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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on god, love, realized, self-realized, unitive, self, no self, beyond self, mind, knowing god, know god, christian, christianity, christ, and religion

 

Only God is love, and for this love to be fully realized self must step aside. And not only do we not need a self to love God, but for the same reason we do not need a mind to know him, for that in us which knows God, is God.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: Bernadette Roberts: the Experience of no-self p 155

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on beyond self, no self, nothing, no one, giving, holiness, christian, contemplative, spiritual, ramana maharshi, julie sarah powell, and suzanne segal

Once beyond the self, however, holiness is no longer possible, because now, there is nothing left to give and no-one left to do the giving.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: The path to no self: Life at the centre by Bernadette Roberts P5

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on egoless, union, ultimate destiny, unitive, path, no self, self-reaslization, christian, contemplative, julie sarah powell, and ramana mahashi

The assumption that the egoless condition, or union of self and God, is man's final goal and ultimate destiny is a great mistake. My purpose here is to affirm that the unitive state is a hidden path in itself, a movement in its own right that ultimately leads to no-self (no true-self and no-union). In short, the unitive state is the hidden path to no-self.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: The path to no-self: life at the center by Bernadette Roberts pXV preface

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on journey, moment, milestone, contemplative, christian, no self, self realization, and julie sarah powell

Since the moment of self-consciousness comes to a permanent end - and a new journey begins- is such a decisive stroke or milestone in the contemplative life, I can only speculate why so little has been said of this breakthrough; in fact , I may never get over the silence on the part of writers who say nothing about this second movement.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: The experience of no self: A contemplative journey by Bernadette Roberts. P14

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on self, no self, new dimension, mind, now-moment, unknown, still point, self realisation, christian, contemplative, journey, passageway, true nature, and julie sarah powell

It is far more than the discovery of life without a self. The immediate, inevitable result is an emergence into a new dimension of knowing and being that entails a difficult and prolonged readjustment. the reflexive mechanism of the mind -or whatever it is that allows us to be self-conscious - is cut off or permanently suspended so the mind is ever after held in a fixed now moment out of which it cannot move in its uninterrupted gaze upon the Unknown,

Bernadette Roberts

Source: The experience of no self: A contemplative journey by Bernadette Roberts. P13

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on self, no self, still point, self realisation, christian, contemplative, journey, passageway, true nature, and julie sarah powell

The onset of this second movement is characterized by the falling away of self and coming upon "that" which remains when it is gone. But this going-out is an upheaval, a complete turnabout of such proportions it cannot possibly be missed, under-emphasized, or sufficiently stressed as a major landmark in the contemplative life.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: The experience of no self: A contemplative journey by Bernadette Roberts. P13

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on self, no self, still point, self realisation, christian, contemplative, journey, passageway, true nature, and julie sarah powell

...a point is reached where the self is so completely aligned with the still-point that it can no longer be moved, even in its first movements, from this center. It can no longer be tested by any force or trial, nor moved by the winds of change, and at this point the self has obviously outworn its function; it is no longer needed or useful, and life can go on without it.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: The experience of no self: A contemplative journey by Bernadette Roberts. P13

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on self, no self, beyond self, still point, self realisation, christian, contemplative, journey, unitive, union with god, passageway, true nature, and julie sarah powell

 

......at this point the self has obviously outworn its function; it is no longer needed or useful, and life can go on without it. we are ready to move on, to go beyond the self, beyond even its most intimate union with God, and this is where we enter yet another new life- a life best categorized, perhaps, as a life without a self.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: The experience of no self: A contemplative journey by Bernadette Roberts. P13

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A Quote by Kamala Das on religion, animal, choose, why, christian, hindu, paradise, and god

The animals of this world did not go into a Christian heaven, a Moslem heaven or a Hindu paradise. They did not claim any God as their own.

Kamala Das

Source: A gift of happiness by Kamala Das http://www.rediff.com/style/dec/02das.htm

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A Quote by Mother Theresa on relationship, god, christian, muslim, pray, focus, and religious harmony

I have never found a problem with people from different religions
praying together. What I have found is that people are just hungry
for God, and be they Christian or Muslim we invite them to pray with
us. 

Mother Theresa

Source: Mother Teresa, A Simple Path

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