Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Self-identity

"In Reality, nothing requires explanation. Nothing is caused by anything else. Existence requires no explanation nor does it have any dependence on any other state or quality. This understanding is clarified by the realization that nothing in and of itself has any `meaning’. Therefore, neither does it have `purpose’. Everything is already complete and merely self-existent as its own self-identity." - David R. Hawkins, fully David Ramon Hawkins

"There is no one Hindu view of life or meaning, but rather multiple centers of meaning, belief and practice, all legitimately called Hinduism, and all connected yet radically different… Fundamentally, life and self-identity are seen as fluid, marked by impermanence, while ultimately there is an Absolute Oneness into which all the distinctions between multiple forms of the divine, the world, and human beings dissolve" - Joseph Runzo and Nancy M. Martin

"When asked to give up making judgments about one’s game, the judgmental mind usually protests, ‘But if I can’t hit a backhand inside the court to save my life, do you expect me to ignore my faults and pretend my game is fine?’ Be clear of this: letting go of judgments does not mean ignoring errors. It simply means seeing events as they are and not adding anything to them." - Tim Gallwey, fully W. Timothy Gallwey