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The simplest reality

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

— Omkaradatta



Who are you?

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The sages have said that you are the nondual Self. If you believe them, then stand up, now, and take charge of Your kingdom: Life, the universe, Reality. Let go of your petty personal concerns, and be what you really are.

— Omkaradatta



Death?

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Death -- what is that? Around me, in me and through me is only Life, in its infinite permutations.

— Omkaradatta



Show up empty

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To show up empty is perfect happiness. The Heart is open and spacious, and infinitely precious. Simply to breathe is joy enough.

— Omkaradatta



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



True spirituality

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True spirituality is not all love and light - it undermines the ego, takes you out of your comfort zone. Don't be afraid, for you will return with a new vision, with love and light coming from within you, instead of having to seek it elsewhere.

— Omkaradatta



Quality vs. Quantity

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The mind becomes ever more complex, invents more and more complex questions and then seeks out answers. Go all the way, thoroughly, completely and deeply into the one thing you can know and perceive *directly* -- yourself -- and all else becomes clear.

— 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



Self-love

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The very egoic, those who think always of themselves, actually dislike themselves. Love yourself completely, until you transcend the self and its petty concerns.

— Omkaradatta



Arrogance

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Did you ever feel arrogance coming from someone else? What you feel really is inside You... you are the nondual Self, there is no other. Take responsibility for what you see in 'others' as your own energy.

— Omkaradatta