Revolution begins within

“When we see the world through our thoughts, we stop experiencing life as it really is and others as they really are. When I have a thought about you, that’s something I’ve created. I’ve turned you into an idea. In a certain sense, if I have an idea about you that I believe, I’ve degraded you. I’ve made you into something very small. This is the way of human beings, this is what we do to each other.”

—   Adyashanti (via thecalminside)

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“Nature rejuvenates so quickly, so completely. Though we often view ourselves otherwise, we are nature.”

—   Jeb Dickerson (via thingsthatsing)

“When a person displeases you, what do you do?
Curse him or her, become angry or violent?
How do you handle it? How do you react?
Be honest with yourself.
It’s the only way.
Start from where you are.
No human being is perfect.
We all make mistakes.
Do not feel sorry for yourself, but start from where you are.
Where are you?
You are consciousness. This is your true nature.
Learn to love everything.
Learn to see only the good.
Realize there’s a reason for everything.
If a person displeases you, simply look the other way and forget it.
Learn to stop your mind from thinking.
You do this by immediately catching yourself
when you react to a condition, and
inquiring within yourself: “Who is becoming angry?
Who feels out of sorts?” “I do”. ‘I’.
Realize you’re dealing with the personal ‘I’,
and that all the anger, all the frustration, all the karma,
all the samskaras are all attached to that personal ‘I’.
Consequently, when you get rid of the personal ‘I’,
everything else will go with it.
So, don’t try to solve your problems.
Do not try to become a better person.
Do not try to run away from your life.
Simply see who it is who is running,
who it is who needs to be a better person.
Who has all these problems? ‘I’, ‘I’, always ‘I’.
Hold onto that ‘I’ with all of your might.”

—   Robert Adams (via oceanandwave)

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“One reaches the Supreme state by renouncing all lesser desires.
As long as you are pleased with the lesser, you cannot have the highest.
Whatever pleases you keeps you back.
Until you realize the unsatisfactoriness of everything,
its transiency and limitation, and collect your energies in one great longing,
even the first step is not made.
On the other hand, the integrity of the desire for the Supreme
is by itself a call from the Supreme.
Nothing, physical or mental, can give you freedom.
You are free once you understand that
your bondage is of your own making and
cease forging the chains that bind you.”

—   Nisargadatta (via oceanandwave)

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“The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action.”

—   Deepak Chopra (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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RISE!

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RISE!

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Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

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futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

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earthysoul:

Funny how the universe works