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Want to tackle some of humanity's biggest questions but lack the brain power to do so!!! Passionate about Advaita, Zen, Cosmology and Consciousness.

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"When you no longer believe everything you think, you step out of thought and see clearly that the thinker is not w… https://t.co/QqVwKmIQie
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12/15
2019
"Whatever it is that is still commenting about things, forget that. Become completely empty and silent and remain a… https://t.co/btcR1doofb
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12/14
2019
"Do not seek fame. Do not make plans. Do not be absorbed by activities. Do not think that you know." — Chuang Tzu #taoism
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12/13
2019
"Free from desire, you realize the mystery. Caught in the desire, you see only the manifestations." — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching | | #desire
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12/10
2019
"He has no power. He achieves nothing. He has no reputation." — Chuang Tzu, The Perfect Man
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanEverything is spontaneous, automatic, natural, it is only the concept of me and mine that is the bondage.
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12/9
2019
The Self looks like the world. But this is just an illusion. (1-12)
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12/3
2019
Once consciousness arises, everything arises - the world and all the transactions in the world. Merely witness them… https://t.co/jiHLmmwK72
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12/1
2019
I lied and said I was busy, I was busy; but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths,… https://t.co/84PeWGCbSa
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that… https://t.co/Y24A0gEZHC
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11/18
2019
My own experience is that nothing has really happened in this world. The seeker, the seeking and the sought - none… https://t.co/RfA2h1sVUI
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11/14
2019
In truth, none of us actually do anything. We are just playing roles, reading scripts life has written, and it is all a play of the mind.
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11/5
2019
Morning meditation: For as long as you direct your search to the forms around you, you will not attain your goal ev… https://t.co/4UgxGNeVxj
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simp… https://t.co/H53cXR1bmm
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11/2
2019
We are only appearances in a field of dreams. Life is all a play of the mind. See this and realize the unreality of worries and conflict.
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10/31
2019
"Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts." | — Pema Chödrön
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10/29
2019
Though hard to believe, you are not living your life. Life is. Trust the process. Let it take the lead, as it is and always has been doing.
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10/27
2019
Just as the ocean is unaffected when the wave ends on the shore, when our body/mind wears out, life is unaffected, and we are THAT.
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10/26
2019
Everyday Buddhist: In one instant, as it is, is an infinite number of kalpas. An infinite number of kalpas are at… https://t.co/l7DxTTqX5O
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10/25
2019
When the mind is quiet, we come to know ourselves as the pure witness. We withdraw from the experience and its expe… https://t.co/eHfoBEvCDU
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10/23
2019
"Are you and I perchance caught up in a dream from which we have not yet awakened?" — Zhuangzi | | #perception
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10/20
2019
What was born must die. Only the unborn is deathless. Find what is it that never sleeps and never wakes, and whose… https://t.co/MOtEQ8lPOw
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10/18
2019
We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this… https://t.co/7gQEQb5Zui
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10/16
2019
I challenge @smellosopher to a similar bet: scientists will make no headway on the enigma of consciousness over the… https://t.co/7DgPl9OtLj
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"Confused by thoughts, we experience duality in life. Unencumbered by ideas, the enlightened see the one Reality."… https://t.co/QmwORz96tq
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanThe Zen master Chao-chu was asked, "What is the Tao?" He replied, "Everyday life is the Tao." "How," pursued the in… https://t.co/cjDaGT7p98
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one d… https://t.co/K89h2SO6sO
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanThe pressure you put on yourself to succeed often blocks the desired outcome of those very achievements: a sense of… https://t.co/UjRKJ7xIZS
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10/9
2019
Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is. ~ Voltaire
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"I realize all forms are but illusions. I thus free myself from the illness of ego-clinging." — Milarepa | | #delusions #freedom
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10/1
2019
“What day is it?” Asked Pooh “Why, it’s today!” Squeaked piglet. “Ah, my favorite day.” Said Pooh.
