Robert Adams Quotes Best – Advaita, Silence, Self Realization

Robert Adams was an Advaita Vedanta teacher who was a disciple of Ramana Maharshi. Here ae some of his best quotes to enlighten you on your spiritual path of Self-Realization-

“All of the solutions, all of the wisdom, all of the happiness and bliss you’ve been searching for, it’s within you.”

“As you observe the thoughts they disappear, but more come, more come, and even when you’re finished with them from this life, they’ll come to you from a previous life. It never stops. So you have to keep asking the question, ‘To whom do they come? To whom do they come?’ And keep observing and following the I thought, and doing nothing, and one day it will all be gone, and you’ll be free. But you have to have patience and persistence. Remember, it took us so many years to be the way we are, screwy, crazy, insane. So now it’s going to take a little time, perhaps, to get over it.”

“Begin to spend more time diving within yourself, watching, witnessing. When thoughts pop up, simply ask yourself, ‘To whom do these thoughts come? To me. I think them. Who am I? What is the source of the I?’ As you do this, my friends, I can assure you a marvelous change will take place in your life, sooner or later, and you will become free.”

“Dive into your heart centre. Sit in the silence. Everything will take care of itself.”

“Do not attach yourself to what your body is going through. Keep your mind above it, keep your head in heaven and your feet on the ground.”

Robert Admas Quote on being in the now "Everything that is happening, is happening now. Not tomorrow or yesterday. It's all happening in the moment. So where is there to go?"

“Every position that you find yourself in, every situation that you find yourself in, with whomever you find yourself with, the positions that you have or don’t have, wherever you may be in this world, is your right place at this moment. Bless this. Love it.”

“Everything that is happening, is happening now. Not tomorrow or yesterday. It’s all happening in the moment. So where is there to go?”

“How do you become happy? By not thinking”

“If you have Jnana, you are at peace with yourself and the world, for all the happiness that exists, all the joy that exists, all the peace that exists, all the love that exists, is another name for Jnana. Therefore to the extent that you awaken, to that extent do you find that all is well, wherever you are.”

“In the ultimate reality there’s nothing as we know it, as we conceive it. As long as you’re able to voice it, it’s false. As long as you able to think about it, it does not exist. Reality is silence, not words.”

“It is the ego that keeps you in bondage. It is the ego that makes you believe you are what you are. It is the ego that causes all the problems to come into your life. The ego is your worst enemy. Therefore you have to do everything in life that you can do to annihilate the ego. The ego must be annihilated, totally removed, totally destroyed.”

“Leave your body alone. Take just enough care of it. Exercise it a little, feed it right foods, but don’t think about it too much. Keep your mind on reality. Merge your mind with reality, and you will experience reality. You will live in a world without problems.”

“Love everything because it’s all part of the Self”

“Once you catch a glimpse of self-realization, you’ll never go back again. There’s no turning back.”

“Really the only thing you have to do is quiet your mind”

“Sitting in the silence is more potent than any words you can ever hear.”

“The enlightened being knows only happiness”

“The reality in the back of the universe is pure awareness. It has no problems. And you are that.”

“The secret is to quiet the mind. Your real nature is self-realization. When the mind is stilled, you just return to your real nature, to what you always were.”

“The turmoil, the chaos that appears to be in this world, is not the truth. It is not reality. It is something that comes and goes. This too shall pass. But your center is God, consciousness, absolute reality, Brahman. That is the peace that exists.”

“The Universe is your friend. It’s on your side there’s nothing against you. The only thing against you are your thoughts. If you learn to quiet your mind you’ll have no problems.”

“There’s always happiness. There’s always peace. There’s always love. It’s not something you have to acquire. It is your real nature.”

“There is just nobody home. There never was a body, there is no body, and there never will be a body. There is only consciousness and you are that.”

“This (Spiritual practises) doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go anywhere or do something else. You can watch TV, you can go to a movie, you can go swimming, you can go play golf, you can go bowling but never forget who you are, that’s all. Always remember who you really are.”

“To feel God’s grace means you have to surrender completely, have a lot of humility.”

“We become so enmeshed in the world. We think things are real. Everything bothers us. We become angry. We become upset. But the truth is you are not maya. You are absolute reality. You are total awareness. You are the Self. Know who you are and wake up. Awaken and be free.”

“When the mind is still and quiet, everything will take care of itself.”

“When the mind is subdued there is only eternal peace”

“When you awaken, you appear the same as you are right now, only you’re totally free. That’s all. You’re completely, totally free. Your people will still see you the same way you are now. They will not see any difference. If they stay with you twenty-four hours a day, they will notice you do not react to things any longer. They will notice you’ve become an embodiment of peace, that you’re always happy, nothing disturbs you. There’s absolutely nothing to be afraid of. It’s a wonderful experience.”

“When you take refuge in your Self you become happy. When you take refuge in your Self you have peace. When you take refuge in your Self you have harmony, you have joy.”

“Whenever you think you stop the reality from flowing, by your thoughts. Whenever your mind is quiescent, calm, still like a motionless lake, then you reflect your own divinity. And you become pure and happy and all your problems melt away.”

“When your mind is quiet, you find bliss”

“Your job is to relax, to take it easy, to be peaceful.”

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