“Every part of the universe is concentrated to a point; and that point is so marvelous a thing…” – Leonardo da Vinci

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  • “All things by immortal power, Near or far, Hiddenly / To each other linked are, That thou canst not stir a flower / Without troubling of a star…” – Francis Thompson

Entanglement

  • “There is no empty space. When we go down – down – down – there is vibrations – stuff popping – invisible connections – entanglement.” – Fred Alan Wolf, theoretical physicist
  • Quantum entanglement is a label for when particles cannot be described independently of the state of the others, even when separated by a large distance. The term was coined by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger who stated – “I would not call it one but rather the characteristic trait of quantum mechanics.”
  • “Entanglement can occur in large systems as well as warm ones—including living organisms. We can’t simply write quantum effects off as mere details. The entanglements are primary.” – Vlatko Vedral, Oxford physicist
  • “According to the Big Bang theory, all the matter in the universe was originally in contact, concentrated in a very hot dot of matter-energy that exploded resulting in the universe. If the theory is valid, a requirement for non-local connection was met early on.” – Larry Dossey, One Mind
  • “A non-local connection links up one location with another without crossing space, without decay, and without delay.” – Nick Herbert, physicist
  • “Universal non-locality offers us profound evidence that our Universe is fundamentally interconnected as a unified entity.” – Jude Currivan, cosmologist
  • “We live in a highly entangled, interconnected universe where a fundamental information field is shared to generate organized matter and eventually self-organizing systems, leading to organisms reflecting back on themselves and asking fundamental questions about existence.” – Nassim Haramein, physicist
  • “Inseparable quantum interconnectedness of the whole universe is the fundamental reality…” – David Bohm, theoretical physicist
  • “In principle, any objects that have ever interacted are forever entangled, and therefore what happens to one influences the other. Quantum theory has this connectedness extending over the entire universe.” – Rosenblum/Kuttner, physicists
  • “Reality is woven from strange, “holistic” threads that aren’t located precisely in space or time. Tug on a dangling loose end from this fabric of reality, and the whole cloth twitches, instantly, throughout all space and time.” – Dean Radin, Senior Scientist at IONS
  • “The entangled objects somehow communicate instantaneously at a distance. Distance has no meaning. Light-years have no meaning. Space has no meaning. In a sense, the entangled objects are not even communicating. They are the same thing. All is one.” – Roger Ebert
  • “The infinitely far-away is not only near, but it is infinitely near.” – Edward Conze, Buddhist linguist

