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Truth and lies

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How can you tell the difference between truth and lies? A lie has a pleasant short-term effect, but a destructive long-term effect. The truth often feels unpleasant short-term, but has powerful, positive and lasting long-term effects.

— Omkaradatta



Be free of the world

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Be free of the world. Only then are you free to participate in it. Otherwise you are bound to your attachments, and you cannot act freely.

— Omkaradatta



Heaven and hell

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We may create our own hell, but neither can we, nor do we need to create our own heaven. Just stop creating hell. The absence of hell is heaven.

— Omkaradatta



Happiness

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To be happy ourselves -- what better gift can we offer mankind? For to see someone happy is to remember we need not seek company in misery, that it's OK to be happy.

— Omkaradatta



External factors

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When one wills to remain asleep, no external factors can help them. And when one is ready to awaken, no external factors can stop them. It is all based on You, the nondual Self.

— Omkaradatta



What's next?

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People are always asking "What's next, what's next?" Next is nonexistent. Get rid of this question, and all your other questions are answered.

— Omkaradatta



Life of the mind

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Life in the mind is either exciting or boring -- there are few in-betweens. Life without the mind is steady and calm, yet vibrant and active and living, completely fulfilled. The mind tells you that life will be boring without it, yet that is anything but the case.

— Omkaradatta



The surface universe

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The universe is but the surface of an ocean. Its depths are all within You.

— Omkaradatta



The simplest reality

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The simplest reality is more precious than the fanciest, most complicated story.

— Omkaradatta



Words and language

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Words/concepts are dualistic, and do not bring us together. Although serving as a reason for physical togetherness, words either are neutral or they separate us. True communion is found only in Silence.

— Omkaradatta