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The Cosmic Womb, An Interpretation of Man's Relationship to the Infinite
Arthur W. Osborn

1 "Lines converging from the base of a pyramid start from infinite points of diversity. The nearer the apex the closer they come to one another until at the summit they reach the point of unity. So it is that religions at the base exhibit irreconcilable differences and conflicts. But as they approach sight of the spiritual light of their origin, they, like converging lines within a pyramid, draw closer to one another until the supernal vision of the apex submerges all differences in unity."

2 "Filled with Brahman are the things we see, filled with Brahman are the things we see not. From out of Brahman floweth all that is: from Brahman all – yet is he still the same."

3 "Wherever we scratch the phenomenal surface deeply enough, we strike the living water of unity."

4 "In love we witness the operation of a law of spiritual gravitation; and like physical gravitation it is a ubiquitous force which cements the universe into a harmonious unity of functioning. To describe love only in terms of emotion is to miss the universal impersonal truth it expresses."

5 "The Maharshis and Siddhas, mighty Teachers of the past, exist inscrutably within the radiant Being. All are there, and he who worships one draws near to them all." Krishna Prem, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita'

6 "All sequences in time must be related to the ultimate timeless Source, the wholeness in which we live and have our being."

7 "The individual is a microcosm, in fact each of us is a replica of the Whole we call the Cosmos."

8 "We are consciously or unconsciously always embraced by the spiritual unity of the Universal Whole."

9 "Each individual is a unique reflection of divinity."

10 "In many of the contexts the statement, 'Life is One', is meant to convey that life is a consciousness animating all forms."

11 "Deep within us there is a voice which, although quiet, steadily assures us that…there is a unifying Reality."

12 "That which is One projects 'otherness' as a mirror of Self-knowing."

13 "Much of our normal living is….permeated with intuitive insights. Deep within each of us is the conviction that love is better than hate; beauty better than ugliness; justice better than injustice."

14 "When our minds are stilled, the sense of the Infinite invades us; and not only are we embraced by It but paradoxically we find no distinction between It and all creatures. Unity is indivisible."

15 "Life is a process, a seamless garment, and there is a universal nexus connecting all phenomena so that every part pulsates sensitively to every other part."

16 "The most intelligible view of the cosmos is that of a living Whole."

17 "What form of living is best?....There can be only one mode of living entitled to be called best. It is that which will prepare us to realize our oneness with infinite life. The operative word is 'realize'. It is a matter of knowing what already is a fact."

18 "When he perceiveth the diversified existence of beings as rooted in One, and spreading forth from it, then he reaches the Eternal."

19 "Our intuition conveys the message that this universe could not exist unless held together by some unifying power and intelligence."

20 "Every particular is embraced within a whole, and every whole extends beyond itself to other wholes, circles within circles and so on ad infinitum."

21 "Whoever cannot find a temple in his heart, the same can never find his heart in any temple." Mikhail Naimy, 'The Book of Mirdad'

22 "The self in us is fundamentally the Universal Self, the Supreme Brahman, the God within each of us and in all creatures."

23 "The power of love dissolves self-centeredness and brings the wisdom to act effectively in all situations."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite