Surya Das Quotes

Embracing our environment is a good direction a very spiritual direction. It's too Aristotelian to separate man from the animals and man; humans from the environment.

We all have spiritual DNA; wisdom and truth are part of our genetic structure even if we don't always access it.

Spiritually speaking everything that one wants aspires to and needs is ever-present accessible here and now - for those with eyes to see.

Enlightenment is not about becoming divine. Instead it's about becoming more fully human. . . . It is the end of ignorance.

Our lack of compassion stems from our inability to see deeply into the nature of things.

We cannot expect miracles of mindfulness in our own lives without preparation commitment & continuing to energetically progress along our spiritual way.

I realize that was becoming a contradiction in terms especially after my friend Alison Krauss was shot and killed in Kent State in 1970 on campus by the National Guard.

So we're all living spirit. It's not about isms and schims or religions. Religions are almost like political institutions but the heart of it is the spirituality.

You have to go through the darkness to truly know the light. This may sound like a cliche but it's true nonetheless. Often the greatest doubts occur just before a breakthrough.

We're human beings trying to understand and cultivate what it means to feel divine love. We have to start with small realistic goals.

Well there were other Maharajis so Neem Karoli Baba was his technical name like there are a thousand Lamas called Rinpoche.

Spiritual joy is devotion it's like a virus you know? It's a benevolent virus but it spreads. It's infectious. Ram Dass was like a mentor in those days.

Like many others I sometimes find that cooking can be naturally grounding.

Don't wait to find solid ground. Dance in emptiness.

Everything passes nothing remains. Understand this loosen your grip and fine serenity...

One-half plus one-half does not equal one; one whole plus one whole equals relational wholeness.

The heart is an organ of perception.

The Pearl Principle - no inner irritation no pearl.

So we have to be ready willing and able to really transform ourselves and each other in the world not just say it and affirm it "Oh I want to change". Intention is important but so is action.

before speaking notice what motivates your words.

We each need to make peace with our own memories. We have all done things that make us flinch.