Go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
...We pray together, we are afraid together, and then we go to sleep. Even if Satan came into the house, no one would interfere. After all, what is there to fear in this house? There is always one with us who is the strongest. Satan may visit our house, but the good Lord lives here.
To go out of your mind once a day is tremendously important, because by going out of your mind you come to your senses. And if you stay in your mind all of the time, you are over rational, in other words you are like a very rigid bridge which because it has no give; no craziness in it, is going to b
You will never get to the irreducible definition of anything because you will never be able to explain why you want to explain, and so on. The system will gobble itself up.
...[W]ords can be communicative only between those who share similar experiences.
The problem comes up because we ask the question in the wrong way. We supposed that solids were one thing and space quite another, or just nothing whatever. Then it appeared that space was no mere nothing, because solids couldn't do without it. But the mistake in the beginning was to think of solids
I am what happens between the maternity ward and the Crematorium
Just as the ocean is waving so each one of us is a waving of the whole cosmos, the entire works, all there is.
The more we try to catch hold of the present moment the more elusive it becomes. It is like trying to clutch water in ones hands. The harder we grip, the more it slips through our fingers.
The best way to convince someone is by making him realize that what you speak came from his own mind.
Increasingly, we're developing all kinds of systems for verifying reality by echoing it.
What the devil is the point of surviving, going on living, when it's a drag? But you see, that's what people do.
To go out of your mind at least once a day is tremendously important. By going out of your mind, you come to your senses.
Make a spurious division of one process into two, forget that you have done it, and then puzzle for centuries as to how the two get together.
We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time
...the habitual dualist's solution to the problem of dualism: to solve the dilemma by chopping off one of the horns.
If you study the writings of the mystics, you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes, as in Zen, particularly.
Just as the highest and the lowest notes are equally inaudible, so perhaps, is the greatest sense and the greatest nonsense equally unintelligible.
When you get free from certain fixed concepts of the way the world is, you find it is far more subtle, and far more miraculous, than you thought it was.
The sound of the rain needs no translation.
But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful. Alan Watt