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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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#Nonduality / #advaita is without a doubt philosophical thinking of the highest order! The crown jewel of… https://t.co/StzbUGjoHj
8/1
2020
@mcjnicholas Hi Mark, I follow your columns on @ESPNcricinfo regularly. Enjoyed the one's on Mike Procter, Imran K… https://t.co/SUrRBHGEuB"Do what you have to do. In the meantime, accept what is." — Eckhart Tolle ゚
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7/30
2020
Before the idea "I Am" sprouted, you are, but you don't know you are.
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7/24
2020
"Drop the illusion of control. Let life have you. It does anyway. You're just telling yourself the story of how it… https://t.co/2MTrvpgUc2
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7/20
2020
The sum total of all this is illusion and nobody is responsible for creation - it has come spontaneously and there… https://t.co/apepQP3hQM
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"There is no mystery whatever – only inability to perceive the obvious." — Wei Wu Wei
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7/9
2020
The world has no existence apart from you. At every moment it is but a reflection of yourself. You create it, you destroy it.
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us." — Rumi
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6/20
2020
"The unseen and unspoken are only visible to the polished mind." — Kari Hohne
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6/19
2020
"If you forget yourself, you become the universe." — Hakuin Ekaku ゚
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6/16
2020
it is motionless it is unmanifested it is uncreated it is limitless it is timeless it is ever-present it is always… https://t.co/9dlb2Jg5S8
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanUnborn and imperishable Is the original mind. Earth, water, fire and air - A temporary lodging for the night. Zen Master Bankei
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6/14
2020
"Glimpsed only as they're passing by, like lightning flashing, states arise and then pass away." ❖ Maha Niddesa
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"If I weep and wail, that shows that I do not understand the rules of nature. So I ceased weeping." — Zhuangzi
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanMonday Buddhist:: A monk asked, ‘How can one gain accordance with the Way?’ Master Mazu said, ‘I’ve never gained accordance with it.’
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6/8
2020
You live in the illusion and appearances of things. There is a reality. You are that reality. When you unders… https://t.co/DInBFLdIpr
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"Stay centered by accepting whatever happens to you. This is the ultimate." — Zhuangzi | | □∧◯
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanEmpty yourself of everything. Let the mind become still. The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self w… https://t.co/xJ5kiZQaoM
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6/7
2020
There is nothing to get "done". In impermanence, nothing is ever done. It is just play... In beginningless ongoing… https://t.co/idTjqlti4f
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6/6
2020
"And the deeper secret of the secret. The land that is nowhere, that is your true home." — Kari Hohne
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6/5
2020
"In the quietness, with nothing to accomplish, there is only direct experience." — Dogen Zenji | | □∧◯
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6/4
2020
Monday Buddhist: Encouragement to practice: If we don't search for the root but grasp at appearances and search out… https://t.co/GqsYA4TGIM
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6/2
2020
At the stage of a seeker what he is doing may be right, but he will soon find out that the seeker disappears in the… https://t.co/oz7pk2LOO8
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"But do not ask me where I am going, As I travel in this limitless world, Where every step I take is my home." — Dōgen Zenji ゚
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5/30
2020
"It is a timeless spiritual truth: release attachment to outcomes, deep inside yourself, you'll feel good no matter… https://t.co/q05wkBYCR1
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5/29
2020
"Inner emptiness is not a void to be filled with comforts; it is a window to be looked through. — Alan Watts ゚
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5/28
2020
"This dew-like life will fade away; avoid involvement in superfluous things." ― Dōgen Zenji ゚
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5/26
2020
"This is the Zen approach: nothing is there to be done. There is nothing to do. One has just to be." ❖ Osho
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5/14
2020
When you realize that all that appears and exists to be your mind, there is no path of enlightenment apart from tha… https://t.co/B5ygfedazz
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"Stay present, and continue to be the observer of what is happening inside you. Become aware not only of the emotio… https://t.co/kTWPRZDLs7
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanOnly need stop living life by WORDS to see reality Without words there can be no judgements, of ourselves or other… https://t.co/d0tcXlZ4T2
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5/9
2020
"A true Zen saying: 'Nothing is what I want.'" — Frank Zappa #nothingness
