I played the vina until my heart turned into the same instrument. Then I offered this instrument to the Divine Musician, the only muscian existing. Since then I have become His flute, and when He chooses He plays His music. The people give me credit for this music which, in reality, is not due to me, but to the Musician who plays his own instrument.
Source: The Mysticism of Sound and Music (Shambhala Dragon Editions)
Notice [in Quantum Questions] I was not saying that modern physics itself supports or proves a mystical worldview. I was saying the physicists themselves were mystics, and not that their discipline was a mystical or somehow spiritual endeavor resulting in a religious worldview. In other words, I disagreed entirely with books such as The Tao of Physics and The Dancing Wu Li Masters, which claimed that modern physics supported or even proved Eastern mysticism. This is a colossal error. Physics is a limited, finite, relative, and partial endeavor, dealing with a very limited aspect of reality. It does not, for example, deal with biological, psychological, economic, literary, or historical truths; whereas mysticism deals with all of that, which the Whole. To say physics proves mysticism is like saying the tale proves the dog.
Source: Grace and Grit : Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber
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."
Source: Boomeritis : A Novel That Will Set You Free!, Pages: 336
A language possesses utility only insofar as it can construct conventional boundaries. A language of no boundaries is no language at all, and thus the mystic who tries to speak logically and formally of unity consciousness is doomed to sound very paradoxical or contradictory. The problem is that the structure of any language cannot grasp the nature of unity consciousness, any more than a fork could grasp the ocean.
Source: No Boundary : Eastern and Western Approaches to Personal Growth, Pages: 55