universe

A Quote by Muriel Rukeyser on story, stories, atoms, and universe

The universe is made up of stories,
not of atoms.

Muriel Rukeyser

Source: Out of Silence: Selected Poems

Contributed by: Mary_C

A Quote by Sage Vasishtha on seed, diversity, potential, flowers, fruits, cosmic consciousness, universe, real, and unreal

In the seed there is nothing but the seed - no diversity. At the same time there is the notion of potential diversity [of flowers, fruits] supposedly present in the seed. Even so, cosmic consciousness is one, devoid of diversity; yet the universe of diversity is said to exist only in notion.

Sage Vasishtha

Source: The Concise Yoga Vasistha, Pages: 308

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by E. Ambrose Webster on imagination, light, nature, and universe

We live in a world of color.  All nature is color: white, black, and grey do not exist except in theory; they are never seen by the eye - they could only exist in a world that was colorless.  Such a universe is beyond imagination: a world without color would be a world without light, for light and color are inseparable.

E. Ambrose Webster

Source: E. Ambrose Webster: Early Modernist Painter

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on life, nature, observer, and universe

The universe is a more amazing puzzle than ever, as you glance along this bewildering series of animated forms, - the hazy butterflies, the carved shells, the birds, beasts, fishes, snakes, and the upheaving principle of life everywhere incipient, in the very rock aping organized forms.  Not a form so grotesque, so savage, nor so beautiful but is an expression of some property inherent in man the observer, - an occult relation between the very scorpions and man.  I feel the centipede in me, - cayman, carp, eagle, and fox.  I am moved by strange sympathies; I say continually, "I will be a naturalist."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Journals

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Kedar on computer, reality, universe, non-spatial, hardware, software, consciousness, mind, thoughts, superhuman, man, nstp theory, and non-spatial mechanics

There is only one real computer - the universe - whose hardware is made up of non-spatial states of consciousness and software is made up of superhuman as well as non-superhuman thoughts.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on eternity, joy, mind, nature, perception, science, space, stars, time, unity, and universe

The perception of this law of laws awakens in the mind a sentiment which we call the religious sentiment, and which makes our highest happiness.  Wonderful is its power to charm and to command.  It is a mountain air.  It is the embalmer of the world.  It is myrrh and storax, and chlorine and rosemary.  It makes the sky and the hills sublime, and the silent song of the stars is it.  By it, is the universe made safe and habitable, not by science or power.  Thought may work cold and intransitive in things, and find no end or unity; but the dawn of the sentiment of virtue on the heart, gives and is the assurance that Law is sovereign over all natures; and the worlds, time, space, eternity, do seem to break out into joy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Divinity School Address

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by John Muir on earth, nature, people, and universe

The world, we are told, was made especially for humans - a presumption not supported by all the facts...  Why should humanity value itself as more than a small part of the one great unit of creation?  And what creature of all that the Lord has taken the pains to make is not essential to the completeness of that unit - the cosmos?  The universe would be incomplete without humans; but it would also be incomplete without the smallest transmicroscopic creature that dwells beyond our conceitful eyes and knowledge.  From the dust of the earth, from the common elementary fund, the Creator has made Homo Sapiens.  From the same material God has made every other creature, however noxious and insignificant to us.  They are earth-born companions and our fellow mortals.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Source: Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Duane Elgin on living, universe, and alive

Is the universe dead or alive at it's foundation?

This is a powerful question. Be prepared for strong points of view; people often have an immediate response. Some people view the universe as non-living at the foundations, see space as empty, matter as inert, and believe that we as living creatures have evolved from empty space and inert matter. “It is nothing more than fantasy and superstition to think the whole universe is alive.” Other people respond instantly, saying, “Of course it's alive, how could you think otherwise? It is incomprehensible that the experiences of awe evoked by the universe could arise unless the universe around us is alive.”

Duane Elgin

Source: The Living Universe: Where Are We? Who Are We? Where Are We Going? (BK Life (Paperback)), Pages: 195

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Richard David Bach on universe, beautiful, just, perfect, the is, and limit

Imagine the universe beautiful and just and perfect. 
Then be sure of one thing:
The Is has imagined it quite a bit better than you have.
The original sin is to limit the Is. Don't.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Contributed by: Nicole

A Quote by Kedar on universe, philosophy, ultimate question, god, ultimate questioner, abyss, and uqv theory

The universe is a philosophical abyss.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

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