Whatever he does is without purpose. His senses have been stilled. His eyes are empty. He is without desire or aversion. For him the waters of the world Have all dried up!
- Ashtavakra Gita 17:9
Many people are afraid to empty their minds lest they may plunge into the Void. They do not know that their own Mind is the Void. The ignorant eschew phenomena but not thought; the wise eschew thought but not phenomena.
- Huang Po, Zen Teaching of Huang Po
If you wish for light, be ready to receive light. Nourish your ego and be deprived of light. If you wish to find a way out of this prison, do not turn away; bow down in worship and draw near.
Every perfect life is a parable invented by God.
- Simone Weil
A half-truth is a whole lie.
- Yiddish proverb