Illusory Separation

  • “Devoid of space / Is the mind of grace.” – Jack Kerouac
  • “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.” – Albert Einstein
  • “The hours by the window had filled me with a direct certainty that time, space and causality, that the isolation, separateness and spatio-temporal limitations of the self were merely optical illusions…” – Arthur Koestler, Sonning Prize Winner
  • German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer believed that humans risk their lives for another because the rescuer realizes that he or she and the individual in need are one. He stated – Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality. My own true inner being actually exists in every living creature as truly and immediately as known to my consciousness only in myself. This realization is the ground of compassion upon which all true, that is to say unselfish, virtue rests…”
  • “Unselfishness is God.” – Swami Vivekananda
  • “At the decisive moment, the sense of separation is totally overcome. The prior sense of separateness is simply a function of the way we experience things in space and time. Because we experience ourselves as one with the person in need, when we risk our life to save them, we are essentially saving ourselves.” – Larry Dossey, One Mind
  • “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” – Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi
  • “Dense bodies actually prevent sight; the less material the intervening substance is, the more clearly we see… The gods see, each singly and all as one… It must, no doubt, seem strange that my feelings be felt by someone else, my goodness another’s too, my desire, his desire, all our experience shared with each other, so that the very universe itself would feel whatever I felt. For all is transparent, nothing dark, nothing resistant; every being is lucid to every other, in breadth and depth; light runs through light. Light everywhere meets with light; since every thing contains all things in itself, and again sees all things in another.” – Plotinus, Enneads, 204-270 AD.
  • “The distinction between yourself and others is not visible to us. Thus, to learn is the same as to teach… “Love”implies a unity that is so great that we do not see each other simply as close friends, or brothers and sisters, but, ideally, we see one being. – Ra / Carla Rueckert, Law of One
  • note – Humans only see 0.0035% of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • “The inner self is conscious of itself both as an individuality and as an individuality that is a part of all other consciousness. The outer ego is not continuously aware of this fact. If the ego were aware of the constant barrage of telepathic communications that do impinge upon it, it would have a most difficult time retaining a sense of identity.” – Jane Roberts, The Seth Material
  • The word telepathy is derived from Ancient Greek “têle” (“at a distance”) and “páthos” (“I feel, suffer.”)
  • In 2013, Bryan Williams reported a meta-analysis based on 59 Ganzfeld telepathy studies. The results had a hit rate of 30-32%. Its stated – “The psi ganzfeld effect has indeed been replicated by ‘a broader range of investigators’ under stringent standards.”
  • A recent study from Princeton showed that brains can become interconnected, looking at the brain f-MRI scans of speaker and listener. Its stated – “We used the speaker’s spatio-temporal brain activity to model listeners’ brain activity and found that the speaker’s activity is spatially and temporally coupled with the listener’s activity.”
  • “For years parents and therapists have reported to me that their nonverbal autistic children can access their thoughts by an unclear process. The children report they “see the other’s mind.” I have tested two of these children with randomized numbers. Hayley gave 155 correct out of 162 on random digits and Akhil was 100% accurate.” – Diane Powell, neuropsychiatrist
  • In 2016 the CIA released results of studies conducted on Israeli psychic Uri Geller. Geller successfully described and drew pictures that were outside of a shielded room. It’s stated – “As a result of Gellers success in this experimental period, we consider that he has demonstrated his perceptual ability in a convincing and unambiguous manner.”
  • In a study by Dr. Peoc’h, newly hatched chicks were exposed to a small robot so that they could bond with it. The robot would then move randomly, as determined by a random-number generator. However, when the chick was nearby, the robot moved non-randomly. It was as if the chicks emotional desire for the robot to be nearby influenced the robot’s movement. It has also been shown that human consciousness and intention can affect the behavior of random number generators and water.
  • “The ways are but two: love and the want of love.” – Mencius, 300 B.C.
  • “This becoming one instead of two, was the very expression of humanity’s ancient need. And the reason is that human nature was originally one and we were a whole, and the desire and pursuit of the whole is called love.” – Plato, The Symposium, 385–370 BC.
  • “The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry.” – Alex Collier
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Coalescence

  • “Things of nature tend by their very nature to coalesce with each other… – Plotinus, Enneads, 204-270 AD.
  • Huayan is a tradition of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy that developed the doctrine of “coalescence.” Huayan holds that all phenomena are deeply interconnected.
  • Taoism is a Chinese tradition which emphasises living in harmony with the Tao or ‘the Way.’ It refers to the principle that is the source, pattern and substance of everything that exists.
  • The All is the Hermetic, pantheistic, pandeistic or panentheistic view of God, which is that everything that is, or at least that can be experienced, collectively makes up The All.
  • Emanationism is an idea in the cosmology or cosmogony of certain religious or philosophical systems. Emanation meaning “to flow from” is the mode by which all things are derived from the first reality, or principle.
  • “Here forms, here colors, here the character of every part of the universe are concentrated to a point; and that point is so marvelous a thing … Oh! marvelous, O stupendous Necessity — by thy laws thou dost compel every effect to be the direct result of its cause, by the shortest path. These are miracles…” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “All flows from one source englobing and safeguarding all qualities- sweetness with fragrance, wine- quality and the savours of everything that may be tasted, all colours seen, everything known to touch, all that ear may hear, all melodies, every rhythm. For all There is heaven; earth is heaven, and sea heaven; and animal and plant and man; all is the heavenly content of that heaven: and the Gods in it… The soul which has never strayed from this love waits for no reminding from the beauty of our world… for it sees that all is put together…” – Plotinus, Enneads, 204-270 AD.
  • “Form is emptiness, emptiness is form / Emptiness is not separate from form, form is not separate from emptiness / Whatever is form is emptiness, whatever is emptiness is form.” – The Heart Sutra
  • “Physical objects are not in space, but these objects are spatially extended. In this way the concept of “empty space” loses its meaning.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Emptiness is not nothing, it’s everything, everything at once.” – The Womb of Buddhas
  • “A vast similitude interlocks all … All souls, all living bodies though they be ever so different … All identities that have existed or may exist on this globe, or any other globe, All lives, and deaths, all of the past, present, future, This vast similitude spans them, and always has spanned, And shall forever span them and compactly hold and enclose them.” – Walt Whitman
  • “Basically, everything is one. There is no way in which you draw a line between things. What we do is make these subdivisions, but they’re not real. I think maybe poets … have some understanding of this.” – Barbara McClintock, Nobel Prize Winning physiologist
  • Inconceivable as it seems to ordinary reason, you — and all other conscious beings as such — are all in all. – Erwin Schrödinger, Nobel Prize Winning physicist
  • And I think [the sages] point to the same depth in you, and in me, and in all of us. I think they are plugged into the All…. Your identity is indeed the All, and you are no longer part of that stream, you are that stream, with the All unfolding not around you but in you. – Ken Wilber, A Brief History of Everything
  • “If there is any such thing at all as intelligence, and love, and beauty, well, you’ve found it in other people. It exists in us as human beings. If it is there, in us, it is symptomatic of the scheme of things, as the apples are symptomatic of the apple tree or the rose of the rose bush. Our existence on the Earth is a symptom of the solar system, and its balances, as much as the solar system in turn is a symptom of our galaxy, and our galaxy in its turn is a symptom of the whole company of galaxies.” – Alan Watts
  • “Throw yourself flat on the ground, stretched out upon Mother Earth, with certain conviction that you are one with her and she with you…” – Erwin Schrödinger, Nobel Prize Winning physicist
  • “Every separate existent is an adjusted part, holding its own characteristic and yet contributing by its own native tendency to the entire life-history of the Universe. All blending into a kosmos that must be alert throughout, every member living by its own life, nothing that can have existence failing to exist within it. The All could not have its huge life unless its every member had a life of its own. The secret lies in a variety within a unity. And on what has thus been compacted to unity, Beauty enthrones itself.” – Plotinus, Enneads, 204-270 AD.

