Ken Wilber

A Quote by Ken Wilber on one taste, simple feeling of being, nondual, consciousness, and awareness

It is not quite right to describe One Taste as a "consciousness" or an "awareness," because that's a little too heady, too cognitive. It's more like the simple Feeling of Being. You already feel this simple Feeling of Being: it is the simple, present feeling of existence.

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: 280

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on one taste, simple feeling of being, and nondual

But if I remain in the simple Feeling of Being, what does it matter if a friend gets a new house and I do not? Her joy is my joy, in the simple Feeling of One Taste. What does it matter if a colleague receives accolades and I do not? His happiness is my happiness, in the simple Feeling of One Taste. When there is but one Self looking out through all eyes, do I not rejoice in good fortune wherever it occurs, since it is the good fortune of my own deepest Self? And when suffering occurs anywhere in the universe, do I not also suffer, since it is the suffering of my own deepest Self? When a young child cries from hunger, do I not suffer? When one young husband delights in seeing his wife come home, do I not rejoice?

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: 281-282

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on science, religion, sense, soul, integration, and integral

On the plane, back to Boulder, back to a life that seems somehow far away from itself.

Is this a topic whose time has truly come? The integration of science and religion? Or have I just written a clever book that temporarily impressed a few people and will otherwise go as quickly as it came?

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: 39

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Ken Wilber on boomers, rave, illegal substances, ecstacy, and drugs

And as for baby-boomer parents cluck-clucking about illegal substances, ah, gimme a break. Still, I think I'll pass on the rave. But more power to 'em, I say.

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: 2

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on self-inquiry, nondual, spiritual practice, emptiness, meditation, yoga, and guru yoga

Back on typical schedule. I awaken between three and five, meditate for one or two hors, go straight to my desk and work till one or two P.M. The type of meditation I do varies, but the basic form is "the practice of the morning." or "ultimate guru yoga," where the true nature of one's own mind is the ultimate guru. The practice is: Upon waking, or upon passing from dream state to the waking state, look directly into the mind, inquire directly into the source of consciousness itself--inquire "Who am I?" if you like, or practice looking directly into the looker. Upon inquiring into the self, the self disappears, dissolving back into radiant Emptiness, and consciousness rests as absolute Freedom and Fullness, unbounded and unlimited, unborn and undying, unseen and unknown.

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: 74-75

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Ken Wilber on spirituality, transformation, translation, and spiritual practice

If the majority of the "spiritual market" is drawn to prerational magic and myth, how do you reach the small group who are involved in genuine, laborious, demanding, transrational spiritual practice? This is very difficult, because both markets are referred to as "spiritual," but these two camps really don't get along very well--one is mostly translative, the other is mostly transformative, and they generally disapprove of each other--so how do you put them into one magazine without alienating them both?

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: 104

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on one taste, nondual, and ocean

And resting in the ocean, dipped into the sea, I find glimmers of One Taste everywhere.

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: 142

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A Quote by Ken Wilber

Worked all morning, research and reading, while watching the sunlight play through the falling snow. The sun is not yellow today, it is white, like the snow, so I am surrounded by white on white, alone on alone. Sheer Emptiness, soft clear light, is what it all looks like, shimmering to itself in melancholy murmurs. i am released into that Emptiness, and all is radiant on this clear light day.

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: emptiness

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on language, mysticism, and paradox

A language possesses utility only insofar as it can construct conventional boundaries. A language of no boundaries is no language at all, and thus the mystic who tries to speak logically and formally of unity consciousness is doomed to sound very paradoxical or contradictory. The problem is that the structure of any language cannot grasp the nature of unity consciousness, any more than a fork could grasp the ocean.

Ken Wilber

Source: No Boundary : Eastern and Western Approaches to Personal Growth, Pages: 55

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on evolution, spirit, ken wilber, up from eden, and metaphysical knees

We are part and parcel of a single and all-encompassing evolutionary current that is itself Spirit-in-action, the mode and manner of Spirit's creation, and thus is always going beyond what went before--that leaps, not crawls, to new plateaus of truth, only to leap again, dying and being reborn with each new quantum lurch, often stumbling and bruising its metaphyscical knees, yet always getting right back up and jumping yet again.

Ken Wilber

Source: Up from Eden, New Edition : A Transpersonal View of Human Evolution

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