H. W. L. Poonja Quotes

If there is peace in your mind you will find peace with everybody. If your mind is agitated you will find agitation everywhere. So first find peace within and you will see this inner peace reflected everywhere else. You are this peace!

If you see the illusion you are enlightened, but if you think that you are enlightened you are in the illusion!

It is all your desires that you see, when you think. But when your mind is quiet, without desire, you are complete and as wonderful as you have always been.

The one who follows the thought is also a thought! The one who follows the thought IS in thought. When you know that both are thoughts, you are home. You are not at home, you ARE home. Then allow thoughts to arise and allow them to be followed. You remain as That unmoved and unconcerned Being. This is the highest understanding.

You are all lions – so go your own way. Do not walk the beaten path like sheep, one after another. Do not follow any path. Lions do not follow each other like sheep.

Whatever comes, let it come. What stays, let it stay. What goes, let it go.

When mind is quiet, all is Self. When mind moves the world arises. So be Still, throw away everything and be Free.


Stop. Stop everything. Then you will realize you are the freedom you have been searching for.

We think we have to be a certain way because we have been taught to be a certain way. Actually the only truth is to keep quiet and see what happens from there. When I feel ill-tempered, when I feel sad, when I feel distant, it’s just something that is happening. When I don’t compare it to the past and project it into the future, then it’s just something that is happening now. It’s a way of dying now.

You have to simply become aware of the movement of the mind, which begins this endless trouble.

When anybody laughs, he has no mind, no thought, no problem, no suffering.

Thoughts are impediments to seeing your deepest nature.
Don’t give rise to any thought, and discover who you are.
That ocean of eternal peace is you.
What is the difficulty that we suffer from?
It is that we seek peace elsewhere and do not experience that we are peace incarnate itself.

Reality is everywhere, and to find It ‘you’ must first disappear.

All that you are attached to, all that you love, all that you know, someday will be gone. Knowing this, and that the world is your mind which you create, play in, and suffer from, is known as discrimination. Discriminate between the Real and the Unreal, the known is unreal and will come and go so stay with the Unknown, the Unchanging, the Truth.

Know that what appears to be Love for an ‘other’ is really Love of Self because ‘other’ doesn’t exist. So this innermost Love can be given to no ‘other’. Love of friends is for the sake of Self, not for body to body. True love has no Lover or Beloved because all Love is Love of Self.

Your nature is to keep quiet. You came from silence and you have to return to silence… you are dancing only for a little while you see… a little while you are dancing.

Look within,
There is no difference between yourself, Self and Guru.
You are always Free.
There is no teacher, there is no student, there is no teaching.

If you don’t know, then it’s all right. There need not be any expectations. If there are no expectations, then you are free. If you expect, then you are in bondage. Choose whatever you want. Expectations are never fulfilled.

Anything that you have imposed on yourself to be unhappy, to be bound, is a concept. It is an imaginary concept, so give it away.

Who is journeying for freedom? The one who is already free. Thoughts are impediments to seeing your own face. Don’t give rise to any thought, and discover who you are.

Stay quiet and the noisy surface dialogues will cease.
Then the substratum will rise up to the top.
It is simple.
Follow this.

Something is happening because of silence, because of peace, because of silence; if your mind is silent, if your mind is quiet, there is God, there is silence, this is the silence that is contagious.

Always remember: The thieves of Peace are thieves in an empty house because only imagination suffers. You are Peace, that which remains Untouched.

I am your own self and the self of all beings that exist.

Look after everybody So that they are happy to see you. It is better to serve the devotee of god than to serve god himself.