A Quote by Sri Aurobindo on cosmic consciousness, supermind, and transcendence

We can arrive at a point of view where the preservation of the individual activities is no longer inconsistent with our comprehension of the cosmic consciousness or our attainment to the transcendent and supracosmic.

Sri Aurobindo

Source: The Life Divine

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A Quote by unknown on spirit, love, transcendence, and life

There was mind addicted to thought, suddenly, something wakes it, call it Grace, whatever, and the mind realizes is the entire Cosmos, a growing wisdom that does not need do anything.


Source: TD Lingo

Contributed by: NinoElNino

A Quote by TD Lingo on td lingo, transcendence, consciousness, and life

Life is Love, In holy robes, Merely Popp, Your frontal lobes, Be a Child, Laugh -- and then Grow up quick, Mutate -- Transcend!

TD Lingo

Source: TD Lingo

Contributed by: NinoElNino

A Quote by Agnes Martin on mind, beauty, mystery, perfection, and transcendence

I think our minds respond to things beyond this world. Take beauty: it’s a very mysterious thing, isn’t it?  I think it’s a response in our minds to perfection. It’s too bad, people not realizing that their minds expand beyond this world.

Agnes Martin

Source: Martin, Agnes. Schriften (Writings)

Contributed by: pj

A Quote by Agnes Martin on transcendence, beauty, and art

What I say is that we’re capable of a transcendent response, and I think it makes us happpy. And I do think beauty produces a transcendent response.

Agnes Martin

Source: Simon, Joan. “Perfection Is In The Mind: An Interview with Agnes Martin” (1995), Art in America, May 1996.

Contributed by: pj

A Quote by Byron Katie on transcendence, enlightenment, freedom, and time

So there's only transcendence in the moment. Nobody can be transcended forever. That's why I say, "Who cares if you're enlightened forever?"

Byron Katie

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Adyashanti on acceptance, self, transcendence, and enlightenment

A total acceptance of yourself brings about a total transcendence of yourself.


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A Quote by Stephen Batchelor on transcending self, self, practice, transcendence, realization, and potential

The art of dharma practice requires commitment, technical accomplishment, and imagination. As with all arts, we will fail to realize its full potential if any of these three are lacking. The raw material of dharma practice is ourself and our world, which are to be understood and transformed according to the vision and values of the dharma itself. This is not a process of self- or world- transcendence, but one of self- and world- creation.

The denial of "self" challenges only the notion of a static self independent of body and mind--not the ordinary sense of ourself as a person distinct from everyone else. The notion of a static self is the primary obstruction to the realization of our unique potential as an individual being. By dissolving this fiction through a centered vision of the transiency, ambiguity, and contingency of experience, we are freed to create ourself anew.

Stephen Batchelor

Source: Buddhism Without Beliefs

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, self-mastery, growth, will, spirit, transcendence, passions, morality, aristoi, valuing, power, and self-delusion

The aristic thrust and conception of "contra natura" lie in our power finitely to extend our self-mastery, to GROW in will and spirit; but as Nietzsche repeatedly teaches in ZARATHUSTRA, such ends must be WILLABLE, achievable. There is nothing to be learned from the human-all-too-human impulse for self-deification or wholesale transcendence over the vicissitudes of life -- even though this aims at something contra natura, it is not truly concretely WILLABLE, it is just a fantasy of our imagination. We cannot BECOME a God. But we can learn to hold our deepest passions in check for the sake of a higher morality, if indeed we are aristoi. Willing and valuing must become an art, must be made consonant or coherent with the fabric of our natures. Mere megalomaniacal extravagance does not truly increase our charge of concentrated power; on the contrary it fires up our ambition with inflationary abstractions that give no traction or purchase to our actual wills. That way lies radical frustration and a metaphysics of depression: an inevitable life-pattern of self-delusion, as we suffer over and over from the necessity that "it would not be better if men got what they wanted," and yet will not permit ourselves ever to see or to learn anything from this self-deception and self-betrayal.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by unknown on suffering and transcendence

Some suffering is unavoidable, and gracefully embracing it can build a stronger awareness and provide wisdom... but other suffering is self-inflicted, and therefore avoidable. The simple idea that no one can truly hurt you unless you first give them permission, either via empowering their hurtful words or failing to recognize all of the other factors that influence their actions (your actual worthiness and value and person being the least of these influences, in reality).


Source: a letter from my roomie

Contributed by: Louëlla

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