Surya Das quotes

  • We each need to make peace with our own memories. We have all done things that make us flinch.
    -- Surya Das

    #Memories #Needs #Done

  • Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life - not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga, or even meditate, but learning to love. Love is the truth. Love is the light.
    -- Surya Das

    #Spiritual #Yoga #Love Is

  • May all beings everywhere with whom we are inseparably connected, be fulfilled, awakened, liberated and free. May there be peace in this world and throughout the entire universe, and may we all together complete the spiritual journey.
    -- Surya Das

    #Spiritual #Journey #Together

  • before speaking, notice what motivates your words.
    -- Surya Das

  • Breath by breath, let go of fear, expectation, anger, regret, cravings, frustration, fatigue. Let go of the need for approval. Let go of old judgments and opinions. Die to all that, and fly free. Soar in the freedom of desirelessness. Let go. Let Be. See through everything and be free, complete, luminous, at home -- at ease.
    -- Surya Das

    #Letting Go #Regret #Home

  • Other people can’t cause us to be impatient unless we let them do so. In other words, others don’t make us impatient. We make ourselves impatient, through our expectations and demands, fixated attachments and stuckness.
    -- Surya Das

    #Patience #Attachment #Expectations

  • Enlightenment is not about becoming divine. Instead it's about becoming more fully human. . . . It is the end of ignorance.
    -- Surya Das

    #Ignorance #Enlightenment #Becoming

  • We all have spiritual DNA; wisdom and truth are part of our genetic structure even if we don't always access it.
    -- Surya Das

    #Spiritual #Dna #Intuition

  • The Pearl Principle - no inner irritation, no pearl.
    -- Surya Das

    #Positive Thinking #Irritation #Pearls

  • Our lack of compassion stems from our inability to see deeply into the nature of things.
    -- Surya Das

    #Compassion #Inability #Spirituality

  • I've also learned that you don't always get to pick the people with whom you travel the journey. You sometimes may think you do, but don't be deceived. And the corollary of that - and this was my real lesson - is that you start to realize that you can love even the people you don't like and must love and help everyone.
    -- Surya Das

    #Real #Journey #Thinking

  • The more truthful I am with myself and others, the more my conscience is clear and tranquil. Thus, I can more thoroughly and unequivocally inhabit the present moment and accept everything that happens without fear, knowing that what goes around comes around (the law of karma). Ethical morality and self-discipline represent the good ground, or stable basis. Mindful awareness is the skillful and efficacious grow-path, or way. Wisdom and compassion constitute the fruit, or result. This is the essence of Buddhism [...]
    -- Surya Das

    #Karma #Buddhism #Compassion

  • The secret, or innermost, level of wisdom is pure intuition, clarity, lucidity, innate wakefulness, presence, and recognition of reality. This transcendental wisdom is within all of us—it just needs to be discovered and developed, unfolded and actualized.
    -- Surya Das

    #Wisdom #Reality #Meditation

  • Everything passes, nothing remains. Understand this, loosen your grip and fine serenity...
    -- Surya Das

    #Serenity #Fine #Remains

  • The heart is an organ of perception.
    -- Surya Das

    #Heart #Perception #Organs

  • Don't wait to find solid ground. Dance in emptiness.
    -- Surya Das

    #Dance #Waiting #Emptiness

  • We're human beings trying to understand and cultivate what it means to feel divine love. We have to start with small, realistic goals.
    -- Surya Das

    #Spiritual #Mean #Goal

  • One-half plus one-half does not equal one; one whole plus one whole equals relational wholeness.
    -- Surya Das

    #Unity #Half #Doe

  • We cannot expect miracles of mindfulness in our own lives without preparation, commitment & continuing to energetically progress along our spiritual way.
    -- Surya Das

    #Spiritual #Commitment #Miracle

  • Pray Meditate Be aware.Stay awake Bow Practise yoga Feel Chant and sing Breathe and smile Relax.Enjoy.Laugh.Play Create.Envision Let Go/Forgive.Accept Walk.Exercise.Move Work.Serve.Contribute Listen/Learn.Enquire Consider.Reflect Cultivate oneself.Enhance competencies Cultivate contentment Cultivate flexibility Cultivate friendship and collaboration Lighten up Celebrate and appreciate Dream Give thanks Evolve Love Share.Give.Receive Walk softly.Live gently Expand.Radiate.Dissolve Simplify Surrender.Trust Be born anew
    -- Surya Das

    #Letting Go #Dream #Buddhist

  • You have to go through the darkness to truly know the light. This may sound like a cliche, but it's true nonetheless. Often the greatest doubts occur just before a breakthrough.
    -- Surya Das

    #Light #Darkness #Doubt

  • Spiritual seekers particularly are on a quest to understand life; we want to examine our own lives and find meaning in what we do and who we are. ... We find meaning in the seeking itself. Every step along the way is the Way...
    -- Surya Das

    #Spiritual #Want #Who We Are

  • If we accept and internalize the fact of our own mortality, then, by definition, we have to deal with the essential questions of how we live and spend our allotted time. We have to stop procrastinating, pretending that we have forever to do what we want to do and be what we long to be.
    -- Surya Das

    #Procrastination #Long #Forever

  • Like many others, I sometimes find that cooking can be naturally grounding.
    -- Surya Das

    #Cooking #Sometimes #Grounding

  • People who spend a great deal of time in their gardens attest to the natural mindfulness that gardening requires. What could be more naturally mindful than weeding? It requires a great deal of sustained attention. Weeds need to be taken up with care: Pull too hard, and the weed breaks in your fingers, leaving the root to grow and spread. Different weeds need different techniques and, sometimes, tools. When we weed our gardens, we have to pay attention to where and how we walk and bend. Move too far in one direction or another, and we'll squash growing things.
    -- Surya Das

    #Weed #Moving #Taken

  • Spiritually speaking, everything that one wants, aspires to, and needs is ever-present, accessible here and now - for those with eyes to see.
    -- Surya Das

    #Eye #Needs #Want

  • It almost seems as though this roiling world is conspiring to test our patience at every turn. In fact, it is. With this in mind, we would be wise to look on our imperfect environment as a teacher rather than an antagonist. It constantly shows us that we need to be patient on an ongoing basis, not just every now and then, if we´re going to realize true inner peace, happiness, and fulfillment.
    -- Surya Das

    #Wise #Patience #Teacher

  • Taking the decision-making process away from people disempowers them. It also makes them much less likely to buy into the decision, however right it may be. One’s own conscience remains the ultimate arbiter.
    -- Surya Das

    #People #Decision #May