Oneness

  • This is It / and I am It / and You are It / and so is That / and He is It / and She is It / and It is It / and That is That.” – James Broughton
  • “If I am I because I am I, and you are you because you are you, then I am I and you are you. But if I am I because you are you and you are you because I am I, then I am not I and you are not you!” – Menachem Mendel of Kotzk
  • Monism attributes oneness or singleness to existence. Priority monism states that all existing things go back to a source that is distinct from them; e.g., in Neoplatonism everything is derived from The One.
  • Open individualism is the view in the philosophy of personal identity, according to which there exists only onenumerically identical subject, who is everyone at all times.
  • Monopsychism is the belief that all humans share the same eternal consciousness, soul, mind and intellect.
  • Kashmir Shaivism refers to a nondualist tradition of Śaiva-Śakta Tantra which originated sometime after 850 CE. The goal is to recognize oneself as Shiva who is the entirety of the universe.
  • “We may think of the One as a light before the light, an eternal irradiation resting upon the Intellectual Realm; this, not identical with its source, is yet not severed from it nor of so remote a nature as to be less than Real-Being; it is no blind thing, but is seeing and knowing, the primal knower.” – Plotinus, Enneads, 204-270 AD.
  • “Consciousness is a singular of which the plural is unknown; … there is only one thing and that, what seems to be a plurality, is merely a series of different aspects of this one thing…” – Erwin Schrödinger, Nobel Prize Winning physicist
  • “What I’m doing at the moment is not completely described unless your being here is described also. In order to describe my behavior I have to describe your behavior and the behavior of the environment… That what I am involves what you are. I don’t know who I am unless I know who you are. And you don’t know who you are unless you know who I am. We define each other; we’re all backs and fronts to each other. We know who we are in terms of other people; we all lock together.” – Alan Watts
  • “Deep down the consciousness of mankind is one. This is a virtual certainty because even in the vacuum matter is one; and if we don’t see this, it’s because we are blinding ourselves to it. ” – David Bohm, theoretical physicist
  • “This Absolute Oneness alone is Real since there is nothing other than the Self. Truly, there is no other independent entity in the state of full realization of the supreme Truth.” – Vivekachudamani
  • “There is only One, the Self, who appears to be many to deluded vision, like the moon appearing more than one to eyes affected by amaurosis.” – Upadesa Sahasri
  • “Each of us is, as such, the same person, apparently diversified and separated through the kaleidoscope of thought and perception.…We are literally each other. Each of us is the outer face, or the objectification, of the only mind there is, eternal, infinite consciousness. We are all mirrors of the same consciousness.” – Rupert Spira, The Nature of Consciousness
  • “He who sees Me in everything and everything in Me, him shall I never forsake, nor shall he lose Me.” – The Bhagavad Gita
  • “We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Over-Soul
  • “There is but one indivisible and absolute Omniscience and Intelligence in the Universe, and this thrills throughout every atom and infinitesimal point of the whole…” – H. P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine
  • “I honor the place in you that is the same in me. I honor in you where the entire Universe resides. I honor the place in you of love, of light, of peace and of truth. I honor the place in you, that is the same in me. There is but one.” – Namaste, ​Ancient Sanskrit
  • “Present entire at every point of the body and the universe, an identity numerically one, undivided entire, omnipresent. Seeking nothing, possessing nothing, lacking nothing, the One is perfect and has overflowed, and its exuberance has produced the new: this product has turned again to its begetter and been filled and has become its contemplator and so an Intellectual-Principle.” – Plotinus, Enneads, 204-270 AD.

