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The Seven Human Powers: Luminous Shadows of the Self
Shirley J. Nicholson

1 "There is an immortal center of being in us."

2 "There is only one consciousness in a cosmic sense." Saul-Paul Sirag, scientist

3 "Nothing can exist alone and isolated, but everything partakes in the being of all things. The Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh calls this connection among all things 'interbeing'."

4 "Even as the self knows itself as the transcendental subject, it expands and becomes all." V. K. Chari

5 "Individual consciousness in its pure, unclouded state is one with God or the One Life that sustains the cosmos."

6 "Our deepest spiritual core is outside the sphere of individual selfhood. It is universal and impersonal, one with the divine or Brahman, the one essence of all."

7 "The individual center of consciousness is one with the universal, all-encompassing divine consciousness."

8 "Consciousness is the ground of being; it is the one and only, the absolute." Amit Goswami

9 "At times when you are very quiet and when desire and emotion have become stilled, you can observe the quiet shaping of yourself from within – can see the form you are intended to take, the work you should do – your function in the environment and the scheme of things….it is a deep and intelligent observation of your own nature and propensities. When you have seen yourself clearly, then it stops all the speculation and striving, all the doubt and uncertainty….In the rarefied atmosphere of truth, your words, your thoughts, your acts will bring manifest form to that quiet vision." Virginia Tower

10 "This view of consciousness as a fundamental attribute of the divine is taught, not only by Eastern philosophers, but also by Christian mystics such as Meister Eckhart, by Pythagorean and Platonic philosophers, and even by some scientific theorists."

11 "In conscious union with the One, the high purpose of human life is fulfilled."

12 "At the level of pure consciousness…we are one with everything, a focus of that which is undivided and universal."

13 "The Self of the universe and the Self of man are one, and in knowing the Self we know That which is at the root of the universe and of man alike." Annie Besant, 'Self and Its Sheaths'

14 "Our little wills are encompassed by a universal, divine order."

15 "The union of the separate Will with the one Will for the helping of the world is the goal which seems to be more worthy of reaching after than any the world can offer." Annie Besant, 'Study in Consciousness'

16 "As human consciousness develops it grows more and more conscious of the universal consciousness in which it is grounded." Bede Griffith

17 "In our times, we are under the admonition at the entrance to the shrine of the Delphic oracle: 'Know thyself.'"

18 "The One Light illumines all creation."

19 "We are one with a divine field of consciousness, with Brahman or God."

20 "In the highest form of will, the personality and even the transpersonal self are inspired by the universal will, call it God or atma, for the good of the whole."

21 "Many theologians consider the human will to be comparable to God's will, which created the world. Theosophy and the esoteric tradition consider will in its highest aspect to be the core of our nature, for spiritual will is an expression of our most essential self."

22 "Each of us, far from being separate and independent, has our being in a system of interpenetrating universal fields at different levels. We are supported by and are part of the entire cosmos."

23 "As physicists posit a unified field encompassing all known physical fields, atma, the One Life, Brahman, God can be thought of as a unified field in which all the principles, fields, and levels of cosmos inhere."

24 "Spiritual and divine powers lie dormant in every human Being." H. P. Blavatsky, 'Key to Theosophy'

25 "Spiritual will is the transcendent principle within us which forms as it were the very heart and core of our being." T. K. Taimni

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite