Barry Long

Born: August 1, 1926

Die: December 6, 2003

Occupation: Writer

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Barry Long

You can only get next to God through the effort of preparation. To experience the uncreated, the state of awareness will have to be held for several minutes. You are then between time and the time-less...

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You think, you become that thought. And consciousness, or the state of pure awareness, is lost.

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When the robot mind is mastered, undisciplined thinking ceases and is replaced by awareness. Awareness can know love.

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There is only one thing in your life YOU can be sure of. That one thing is this moment, now. The last moment has gone forever. The next moment has not come. YOU can become fully conscious only when you...

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The more you observe life in relation to yourself the more you will see the fact that you are hardly ever correct when you think about something in the future. The future exists only in imagination; and...

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Any product of the mind is a reaction of the past, a synthesis of what is old.

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You can't realise love or yourself until you are still enough to drop down through the restlessness and frustrations into that deeper level of your being

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Love is the state of enlightenment and enlightenment is the state of love. You can't make any separation between them. Enlightenment is the state of no feelings and pure knowledge and so is love.

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Love is a power, a mighty principle that exists in its own right independent of any individual. Man changes, but the principle of love does not and cannot. Love does not leave men and women. Men and women...

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I suppose the most radical part of my teaching at present is that love is not a feeling. Everybody suffers from love, or the fear of it, or the lack of it. Why? Why is love so universally and inevitably...

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Feelings are constantly changing. None is dependable for long. You can love someone intensely today, and tomorrow or next month not feel a thing. Except perhaps for the feeling of doubt or depression that...

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Love is not a feeling; it's a sensation. Drinking water when you're thirsty is a sensation, not a feeling. Being in nature or swimming in the sea is a sensation, not a feeling. Lying down when you're tired...

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Love is beyond description; but not beyond demonstrating. Love is beyond the mind because it is always new. Any product of the mind is a reaction of the past, a synthesis of what is old. So the mind is...

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Love is all around you like the air and is the very breath of your being. But you cannot know it, feel its unfeeling touch, until you pause in your busy-ness, are still and poised and empty of your wanting...

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All love - love of children, love of parents, love of God or life - comes out of making physical love. Without the making of love there is no body to love anything.

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When you observe yourself you must not condemn or approve what you see. If you tell a lie there is no need to judge your-self.

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We can rarely see things from the point of view of another person because we look at the facts through the screen of an impression or an interest which distorts our view; and then there are accusations,...

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The whole purpose of existence is to bring love into existence where it is needed.

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To experience beauty, love, truth and peace, or God, your mind has to be stilled.

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Love is all around you like the air, and is the very breath of your being.

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Truth cannot be taught but it is quickly recognised by the person ready to discover it.

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Pornography is just 'fast-food feminine energy', it will always leave you wanting more, with little or no nutritional value. There is nothing ful-filling about pornography, it pales in insignificance to...

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Acknowledgement is the only way to keep love alive.

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No man can teach another self-knowledge. He can only lead him or her up to self-discovery - the source of truth.

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You can experience consciousness now by experiencing the fact that you exist.

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Nothing is true in self-discovery unless it is true in your own experience. This is the only protection against the robot levels of the mind.

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