May 16, 2006

Realization

When I look inside and see
that I am nothing,
that is wisdom.

When I look outside and see
that I am everything,
that is love.

And between those two,
my life turns.

Sri Nisagardatta Maharaj

8 comments:

Chodpa said...

Nice aphoristic teaching ....

this has always struck me as one of the most interesting aspects of what is .. the interplay of compassion and love with emptiness ... method and wisdom, etc ....

'nothing/wisdom' and 'everything/love' in your quote

thank you for this teaching ...

Meredith said...

...and it is your heart which hears this teaching. Thank you, dear Chodpa.

isaiah said...

Yes.

Travis Jay Morgan said...

When I realize that there is no inside nor outside, that is understanding.

Rick said...

This word keeps popping up today. I need to pay attention.

"James" said...

Nothing more needs to be said.

I smile.

Meredith said...

Here is a variation of this quote I found this morning:

Wisdom tells me I am nothing.
Love tells me I am everything.
Between the two my life flows.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Genna said...

Awesome! Needed this today. Thank you.