Rupert Spira Quotes

The space that is being looked for is the space that is looking.
Rupert Spira
We don't have to wait for the right circumstances to have happiness.
Rupert Spira
It is the intimacy of our own being that imparts reality to all seeming things.
Rupert Spira
Happiness is simply to allow everything to be exactly as it is from moment to moment.
Rupert Spira
We take that which is unreal to be real and that which is real to be unreal.
Rupert Spira (The Transparency of Things, 2008)
In ignorance, I am something; in understanding, I am nothing; in love, I am everything.
Rupert Spira (The Ashes of Love, 2014)
Truth is silent but, when met with questions about its true nature, is compelled to speak.
Rupert Spira (The Ashes of Love - Opening Paragraph, 2014)
When everything that can be let go of is let go of, what remains is what we desire above all else.
Rupert Spira (The Ashes of Love, 2014)
Love is the experience that others are not others. Beauty is the experience that objects are not objects.
Rupert Spira (The Way of Beauty, 2013)

Rupert Spira Quote: Give your attention to the experience of seeing rather than to the object...
Give your attention to the experience of seeing rather than to the object seen and you will find yourself everywhere.
Rupert Spira
To invest one’s identity and security in something that appears, moves, changes and disappears is the cause of unhappiness.
Rupert Spira (The Ashes of Love, 2014)
When feeling is divested of the feeler and the felt, it shines as love; when seeing is divested of the seer and the seen, it shines as beauty.
Rupert Spira
Total openness, pure sensitivity, unconditional allowing: this is not something you, as a person, can do; it is what you, as pure Awareness, are.
Rupert Spira
However, love, peace and happiness are inherent in the knowing of our own being. In fact, they are the knowing of being. They are simply other names for our self.
Rupert Spira (Presence: The Intimacy of All Experience)
The mind, the body and the world are made out of Consciousness but Consciousness is not made out of them. It is made out of itself. Therefore everything is made only out of Consciousness.
Rupert Spira
In this exploration the deeper layers, such as feelings of fear, guilt, shame, inadequacy, unlovableness, etc. are allowed to surface without resistance or agenda and slowly reveal the sense of separation that lies at their heart.
Rupert Spira
The separate self is not an entity; it is an activity: the activity of thinking and feeling that our essential nature of pure Awareness shares the limits and the destiny of the body and mind.
Rupert Spira (The Ashes of Love, 2014)
Our self – luminous, empty Awareness – knows no resistance and is, therefore, Peace itself; it seeks nothing and is, thus, happiness itself; it is intimately one with all appearances and is, as such, pure love.
Rupert Spira (The Ashes of Love, 2014)
Just as a screen is intimately one with all images and, at the same time, free of them, so our true nature of luminous, empty Knowing is one with all experiences and yet, at the same time, inherently free of them.
Rupert Spira (The Ashes of Love, 2014)
All experience is illuminated, or made knowable, by the light of pure Knowing. This Knowing pervades all thoughts, feelings, sensations and perceptions, irrespective of their particular characteristics. We are this transparent, unchanging Knowing.
Rupert Spira (The Ashes of Love, 2014)
From the viewpoint of the earth, the sun comes and goes, whereas it is, in fact, always present. Likewise, from the viewpoint of the body and mind, our essential nature of pure Awareness comes and goes, but, in its own experience of itself, it is ever-present.
Rupert Spira (The Ashes of Love, 2014)
We are the open, empty, allowing presence of Awareness, in which the objects of the body, mind and world appear and disappear, with which they are known and, ultimately, out of which they are made. Just notice that and be that, knowingly.
Rupert Spira (The Ashes of Love, 2014)
The discovery that peace, happiness and love are ever-present within our own Being, and completely available at every moment of experience, under all conditions, is the most important discovery that anyone can make.
Rupert Spira
If we want to live without suffering, we first have to live with it. When suffering is welcomed so completely that there is not the slightest resistance to it, what we were seeking, by trying to get rid of it, is revealed at its heart.
Rupert Spira
Our self – luminous, open, empty Awareness – cannot be enlightened. It is already the light that illuminates all experience. Nor can a separate self be enlightened, for when the separate self faces the light of Awareness, it vanishes, just as a shadow does when exposed to the sun.
Rupert Spira (The Ashes of Love, 2014)
When we understand that what we deeply long for can never be found in an object...substance...activity...relationship or state...our longing naturally and effortlessly loses its direction and dynamism and flows back to its source, and is revealed as the happiness for which we were in search...
Rupert Spira
It is impossible to experience the appearance of awareness. We are that awareness to which such an appearance would occur. We have no experience of a beginning to the awareness that is seeing these words. We have no experience of its birth. We have no experience that we, awareness, are born.
Rupert Spira (Presence: The Intimacy of All Experience)
As a first step towards an understanding of the true nature of our experience, the non-dual teaching points out that it is not ‘I’, the body/mind, that is aware of things, others and the world, but rather ‘I’, Awareness, that is aware of the body and mind, as well as things, others and the world. As such, the body and mind are understood to be objects of experience, not the subject.
Rupert Spira
Your Self, Aware Presence, knows no resistance to any appearance and, as such, is happiness itself; like the empty space of a room it cannot be disturbed and is, therefore, peace itself; like this page, it is intimately one with whatever appears on it and is thus love itself; and like water that is not affected by the shape of a wave, it is pure freedom. Causeless joy, imperturbable peace, love that knows no opposite and freedom at the heart of all experience....this is your ever-present nature under all circumstances.
Rupert Spira (Presence, Volume I: The Art of Peace and Happiness)
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Rupert Spira Biography

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Born: 1960

Rupert Spira is a non-dual master and mystic who shares and illumines the wayless way! ...

Notable Works

The Transparency of Things (2008)
The Way of Beauty (2013)
Presence: The Intimacy of All Experience