The ultimate experience is the realisation that everything is contained within consciousness. We can discover this in two ways. Either we merge the external world into the inner subject, or we look upon the outer as a gross form of the inner. In these two ways we come to recognise that all things reside within our own consciousness just as consciousness resides within them.
This all-embracing inwardness is only possible if there is an essential identity between the universe and consciousness. The events which constitute the universe are always internal events happening within consciousness because their essential nature is consciousness itself. We can only account for the fact that things appear if there is an essential identity between consciousness and the object perceived. If a physical object were really totally material, that is, part of a reality independent of, and external to, consciousness, it could never be experienced.
”—Prof. Mark S. Dyczkowski, The Doctrine of Vibration (p. 47)
“Thinking and talking about the Integral Way are not
the same as practicing it.
Who ever becomes a good rider by talking about
If you wish to embody the Tao, stop chattering and start practicing.”—
“To dwell in the here and now,
does not mean you never think about the past,
or responsibly plan for the future.
The idea is simply not to allow yourself
to get lost in regrets about the past or worries about the future.
If you are firmly grounded in the present moment,
the past can be an object of inquiry,
the object of your mindfulness and concentration.
You can attain many insights by looking into the past,
but you are still grounded in the present moment.”—Thich Nhat Hanh (via lifeofaspec)
“A human’s choices made in the present affect his/her linear past, as the totality of time is a closed dynamic system. You are eternal in both directions… If you look far enough into your past, you’ll find your future there.”—
“But when a wrong, no matter how flagrant, has continued for a long period of time, people get habituated to it, and it becomes difficult to rouse them to a sense of their duty to resist it, and no less difficult to convince the world that it is a wrong at all.”—Gandhi (via meditationsinwonderland)
“We have borrowed the term ‘intelligence of the heart’ from the ancient Egyptians in order to designate that other aspect of man which allows us to penetrate beyond our animal limits and which, in truth, makes for human man’s characteristic progression toward divine man: the awakening of this original principle that lies dormant in every human being.”—R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz, The Temple of Man (via gorillatao)
“Your being a person is due to the illusion of space and time; you imagine yourself to be at a certain point occupying a certain volume; your personality is due to your self-identification with the body. Your thoughts and feelings exist in succession, they have their span in time and make you imagine yourself, because of memory, as having duration. In reality time and space exist in you; you do not exist in them. They are modes of perception…”—
Nisargadatta. (1973). I am that. Mumbai: Chetana Publications.