Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness.
This is how you start to get respect: by offering something that you have.
The body dies, but the spirit that transcends it cannot be touched by death.
The worst thing we could do is impose time limits and then expect people to sink or swim once they move off welfare.
There is no doubt that breath control is the means for mind control because the mind, like breath, is a part of air; because the nature of mobility is common to both; because the place of origin is the same for both; and because when one of them is controlled, the other gets controlled.
We have a sense that we should be like the mythical cowboy… able to take on and conquer anything and live in the world without the need for other people.
Time is only an idea. There is only the Reality. Whatever you think it is, it looks like that. If you call it time, it is time. If you call it existence, it is existence, and so on. After calling it time, you divide it into days and nights, months, years, hours, minutes, etc. Time is immaterial for the Path of Knowledge.
It’s not to late to… ask yourself if you really are the person you want to be, and if not, who you do want to be.
Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.
Think of God; attachments will gradually drop away. If you wait till all desires disappear before starting your devotion and prayer, you will have to wait for a very long time indeed.