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"Pursue not the outer entanglements; dwell not in the inner void; be serene in the oneness of things; and dualism v… https://t.co/PPr5KOEeXU
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5/7
2020
There is no one working deliberately - it is happening spontaneously. You cannot claim anything in this process. Wh… https://t.co/GMwBX3ue1s
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"I came to realize clearly that mind is no other than mountains and rivers and the great wide Earth, the sun and th… https://t.co/bko44H2SAl
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanHow could we discuss This and that Without knowing The whole world is Reflected in a single pearl? Ryokan https://t.co/qOeV3XGnhp
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5/6
2020
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/yqc0FsePof
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5/2
2020
"No winter-grass being seen, A white heron in a snow-field Hides itself in Its own form." — Dōgen Zenji ゚
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5/1
2020
"There is beauty where there is no 'me.'" ― Toni Packer ゚
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanLittle does the ego that "seeks" transcendence realise, that this "realisation" is the realisation of it's own non… https://t.co/hoFJjlrawr
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"Reality has no inside, outside, or middle part." — Bodhidharma ゚
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanCease being exclusively fascinated by whatever you are aware of and be interested instead in the experience of bein… https://t.co/8JfuoIWpfY
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4/30
2020
"I live by letting things happen." — Dōgen Zenji ゚
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4/29
2020
"As you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start disappearing. You are, but the mind is utt… https://t.co/3YPQDcowXy
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4/28
2020
Ordinary men hate solitude. But the master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the… https://t.co/O3Dfgs9NaN
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4/26
2020
"To attain Buddhahood … we must scatter this life's aims and objects to the wind." — Milarepa | | #lettinggo
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnanjust sitting here spring about to burst from the mountain laurel — H. F. Noyes
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4/25
2020
"Reality exists as it is. The words we use to explain our understanding of it are always pale reflections of the tr… https://t.co/7sjGkBS0yZ
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4/24
2020
The clouds that wander through the sky have no roots, no home, Nor do the distinctive thoughts floating through the… https://t.co/95lf8T54pc
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanLearn to let go without struggle, simply let go, to be just as you are – no holding on, no attachment, free. - Ajahn Chah
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanI really do not see myself related to anybody and anything. Not even to a self, whatever that self may be. I remain… https://t.co/pljByLqKIw
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4/22
2020
Just remain in the center; watching. And then forget that you are there. — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching ^ | #Taoism
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4/19
2020
"If you do not get it from yourself, where will you go for it?" — Dōgen Zenji ゚
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4/16
2020
"Welcome to the movie of who you think you are. Pass the popcorn." — Byron Katie ゚
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4/13
2020
"In Zen they say: 'Don't seek the truth. Just cease to cherish opinions.' What does that mean? Let go of identifica… https://t.co/0jN70zCKLn
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4/9
2020
"My mother always told me that #happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted t… https://t.co/GA16wXpLb9
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4/8
2020
The mistake of students consists in their imagining the inner to be something to get hold of, and forgetting that a… https://t.co/17ATWbLfpm
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4/7
2020
With no desire, at rest and still, All things go right as of their will. — Lao Tzu ^
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"When you are still, you are who you were before you temporarily assumed this physical and mental form called a person." — Eckhart Tolle
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4/5
2020
"Don't take life personally. The sun has no care for what passes through the sky." — Wu Hsin ゚
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanConfused by thoughts, we experience duality in life. Unencumbered by ideas, the enlightened see the one reality. H… https://t.co/RhjJk3fckp
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4/3
2020
Outside Mind, there is nothing. - Huang Po
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3/28
2020
When you pursue this spiritual path of understanding the Self, all your desires just drop off - even the primary de… https://t.co/qZNWNQ5VXR
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanGive up all questions except one: ‘Who am I’? After all, the only fact you are sure of is that you are. The ‘I am’… https://t.co/z3fGcbVxpI
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3/25
2020
One for Monday: The Buddha said, “Your Majesty, you have not perished yet. How is it that you know you will perish?… https://t.co/PgimaTKjtg
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3/24
2020
"What is reality? An icicle forming in fire." — Dōgen Zenji ゚
