The world exists only when we think about it; creation stories are for children. In reality the world is created every moment.

— Jean Klein

The most special Jean Klein quotes that are proven to give you inner joy

First we must see that we cannot will ourselves to be open because openness is our very nature. Any tiny residue of willing, of wanting to be open takes us away from what we are. Willing never goes beyond willing. So the only way to be free from this circle is to glimpse the truth that openness is the egoless state, that it is here and now


You are primal awareness. Life is only primal awareness. Between two thoughts or two perceptions you are. You know moments in your life when a thought completely disappears into silence, but still you are.


To identify yourself with your personality is more or less a reflex.

You must see, when the reflex comes up, that it is a kind of feeling of insecurity; you are looking for a hold.


The human form is a microcosm of the universe.

All that supposedly exists outside us in reality exists in us. The world is in you and can become known in you, as you.


In listening and stillness there is nobody who is still, and this stillness doesn't refer to any object; it is absolutely objectless; it is our real nature.


It is like being in the desert. At first you listen to the absence of sounds and call it silence. Then suddenly you may be taken by the presence of stillness where you are one with listening itself.


Free yourself from all believes, all norms.

See that you live completely with beliefs. Free yourself from second hand information. See in you clearly what is beautiful. All that is beautiful in you is right. Look at the situation with an open mind, free from hearsay. The solution is in the situation. So, see the situation clearly with an open mind. Then the choiceless decision comes.


Liberation does not concern the person, for liberation is freedom from the person. Basically the disciple and teacher are identical. Both are the timeless axis of all action and preception. The only difference is that one 'knows' himself for what he is while the other does not. The idea of being a person, an ego, is nothing other than an image held together by memory.


We are completely unaware of our true nature because we identify ourselves with our body, our emotions and our thoughts, thus losing sight of our unchanging centre, which is pure consciousness. When we return to our true nature, our thoughts and perceptions no longer appear as modifications of a single substance, they come into being and subside like waves of the ocean.


If the ego is in the slightest way separated from its source, it yearns to find it again. This search comes from the remembrance of unity and plenitude. As every experience emanates from the non-experience which is our real being, the me also bears the scent of its source. This remembering is awakened through those moments of desirelessness and in deep sleep.


Nothing that can be known has existence in itself.

It depends on a knower. The knower is consciousness.


The root of all desires is the one desire: to come home, to be at peace.


About Jean Klein

Quotes 14 sayings
Profession Spiritual teacher
Birthday October 19, 1912

Any love is a home-sickness, a longing for a lost paradise.