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Cosmic Consciousness
Richard M Bucke
This is a classic study in the evolution of the human mind, and is a pioneering work as valuable today as when it was first published in 1901.

1 "All is well, always has been and will always be." C. M. C., anonymous author

2 "God IS the Cosmos."

3 "Existence is one eternal immensity of infinite existence, acting with infinite force, in an inevitable, infinite, therefore absolutely perfect order, in whose perfection all things and their action must of necessity be included." C. P., anonymous author

4 "Before and behind births and deaths, the emergence ever-more expanding." Horace Traubel

5 "God is all. He is not far away in the heaven; He is here. This grass under your feet is He; this bountiful harvest, that blue sky, those roses...you yourself are all one with Him." C. Y. E., anonymous author

6 "All the great seers teach that God in himself is infinite love – that his manifestation, form or body is infinite wisdom – that divine love is the self-subsisting life of the universe."

7 "That there rise in us waves of consciousness from those around us – from the people to which we belong – is certain." Edward Carpenter, 'Civilization, Its Cause and Cure'

8 "The wise man recognizes the idea of the good within him." Plotinus

9 "You are a little world formed out of the large one." Jacob Boehme

10 "There is in man a divine consciousness." Edward Carpenter, 'Civilization, Its Cause and Cure'

11 "The consciousness of the Deity and of the Cosmos [are] the same thing."

12 "That infinite ocean [is] the eternal love, the soul of nature and all one endless smile!" C. M. C., anonymous author

13 "Lo! The pulsations in all matter, all spirit, throbbing forever – the eternal beats, eternal systole and dyastole of life in things – wherefrom I feel and know that death is not the ending, as we thought, but rather the real beginning – and that nothing ever is or can be lost, nor even die." Walt Whitman, 'Democratic Vistas'

14 "I have never really doubted for a moment that an Infinite Wisdom and Love DOES encircle all our lives." J. W. W., anonymous author

15 "I dwell this moment in the eternal Now that has ever been and will be…I am in the midst of immortal things this moment." Richard Jefferies, 'The Story of My Heart'

16 "In the prison One shall come; and the chains which are stronger than iron, the fetters harder than steel, shall dissolve – you shall go free forever." Edward Carpenter, 'Towards Democracy'

17 "The justice of God sees – in that is everything." Honore deBalzac, 'Louis Lambert'

18 "Heaven and earth with all their inhabitants, and moreover God himself, is in man." Franz Hartman, 'The Life and Doctrines of Jacob Boehme'

19 "That which we seek with passionate longing, here and there, upward and outward, we find at last within ourselves. The kingdom within! The indwelling God!" C. M. C., anonymous author

20 "The pure in heart see the Lord as the clear mirror reflects the sun." Ramakrishna Paramahansa

21 "The universal scheme is woven in one piece."

22 "The universe exists in each of its individual atoms." H. B., anonymous author

23 "In Cosmic Consciousness there is no condemnation, no sin, no evil, no death. This may be a hard saying, but it is true."

24 "What joy when I saw there was no break in the chain – not a link left out – everything in its place and time. Worlds, systems, all blended in one harmonious whole, Universal life, synonymous with universal love!" C. M. C., anonymous author

25 "There is a raying out of all orders of existence, an external emanation from the ineffable One." Plotinus

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite