something, because that learning stays with you. There is no such thing as a wasted life, if you have learned.
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The power that enables us to transform our awareness is the release of kundalini. All yoga, either directly or indirectly, all Buddhism, relates to the release of the kundalini energy.
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In meditation what you are trying to do is simply get rid of your own junk. You are trying to move all the confusion out of your mind, all the heaviness, all the emotional upsets, all the impressions that you have picked up since your last meditation.
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The best thing that you can do to deal with these high speed times is to slow down, inwardly, to take a little more time for meditation, a little more time to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or tea, and to look around at the people in your life with a little more love.
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The abuse of power takes happiness away.
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You're bound by the frame. You've become so engrossed in the movie of your life that you have forgotten that you're sitting there watching.
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Women vibrate at a slightly different rate that passes kundalini very easily. It is problematic though, because a woman also picks up negative energy, it affects her more.
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The secret teaching was the bodhisattva ideal, to live for others, for the welfare of all beings. That's enlightenment, not some flashy state of luminosity.
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Self-realization is the last game on earth worth playing.
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Consider a very natural process, menstruation, and how the association has been created in which this process is dirty, degrading.
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Even to the sage who's doing Sahaja Samadhi, the great guru, I'd say: "Hey buddy, you know, I like the robes and everything, but remember, you're only touching infinity. And if you claim to be doing more, I think you're pretty much in the senses and the body and the mind because infinity is endless."
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Men fearing their innate power, pushed woman back into slavery.
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Astrologically, at that age, you experience a Saturn return. It is considered an auspicious time to "reboot" your life. It's a chance to have a clean start and move forward into something very exciting.
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Nobody can make you happy but yourself. Things occupy us, people occupy us, but they don't make us happy. If we are honest, what makes us happy is to experience spirit.
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If you sit with an enlightened teacher and silent your mind as they go into nirvana, suchness, the pure power of their aura will bring you on a journey into the world of perfection.
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You will always see, if this group is a highly evolved group or on the way up, a movement towards oneness.
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People you are emotionally open to can drain your power level or raise it tremendously, depending on what their intentions are.
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For men, it's absolutely essential to stop believing that they're superior to women because that very belief engenders ego, which sets them off-balance. Therefore, they don't realize that they're being manipulated by the second attention of woman because their ego won't permit them.
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Eve was blamed for the fall of man, and in return all women to come were to inheret her karmic responsibility for the so-called "fall of man". Their punishment was to experience pain in childbirth, and never be trusted by man or God again.
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We all have auras. But it's much easier to see the aura of someone who is in a state of samadhi or other profound state of awareness.
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The highest teaching is never written down. It's only communicated from teacher to student because it's a "transmission of the lamp." It's a transmission of mind.
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As you evolve and develop your psychic abilities, you will enter into perceptions of life, truth, beauty and you will gain a power to live your life in an intelligent, perceptive and strong way.
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Why waste your time being around people who drag you down? You don't live forever, at least in this life.
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People who are drawn to meditation have had lots of incarnation in the world of experience, and we know the score. We know that experience is great, but it's not enough.
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You have probably had past lives where you were in better stages of mind than you are in now.
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You don't have to meditate. You don't have to practice self-discovery and Buddhism. You should only practice self-discovery if you really have had it with the human world.
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Maybe you don't need to do this. Maybe this isn't your moment. But if you do feel the pull of the eternal, then you can't stay away from it.
Frederick Lenz


We get so involved with the latest craze or having the latest car or the most high-powered house that we lose touch with that which makes us happy - what makes us happy are quiet states of mind.
Frederick Lenz


Matter is fun for a while; but ultimately, it is the spiritual experience where we leap beyond what we know- that is the happiness.
Frederick Lenz


