"Time and eternity are two aspects of the same experience-whole, two planes of the same nondual ineffable; i.e., the jewel of eternity is in the lotus of birth and death: om mani padme hum."
"The goal of the myth is to dispel ignorance by effecting a reconciliation of the individual consciousness with the universal will."
"Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation. Religions, philosophies, arts, the social forms of primitive and historic man, prime discoveries in science and technology, the very dreams that blister sleep, boil up from the basic, magic ring of myth."
"It must be known that, though this ignorant, limited, self-defending, suffering body may regard itself as threatened by some other – the enemy – that one too is the God."
"The Eight Hundred Myriads of Gods are but differing manifestations of one unique Deity…The Eternally Standing Divine Being of the Earth, The Great Unity of All Things in the Universe, The Primordial Being of Heaven and Earth, eternally existing." Izawa-Nagahide, 'Shinto-Ameno-Nuboko-no-Ki'
"The forward roll of the cosmogonic round precipitates the One into the many."
"[In mythology] stand revealed the hidden processes of the enigma Homo sapiens – Occidental and Oriental, primitive and civilized, contemporary and archaic. The entire spectacle is before us. We have only to read it, study its constant patterns, analyze its variations, and therewith come to an understanding of the deep forces that have shaped man's destiny and must continue to determine both our private and our public lives."
"Universal heroes – Mohammed, Jesus, Gautama Buddha – bring a message for the entire world."
"Since the Deity is immanent in all things, all things are to be regarded as divine."
"Oh, Lord of the Universe, I will sing Thee a song. Where canst Thou be found, and where canst Thou not be found? Where I pass – there art Thou. Where I remain – there, too, Thou art. Thou, Thou, and only Thou." Leon Stein, 'Hassidic Music'
"This world IS Nirvana….'This our worldly life is an activity of Nirvana itself, not the slightest distinction exists between them.' Nagarjuna, 'Madhyamika Shastra'
"Withersoever ye turn, there is the Presence of Allah." Koran, 2:115
"Since the Godhead is immanent in all, He will make Himself known through any object profoundly regarded."
"The hearth in the home, the altar in the temple, is the hub of the wheel of the earth, the womb of the Universal Mother whose fire is the fire of life."
"Peace is at the heart of all because…Boundless Love includes, regards, and dwells within (without exception) every sentient being."
"Forces are working in the present world for unification, not in the name of some ecclesiastical or political empire, but in the sense of human mutual understanding."
"The beautiful sound of eternity is heard by the pure mind throughout creation, and therefore within itself."
"Him on whom the sky, the earth, and the atmosphere are woven, and the mind, together with all the life-breaths, Him alone know as the one Soul. Other words dismiss. He is the bridge to immortality." Mundaka Upanishad, 2. 2. 5
"The old teachers knew what they were saying. Once we have learned to read again their symbolic language, it requires no more than the talent of an anthologist to let their teaching be heard."
"Dr. Jung points out that he has borrowed his term 'archetype' from classic sources: Cicero, Pliny, the Corpus Hermeticum, Augustine, etc. ('Psychology and Religion', par. 89). Bastian notes the correspondence of his own theory of 'Elementary Ideas' with the Stoic concept of the 'Logoi spermatikoi'. The tradition of the 'subjectively known forms' (Sanskrit: antarjneyarupa) is, in fact, coextensive with the tradition of myth, and is the key to the understanding and use of mythological images."
"The energy behind the elemental pair of opposites, fire and water, is one and the same."
"Through all the contraries of phenomenality the Uncreate-Imperishable remains, and there is nothing to fear."
"Protective power is always and ever present within the sanctuary of the heart and even immanent within, or just behind, the unfamiliar features of the world. One has only to know and trust, and the ageless guardians will appear."
"Any blade of grass may assume, in myth, the figure of the savior and conduct the questing wanderer into the sanctum sanctorum of his own heart."
"God is love…He can be, and is to be, loved, and all without exception are his children."