Sunday, February 27, 2011

Thought for the Day

Only she who is ready to question,
to think for herself, will find the truth.
To understand the currents of the river,
he who wishes to know the truth
must enter the water.
~ Nisargadatta, Indian Mystic

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3 comments:

M.L. Gallagher said...

And once in the water, there's no going back.

My eldest daughter once wrote, 'water only flows in one direction'.

Realizing that, it was easier to immerse myself in the water and flow with its flow. For always, the water is flowing towards the open sea.

nance marie said...

it helps if one knows how to swim
or have someone to bring you up
after you have dipped yourself in
where waters run deep
and currents
can silently
win

V. Furnas said...

@M.L. I love that "water only flows one way" so true. It seems simple but is such a great metaphor for so many things. I love the part "Only she who is ready to question, to think for herself, will find the truth." You have to seek to find. Thank you for sharing this quote.