Intellectual Cosmos

  • “Consciousness is the ear of the ear, the thought of the thought, the speech of the speech, the breath of the breath and the eye of the eye…” – Upadesa Sahasri
  • “The fact that the universe is comprehensible is a miracle. The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.” – Albert Einstein
  • Indefinite Monism is a philosophical conception of reality that asserts that only Awareness is real. Awareness in this system is not equivalent to consciousness. Rather, Awareness is the venue for consciousness.
  • “The one prevailing idea found in all ancient teaching is that the whole Kosmos has sprung from the divine thought. Everything in the Universe is conscious. Consciousness contains the cognizer, the thing cognized and the cognition, all three in itself and all three one.” – H. P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine
  • “When you sense and perceive of yourself, where do those sensations and perceptions occur? They occur here in your field of consciousness. They are nothing but modulations of consciousness. They are made of consciousness. Your body is made of consciousness. Your body exists in your mind.” – Mark Gober, An End to Upside Down Thinking
  • “Let a man first purify himself and then observe: he will see all things in a Intellectual substance, himself having become an Intellectual Kosmos… No doubt since knower, knowing, and known, are identical, all merges into a unity… No longer is there a spectator outside gazing on an outside spectacle; the clear-eyed hold the vision within themselves… In that Intellectual Kosmos, where all is one total, every entity that can be singled out is an intellective essence and a participant in life… For every real being must be in actuality not merely in potentiality…” – Plotinus, Enneads, 204-270 AD.
  • “My world is myself. I am at home. You are the pure awareness that illuminates consciousness and its infinite content. Awareness is primordial; it is the original state, beginningless, endless, uncaused, unsupported, without parts, without change. There can be no consciousness without awareness, but there can be awareness without consciousness… Awareness is the common matrix of every experience.” – Sri Nisargadatta Mahara, I Am That
  • “There are no distinctions such as the knower, the knowledge and the known. In the dream state, even though there is no contact with the external world, the mind alone projects the entire dream-universe of enjoyer etc. Similarly, the waking-state is no different. All this world of myriad phenomena, is but a projection of the mind. Just as the wave, the surf, the whirlpool, the bubbles etc., are all in essence nothing but water, so too, Consciousness alone is everything from the body, to the ego. – Vivekachudamani
  • “According to my view of quantum theory, matter does not produce consciousness. It is the other way around. Consciousness produces material events.” – Norman Friedman, physicist
  • “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness.” – Max Planck, Nobel Prize Winning physicist
  • “Consciousness does not exist because the physical world does; the physical world exists because consciousness does.” – Jim Tucker, Ph.D
  • “Our individual mind is seen as a part of a larger universal consciousness, being instrumental in the entire fabric of reality. This is so, since the conscious activity of an observer observing the change of an observable is, per definition mathematically not computable.” – Dirk K.F. Meijer, pharmacologist, Conscious Universe
  • “The universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears as an accidental intruder into the realm of matter; we are beginning to suspect that we ought rather to hail it as a creator and governor of the realm of matter…” – James Jeans, physicist/astronomer
  • “We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
  • “Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that the Nature he is destroying is this God he is worshipping.” – Hubert Reet
  • “The external world is as much you as your own body. Your skin doesn’t separate you from the world. It’s a bridge through which the external world flows into you, and you flow into it. – Alan Watts
  • “The Universe is Mental–held in the Mind of THE ALL.” – The Kybalion
  • “Imagine that all of reality is a stream of water, where water represents consciousness. Now imagine that within the stream, whirlpools form. While they may look different from other parts of the stream, the whirlpools are made of nothing more than water. To say that the brain generates mind is as absurd as to say that a whirlpool generates water. – Bernardo Kastrup, Ph.D
  • “There is nothing about a brain, studied at any scale, that even suggests that it might harbor consciousness.” – Sam Harris, neuroscientist
  • “It is very difficult for us to take stock of the fact that the localization of the personality, of the conscious mind, inside the body is only symbolic, just an aid for practical use.” – Erwin Schrödinger, Nobel Prize Winning physicist
  • “Mind is first. Consciousness exists independently of brain activity. It does not depend upon the brain for its survival. The brain is not the creator of the mind, it is a antenna/receiver for the mind.” – Gary Schwartz, psychologist
  • “Matter is not that which produces consciousness, but that which limits it and confines its intensity within certain limits.” – F. C. S. Schiller, philosopher
  • “As a neurosurgeon, I was taught that the brain creates consciousness…The truth is that the more we come to understand the physical brain, the more we realize it does not create consciousness at all. We are conscious in spite of our brain. The brain serves more as a reducing valve or filter, limiting pre-existing consciousness…” – Eben Alexander, neurosurgeon
  • “The idea that a consciousness can exist and make memories independent of the brain … is a startling finding.” – Dr. Allan Hamilton, Harvard Ph.D (Commenting on a patient’s detailed memories that occurred when they had no brain activity.)
  • Neuropsychologist Karl Lashley wanted understand where memories are stored in the brain. To do this, he trained rats to do tasks for food. Once they learned the task, he systematically destroyed one part of their brain at a time. Miraculously, the rats could still perform the tasks regardless of which part of the brain was destroyed. This test was also successful with both monkeyssalamanders and has been naturally observed in humans.

