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Tibetan Book of the Dead
W Y Evans-Wentz, translator

1 "We are one with all that is, in every state of sentient existence, from the lowest worlds of suffering to the highest states of bliss and Perfect Enlightenment." Lama Kazi Dawa Samdup

2 "The condensation and differentiation of the One Body as many is the Divine Incarnations among sentient beings." W. Y. Evans-Wentz, introduction

3 "According to the esotericism of Northern Buddhism, man is, in the sense implied by the mystical philosophies of ancient Egypt and Greece, the microcosm of the macrocosm." W. Y. Evans-Wentz

4 "With the assistance of symbols and metaphors, Pindar, Empedocles, Pythagoras, and Socrates, like Plato and the Greek Mysteries, taught the re-birth doctrine." W. Y. Evans-Wentz, introduction

5 "Know each thing separately, yet all things as one." W. Y. Evans-Wentz, introduction

6 "Not only is it (the soul) the condition of all metaphysical reality, it IS that reality." Carl Jung, 'Psychological Commentary'

7 "Over the bosom of the Earth-Mother, in pulsating vibrations, radiant and energizing, flows the perennial Stream of Life; and whosoever has the power of right-seing sees that for unemancipated beings death is but the necessary and Law-directed prelude to birth." W. Y. Evans-Wentz

8 "That which is feared also belongs to the wholeness of the self." C. G. Jung

9 "The esoteric [Tibetan] teaching coincides with that of the ancient Greek and Egyptian mystics: 'As below, so above'; which implies that there is one harmonious law governing with unwavering and impartial justice the visible as well as the invisible operations of nature." W. Y. Evans-Wentz, introduction

10 "The deities are not come from somewhere else; they exist from eternity within the faculties of thine own intellect. Know them to be of that nature." Bardo of Karmic Illusions, Book 1

11 "The essence of all things is one." Ashvaghosha, 'The Awakening of Faith' (Suzuki's translation),

12 "The soul, one's own consciousness, is assuredly not small, but the radiant Godhead itself." C. G. Jung

13 "One of the precepts of the great Tibetan yogis, taught to all neophytes, is: 'Difficult indeed is it to obtain Liberation through intellectual knowledge alone; through faith, Liberation is easily obtained.'" W. Y. Evans-Wentz

14 "The archetypes, as organs of the psyche, are dynamic, instinctual complexes which determine psychic life to an extraordinary degree." Carl Jung, 'Psychological Commentary'

15 "The supreme spirit, or divine essence, pervades all beings high and low." 'The Laws of Manu', xii. 14

16 "The world and its experiences are in the nature of a symbol, really reflects something that lies hidden in the subject himself, in his own transubjective reality." Carl Jung, 'Psychological Commentary'

17 "The spiritual Buddha must be realized within the mind, otherwise there can be no true perception of the Lord Buddha." Chinese annotation to 'The Diamond Sutra'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite