Quotations of Mystics (1 of 9)

This is a series of 115 quotations of prominent mystics, including 23 each of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. They highlight common views, although their terms may differ.
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“One Nature, perfect and pervading, circulates in all natures. One Reality, all-comprehensive, contains within itself all realities.” Yung-chia Ta-shih B
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“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.” Meister Eckhart C
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“Wherever you look...see that one unique Presence, indivisible and eternal, is manifested in all the universe. That is because God impregnates all things.” Anandamayi Ma H
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“Behold the One in all things; it is the second that leads you astray.” Kabir I/H
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“There exists nothing which is not united to Him and which He does not find in His own essence.” Moses Cordovero J
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“One in all, all in One. If only this is realized, there is no worry about not being perfect.” The Third Patriarch of Zen [Seng ts’an] B
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“Eternally, all creatures are God in God. So far as they are in God, they are the same life, same essence, same power, same One, and nothing less.” Henry Suso C
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“For the Self is not the ego; it is one with the All and the One and in finding it it is the All and the One that we discover in our Self.” Sri Aurobindo H
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“I went from God to God, until they cried from me, ‘O thou I.”    Bayazid of Bistun I
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“They are then actually united with the Divine Essence and, in all aspects, your soul is included with them.”    Israel ben Eliezer [Ba’al Shem Tov] J
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“The great path has no gates, thousands of roads enter it. When one passes through this gateless gate he walks freely between heaven and earth.” Zen poem    B
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“The soul lives by that which it loves rather than in the body which it animates. For it has not its life in the body, but rather gives it to the body and lives in that which it loves.”    St. John of the Cross    C
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“Liberation cannot be achieved except by the perception of the identity of the individual spirit with the universal Spirit.”    Shankara [Sankara]    H
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“I am He whom I love, and He whom I love is I. We are two spirits in one body. If thou seest me, thou seest Him. And if thou seest Him, thou seest us both.” Hallaj I
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“A man should actually detach his ego from his body until he has passed through all the worlds and become one with God.” Maggid of Mezerich [Dov Baer of Mezerich] J
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These quotations are from my ebook on comparative mysticism at http://suprarational.org/gail2012.pdf



(My publication)Posted:Jan 01 2012, 12:00 AM by Ron Krumpos
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