no self

A Quote by Chuck Hillig on illusion, enlightenment, advaita, self, no self, and nonduality

The world is not the illusion. It's you who are the illusion.

Chuck Hillig

Source: Seeds For The Soul

Contributed by: Senlin

A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on christ, self, no self, vessel, eternal, eternal form, knowing god, manifestation, god, act, revelation, and christ s message

 

Christ is not the self, but that which remains when there is no self. He is the form (the vessel) that is identical with the substance, and he is not multiple forms, but one eternal form. Christ is the act, the manifestation and extension of God that is not separate from God. We cannot comprehend "that" which acts or "that" which smiles, but we all know the act - the smile that is Christ himself. Thus Christ turns out to be all that is knowable about God, because without his acts, God could not be known. Act itself is God's revelation and this revelation is not separate from God but is God himself. This I believe is what Christ would have us see; this is his completed message to man. But who can understand it?

Bernadette Roberts

Source: Bernadette Roberts: the Experience of no-self p162

Contributed by: jai

A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on higher self, lower self, ego, goal, realization, realized, self-realized, unitive, god, eternity, doubt, truth, no self, beyond self, mind, christian, christianity, christ, and religion

 

Whoever was responsible for the idea of dividing self into lower and higher parts committed a serious crime against humanity. This division has given rise to the notion that the lower (ego and immature) self must be overcome while the higher (unitive and whole) self must be sought as the goal of human realization. Out of ignorance, I too clung to this notion because I believed it was this higher self that would be united with God for all eternity. It took a long time before my experiences led me to doubt this conviction and, at the same time, let in the possibility that this was not the whole truth and that there was still further to go.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: Bernadette Roberts: the Experience of no-self p 154

Contributed by: jai

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

Contributed by: jai

A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on love, trinity, god, experience, union, unitive, self, no self, self realization, beyond self, christianity, and christian contemplative

 

It is one step, and a giant one, to see clearly and participate in the love that flows between the persons of the Trinity, but even here, God is seen as the object of his own love. It is yet another step to realize that God is beyond all subject and object and is Himself love without subject or object. This is the step beyond our highest experiences of love and union, a step in which self is not around to divide, separate, objectify or claim anything for itself. Self does not know God; it cannot love him, and from the beginning has never done so.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: Bernadette Roberts: the Experience of no-self pp155-156

Contributed by: jai

A Quote by julie sarah powell on realizing, beauty, true nature, peace, relaxation, core, being, naturally, beautiful, simple, lifestyle, openhandedly, divine, heart, meditation, no self, self-realization, and beyond self

The real beauty of realizing your true nature is in the freshness,
peace and deep bodily relaxation which touches to the core of
your being, flows into your everyday life and bursts forth naturally
into blossoming from within itself. Without you 'doing' a thing
about any of it.

This is a beautiful and simple change of lifestyle.
A lifestyle of letting go and living openhandedly, curled
up in the sunlit warmth on the lap of
the Divine (your heart)

julie sarah powell

Source: http://www.beyondselfnow.com/index.html

Contributed by: jai

A Quote by Suzanne Segal on thoughts and feelings, experiences, ocean, reference point, awareness, consciousness, collision with the infinite, beyond self, no self, self realization, julie sarah powell, and bernadette roberts

 

It's the same with all the thoughts and feelings and other experiences that arise in the ocean of ourselves. The ocean never resists them, it never creates a negative reference point saying "Damn , that seaweed is still there. There must be something terribly wrong with me".  When they arise, the ocean just sees them for what they are and they pass away naturally.

Suzanne Segal

Source: Suzanne Segal from Collision with the Infinite p167

Contributed by: jai

A Quote by Suzanne Segal on eyes, benevolence, universe, trustworthy, nothing to fear, moment, awareness, consciousness, collision with the infinite, beyond self, no self, self realization, julie sarah powell, and bernadette roberts

 

These eyes see the incredible benevolence of the universe, which is completely trustworthy in all respects. There is nothing to fear. Everything in each moment is so well taken care of - and always has been.

Suzanne Segal

Source: Suzanne Segal from Collision with the Infinite p144

Contributed by: jai

A Quote by Suzanne Segal on spiritual practice, belief, enlightenment, true nature, fear, awareness, consciousness, collision with the infinite, beyond self, no self, self realization, julie sarah powell, and bernadette roberts

 

Behind most spiritual practices is the belief that you have to get someplace you're not- a destination called realization or enlightenment. But realization isn't someplace else; it's the naturally occurring human state. It doesn't belong to anybody. It's who we all are. Spiritual practices also set up many pictures of what this state looks like. For example, when I described how much fear was present, people told me the fear meant that something must be wrong, because fear was an indication that I wasn't in the proper state. But fear is just what it is, and it's there too in the vastness of who we are.

Suzanne Segal

Source: Suzanne Segal from Collision with the Infinite p159

Contributed by: jai

A Quote by Suzanne Segal on awareness, sensory perception, beoynd comprehension, consciousness, collision with the infinite, beyond self, no self, self realization, julie sarah powell, and bernadette roberts

 

I moved down the street like a cloud of awareness following a body that seemed simultaneously familiar and foreign. There was an incomprehensible attachment to that body, although it no longer felt like "mine". It continued to send out signals of its sensory perception, yet how or where those signals wwere being received was beyond comprehension.

Suzanne Segal

Source: Suzanne Segal from Collision with the Infinite p50-51

Contributed by: jai

Syndicate content