A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on the absolute, god, all-encompassing, christ self, reflection, son of god, and no opposite

""Imagine the number 1. This 1 could never know itself in its capacity as 1,  the indivisible, without its reflection which is the extenstion of itself, the number 2. the 2 contains the 1, without the 1 it could not be. Only now does 1 comprehend itself as 1 by reflecting itself in the 2. By recognizing itself in its reflection, which is 2, the 1 becomes an understanding of itself which is 3. The Absolute, or God, is all-encompassing, Is All-There-Is. What is all-encompassing can have no opposite. It is the ONE. The ONE needs to reflect its SELF in its SELF to know its SELF. Thus it creates an extension of its crystal SELF, the Christ SELF, to gain cognition of itself in its reflection. What reflects must receive the image first which it is to reflect. Thus the son of God is born, the Christ-SELF.""

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 25

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Ken Wilber on spirit, enlightenment, enlightened, aware, awareness, cognition, recognition, beginning, always already, timeless, eternal, omnipresent, all-encompassing, all-pervading, permeated, perfectly, completely, and present dzogchen

If Spirit has any meaning, it must be omnipresent, or all-pervading and all-encompassing. There can't be a place where Spirit is not, or it wouldn't be infinite. Therefore, Spirit has to be completely present, right here, right now, in your own awareness. That is, your own present awareness, precisely as it is, without changing it or altering it in any way, is perfectly and completely permeated by Spirit.

Furthermore, it is not that Spirit is present but you need to be enlightened in order to see it. It is not that you are one with Spirit but just don't know it yet. Because that would also imply that there is some place Spirit is not. No, according to Dzogchen, you are always already one with Spirit, and that awareness is always already fully present, right now. You are looking directly at Spirit, with Spirit, in every act of awareness. There is nowhere Spirit is not.

Further, if Spirit has any meaning at all, then it must be eternal, or without beginning or end. If Spirit had a beginning in time, then it would be strictly temporal, it would not be timeless and eternal. And this means, as regards your own awareness, that you cannot become enlightened. You cannot attain enlightenment. If you could attain enlightenment, then that state would have a beginning in time, and so it would not be true enlightenment.
Rather, Spirit, and enlightement, has to be something that you are fully aware of right now. Something you are already looking at right now... We are all already looking directly at Spirit, we just don't recognize it. We have all the necessary cognition, but not the recognition.

Ken Wilber

Source: Grace and Grit : Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber, Pages: 370

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

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