Quotations of Mystics (3 of 9)

Mysticism in World Religions, by Sidney Spencer (published by Penguin Books 1963, 1971)
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“At the goal, the soul is filled with and enveloped in the love of God. It is indistinguishable from God...all thought of lover, love and the beloved is absent.” Swami Shivananda H
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[Nirvana is] “the annihilation of the ego-conception, freedom from subjectivity, insight into the essence of Suchness, the recognition of the oneness of existence.” Ashvaghosha B
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“Do not err is this matter of self and other. Everything is Buddha without exception. Here is that immaculate and final stage, where thought is pure in its true nature.” Saraha B
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“The man who has felt the divine touch and perceived its nature is no longer separated from his Master, and behold, he is his Master, and his Master is he, for he is so intimately united to Him that he cannot by any means be separated from Him.” Abulafia J
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“Everything is in Thee and Thou art everything; Thou fillest everything and Thou dost encompass it.” Eleazar of Worms J
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“The universe is the outward visible expression of the Real, and the Real is the inner unseen Reality of the universe.” Jami I
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“The heart [soul] has two doors, the one turned towards outer things, the other towards the inner kingdom - this door is that of inspiration and revelation.” al-Ghazali I
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“Suddenly God came and united Himself to me in a manner quite ineffable. Without any ‘confusion of persons’ He entered into every part of my being, as fire penetrates iron, or light streams through glass.” St. Simeon [Symeon the New Theologian] C
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“He has created each person’s soul as a living mirror, on which he has impressed the image of his nature. In this way he lives imaged forth in us and we in him, for our created life is one...with this image and life which we have eternally in God.” Ruysbroek C
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The Essential Mystics, by Andrew Harvey (published by Castle Books 1996, 1998)
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"When sleep comes to an end a man returns to his senses;
Now my individuality has come to an end and I have returned to Shiva and Shakti."  Jnaneshwar H
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“Truth is one; It is called by different names. From a lake... the Hindus take water in jars and call it “jal”...Muslims take water in leather bags and call it “pani”...the Christians take the same thing and call it “water.” Suppose someone says that the thing is not jal but pani, or that it is not pani but water, or that it is not water but jal. It would indeed be ridiculous.” Ramakrishna H
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“Every grain of matter, every appearance is one with Eternal and Immutable Reality! Wherever your foot may fall, you are still within the Sanctuary for Enlightenment, though it is nothing perceptible.” Huang-po B
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“Each molecule teaches perfect law, each moment chants true sutra.” Shutaku B

“God is unified oneness-one without two; inestimable. Genuine divine existence engenders the existence of all creation. The sublime, inner essences secretly constitute a chain linking everything from the highest to the lowest to the edge of the universe.”    Moses de Leon J
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“There is one who sings the song of his soul, discovering in his soul everything: utter spiritual fulfillment. Then there is one who expands even further until he unites with all existence, with all creatures, with all worlds, singing a song with all of them.” Abraham Isaac Kook J
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“You thought yourself part, small; whereas in you is a universe, the greatest.” Hazreti ‘Ali I
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“Listen with faith to the call “In all truth, I am God.” He who knows Reality, to whom Unicity is revealed, sees at first gaze the Light of Being. He perceives by illumination that pure light. He sees God first in everything he sees.” Shabestari I
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“When I turn back beyond my senses and reason and pass through the door into eternal life, I discover my true Self [soul], then I begin to see the world as it really is.” Bede Griffiths C
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These quotations are from my ebook on comparative mysticism at http://suprarational.org/gail2012.pdf



(My publication)Posted:Jan 01 1998, 12:00 AM by Ron Krumpos
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