Papaji said: Ask "Who Am I", and then remove the "Who", continue and remove the " am " and now remove the "I". That's who you are!
Ramana Maharshi said: " Go deep within and ask "Who Am I?" and try to find the " I ".
Old Cheng said: "The secret is, that there are no secrets at all." I love these Buddhas!!! Enjoy! Have a nice day where ever you are in this world!
Thought for the day :
" I awaken in joy and go to sleep in peace"
Essential living kit is joy and that is within you already !!
Joy is not happiness, because happiness is always mixed with unhappiness. Joy is forever, happiness is momentary. Happiness is caused by the outside, hence can be taken away from the outside. Joy arises within; it has nothing to do with the outside. It is not caused by others. It is not caused at all, it is the spontaneous flow of your own energy.
Live in joy... Live in your own innermost nature, with absolute acceptance of whosoever you are. Live in joy, in love... One who lives in joy naturally lives in love. Love is the fragrance of the flower of joy.
Osho says , "Life is more beautiful with a little madness in it. So never be absolutely wise. A little foolishness gives salt to wisdom. A little foolishness gives humor, humbleness. A really wise person is also a fool."
“Make space for Joy”
To know oneself is very elementary. It is not difficult, it can't be difficult; you have just to unlearn some things. You need not learn anything to know who you are, you have only to unlearn a few things.
First, you have to unlearn being concerned with things. Second, you have to unlearn being concerned with thoughts. The third thing happens of its own accord -- witnessing.
The Method The key is: one, you start watching things. Sitting silently, look at a tree and just be watchful. Don't think about it. Don't say, “What kind of tree is this?” Don't say whether it is beautiful or ugly. Don't say it is “green” or “dry.” Don't make any thoughts ripple around it; just go on looking at the tree. You can do it anywhere, watching anything. Just remember one thing: when a thought comes, put it aside, shove it aside. Again go on looking at the object. In the beginning it will be difficult but, after a period, intervals start happening: there will be no thoughts. You will find great joy arising out of that simple experience. Nothing has happened, it is just that thoughts are not there. The tree is there, you are there, and between the two there is space. The space is not cluttered with thoughts. Suddenly there is great joy for no visible reason, for no reason at all. You have learned the first secret.
This then has to be used in a subtler way. Things are gross; that's why I say start with a thing. You can sit in your room, you can go on looking at a photograph - - the only thing to remember is not to think about it. Just look without thinking. Slowly, slowly it happens. Look at the table without thinking and by and by the table is there, you are there, and there is no thought between you two. And suddenly -- joy. Joy is a function of thoughtlessness. Joy is already there; it is repressed behind so many thoughts. When thoughts are not there, it surfaces.
Start with the gross. Then, when you have become attuned and you have started to feel moments when thoughts disappear and only things are there, start doing the second thing.
Now close your eyes and look at any thought that comes by -- without thinking about the thought. Some face arises on the screen of your mind or a cloud moves, or anything -- just look at it without thinking.
This will be a little harder than the first because things are gross; thoughts are very subtle. But if the first has happened, the second will happen; only time will be needed. Go on looking at the thought. After a while... It can happen within weeks, it can happen within months, or it can take years -- it depends on you how intently, how wholeheartedly you are doing it. Then one day, suddenly, the thought is not there. You are alone. Great joy will arise -- a thousandfold greater than the first joy that happened when the tree was there and the thought had disappeared. A thousandfold! It will be so immense that you will be flooded with joy.
This is the second step. When this has started happening, then do the third thing - - watch the watcher. Now there is no object. Things have been dropped, thoughts have been dropped; now you are alone. Now simply be watchful of this watcher, be a witness to this witnessing. In the beginning it will again be difficult because we know only how to watch something -- a thing or a thought. Even a thought is at least something to watch. Now there is nothing, it is absolute emptiness. Only the watcher is left. You have to turn upon yourself.
This is the most secret key. You just go on being there alone. Rest in this aloneness, and a moment comes when this happens. It is bound to happen. If the first two things have happened the third is bound to happen; you need not worry about it.
When this happens, then for the first time you know what joy is. It is not something happening to you so it cannot be taken away. It is you in your authentic being, it is your very being. Now it cannot be taken away. Now there is no way to lose it. You have come home. So you have to unlearn things, thoughts.
First watch the gross, then watch the subtle, and then watch the beyond that is beyond the gross and the subtle.
feel the Joy with sheer silence