When I first began to awaken in 1961, I looked at my family and I saw that they were all asleep, and I really didn’t want to have anything to do with them, so I distanced myself from them. My colleagues at Harvard as well. Most of them just no longer seemed interesting to me.... Read more »
One of the ways in which we are socialized by our caretakers growing up is that they reward us or punish us for our behavior. The result of this is that we grow up looking to others for evaluation of our behavior. Were it only our behavior it would be all right, but often we... Read more »
I experience quietness as an incredible condition. Within the quietness of mind you hear a kind of deeper process, a deeper wisdom. I remember at Harvard the rational mind was so highly valued and when somebody said, “I intuitively know it,” it was treated as a kind of weakness. I mean it was so sexist,... Read more »
For some years in California, a young man came to my lectures in a bed, brought in a bed. He was a quadriplegic. He could not speak. He was about twenty-eight years old. He was like this (laying back on a slant). His attendant could hold his hand over an alphabet board and there was... Read more »
The game of powers is always very simple: Don’t use them. The minute you get a power and say, “I’ve got this power, I will use it,” then you’re stuck again. A new attachment, a new ego trip. Don’t use them, rather let them be used through you. Purity brings powers. Unfortunately, that’s one of... Read more »
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