Collective Unconscious

  • “The brain breathes mind like the lungs breathe air.” – Huston Smith, philosopher
  • “I have been and still am a seeker, but I no longer seek in stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me.” – Hermann Hesse
  • Collective Unconscious is a term that refers to structures of the unconscious mind which are shared among beings of the same species. Coined by Carl Jung who stated – “In addition to our immediate consciousness there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals. This collective unconscious does not develop individually but is inherited.”
  • “No self is of itself alone. It has a long chain of intellectual ancestors. The “I” is chained to ancestry by many factors … This is not mere allegory, but an eternal memory.” – Erwin Schrödinger, Nobel Prize Winning physicist
  • “People say I have created things. I have never created anything. I get impressions from the Universe at large and work them out, but I am only a plate on a record or a receiving apparatus—what you will. Thoughts are really impressions that we get from outside.” – Thomas Edison
  • “All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.” – Swami Vivekananda
  • “In every entity the essential nature is the governing principle… This Soul, imparts the pattern of the Kosmos, the Ideas for which it has itself received from the Intellectual-Principle as the soul or mind of the craftsman draws upon his craft for the plan of his work.” – Plotinus, Enneads, 204-270 AD.
  • “There is one mind common to all individual men. What Plato has thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has befallen any man, he can understand. Who hath access to this universal mind is a party to all that is or can be done.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Like a hologram, each region of space-time contains information about every other point in space-time. This information is readily available to our awareness. In the holographic universe … there is a unity of consciousness—a ‘greater collective mind’—with no boundaries of space or time.” – Russell Targ, physicist
  • “In any great discovery we find the often disturbing and happy experience: ‘It is not I; I have not done this.’ Still, in a certain way it is I—yet not the ego … but … a more comprehensive self.” – Baron Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, physicist/philosopher
  • “I think that there may well be a flow of pattern which crosses species lines and allows organisms to borrow each other’s ideas… As a biologist, I am aware at times—especially when steeped in some natural cycle—of a kind of consciousness that is timeless, unlimited by space or by the confines of my own identity. I find myself, at these times, with knowledge that comes directly from being part of something very much larger, a sort of global ecology of mind. And the experience of it is literally wonderful.” – Lyall Watson, biologist
  • “I’m not entirely closed to the possibility that there is some link to a universal knowledge.…It seems like savants, especially autistic savants, know so many things they haven’t learned, and it’s almost as if they tapped into a universal knowledge.” – Dr. Darold Treffert, psychiatry professor
  • “The particular holographic type of consciousness, situated in the particular event horizons as a sort of bordering memory domains, can effectively function as a nested information workspace, that in humans is instrumental in constructing a mental model of reality for internal use in each individual, thus functioning as a global reference system. We propose this can be readily explained by a holographic memory space that contains the total history and future probability states of the particular cell…” – Dirk K.F. Meijer, Conscious Universe

