unitive

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

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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

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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

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on egoless, union, ultimate destiny, unitive, path, no self, self-reaslization, christian, contemplative, julie sarah powell, and ramana mahashi

The assumption that the egoless condition, or union of self and God, is man's final goal and ultimate destiny is a great mistake. My purpose here is to affirm that the unitive state is a hidden path in itself, a movement in its own right that ultimately leads to no-self (no true-self and no-union). In short, the unitive state is the hidden path to no-self.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: The path to no-self: life at the center by Bernadette Roberts pXV preface

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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

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