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The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation
W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor
The method of realizing Nirvana through knowing the mind, as taught in ancient Tibetan texts. Includes a psychological commentary by C. G. Jung.

1 "The One Mind, the cosmic focus of consciousness, is all-in-all; there is nothing other than it, no thought other than its thought, no object or universe independent of it."

2 "From the One proceed all dualities, and in the One they dissolve in undifferentiation."

3 "Not until mankind shall transcend dualism and phenomenal appearances, and realize the natural at-one-ment of all living creatures, will they be able to formulate a sound standard of morality."

4 "May that Universal Good Will of the Great Teachers of Wisdom speedily prevail, so that mankind may recognize their divine at-one-ment."

5 "Even as time is, in its essentiality, beginningless and endless duration, incapable of division into past, present, and future, so space is dimensionless, and divisionless, and non-existent apart from the One Mind."

6 "Inevitably, as the Great Gurus teach, what men sow in law-courts or on battle-fields produces ever new harvests; and the sowing will continue until they recognize, individually and collectively, the Higher Law of the Divine At-one-ment of mankind, irrespective of nationality, race, religion, or social status, and, equally, of everything that lives."

7 "To the clear-seeing, Humanity is One Family, eternally transcending geographical demarcations, national limitations, and every fettering concept born of the un-enlightened mind."

8 "Realization of the One Mind, through introspectively attaining understanding of the true nature of its macrocosmic aspect innate in man, is equivalent to the attainment of…the Full Awakening of Buddhahood."

9 "In the Beginning was Mind; and Mind was with God. So Mind was God. This was in Beginning with God. All kept coming into existence through it; and apart from it came into existence not a single thing." 'The Gnostic John the Baptizer', published by John M. Watkins, London, 1924

10 "In the One Mind is the summation of the whole of consciousness, the ineffable at-one-ment of all the One Mind's microcosmic aspects."

11 "Earth's multitude of human and sub-human creatures, each of them like a single cell, collectively constitute the body of one multicellular organism, mentally illuminated by the One Cosmic Mind. We are, as St. Paul perceived, all members of One Body; or, as the Mahayana [Buddhism] likewise teaches, other and self are identical."

12 "As a homogeneous whole, the Universe symbolizes the undivided One Mind."

13 "If we carefully scrutinize our own character we shall inevitably find that, as Lao-Tzu says, 'high stands on low', which means that the opposites condition one another, that they are really one and the same thing." C. G. Jung, Psychological Commentary

14 "Considered in its universality, Intelligence contains all entities as the genus contains all species, as the whole contains all parts." Plotinus

15 "'There being really no duality, pluralism is untrue'. This is certainly one of the most fundamental truths of the East." C. G. Jung, Psychological Commentary

16 "We are eternally present in the One."

17 "There appears to be deep-hidden in the unconscious, awaiting favourable opportunity to come forth into the conscious, a transcendent geometrical symmetry, like that referred to by the Greek philosophers in such aphorisms as 'God geometrizes', or 'The Universe is founded on number'; and, also, a divine beauty and perfect harmony."

18 "The One Mind being the Cause of All Causes, the Ultimate Reality, every other aspect of the Whole, visible and invisible, and all states or conditions of consciousness, are inseparably parts of the One Mind."

19 "All hail to the One Mind that embraces the whole." 'The Seeing of Reality'

20 "The First Principle, being One, is transcendent over measure or number….The Supreme Principle must be essentially unitary, and simple, while essences [derived therefrom] form a multitude." Plotinus, Ennead V

21 "All sentient beings are members of one body, even as the Christian seer St. Paul perceived."

22 "The inseparableness of all living things is as natural as it is inescapable."

23 "If even the most inconspicuous Eskimo within the Arctic Circle were to suffer pain or misfortune, it would inevitably affect, although unconsciously, every other human being on the planet."

24 "The Microcosmic Mind is inseparable from the Macrocosmic Mind, both alike being of the One Essence."

25 "In the process of evolution, there is continuous expansion of mind until at-one-ment with the One Mind has been attained."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite