Talk:Fabric of Consciousness

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Einstein hints at his understanding of the power and grandeur of The Fabric/Consciousness/Spirit. Note, his effacement of humanity arises from the fact that he uses as his model for "normal" humanity an unhealthy and disconnected victim of Toxic Socialization

Einstein: "I am not a mystic. Trying to find out the laws of nature has nothing to do with mysticism, though in the face of creation I feel very humble. It is as if a spirit is manifest infinitely superior to man's spirit. Through my pursuit in science I have known [[Cosmic Religious Feelings. But I don't care to be called a mystic." (Einstein, Hermanns, 1978: np).

Edward Carpenter

All our ‘selves’ consequently must be one, or at least united so as to be branches of the One—even though for a time deluded by the idea of separation. The ground of the universe must be one universal Self or one Eternal City of selves, ever united and ever arriving at the knowledge of their union with each other.[1]

Christianity

Meister Eckhart

For though she sink all sinking in the oneness of divinity, she never touches bottom. For it is of the very essence of the soul that she is powerless to plumb the depths of her creator. And here one cannot speak of the soul any more, for she has lost her nature yonder in the oneness of divine essence. There she is no more called soul, but is called immeasurable being.

The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God, as if He stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge.

To gauge the soul we must gauge it with God, for the Ground of God and the Ground of the Soul are one and the same.

"There is a spirit in the soul, untouched by time and flesh, flowing from the Spirit, remaining in the Spirit, itself wholly spiritual. In this principle is God, ever verdant, ever flowering in all the joy and glory of His actual Self. Sometimes I have called this principle the Tabernacle of the soul, sometimes a spiritual Light, anon I say it is a Spark. But now I say that it is more exalted over this and that than the heavens are exalted above the earth. So now I name it in a nobler fashion.… It is free of all names and void of all forms. It is one and simple, as God is one and simple, and no man can in any wise behold it." PP


Islam

Kabir

Behold but One in all things; it is the second that leads you astray.

Bayazid of Bistun

'I went from God to God, until they cried from me in me, “O thou I!"'

Taoism

Chuang Tzu

Do not ask whether the Principle is in this or in that; it is in all beings. It is on this account that we apply to it the epithets of supreme, universal, total.… It has ordained that all things should be limited, but is Itself unlimited, infinite. As to what pertains to manifestation, the Principle causes the succession of its phases, but is not this succession. It is the author of causes and effects, but is not the causes and effects. It is the author of condensations and dissipations (birth and death, changes of state), but is not itself condensations and dissipations. All proceeds from It and is under its influence. It is in all things, but is not identical with beings, for it is neither differentiated nor limited." Quoted form PP

Zen Budhism

The Lankavatara Sutra

"Pure in its own nature and free from the category of finite and infinite, Universal Mind is the undefiled Buddha-womb, which is wrongly apprehended by sentient beings." [PP]

  1. Carpenter, Edward. The Art of Creation: Essays on the Self and Its Powers . Ravenio Books. Kindle Edition.