Sunday Reflections — Exploring consciousness

This week, Sunday Reflections brings you select quotes on consciousness:

“There is a universal intelligence that we call God or Soul or Spirit or Consciousness, and it is everywhere and in all things.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“The self (Soul) is the constant-witness consciousness. Through all months, seasons and years, through all divisions of time, the past, present and future the consciousness remains one and self-luminous. It neither rises nor sets. The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and grief, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing.” ~ S. Radhakrishnan

“We are completely unaware of our true nature because we identify ourselves with our body, our emotions and our thoughts, thus losing sight of our unchanging centre, which is pure consciousness. When we return to our true nature, our thoughts and perceptions no longer appear as modifications of a single substance, they come into being and subside like waves of the ocean.” ~ Jean Klein

“A person experiences life as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion to find the reality of Oneness.” ~ Albert Einstein

“The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not ‘the thinker’. The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence…” ~ Eckhart Tolle

“See who is the doubter, who is the thinker. It is the ego. Hold it; the other thoughts will die away — the ego will be left pure. See the source from where the ego arises and abide in it. That is pure consciousness.” ~ Ramana Maharshi

“When you continuously know and sense yourself as the space of consciousness rather than what appears in consciousness — sense perceptions, thoughts, emotions — then it can be said that you are enlightened…” ~ Eckhart Tolle

“The Real is ever-present, like the screen on which the cinematographic pictures move. While the picture appears on it, the screen remains invisible. Stop the picture, and the screen will become clear. All thoughts and events are merely pictures moving on the screen of Pure Consciousness, which alone is real.” ~ Ramana Maharishi

“When you have emptied all content — thoughts, desires, memories, projections, hopes — when all is gone, for the first time you find yourself, because you are nothing but that pure space… Unburdened by anything, that contentless consciousness, that’s what you are! Seeing it, realizing it, one is free…~ Rajneesh

“This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.” ~ Rajneesh

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Rajeev Varma

Rajeev Varma

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Life coach, writer and editor. Deeply interested in spirituality, Rajeev reflects and writes on everyday life issues