Ken Wilber

A Quote by Ken Wilber on you, yourself, was, is, be, else, self, yourself, being, oneness, and one taste

Was it someone else? Was it not you yourself?

Ken Wilber

Source: The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader., Pages: 175

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Ken Wilber on one taste, wilber, dreams, dreaming, yoga, lucid dreams, subtle, and causal

The Yoga of the Dream State has always held to be one of the fastest, most efficient ways of reaching a plateau experience of subtle and causal realms, thus quickly opening the door to stable adaptation at - and transcendence of - those realms.

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: 295

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Ken Wilber on life and lucid dreaming

If you are having a dream and you think it's real, it can get very scary. Say you are dreaming you are tightrope walking across Niagara Falls. If you fall off, you plunge to your death. So you are walking very slowly, very carefully. Then suppose you start lucid dreaming, and you realise it's all a dream. What do you do? Become more cautious and careful? Noo, you start jumping up and down on the tightrope, you do flips, you bounce around, you have a ball - precisely because you know isn't real. When you realise it's a dream you can afford to play.

The same thing happens when you realise that ordinary life is a dream, just a movie, just a play. You don't become more cautious, more timid, more reserved. You start jumping up and down and doing flips, precisely because it's all a dream, it's all pure Emptiness. You don't feel less, you feel more - because you can afford to. You are no longer afraid of dying, and therefore you are not afraid of living. You become radical and wild, intense and vivid, shocking and silly. You let it all come pouring through, because it's all your dream.

Life then assumes its true intensity, its vivid luminosity, its radical effervescence. 

Ken Wilber

Source: The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader., Pages: 33

Contributed by: Robin

A Quote by Ken Wilber on dreaming, lucid dreaming, and life

If you are having a dream and you think it's real, it can get very
scary. Say you are dreaming you are tightrope walking across Niagara
Falls. If you fall off, you plunge to your death. So you are walking
very slowly, very carefully. Then suppose you start lucid dreaming, and
you realise it's all a dream. What do you do? Become more cautious and
careful? Noo, you start jumping up and down on the tightrope, you do
flips, you bounce around, you have a ball - precisely because you know
isn't real. When you realise it's a dream you can afford to play.

The same thing happens when you realise that ordinary life is a dream,
just a movie, just a play. You don't become more cautious, more timid,
more reserved. You start jumping up and down and doing flips, precisely
because it's all a dream, it's all pure Emptiness. You don't feel less ,
you feel more - because you can afford to. You are no longer afraid of
dying, and therefore you are not afraid of living. You become radical
and wild, intense and vivid, shocking and silly. You let it all come
pouring through, because it's all your dream.

Life then assumes its true intensity, its vivid luminosity, its radical
effervescence.

(From One Taste)

Ken Wilber

Contributed by: Robin

A Quote by Ken Wilber on now and acceptance

To no longer resist the present is to see that there is nothing but the present - no beginning, no end, nothing behind it, nothing in front of it. When the past of memory and the future of anticipation are both seen to be present facts, then the slats to this present collapse. The boundaries around this moment fall into this moment, and then there is nothing but this moment, with nowhere else to go.

Ken Wilber

Source: No Boundary : Eastern and Western Approaches to Personal Growth, Pages: 158..159

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Ken Wilber on awe, creation, being, remembering, yearning, and original face

"And so, try to remember: the great event when you breathed out and created this entire Kosmos; remember the great emptying when you threw yourself out as the entire World, just to see what would happen. Remember the forms and forces through which you have traveled thus far: from galaxies to planets, to verdant plants reaching upward for the sun, to animals stalking day and night, restless with their weary search, through primal men and women, yearning for the light, to the very person now holding this book: remember who and what you have been, what you have done, what you have seen, who you actually are in all those guises, the masks of the God and the Goddess, the masks of your own Original Face."

from Eye of Spirit

Ken Wilber

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on buddha, jesus, mystics, and ancient wisdom

The great and rare mystics of the past (from Buddha to Christ, from al-Hallaj to Lady Tsogyal, from Hui-neng to Hildegard) were, in fact, ahead of their time, and are still ahead of ours. In other words, they are not figures of the past. They are figures of the future.

Ken Wilber

Source: Sex, Ecology, Spirituality : The Spirit of Evolution, Second Edition, Pages: 253

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Ken Wilber on mysticism, new age, acceptance, and creating your reality

The typical New Age notion is that you want good things to happen to you, so think good thoughts; and because you

create your own reality, those thoughts will come true. Conversely, if you are sick, it’s because you have been bad.

The mystical notion, on the other hand, is that your deepest Self transcends both good and bad, so by accepting
absolutely everything that happens to you - by equally embracing both good and bad with equanimity - you can

transcend the ego altogether. “The idea is not to have one thing that is good smash into another thing called my ego

but to simply rise above both."

Ken Wilber

Source: Boomeritis : A Novel That Will Set You Free!, Pages: 336

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Ken Wilber on integral and kosmos

But the real intent of my writing is not to say, you must think in this way. The real intent is to enrich: here are some of the many important facets of this extraordinary Kosmos; have you thought of including them in your worldview? My work is an attempt to make room in the Kosmos for all the dimensions, levels, domains, waves, memes, modes, individuals, cultures, and so on ad infinitum.

Ken Wilber

Source: A Theory of Everything : An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality, Pages: 140

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Ken Wilber on theory of everything and t o e

In this Theory of Everything, I have one major rule: Everybody is right. More specifically, everybody--including me--has some important pieces of truth, and all of those pieces need to be honored, cherished, and included in a more gracious, spacious, and compassionate embrace, a genuine T.O.E.

Ken Wilber

Source: A Theory of Everything : An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality, Pages: 140

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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