“Organismic awareness is what we, on the Ego Level ordinarily, but clumsily, refer to as seeing, touching, tasting, smelling and hearing. But in its very purest form, this “sensual awareness” is non-symbolic, non-conceptual, momentary consciousness. Organismic awareness is awareness of the Present only you can’t taste the past, smell the past, see the past, touch the past, or hear the past. Neither can you taste, smell, see, touch or hear the future. In other words, organismic consciousness is properly timeless, and being timeless, it is essentially spaceless. Just as organismic awareness knows no past or future, it knows no inside or outside, no self or other. Thus pure organismic consciousness participates fully in the nondual awareness called Absolute Subjectivity.”
–Ken Wilber (American Philosopher, 1949-)
“Whenever conscience speaks with a divided, uncertain, and disputed voice, it is not the voice of God. Descend still deeper into yourself, until you hear nothing but a clear, undivided voice, a voice which does away with doubt and brings with it persuasion, light, and serenity.”
–Henri-Frédéric Amiel (Swiss Philosopher, Writer and Poet, 1821-1881)
“That higher awakening is called God-consciousness. In that condition, you will see that all the objects of the world are your own universal self.”
–Swami Krishnananda (Indian Spiritual Teacher and, from 1961-2001, General Secretary of the Divine Life Society, 1922-2001)
“When mystics use the word love, they use it very carefully, in the deeply spiritual sense, where to love is to know; to love is to act. If you really love, from the depths of your Consciousness, that love gives you a native wisdom. You perceive the needs of others intuitively and clearly, with detachment from any personal desires; and you know how to act creatively to meet those needs, dexterously surmounting any obstacle that comes in the way. Such is the immense, driving power of love.”
–Eknath Easwaran (Indian-American Spiritual Teacher, Professor and Author, 1910-1999)
“If we learn how to consciously cooperate with the creative force of planetary evolution as it is shaping up with the passage of time, mankind’s age-old dream of the kingdom of heaven on earth, i.e., an internationally unified world order controlled by the power of truth, justice and love, can inevitably come true.”
–Haridas Chaudhuri (Bengali Integral Philosopher and Founder of the California Institute of Integral Studies, 1913-1975)
“There is individual consciousness and from there, group consciousness and then we reach universal consciousness. The aim of man is to reach universal consciousness.”
–Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji (a.k.a. Yogi Harbhajan, a.k.a. Yogi Bhajan, Indian-born American Master of Kundalini Yoga and Head of the Sikh Dharma in the Western Hemisphere, 1929-2004)
“Energy and consciousness are in a continual state of interaction: energy is shaped and directed by consciousness which is itself driven by energy.”
–John Pierrakos (Greek-born American Psychiatrist and Founder of Core Energetics, 1921-2001)
“When one feels really out of sorts, queasy, helpless, unable to breathe to move, to think or do anything — and suddenly consciousness – the vibration of love comes in the body – consciousness for a split second – Everything lights up.”
–The Mother of Pondicherry (a.k.a. Mirra Alfassa, French-born Indian Spiritual Teacher, 1878-1973)
“Behind all outwardly manifested form is a timeless realm of absolute consciousness.
It is the great Oneness underlying all the diversity, all the myriad forms of nature. It may be called God, or may be deemed beyond all naming….
The world of nature, in short, is but a reflection of the eternal world of Creative imagining. The inner core of man, that which in each of us might be called spirit, is a droplet of the divine source. As such, it is imperishable and eternal, for life cannot be extinguished.
The outer sheath in which it manifests can, of course, wear out and be discarded; but to speak of ‘death’ in relation to the true being and spirit of man is irrelevant.”
–Sir George Trevelyan (English Spiritual Teacher, Writer and Founder of the Wrekin Trust, 1906-1996)