Douglas Harding quotes

  • How much harder it is to bear one's splendor than one's miseries!
    -- Douglas Harding

    #Bears #Splendor #Spirituality

  • There is a Reality which is Indivisible, One, Alone, the Source and Being of all; not a thing, nor even a mind, but pure Spirit or clear Consciousness; and we are That and nothing but That, for That is our true Nature; and the only way to find It is to look steadily within, where are to be found utmost peace, unfading joy, and eternal life itself.
    -- Douglas Harding

    #Reality #Joy #Mind

  • The result of observing only the universe is anxiety. Only observing the Observer of the universe will put a stop to a man's worrying and fussing and scheming. When his interest is diverted inwards he naturally relaxes his hold - his stranglehold - on the outer world. Having withdrawn his capital and paid it into his own Central Bank (where it appreciates to infinity), he has nothing to lose out there and no reason for interfering. He knows how to let things be and work out in their own time. He's in no hurry. Knowing the Self, he can hardly fail to trust its products.
    -- Douglas Harding

    #Men #Self #Knowing

  • Inwardly you are God, outwardly you are a person. Instead of thinking you are just a person, that appearance, you can awake to the power behind you, the safety within you, the source of inspiration and guidance at the heart of your human life. This enables you to be yourself even more so.
    -- Douglas Harding

    #Being Yourself #Inspiration #Heart

  • Isnt it the very last thing we feel grateful for - having happened? You needn't have happened. But you did happen.
    -- Douglas Harding

    #Grateful #Lasts #Feels

  • When we dare to doubt what we are told and take a fresh look at what's going on, we are in for lots of pleasant and fascinating and useful surprises. A new and more satisfying way of life begins to open up, just by noticing what we see.
    -- Douglas Harding

    #Doubt #Looks #Way

  • Whether looked at from outside or inside, bodies dissolve, matter vanishes, spirit remains - once we bother to go into the matter. "Spirit is the living body seen from within, and the body is the outer manifestation of the living spirit." Extend this statement by Carl Jung to all bodies from electrons to galaxies, and you have the ultimate physics
    -- Douglas Harding

    #Body #Matter #Spirit

  • Here is just emptiness. There is no getting my ego out of the way, and all that stuff. There is just the seeing, shining in great brilliance and clarity.
    -- Douglas Harding

    #Shining #Ego #Stuff

  • We are all more or less ill till we find -Self-enquiry our Oneness with everyone else.
    -- Douglas Harding

    #Self #Oneness #Enquiry

  • Profound things are simple. If it is not simple, it cannot be true. But simple things are difficult.
    -- Douglas Harding

    #Simple #Profound #Difficult