Changelessness

  • “The only secret people keep is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson
  • “All truth is eternal. Truth is nobody’s property; no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls. – Swami Vivekananda
  • The philosophy of Sankara states Brahman (Ultimate Reality) alone is real; the world is non-real; and the The Ātman (Self) is essentially not-different from Brahman.
  • “That which is changeless and so free from birth, growth, development, decay, disease and death; which is indestructible and is the cause of creation, maintenance, and dissolution of the universe ― That Brahman Thou Art. – Vivekachudamani
  • “The Atman alone warms the inner man; i.e., it enlightens it with the ray of divine life and alone is able to impart to the inner man, or the reincarnating Ego, its immortality.” – H. P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine Fun fact – Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger named his dog Atman.
  • “One should know oneself to be the Supreme Brahman free from all bondage, merit and demerit, past and future, and also from cause and effect. Unlike the knowledge gained through the eyes etc. The knowledge of the Knower does not cease to exist. Like the heat and light of the sun, the Knowledge which is changeless, eternal and self-effulgent has an existence in the Self entirely independent of everything else. The Self is always the same in all beings and free from old age, death and fear.” – Upadesa Sahasri
  • “Close your eyes and think about it. Can you pin down the “I” that is having experiences? Can you put a boundary or border on it? Can you confine it to a definitive space? The answer you will come to is that you can’t put anything finite around “I.” It’s not a finite thing, whatever it is. “I” is therefore infinite.” – Mark Gober, An End to Upside Down Thinking
  • “There is really no before and after for the mind. There is only now that includes memories and expectations. I believe this strongly suggests the indestructibility of Mind…” – Erwin Schrödinger, Nobel Prize Winning physicist
  • “Either life is Essential Reality, and therefore self-living- the very thing we have been seeking- and undeniably immortal: or it, too, is a compound and must be traced back through all the constituents until an immortal substance is reached, something deriving movement from itself, and therefore debarred from accepting death.” – Plotinus, Enneads, 204-270 AD.
  • “Physical death does not entail the end of consciousness, for consciousness is the fabric of all existence.” – Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, philosopher
  • “The only things born or destroyed are the illusions conjured by our misunderstanding. Permanence, pleasure, self-existence, and purity are used by people to establish the reality of the mundane world, the world of birth and death. Such views were considered to be mistaken by all early sects of Buddhism.” – The Womb of Buddhas
  • “I can assure you that death is another beginning. In the dawn of physical existence, men knew that death was merely a change of form.” – Jane Roberts, The Seth Material
  • “Man is haunted by the incredible delusion that his present birth is his first entrance into life.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
  • “Self is only an idea, a mortal idea. That which passes into everything is one thing. It’s a dream already ended. There’s nothing to be afraid of and nothing to be glad about. Mountains will crumble, but the emptiness of space, which is the one universal essence of mind, the vast awakenerhood, empty and awake, will never crumble away because it was never born.” – Jack Kerouac
  • “Of what arises from causes, the Buddha shows how it begins, and also how it ceases; thus does the Great Recluse instruct.” – Ashvajit
  • “When life and death are seen as essential to each other, as two aspects of one being, that is immortality. To see the end in the beginning and beginning in the end is the intimation of eternity.”- Sri Nisargadatta Mahara, I Am That
  • “We may be about to rediscover that dying is not such a bad thing to do after all.” – Sir William Osler, physician
  • “Men directing their weapons against each other- under doom of death yet neatly lined up to fight as in the pyrrhic sword-dances of their sport- this is enough to tell us that all human intentions are but play, that death is nothing terrible, that to die in a war or in a fight is but to taste a little beforehand what old age has in store, to go away earlier and come back the sooner.” – Plotinus, Enneads, 204-270 AD.
  • “He who knows the Spirit as Indestructible, Immortal, Unborn, Always-the-Same, how should he kill or cause to be killed?” – The Bhagavad Gita
  • “Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish… The trouble is you won’t fight. You’ve given in, continually dwelling on sickness and death. But there’s something just as inevitable as death, and that’s life. Life, life, life. Think of all the power that’s in the universe, moving the earth, growing the trees. That’s the same power within you if you only have courage and the will to use it.” – Charlie Chaplin
  • “And now, I endeavor that my divine part may return to that divine nature which flourishes throughout the universe.” – Plotinus’ final words, 270 AD.

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