Archives for category: cosmos

December  11, 2014 cold 085.

OM is not an immaterial abstraction

which transcends the world

of matter and earthly existence;

it is the world we live in

but do not see.

It is here- now,

I-Thou,

and “the reality that flows.”

 

William Braden

 

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December  11, 2014 cold 061

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I Am the Light which is upon them all.

I am the All.

All things came from Me and

All things will return to Me.

Split the timber and there I Am.

Lift a stone and you

will discover Me there.

 

The Gospel of Thomas

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I Am the origin of all things.

All things came from Me.

Whether moving or unmoving,

all things exist in Me.

 

The Bhagavad Gita

 

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October 1, 2010 032

 

Sunyata

is that incommensurable element of metaphysical reality

which, in contrast to its phenomenal or formal elements,

can only be circumscribed as

“emptiness from all conceptual designations,”

similar to “space”

which includes and contains all things and movements

and is at the same time contained in them.

 

Sunyata is, so to say,

the spiritual space

whose emptiness

(this is the literal explanation of Sunyata)

makes possible

the wealth of forms and activities

and the freedom which exists prior to any law

(“at the first step we are free,

at the second we are slaves”),

the purity and liberty of action of the Origin.

 

Lama Anagarika Govinda

 

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August 3, 2014 butterflies 089

The part receives meaning from the whole,

but not vice-versa.

If we detach the individual

from his relation with the totality of the universe,

he will be reduced to a meaningless illusion,

a non-entity.

If we see him in relationship

to the whole universe,

he becomes an exponent of cosmic reality

(the Atman of the Upanishads).

And if he becomes fully conscious of it,

he becomes an Enlightened One, a Buddha.

 

Lama Anagarika Govinda

 

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July 28, 2014 pond 019

Do not make the mistake

of supposing that the little world you see around you –

the Earth,

which is a mere grain of dust in the Universe –

is the Universe itself.

There are millions upon millions of such worlds,

and greater.

And there are millions of millions

of such Universes in existence

within the Infinite Mind of THE ALL.

 

Three Initiates, from The Kybalion

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July 14, 2014 Jamestown Island 044
Space, time,
matter, energy and biological life
may be the result
of a Source Field
that is conscious and alive
in its own unique way –
on a scale far too vast
for the finite mind to fathom.
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David Wilcock
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July 4, 2014 After Arthur 044
When we contemplate

the whole globe

as one great dewdrop,

striped and dotted

with continents and islands,

flying through space

with other stars

all singing and shining

together as one,

the whole universe

appears as an infinite storm of beauty.

 

John Muir

 

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June 15, 2014 Father's Day 039

That is where my dearest

and brightest dreams have ranged —

to hear for the duration of a heartbeat

the universe

and the totality of life

in its mysterious, innate harmony.

 
Hermann Hesse

 

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June 3, 2014 Parkway 005

I don’t know whether the universe,

with its countless galaxies, stars and planets,

has a deeper meaning or not;

but at the very least,

it is clear that we humans who live on this earth

face the task of making a happy life for ourselves.

Therefore, it is important to discover

what will bring about

the greatest degree of happiness.

H. H. Tenzin Gyatso

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May 23, 2014 Mountain Laurel 064

 

Before anything else

the One must exist eternally;

from his power derives everything

that always is or will ever be.

He is the Eternal and embraces all times.

He knows profoundly all events

and He himself is everything.

He creates everything

beyond any beginning of time

and beyond any limit of place and space.

He is not subject to any numerical law,

or to any law of measure or order.

He himself is law, number, measure,

limit without limit,

end without end,

act without form.

 

Giordano Bruno

 

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