A Quote by Lester Levenson on love, natural state, enlightenment, satori, samadhi, and the total

The original state for all Beings is Love. Out troubles are due only to our covering over thus natural state."

Lester Levenson

Source: Lester Levenson, From "Keys"

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A Quote by Nisargadatta Maharaj on self, consciousness, enlightenment, happiness, peace, love, freedom, nirvana, samadhi, and satori

In the light of consciousness all sorts of things happen and one need not give special importance to any. The sight of a flower is as marvelous as the vision of God. Let them be. Why remember them and then make memory into a problem? Be bland about them; do not divide them into high and low, inner and outer, lasting and transient. Go beyond, go back to the source, go to the self that is the same whatever happens. Your weakness is due to your conviction that you were born into the world. In reality the world is ever recreated in you and by you. See everything as emanating from the light which is the source of your own being.   - Nisargadatta

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: Nisargadatta Maharaj

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on ken wilber, one taste, satori, awakening, realization, mind, and just this

Early morning, the orange sun is slowly rising, shining forth in empty luminous clarity. The mind and the sky are one, the sun is rising in the vast space of primordial awareness, and there is just this. Yasutani Roshi once said, speaking of satori, that it was the most precious realization in the world, because all the great philosophers had tried to understand ultimate reality but had failed to do so, yet with satori or awakening all of your deepest questions are finally answered: it's just this.

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: 105

Contributed by: David

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