What is perfection anyway in the physical? It is an idea we have. When it doesn't happen we get all bent out of shape and frustrated and angry and then unhappy, we take it out on everybody.
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What you need to learn are basic types of concentration, bringing more energy into your life, plugging up the holes where you lose energy, the basics of self-discovery.
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Meditation essentially means having a great time. Some people have applied a sense or a feeling to the meditative experience, such that, meditation has become a quantifiable religious experience, which means it's not any fun!
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Enlightenment is cumulative. You become a little more enlightened each day as you practice yoga and Buddhism.
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Examine your experience of the incarnation so far and realistically add up the moments of happiness and unhappiness and you tell me, oh somewhat vaguely nobly born, you tell me, what has it been like for you?
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Grow up. Get a life. Life is pain. Anybody who tells you something other than that is trying to sell you something.
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Get real. Life is heavy. It's difficult. It's complex...even for the wise.
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These truths may seem simple and self-apparent and the words easy to say, but the states of mind that you live in as you progress are beautiful beyond description.
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All I have to teach you are feelings, the words don't matter much. But as you listen, feel the stillness of my mind, not my mind but of mind...infinite mind.
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Enter into the activities of the world, without getting overjoyed by success or totally put out by failure. Whether they love you or hate you, it doesn't much matter. What matters is stillness.
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Anyone who meditates for a period of time will gradually become more sensitized to all of life.
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When you are in a painful situation, look at it. If you look deeply enough and you don't get freaked out, you will see that there is beauty in everything. You will see that there is beauty in you.
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Gain control of the emotions. Be the helmsperson and not blown around by the winds of emotion. While there will be winds, you can navigate them or even use them to expedite your journey.
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You need to feel good about your life. Winning is a great idea, but you can get stuck in it too. It's just another way of looking at life, an idea. You need to renew yourself and your spirit.
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The world appears solid to most people. It is filled with their pain, their desires, their private ecstasies, their expectations. They are that world - nothing glows.
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You are not a body. You are not a mind. You are infinite light, infinite intelligence, the radiance of all beings, the dharmakaya - the endless light of creation.
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You are caught in an empty house, in a box, in a place that is not happy. You are trapped inside you and wherever you go, there you are.
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The magic of life, of course, is not something that can be explained. Structures can only take us to the point where they begin or end. Beyond structures is the white light.
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There is mental conditioning in your mind put in there during this life by your parents, teachers, the society. You've been told what is and what is not, what is right and what is wrong. This has to be pushed aside.
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All the past has done is generated the you that you are now. Dwelling on the past isn't going to change anything.
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All happiness is inside your own mind. Chances are, you have not discovered that. Meditation is about experiencing the happiness inside your mind.
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In this world people are at different levels of evolution. The more advanced soul has learned that fulfillment does not come from simply leading a physical life.
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Most individuals on earth are not drawn to the higher light at this time. That doesn't make you superior to anyone else. If you are in the eighth grade you're not better than someone who is in the fourth grade.
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We applaud the people who are film stars, who get elected to an office, who are very athletic, the small group who play with power in a very limited way. But we're completely oblivious to what can be done to the infinite realities that exist in front of us. We deny them.
Frederick Lenz


Rise above the limited conditions of pleasure and pain, success and failure, happiness and sorrow, that all the countless unenlightened beings in creation are slaves to.
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As you gain control of the mind, you gain control of life and you gain control of your time. It all works together.
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There are certain protective forces in the universe that do watch over us, but the innocent die too.
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Why become enlightened? Why join the military? Why get married? Why cross the ocean? It is a personal choice. There is something in a person that draws them to the light.
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Life hurts at times. It hurts to have a body at times, hurts to be born, hurts to live, hurts to die, but it can be ecstasy beyond comprehension. You can know that ecstasy. It is inside of you.
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On your journey, remember there is no end. That is true knowledge. There is no final knowledge. There is no final enlightenment, that is a very finite, human way of seeing things.
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You are sitting on this little planet, spaceship earth. The universe is very accessible to you. You don't need a spaceship to travel there. Most of the worlds are non-physical. And it's all God; it's all eternity
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If this is the only life, then everything assumes too great an importance. We have to get everything out of life and we overdo it.
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The trap of the self is the trap that causes unhappiness. We define ourselves too much; whereas the infinite, the pure radiant spirit, is not so definable.
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If you know that you have had countless lives, then what happens in this life is not quite as traumatic.
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The essence of all reincarnation is to have the best lifetime now that you've ever had, no matter what's going on.
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When your consciousness expands you are in a world, literally, of light. You live in a world of light where nothing is solid. You don't have to be enlightened to have this experience. You just have to start the inner journey.
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When your life becomes clear and pure, when your mind is clear and your view of life is unobstructed, then you'll be at peace with yourself. Then you will be happy.
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Knowledge comes from personal experience of truth and awareness, not from conversation.
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We sit here on the oasis of human consciousness and the verbal plane trying to talk about something that we just have to go and see and do and feel.
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Only when you are by yourself can you realize how wonderful you are.
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Your inner being already knows. It's trying to communicate with you. But it needs to shift you into a different state of mind.
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There is an alternative. It's an old alternative. It's not for everybody. It's only for people who are smart, limited market. It's enlightenment.
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Meditation is the pathway to enlightenment, and I would encourage you to follow that pathway as far as you can, into ecstasy.
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Enlightenment is already there inside us and all things. All we have to do is get something out of the way that is causing us not to see that.
Frederick Lenz


It's not logical, self-realization. If it was, everybody would be self-realized because everybody is logical.
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