Tag: freedom


joejo's picture

We are bound and think that we are free may be a unique paradox.


Premodaya's picture

Right now you're a totally free bird, living as if you're in a cage.

— Swami Premodaya

Bhagavad Geeta - Free From Dependence: thus Spake Lord Krishna


He who is free from dependence on the body, the mind, the senses, the sense objects, unconcerned, untroubled, pure, prompt, and filled with the spirit of renunciation, is dear to Me.

True Sadhana: Siddha Yoga (Perfection of Yoga) Manifesting within the Seeker

Darshan Baba's picture

"All apparent experience of bondage, separateness, struggle, or any forms of suffering have only relative reality in consideration of Absolute Truth or Knowledge - at best or as real as they can be these perceptions of division are only a temporary affliction..."

— Darshan Baba


Premodaya's picture

Your situation is quite simple; you have this choice or that choice. You don’t have a complex set of options to work out or decisions to make. You’ve got a very simple situation: You’re either going to go to God, or Truth—or you’re not. You either want it, or you don’t. And if you do want it—and want to go—and decide to go—then you can do it the bhakti way (the devotional way), and then it’s kind of like, you buy a ticket, and it’s all set. Or—you can grope your way, go on your own legs—which is your only other option.

— Swami Premodaya


Premodaya's picture

Real freedom equals freedom from self, not freedom of self.

— Swami Premodaya


joejo's picture

We mistakenly think that we are Self-Conscious. All we are conscious of is self in relation to the other (not-self). To truly know Self-Consciousness is to know Freedom.

Path of a Householder

joejo's picture

I am a Householder and follow the path that requires one to be householder.

Awareness & Freedom

joejo's picture

What is Freedom? Freedom is Awareness being unrestricted. It may seem a little weird to put it that way for it is like saying freeing the sky from limitation. How could Awareness be contained?

Making no demands on life

MAI's picture

As long as you perceive that anyone is holding you back, you have not taken full responsibility. Liberation means that you stand free of making demands on others and on life to make you happy. When you discover yourself to be nothing but freedom, you stop setting up conditions and requirements that need to be satisfied in order for you to be happy. It is in the absolute surrender of all conditions and requirements that liberation is discovered to be who and what you are. Then the love and wisdom that flow out of you have a liberating effect..

— Adyashanti

The Impact of Awakening