Relationship Is a Mirror

Self-knowledge is not according to any formula. You may go to a psychologist or a psychoanalyst to find out about yourself, but that is not self-knowledge. Self-knowledge comes into being when we are aware of ourselves in relationship, which shows what we are from moment to moment. Relationship is a mirror in which to see…

Jika Kau dan Aku

Banyak manusia mencari cahaya, karena mereka hidup dalam kegelapan, tiada kebaikan yang dapat mereka lihat tanpa cahaya. Jika kau dan aku adalah cahaya, maka kita tidak memerlukan cahaya apapun, oleh karenanya pencarian yang melelahkan pun kan sirna. Banyak manusia mencari kedamaian, karena mereka hidup dalam kecemasan, tiada ketenangan yang dapat mereka rasakan tanpa kedamaian. Jika…

Self-Knowledge

Right thinking comes with self-knowledge. Without understanding yourself, you have no basis for thought; without self-knowledge what you think is not true.You and the world are not two different entities with separate problems; you and the world are one. Your problem is the world's problem. You may be the result of certain tendencies, of environmental…

Creative Emptiness

Can you not just listen to this as the soil receives the seed and see if the mind is capable of being free, empty? It can be empty only by understanding all its own projections, its own activities, not off and on, but from day to day, from moment to moment. Then you will find…

Self-Knowing

Without knowing yourself, do what you will, there cannot possibly be the state of meditation. I mean by "self-knowing," knowing every thought, every mood, every word, every feeling; knowing the activity of your mind—not knowing the supreme self, the big self; there is no such thing; the higher self, the Atman, is still within the…

Quiet Mind, Simple Mind

When we are aware of ourselves, is not the whole movement of living a way of uncovering the "me," the ego, the self? The self is a very complex process that can be uncovered only in relationship, in our daily activities, in the way we talk, the way we judge, calculate, the way we condemn…

Creativeness Through Self-Knowledge

…There is no method for self-knowledge. Seeking a method invariably implies the desire to attain some result and that is what we all want. We follow authority—if not that of a person, then of a system, of an ideology—because we want a result that will be satisfactory, which will give us security. We really do…

Galungan & Kuningan

Jika saya mengingat semua perjalanan terdahulu, entah sudah berapa perayaan yang telah dilewati. Banyak yang dapat diingat saat-saat semua itu kembali dalam sebuah renungan. Saat masih kecil, saya diajak oleh keluarga untuk mendatangi pura-pura saat perayaan, sebagai anak kecil yang belum banyak memahami hal ini, tentu mata dan pikiran ini selalu melirik ke arah yang…

Knowing Loneliness

Loneliness is entirely different from aloneness. That loneliness mustbe passed to be alone. Loneliness is not comparable with aloneness. Theman who knows loneliness can never know that which is alone. Are you inthat state of aloneness? Our minds are not integrated to be alone. Thevery process of the mind is separative. And that which separates…

Aloneness Is Not Loneliness

Though we are all human beings, we have built walls between ourselvesand our neighbors through nationalism, through race, caste, and class -which again breeds isolation, loneliness.Now a mind that is caught in loneliness, in this state of isolation,can never possibly understand what religion is. It can believe, it canhave certain theories, concepts, formulas, it can…