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9/30
2019
"If you see an ego, a soul, a birth or a death, reject them all." — Bodhidharma | | #reality
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9/26
2019
Everyday Buddhist: In one instant, as it is, is an infinite number of kalpas. An infinite number of kalpas are at… https://t.co/mckTNuWDLs
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"Other people have what they need; I alone possess nothing. I alone drift about, like someone without a home." — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
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9/24
2019
Attain utmost emptiness. Abide in steadfast stillness. — Laozi, #TaoTeChing, Ch. 16 #stillness
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9/23
2019
"The identified man takes part: the unidentified looks on!" — Wei Wu Wei
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"The so called self-realization is the discovery for yourself and by yourself that there is no self to discover. Th… https://t.co/HDZWIs0N5R
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9/20
2019
"There is no need to run outside for better seeing, nor to peer from a window. Rather abide at the center of your b… https://t.co/ucIIauPBfC
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9/19
2019
When you are still within, all becomes quiet. When you are mentally q]uiet, awareness shines clear. When awareness… https://t.co/VBdb4IO7tr
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9/17
2019
"Having no destination, I am never lost." — Ikkyu | | #wuwei
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9/13
2019
Many of the things that stress us out— appearances, success, petty dramas— simply do not matter. Try to take stock… https://t.co/KQ063UDP9K
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanMorning meditation: Q: How do we get rid of self. Chime Rinpoche: You never had one in the first place.
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9/10
2019
With no desire, at rest and still, All things go right as of their will. ― Lao Tzu ❂ @TaoEssentials #Silence #Tao
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9/8
2019
You come here as individuals expecting to get something from me, that is where the mistake arises. There is no indi… https://t.co/AncSAGv2zI
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9/6
2019
Beyond all vanities, fights, and desires, omnipotent silence lies. ― Dejan Stojanovic ❂ #Silence Quotes
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"The nature of the mind is emptiness, the unified state of being both cognizant and empty." — Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
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9/4
2019
The expressions of consciousness are limitless; if you enter into the expressions you will be lost. Surrender to an… https://t.co/vj38cCxPYg
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanMorning meditation: In coming I have no abode, In leaving I have no fixed direction, How is it ultimately? Here… https://t.co/mmQUaKJGbI
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9/3
2019
"I yearned for a simple life, then I stopped yearning, then I had it." — B. D. Schiers, A Book About Nothing(ness)
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9/2
2019
"If I weep and wail, that shows that I do not understand the rules of nature. So I ceased weeping." — Zhuang Zi
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8/30
2019
The knowledge "I Am" is the greatest God, the Guru; be one with that, be intimate with it. That itself will bless y… https://t.co/eMEMvCxdJt
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanThere comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will. The solution comes to you and you don't know how or why. ~ Einstein
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8/28
2019
Those who seek happiness in pleasure, wealth, glory, power, and heroics are as naive as the child who tries to catc… https://t.co/VdSWWeZyIT
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8/23
2019
You need not get at it, for you are it. It will get at you, if you give it a chance. Let go your attachment to the… https://t.co/Z1AwJk33Lb
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8/17
2019
Nevertheless it is a most amazing instrument because inside it has a certain principle which contains the universe.… https://t.co/YBsbVJyDnJ
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8/16
2019
@Nisargadatta_M Have you tried this @Horganism ?The sense of being, of 'I am' is the first to emerge. Ask yourself whence it comes, or just watch it quietly. When… https://t.co/ObFLm5qnIh
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8/15
2019
@Horganism @sciam I'm 46 and to this day I have been wondering what makes me "me"? Why am "I" in this body and not… https://t.co/kxquvGzev7
8/14
2019
To be still is to be conscious without thought. You are never more essentially, more deeply, yourself than when you… https://t.co/t1v0rwIKWd
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8/8
2019
It is also time to celebrate the 1200-year old great classic of universal spiritual wisdom from Kashmir, the Śiva S… https://t.co/SIjaufeQEQ
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8/6
2019
𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘚𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘦 today published my article: "Is reality real? How evolution blinds us to the truth about the… https://t.co/3GMoCewksz
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan#Taoism Those who travel outward seek completeness in things; those who gaze inward find sufficiency in themselves. — Liezi
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanThere is no question of going beyond. I was never born, will never die. Whatever is - is all the time. Going beyond… https://t.co/6lb0JTZ4oU
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8/1
2019
Even in heavenly pleasures he finds no satisfaction, the disciple who is fully awakened delights only in the destru… https://t.co/gPVW54oj6O
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7/29
2019
This play is just happening; you are not playing a part. When you are ignorant, you think you are playing a part in… https://t.co/c0rPSexrSW
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7/25
2019
It is a very complicated riddle. You have to discard whatever you know, whatever you have read, and have a firm con… https://t.co/j3R8qY6VxH
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7/22
2019
Opposing forces, duties done and left undone— when does it end and for whom? Considering this, be ever desireless,… https://t.co/Lwr9YmhkU4
7/19
2019
The Zen I know pulls the rug out from anything I land on as the truth and blissfully blows away dangerous moments o… https://t.co/2FcbzOtHg0
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7/16
2019
@AlanWattsDaily Aren't "form" and "emptiness" two sides of the same coin?
