Thursday, October 27, 2016

Passage Through Consciousness

Bernadette Roberts

"But if consciousness makes human existence possible, it is also not separate from the Divine, nor does it completely hide it; on the contrary, consciousness or self is man’s faculty or medium for experiencing the Divine – so long as it remains, that is.  Our passage through consciousness is the gradual return to the Divine; we leave the Divine unknowingly and in darkness, but we return knowingly and in light. The Divine, of course, is not light; we only use this term metaphorically.  The essence of the Absolute cannot be known or experienced by the mind or consciousness, for which reason all our names, labels, definitions, and descriptions are incapable of grasping it.”

What is Self?, page 55

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