Quotes & Pointers

1,536 quotes and pointers on the concept of non-duality from Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Zen, Daoism, etc.
(Last updated 12/9/2023)

Non-duality Pointers

631 pointers from the main quotes list with more instructional advice pointing towards Self realization.
(Last updated 12/9/2023)

About These Quotes & Pointers

These quotes and pointers on non-duality were hand selected over several years. Most come from realized beings or whom many would call the masters of non-duality, but not all. Each quote was chosen for what it says, not by who said it.

It is recommended you find a quiet place and pass through each quote slowly, taking its message in word for word. To minimize distractions these pages have been stripped to their bare essentials with minimal navigation. There are 1,536 quotes and pointers from 134 teachers, and delivery is randomized.

Please understand that each quote may not be precisely what was said when it was said (time has a way of passing information along like the children's game of telephone), but hopefully they have retained their intrinsic value.

And remember, these all come from You. So consider each to have been written or said by You for You, right here, right now in this moment.

Please enjoy, but most importantly, simply be!

Saints, Teachers & Sages

The quotes and pointers in these lists were borrowed from 134 saints, teachers and sages from a variety of non-dual schools of thought around the world including but not limited to Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Zen, Daoism, Gnosticism, Sufism and others.

Saints, Teachers & Sages: Abhinavagupta, Adi Da, Adi Shankara, Adyashanti, Ajahn Chah, Alan Watts, Albert Einstein, Allen Klein, Amirthanandamayi, Anandamayi Ma, Annamalai Swami, Anonymous, Anthony de Mello, Astavakra Samhita, Atiśa Dīpankara, Atmananda Krishna Menon, Aziz Kristof, Bhaskarananda, Bodhidharma, Brian Thompson, Bruce Lee, Catherine Ingram, Chuang Tzu, Chuck Palahniuk, Confucius, D.T. Suzuki, Daniel Schmidt, Dattatreya, Deshan, Dhomang Yangthang, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Dōgen, Eberhard Arnold, Eckhart Tolle, Eknath Easwaran, Eric Hoffer, Erwin Schrodinger, Ezra Pound, Francis Lucille, Frederick Buechner, Frederick Lenz, Gangaji, Gautama Buddha, Gene Clark, George Gurdjieff, Gospel of Thomas, H.W.L. Poonja, Haruki Murakami, Huang Po, Huangbo Xiyun, Hui-Neng, Jac O’Keeffe, Jack Kornfield, Jean Klein, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jeff Foster, Jesus, Jiddu Krishnamurti, John Wheeler, Joseph Campbell, Kabir, Ken Wilber, Kenneth Folk, Kenneth Wapnick, Koun Yamada, Lakota medicine and holy man Black Elk, Lao Tzu, Lü Dongbin, Lin Yutang, Marcel Proust, Masanobu Fukuoka, Mata Amritanandamayi, Matthieu Ricard, Maxime Lagacé, Meister Eckhart, Merle Braley, Miguel de Molinos, Mooji, Mother Teresa, Namkhai Norbu, Nathan Gill, Naval Ravikant, Neem Karoli Baba, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Nāgārjuna, Osho, P.D. Ouspensky, Paramahansa Yogananda, Pema Chödrön, Peter Francis Dziuban, Ram Dass, Ramakrishna, Ramana Maharshi, Ramesh Balsekar, Ranjit Maharaj, Raphael, Robert Adams, Roger Linden, Rumi, Rupert Spira, Sadhguru, Sailor Bob Adamson, Sarada Devi, Sathya Sai Baba, Scott Kiloby, Sengcan, Sharon Salzberg, Shen-hui, Shinzen Young, Shunryu Suzuki, Siddharameshwar, Sri Aurobindo, Swami Brahmananda, Swami Chinmayananda, Swami Dayananda, Swami Paramananda, Swami Prabhavananda, Swami Shashwat Ji, Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, Swami Vivekananda, T.M.P. Mahadevan, The Upanishads, Thich Nhat Hanh, Tilopa, Tony Parsons, U. G. Krishnamurti, Unmani, V. Ganesan, Wayne Wirs, Wei Wu Wei, Wolter Keers, Wu Hsin (a.k.a. Roy Melvyn), Wu Li, Zen Master.

Teacher Specific Quotes & Pointers

Teacher specific pages with quotes and pointers all listed together on one long, scrolling page.

Ramana Maharshi (118 quotes & pointers)

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi was considered by many as the greatest Indian sage of the 20th century.

Nisargadatta Maharaj (181 quotes & pointers)

A common man from Mumbai, India, Nisargadatta Maharaj came upon realization by a simple method.

Ram Dass (107 quotes & pointers)

A prominent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer who went to India in 1967, met his guru and entered an intense dharmic life.

Rupert Spira (34 quotes & pointers)

A British potter and teacher of the Advaita Vedanta direct path method.

Rumi (88 quotes & pointers)

The Sufi mystic and poet who became an ascetic and devoted his life to an unorthodox spiritual path.

Jiddu Krishnamurti (20 quotes & pointers)

Indian philosopher, speaker and writer who was groomed to become the new World Teacher in his youth but later rejected this mantle.

Adyashanti (62 quotes & pointers)

An American-born spiritual teacher who studied Zen Buddhism and teaches others through methods free of any particular tradition or ideology.