7/14
2019
Imagine witnessing every situation, person, and thing just as it is. — Byron Katie | | □∧◯
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7/9
2019
Understand that it is not the individual which has consciousness, it is the consciousness which assumes innumerable… https://t.co/Mpf4xb2cIy
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7/5
2019
Eddington, the physicist, is nearest to the mystics when he says quite simply, “Something unknown is doing we don’t know what.”
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7/4
2019
What has no substance can penetrate what has no opening. — Laozi, TaoTeChing, Ch. 43 #Tao #Taoism
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7/2
2019
Free from desire, you realize the mystery. Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations. - Tao Te Ching
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6/29
2019
Peace isn’t luck. For six years stand facing a silent wall, Until the ‘you’ of your face, Melts like a candle. - Ik… https://t.co/JojBtQOvcz
6/20
2019
TaoTeChing [56] #identity Close your mouth, block off your senses, blunt your sharpness, untie your knots, soften… https://t.co/8NWntda5a4
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6/19
2019
I can only know something different from me. How can something know itself when there is nothing with which to comp… https://t.co/9jzDLpun7V
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6/17
2019
Attain utmost emptiness. Abide in steadfast stillness. — Laozi, #TaoTeChing, Ch. 16 #stillness
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6/14
2019
"It struck me like a thunderbolt that I had never been born, and that my birthlessness could settle any and every m… https://t.co/3vilDJttW7
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6/11
2019
Enlightenment remains unrealized so long as it is considered as a specific state to be attained, and for which ther… https://t.co/4SFRrx2mpL
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6/10
2019
The world of form and illusion which the majority take to be the real world is none other than the play of the Spir… https://t.co/ZVekSyBUWQ
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6/8
2019
When there is nothing left to see through, then you will know your mistaken views. — Ryokan | | □∧◯
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6/5
2019
Who can free himself . . . — Zhuangzi | | photo by Melvin Tan Taoism #freedom #virtue https://t.co/uETzLLN4Zv
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5/31
2019
Ashtavakra's advice to King Janaka to free himself from the desire to react, but rather connect with the universal… https://t.co/WiE905jn4t
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5/28
2019
I am an eternally deluded person. No one is as deluded as I am. How clear this is to me when I do zazen! — Sawaki Roshi Roshi | | □∧◯
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5/27
2019
This consciousness in which concepts arise is itself a concept, and so long as consciousness remains all other conc… https://t.co/na9RZNVaIZ
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5/24
2019
You should realize that everything you see is like a dream or illusion. — Bodhidharma | | □∧◯
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5/23
2019
Since it is all too clear, it takes time to grasp it. — Zen proverb | | □∧◯
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5/20
2019
#Destiny is usually thought of as something that is going to happen in the future. Destiny is all here-now. The scr… https://t.co/sRi0d2mYIV
5/16
2019
Delight in meditation and in solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker!
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanIf you aren't careful, you'll spend your whole life doing nothing besides waiting for your ordinary-person hopes to… https://t.co/gUDsRKZwTu
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5/13
2019
Is it the world that's busy, or my mind? — Haemin Sunim | | □∧◯
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5/12
2019
For You one cannot ask, Where? Because where is Where for You? You are He who is everywhere Yet You are nowhere. S… https://t.co/UomqIg89OX
5/10
2019
The body of man is like a flicker of lightning existing only to return to Nothingness. Like the spring growth that… https://t.co/I252TFS21x
5/3
2019
Between me and You, there is only me. Take away the me, so only You remain. - Mansur Al-Hallaj #sufism #nonduality
4/29
2019
The great mathematician Andre Weil who learnt Bhagavad Gita at 16 on nature of discovery "The day comes when the i… https://t.co/WUBkvUY4X9
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4/26
2019
A dream is all of this, an echo, a magical creation.
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanThe flower invites the butterfly with no-mind; The butterfly visits the flower with no-mind. The flower opens, the… https://t.co/BXlMJaPWlY
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4/24
2019
#Taoism Those who travel outward seek completeness in things; those who gaze inward find sufficiency in themselves. — Liezi
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanIf the touch of beingness is, then everything is. If the beingness is not, the world is not, the cosmos is not and nothing is there.
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4/23
2019

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