Ken Wilber

A Quote by Ken Wilber on integral, states, waking, dreaming, deep sleep, spiritual, and enlightenment

In a special sense… the three great natural states of waking, dreaming, and deep sleep contain an entire spectrum of spiritual enlightenment.

Ken Wilber

Source: AQAL Journal, page 4, Vol. 1, No. 1

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on integral, intelligence, and lines

Human beings have a variety of intelligences, such as cognitive intelligence, emotional intelligence, musical intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, and so on. Most people excel in one or two of those, but do poorly in the others. This is not necessarily or even usually a bad thing; part of Integral wisdom is finding where one excels and thus where one can best offer the world one’s deepest gifts.

Ken Wilber

Source: AQAL Journal, pp. 8-9, Vol. 1, No. 1

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A Quote by Ken Wilber

"As you you deeply into your own awareness, and relax the self-contraction, and dissolve into the empty ground of your own primordial experience, the simply feeling of Being-right now, right here-is it not obvious at once?" -Ken Wilber

Ken Wilber

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A Quote by Ken Wilber

Everything is as it should be

Ken Wilber

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on ken wilber, eye of spirit, enlightenment, awake, being, spirit, duty, and great search

And whatever the form of your own resurrection, you will arise, driven not by the Great Search, but by your own Great Duty, your limitless Dharma, the manifestation of your own highest potentials, and the world will begin to change because of you. And you will never flinch, and you will never fail in that great Duty, and you will never turn away, because simple, ever-present awareness will be with you now and forever, even unto the end of the worlds, because now and forever and endlessly forever, there is only Spirit, only intrinsic awareness of just this, and nothing more.

Ken Wilber

Source: The Eye of Spirit : An Integral Vision for a World Gone Slightly Mad, Pages: 307

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on art, transcendental art, transformative art, and alex grey

"So artists have to ask themselves, 'Is my art just a way of affirming my mediocre whiney-ass self, or am I up to the challenge of spiritual transformation, reaching for the higher self and a deeper art?'"

Ken Wilber

Source: http://alexgrey.net/essay/kenwilber.html

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on ken wilber, brief history of everything, worldcentric, noosphere, gaia, problems, and overpopulation

Gaia's main problems are not industrialization, ozone depletion, overpopulation, or resource depletion. Gaia's main problem is the lack of mutual understanding and mutual agreement in the noosphere about how to proceed with those problems. We cannot rein in industry if we cannot reach mutual understanding and mutual agreement based on a worldcentric moral perspective concerning the global commons. And we reach the worldcentric moral perspective through a difficult and laborious process of interior growth and transcendence.

Ken Wilber

Source: A Brief History of Everything, Pages: 337

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on conscious, business, self, culture, nature, body, mind, spirit, and integral

Conscious business--business that is conscious of inner and outer worlds--would therefore be business that takes into account body, mind, and spirit in self, culture, and nature.  Put differently, conscious business would be mindful of the way that the spectrum of consciousness operates in the Big Three worlds of self and culture and nature.  This means very specifically that integral business leadership would use the tools that have been developed to best navigate and master self, culture, and world.

Ken Wilber

Source: Foreword to The Spirit of Conscious Business, Fred Kofman

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on ken wilber, one taste, satori, awakening, realization, mind, and just this

Early morning, the orange sun is slowly rising, shining forth in empty luminous clarity. The mind and the sky are one, the sun is rising in the vast space of primordial awareness, and there is just this. Yasutani Roshi once said, speaking of satori, that it was the most precious realization in the world, because all the great philosophers had tried to understand ultimate reality but had failed to do so, yet with satori or awakening all of your deepest questions are finally answered: it's just this.

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: 105

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on direct experience, peak experience, and plateau experience

Direct experience decisively answers the nagging questions inherent in faith. There are usually two phases of direct experience; peak experiences and plateau experiences.

Peak experiences are relatively brief, usually intense, often unbidden, and frequently life-changing. They are actually "peak experiences" into the transpersonal, supramental levels of one's own higher potentials. Psychic peak experiences are a glimpse into nature mysticism (gross-level oneness); subtle peak experiences are a glimpse into deity mysticism (subtle-level oneness); casual peak experiences are a glimpse into emptiness (casual-level oneness); and nondual peak experiences are a glimpse into One Taste. As Roger Walsh has pointed out, the higher the level of the peak experience, the rarer it is. . . .

Whereas peak experiences are usually of brief duration—a few minutes to a few hours—plateau experiences are more constant and enduring, verging on becoming a permanent adaptation. Whereas peak experiences can, and usually do, come spontaneously, in order to sustain them and turn them from a peak into a plateau—from a brief altered state into a more enduring trait—prolonged practice is required. Whereas almost anybody, at any time, at any age, can have a brief peak experience, I know of few bona fide cases of plateau experiences that did not involve years of sustained spiritual practice.

Ken Wilber

Source: The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader., Pages: 179,,180

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