A Quote by Bobby Case on meditation, nothing, nothingness, mind, self, ego, and absolute

Meditation hasn't got a damn thing to do with anything, 'cause all it has to do with is nothing. Nothingness. Okay? It doesn't develop the mind, it dissolves the mind. Self-improvement? Forget it, baby. It erases the self. Throws the ego out on its big brittle ass. What good is it? Good for nothing. Excellent for nothing. Yes, Lord, but when you get down to nothing, you get down to ultimate reality. It's then and exactly then that you're sensing the true nature of the universe, you're linked up with the absolute Absolute, son, and unless you're content with blowing smoke up your butt all your life, that there's the only place to be.

Bobby Case

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Alan Watts on knowledge and self

As the ocean "waves," the universe "peoples." Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated "egos" inside bags of skin.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

Source: Jeff Albright's site:

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by David Hume on self, no-self, and anatta

For my part, when I enter most intimately into what I call myself, I always stumble on
some particular perception or other, of heat or cold, light or shade, love or hatred, pain  
or pleasure. I never can catch myself at any time without a perception, and never can
observe any thing but the perception

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Elizabeth Clare Prophet on consciousness, enlightenment, freedom, inspiration, meditation, philosophy, psychology, tao, zen, ascension, divine, self, real, belief, god, life, truth, understanding, solution, soul, spirit, hope, and good

I find that God by any name can be reduced to this sense of the eternal Presence. It defines being, and I see it as a sphere of intense light that marks the point of my origin. It is the permanent part of me, of which I am very aware, and the point to which I will return at the conclusion of this life.

Elizabeth Prophet


Contributed by: Glowray

A Quote by Charles A. Moore on meditation, citta, self, reflection, and mirror

Citta [mindstuff] is really the spectacle of which the self is by reflection the spectator.

Charles A. Moore

Source: m.t.g. Quotation Collatio Vol. I

Contributed by: Your Fantasy

A Quote by Yasuhiko Genku Kimura on self esteem, god, universal, confidence, self, and absolute and relative

"One who has self-esteem esteems oneself because one knows the value of one's being as a singular yet universal expression of the highest value in the Kosmos-the Universal Self, also known as God, Kami, or Brahma, or by many other names." 

Yasuhiko Kimura


Contributed by: Andy

A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki on think, self, know, zen, chan, and mind

Until we recognize the SELF that exists apart from who we think we are - we cannot know the Ch'an ( ZEN ) MIND

Daisetz Suzuki

Source: The Zen Doctrine of No Mind: The Significance of the Sutra of Hui-Neng (Wei-Lang

Contributed by: Michael

A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on love, self, one, discovery, realization, awareness, enlightenment, actualization, fulfillment, loving, and joy

Love and the self are one and the discovery of either is the realization of both.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Source: Love : What Life Is All About, Pages: 98

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on self


Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Contributed by: Kaeru

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