awareness

A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, direction, observation, purity, present, and wisdom

. . . integral wisdom involves a direct participation in every moment: the observer and the observed are dissolved in the light of pure awareness, and no mental concepts or attitudes are present to dim that light.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (26)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, evolution, and perception

Those who are highly evolved maintain an undiscriminating perception. Seeing everything, labeling nothing, they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness. Thus they are supported by it.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (19)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, spontaneity, struggle, and unity

Once you arrive {at a spontaneous awareness of the Great Oneness}, remember: it isn't necessary to struggle to maintain unity with it. All you have to do is participate in it.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (48)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, body, death, egotism, emotion, guidance, life, self-awareness, virtue, and wisdom

The new life created by the final integration is self-aware yet without ego, capable of inhabiting a body yet not attached to it, and guided by wisdom rather than emotion. Whole and virtuous, it can never die.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (66)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on acceptance, awareness, circumstances, direction, falsehood, goodwill, illusions, leadership, perception, spontaneity, truth, virtue, taoism, and path

{There are two paths leading to oneness with the Tao.} The first in the path of acceptance. Affirm everyone and everything. Freely extend you goodwill and virtue in every direction, regardless of circumstances. Embrace all things as part of the Harmonious Oneness, and then you will begin to perceive it. The second path is that of denial. Recognize that everything you see and think is a falsehood, an illusion, a veil over the truth. Peel all the veils away, and you will arrive at the Oneness. Though these paths are entirely different, they will deliver you to the same place: spontaneous awareness of the Great Oneness.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (48)

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on ability, awareness, brevity, contentment, garden, good, separation, and words

Bad Gardens copy, good gardens create, great gardens transcend. What all great gardens have in common are their ability to pull the sensitive viewer out of him or herself and into the garden, so completely that the separate self-sense disappears entirely, and at least for a brief moment one is ushered into a nondual and timeless awareness. A great garden, in other words, is mystical no matter what its actual content.

Ken Wilber

Source: Grace and Grit, 1991, p. 109.

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on awareness, egotism, future, justice, past, purity, sensuality, present, and words

Organismic awareness is what we - on the Ego Level - ordinarily, but clumsily, refer to as seeing, touching, tasting, smelling and hearing. But in its very purest form, this "sensual awareness" is non-symbolic, non-conceptual, momentary consciousness. Organismic awareness is awareness of the Present only you can't taste the past, smell the past, see the past, touch the past, or hear the past. Neither can you taste, smell, see, touch or hear the future. In other words, organismic consciousness is properly timeless, and being timeless, it is essentially spaceless. Just as organismic awareness knows no past or future, it knows no inside or outside, no self or other. Thus pure organismic consciousness participates fully in the non-dual awareness called Absolute Subjectivity.

Ken Wilber

Source: Spectrum of Consciousness, 1977, p. 115

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A Quote by Karl Arbeiter on awareness, college, failure, mathematics, mind, schools, and teaching

You're aware the boy failed my grade school math class, I take it? And not that many years later he's teaching college. Now I ask you: Is that the sorriest indictment of the American educational system you ever heard? [pauses to light cigarette.] No aptitude at all for long division, but never mind. It's him they ask to split the atom. How he talked his way into the Nobel prize is beyond me. But then, I suppose it's like the man says, It's not what you know . . .

Karl Arbeiter

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on awareness, future, heart, hope, life, mystery, past, secrets, silence, spirit, and attachment

There is no secret in the mystery of life stronger and more beautiful than that attachment which converts the silence of a virgin's spirit into a perpetual awareness that makes a person forget the past, for it kindles fiercely in the heart the sweet and overwhelming hope of the coming future.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on awareness, dreams, life, and memory

Yet the timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness, And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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