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3/23
2020
"A true Zen saying: 'Nothing is what I want.'" — Frank Zappa #nothingness
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3/21
2020
Everyday Buddhist: 1. In one instant, as it is, is an infinite number of kalpas. An infinite number of kalpas are a… https://t.co/ihNqsenEu1
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3/20
2020
That "I Am" is a concept is to be understood while the concept is there. Once it merges in the original state, who… https://t.co/62rcz2N4ly
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnanlosing its name a river enters the sea — John Sandbach RT @ haikueveryday
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3/19
2020
All Buddhas and all ordinary beings are nothing but the one mind. - Huang-po
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3/18
2020
Nature will take its course. It is only to be understood, nothing is to be done. Remember only one thing: that it i… https://t.co/XMPcNKn7PD
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3/17
2020
"The path of enlightenment is not the path to enlightenment, a way to get to this so-called awakened state. The pat… https://t.co/KyCxtYOKp8
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3/16
2020
When you realize that you are not the person, but the pure and calm witness, and that fearless awareness is your ve… https://t.co/mvp7NEU9NE
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3/12
2020
"Aimlessness, nonattainment, is a wonderful practice." — Thich Nhat Hanh ゚
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3/9
2020
Free from desire you see the mystery. Full of desire you see the manifestations. — Laozi, TaoTeChing, Ch. 1 #desire
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2/25
2020
Real practice has no purpose or direction, so it can include everything that comes. — Shunryu Suzuki | | □∧◯
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2/23
2020
Even if you’ve read through countless books. You’re better off sticking to a single phrase. If anyone asks which on… https://t.co/3hyZqoeFXe
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2/22
2020
"The identified man takes part: the unidentified looks on!" — Wei Wu Wei
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2/18
2020
"A student asked "How much ego do you need?" and Suzuki Shunryu said, 'Just enough so that you don't step in front of a bus.'" Zen ゚
Retweeted by Karthik Balakrishnan"If I weep and wail, that shows that I do not understand the rules of nature. So I ceased weeping." — Zhuangzi
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2/13
2020
"To the ego, the present moment hardly exists. Only past and future are considered important." — Eckhart Tolle ゚
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1/23
2020
"I realize all forms are but illusions. I thus free myself from the illness of ego-clinging." — Songs of Milarepa
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1/21
2020
Everyday Buddhism: Even our memories are constructed and edited. The End of the Story, by John Aske… https://t.co/Az6jqHmNIf
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1/19
2020
@Horganism Brilliant piece, as usual @Horganism Here's an article, on the Indian mathematical genius, Srinivasa Ra… https://t.co/zbVoYOc7V3
1/17
2020
It is only during the duration of the beingness that the world and creation is. This power is the faith in the prim… https://t.co/aeipM7mVcx
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanAll is due to your having forgotten your own being. Having given reality to the picture on the screen, you love its… https://t.co/gF3AaIYYoD
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1/16
2020
There is nothing to recognize it by. It must be seen directly, by giving up all search for signs and approaches. Wh… https://t.co/QyD6RCSNsH
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1/14
2020
All happens by itself. You are asking the question and you are supplying the answer. And you know the answer when y… https://t.co/holt2p1Izc
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1/12
2020
When you understand that names and shapes are hollow shells without any content whatsoever, and what is real is nam… https://t.co/fYUk3RyVPZ
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1/10
2020
This state is entirely one and indivisible, a single solid block of reality. The only way of knowing it is to be it… https://t.co/Rap3AyaitZ
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1/7
2020
Only I am clumsy, like drifting on the waves of the sea, without direction. — Laozi, #TaoTeChing, Ch. 20 #wuwei #humility
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1/6
2020
"Don't return to your native town: you can't teach the truth there. By the village stream an old woman is calling y… https://t.co/pQxkq8aQsY
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1/3
2020
@Horganism @sciam Haven't various studies shown that the "self" is an illusion, that there is no real "me" in charg… https://t.co/2uYWekFTIX
1/2
2020
"You must seek without seeking." — Wumen Huikai | | #seeking
Retweeted by Karthik BalakrishnanThe Way is not a matter of knowing or not knowing. Just abandon everything, return to yourself, and look within. W… https://t.co/HpeEtofQNa
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1/1
2019
With no desire, at rest and still, All things go right as of their will. — Lao Tzu ^
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12/31
2019
Were there a mountain all made of gold, doubled that would not be enough to satisfy a single man: know this and live accordingly.
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12/27
2019

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