existence

A Quote by paramhansa yogananda on difference, existence, dream, france, india, tibet, buddha, america, king, businessman, reincarnation, birth, death, hindu, frenchman, tibetan, american, and englishman

Birth and death are doors through which you pass from one dream to another. Someone is born on Earth in France as a powerful king, rules for a time, then dies. He maybe reborn in India, and travel in a bullock cart into the forest to meditate. He may next find rebirth in America as a successful businessman; and when he dreams death again, reincarnates perhaps in Tibet as a devotee of Buddha and spend his entire life in a lamasery. Therefore hate none and be attached to no nationality, for sometimes you are a Hindu, sometimes a Frenchman, sometimes an Englishman, or an American or a Tibetan. What is the difference? Each existence is a dream within a dream, is it not?

paramhansa yogananda

Source: The Divine Romance

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by James Hart on evolution, universe, energy, man, manifestation, existence, conscious, unconscious, man, and god

Evolution is the development of the energy of the universe in such a way that it has an increasing ability to consciously control itself and the universe around it. It is a progressive change from the unconscious to the conscious. We are the universe trying to comprehend itself. Man is the corporeal manifestation of the universe trying to control its own destiny. Man is God in the process of coming into existence.

James Hart

Source: Eugenic Manifesto

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Sage Vasishtha on contemplate, reality, everything, existence, belong, emerge, ultimate, and cause

We contemplate that reality in which everything exists, to which everything belongs, from which everything has emerged, which is the cause of everything and which is everything.

Sage Vasishtha

Source: The Concise Yoga Vasistha, Pages: 165

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on human, existence, kindle, light, meaning, dark, darkness, and being

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
[this quote also appears in Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Chapter 9, p. 28]

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1963) p. 326

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Lewis Carroll on dreams, identity, reality, and existence

'He's dreaming now,' said Tweedledee:  'and what do you think he's dreaming about?'
Alice said 'Nobody can guess that.'
'Why, about you!' Tweedledee exclaimed, clapping his hands triumphantly.  'And if he left off dreaming about you, where do you suppose you'd be?'
'Where I am now, of course,' said Alice.
'Not you!' Tweedledee retorted contemptuously.  'You'd be nowhere.  Why, you're only a sort of thing in his dream!'
'If that there King was to wake,' added Tweedledum, 'you'd go out - bang! - just like a candle!'
'I shouldn't!' Alice exclaimed indignantly.  'Besides, if I'm only a sort of thing in his dream, what are you, I should like to know?'
'Ditto' said Tweedledum.
'Ditto, ditto' cried Tweedledee.
He shouted this so loud that Alice couldn't help saying, 'Hush!  You'll be waking him, I'm afraid, if you make so much noise.'
'Well, it no use your talking about waking him,' said Tweedledum, 'when you're only one of the things in his dream.  You know very well you're not real.'
'I am real!' said Alice and began to cry.
'You won't make yourself a bit realler by crying,' Tweedledee remarked:  'there's nothing to cry about.'
'If I wasn't real,' Alice said - half-laughing though her tears, it all seemed so ridiculous - 'I shouldn't be able to cry.'
'I hope you don't suppose those are real tears?'

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 4

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Kedar on existence, intelligence, being, characteristic, imagination, and ontology

It is impossible to imagine existence void of any intelligence.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Kedar on god, creation, creationism, hide-and-seek, man, world, game, ontology, existence, and uqv theory

God has created the world to play hide-and-seek with man.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by John Updike on existence, horrible, experience, ecstasy, feel, and life

Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience.

John Updike (1932 -)

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Kedar on god, man, humanity, sin, pain, misery, religion, christ, krishna, questioner, philosophy, semi-solipsism, vanity, vile, existence, and uqv theory

If God were to exist for the entire humanity, he would be profoundly vile, as he allows the existence of unfathomable sin, stupidity, madness, and misery for no reason than his own despicable enjoyment. God exists though, not for all humanity, but for a one chosen man - a philosopher - who is bound to answer the greatest philosophical question, the question about the nature of the questioner's existence, which progressively quenches the divine vanity.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Kedar on world, universe, existence, reason, purpose, design, designer, question, questioner, man, god, and uqv theory

I know what the world exists for, but I know not how it came into existence. I see the design, but not the designer. I understand the question, but not the questioner.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

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