Look, and it cannot be seen - it is beyond form.
Listen, and it cannot be heard - it is beyond sound.
Grasp, and it cannot be held - it is intangible.

Lao Tzu (via oceanandwave)

Your greatest aid is your sincerity and desire for Truth above all else. You may be shocked over and over again by the depth of illusion that you find and uncover within yourself, but never fixate on it or judge yourself.

Accept, forgive, and move on, for your true being is infinite and absolute. It exists as much now as it ever did or ever will. Stand still in the sacred conflagration of inquiry and let it open you to the seat of all wisdom born of Spirit. Only Truth will survive; all else will perish.

Adyashanti (via oceanandwave)

Burning Sandalwood

panatmansam:

I have talked before of how yogis and monks from before the Buddha’s time have burned sandalwood powder as an aid to mindful meditation.

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Monk with sandalwood burner and mindfulness bell.

Sandalwood powder (yellow sandalwood not red) is an aromatic resin filled wood which when burned…