- Part of what we seek in Buddhism is the sense of quiet observation. We don't get so involved in a state of mind that we forget that it's just another transient state of mind, no matter how much ecstasy or agony is involved.
- Within silence all things are contained. What appears to our eyes to be life is but a thin curtain, a gauze penumbra, which stultifies our vision, which prevents us from seeing the truth
- The highest type of meditation is done in silence.
- The immortal silence is there always waiting for you. And that spirit is deathless and courageous.
- A real liberated teacher never asks for a commitment from a student. That's absurd, a person wants to be there and they want to learn everything they can.
- In advanced practice there is a sense of commitment to the study. It is happy; it's never forced. It is a natural evolutionary process of an evolved being.
- I learned from my own teachers, a long time ago in another universe, the quality of quiet fortitude that is renewed by a person's love of light.
- It has been my experience as a teacher over the years and incarnations that what really counts are not techniques. What really counts is spirit, love. What really counts is a sense of propriety and dedication.
- Self-realization is a very quiet thing. It's not flashy. No one might see you light up a room. No one might observe anything