still point

A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on self, no self, still point, self realisation, christian, contemplative, journey, passageway, true nature, and julie sarah powell

The onset of this second movement is characterized by the falling away of self and coming upon "that" which remains when it is gone. But this going-out is an upheaval, a complete turnabout of such proportions it cannot possibly be missed, under-emphasized, or sufficiently stressed as a major landmark in the contemplative life.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: The experience of no self: A contemplative journey by Bernadette Roberts. P13

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on self, no self, new dimension, mind, now-moment, unknown, still point, self realisation, christian, contemplative, journey, passageway, true nature, and julie sarah powell

It is far more than the discovery of life without a self. The immediate, inevitable result is an emergence into a new dimension of knowing and being that entails a difficult and prolonged readjustment. the reflexive mechanism of the mind -or whatever it is that allows us to be self-conscious - is cut off or permanently suspended so the mind is ever after held in a fixed now moment out of which it cannot move in its uninterrupted gaze upon the Unknown,

Bernadette Roberts

Source: The experience of no self: A contemplative journey by Bernadette Roberts. P13

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on self, no self, still point, self realisation, christian, contemplative, journey, passageway, true nature, and julie sarah powell

...a point is reached where the self is so completely aligned with the still-point that it can no longer be moved, even in its first movements, from this center. It can no longer be tested by any force or trial, nor moved by the winds of change, and at this point the self has obviously outworn its function; it is no longer needed or useful, and life can go on without it.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: The experience of no self: A contemplative journey by Bernadette Roberts. P13

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on self, no self, beyond self, still point, self realisation, christian, contemplative, journey, unitive, union with god, passageway, true nature, and julie sarah powell

 

......at this point the self has obviously outworn its function; it is no longer needed or useful, and life can go on without it. we are ready to move on, to go beyond the self, beyond even its most intimate union with God, and this is where we enter yet another new life- a life best categorized, perhaps, as a life without a self.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: The experience of no self: A contemplative journey by Bernadette Roberts. P13

Contributed by: jai

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