The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
Meditation is not following any system; it is not constant repetition and imitation. Meditation is not concentration.
Is it not important to find out how to listen not only to what is being said but to everything – to the noise in the streets, to the chatter of birds, to the noise of the tramcar, to the restless sea, to the voice of your husband, to your wife, to your friends, to the cry of a baby?
All revolutions are spiritual at the source. All my activities have the sole purpose of achieving a union of hearts.
It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person. So violence isn’t merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper.
A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
The movement of search can only be from the known to the known, and all that the mind can do is to be aware that this movement will never uncover the unknown. Any movement on the part of the known is still within the field of the known.
In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer.
If you listen through the screen of your desires, then you obviously listen to your own voice; you are listening to your own desires.