Infinite Reality and Unity with God

“The unbreakable unity with God,which constitutes the mark of the Third life, exists in the ‘essential ground of the soul’; where the river flows into the sea, the line into the point; where the pendulum of self has its attachment to reality. There the hidden child of the absolute is ‘one with God in restful…

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Apprehending Reality from Different Views

“We have said that this [spiritual] consciousness in its full development seems to be extended not in one but in two directions. These directions, these two fundamental ways of apprehending Reality may be called the eternal and temporary, transcendent and immanent, absolute and dynamic aspects of Truth. They comprise the twofold knowledge of a God…

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Levels of Illusion and Reality

“Maya or illusion is an element which enters into all finite things, for everything that exists has only a relative, not an absolute, reality, since the appearance which the hidden phenomena assumes for any observer depends upon his power of cognition. To the untrained eye of the savage, a painting is at first an unmeaning…

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Subjective Reality and the Truth Behind It

“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness.” ~Max Planck “Most of what exists in the universe cannot be seen [by the physical eyes]. … And what we do see and touch is not as it seems, having no solidity whatsoever when examined at the smallest levels. .. “Now the very…

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