[Illustrator: Chetan Patil]
“Wisdom tells me I am nothing.
Love tells me I am everything.
Between these two, my life flows.”
~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Photo: On the Ganges, Varanasi, India; Mar ’16
“Life can only be lived dangerously – there is no other way to live it. It is only through danger that life attains to maturity, growth. One needs to be an adventurer, always ready to risk the known for the unknown. And once one has tasted the joys of freedom and fearlessness one never repents because then one knows what it means to live at the optimum. Then one knows to burn life’s torch from both ends together. And even a single moment of that intensity is more gratifying than the whole eternity of mediocre living.” ~Osho
Photo: Miyar Glacier-Kang La Pass-Zanskar, Himalayas; June ’11
Could what one knows be a bigger (self) constraint than what one doesn’t know?
“We know the outer world of sensations and actions, but of our inner world of thoughts and feelings we know very little. The primary purpose of meditation is to become conscious of, and familiar with, our inner life. The ultimate purpose is to reach the source of life and consciousness… The dissolution of the unconscious releases energy; the mind feels adequate and becomes quiet. When the mind is quiet, we come to know ourselves as the pure witness.” ~Sri Nisargadatta
Photo: Sunrise on River Ganges, Varanasi, India; March ’16