“To live in the present moment is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.”—Thich Nhat Hanh (via elige)
“God, nature, and the soul of man, all of which appear to differ, are one. This has always been, and shall always be, the only way for man to live. The only way is to live a life without apparent goal, to reject completely riches and honor and live in concert with nature.”—Masanobu Fukuoka (in The Road Back to Nature)
“Compelled to speak, God says nothing.
Unable to say anything, man speaks.
Man is ignorant of the truth, but expounds on all fields of learning.
God is versed in all things, but expounds on nothing.
God takes no action, yet created all things.
Man does all things, yet creates nothing.”—Masanobu Fukuoka (Kami no Kakumei)
“The first time I met Professor Keiichi Sakamoto of Kyoto University, I told him: «Professor, why don’t you set up the study of “Mu” economics? I’m a farmer, so all I’ve been able to do is demonstrate the theory that all is worthless from the standpoint of farming. Since your specialty is the principles of economics, you ought to set up a field of economic theory which throws out current economic notions that things have value, and is founded instead on the principle that things do not have value. It should be possible to establish a new science of economics that totally rejects Marxism economics, the “Das Kapital”, and modern economics».”—Masanobu Fukuoka (in The Road Back To Nature, p. 232)
“Everything that I think that I need to do, is all only in order to propel me to some place, that when I get there I think I will be happier. So, everything that I am doing, no matter what it is, all of my lists of rights and wrongs, are all about me getting to a manifestation, that I believe I will then be happier…So, why don’t I take a short cut and just be happy?”—Abraham Hicks (via thelittlesea)
“I will not fear
Fear is the mindkiller,
Fear is the little death
That brings total Oblivion
I will permit my fear to pass
Over me and through me
And where it has gone
I will turn the inner eye
Nothing will be there
Only I will remain.”—Frank Herbert
“Contemplate life as infinite, undivided, ever present, ever active, until you realize yourself as one with it. It is not even very difficult, for you will be returning only to your own natural condition.”—Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via infinity-imagined)
“You can not change the outside world to become free or happy, you must change yourself to become free and happy.”—From the author of “The Greatest Truth Never Told” series (http://TheGreatestTruthNeverTold.com)