God is our inner consciousness, experiencing through us (quotes)

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God is your inner consciousness (your inner Being)

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When you go deep within and there is enough consciousness, there is a startling revelation

  • I lie on a deckchair on my balcony under a vast sky swirling with cloud. My eyes look up into the heavens in a profound sense of thanks to God. Wonder arises.  Wonder for the pure beauty of it all.  Love arises.  Love for God.  Love for everyone and everything.  Love so strong, it feels like it will surely tear me apart.  Love so strong it can only be divine.  And that is when the deepest realization arises; the deepest knowing I have ever experienced.  It is Consciousness itself that is looking up through my eyes.   It is Consciousness itself that is delighting in the sight of the sky above.   There is no me here on this balcony. There is only God here.  God I am. God I am sensing the breeze through human skin.  God I am hearing birds sing through human ears.  God I am feeling love and wonder through a human heart.  God I am having a human experience.  God I am, experiencing a world of form through this form and all living forms.   Anthony Lambert
  • When we turn the mind inwards, God manifests as the inner consciousness. Ramana Maharshi
  • When the mind is devoid of all content, we not only find absolute serenity and peace, we also discover the true nature of the self. Peter Russell
  • When the mind grows silent, the thought I am also disappears, and Pure Awareness shines forth to illuminate what one is, was, and always will be, beyond all worlds and all universes—infinite and beyond time. David R. Hawkins
  • When there is enough consciousness, God appears. You will know this as surely as you know that you have thoughts, feelings, and sensations. This is God will cross your mind as easily as This is a rose. The presence of God will be as palpable as a heartbeat. Deepak Chopra
  • The source of your individual awareness is transcendental cosmic awareness. By using the above methods, you will continue to expand the limits of your individual awareness until, ultimately, it merges with the cosmic awareness that is both the source of your mind and of the entire existence. Maitreya
  • In this recognition, our essential, irreducible, self-aware being simply loses its apparent limitations and its reality stands revealed: open, transparent, luminous, indestructible, unborn and undying. Rupert Spira
  • Awareness of our own essential nature likewise has qualities generally associated with the divine. When the mind is silent and no longer troubled by concerns for the past or future, we connect with the pure self beyond name and form. In this experience of pure Being we find a steady, unshakable peace that is not dependent on what we have or do in life. We find the fulfilment we have always been seeking—the peace of God that passes, or lies beyond, all understanding. Peter Russell
  • The whole story is told in a single concept: God is realized in the highest state of awareness. Since everyone is aware, God is reachable by all of us. Deepak Chopra 
  • Only when you transform your own awareness will God become clear, real, and useful. Until then, the divine has a shadow reality and is almost useless. Deepak Chopra
  • All the teachings the sages have expounded are no more than commentaries on the sudden cry… Ah, This! Zen Master Daie
  • Consciousness and meditation are methods where you can actually obtain GOD perception. George Harrison
  • Samadhi is the actual awareness of what you really are. Frederick Lenz
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God is none other than your inner consciousness

  • Consciousness is the ground of all being. Amit Goswami, Ph.D
  • God must become an activity in our consciousness. Joel S. Goldsmith
  • Our consciousness is a part of the Creator’s consciousness. Bernard Haisch
  • God is not found in places. God is found in consciousness. Joel Goldsmith   
  • Consciousness, fully awake to itself, is the Light of God. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • If God is reality, And if reality is consciousness, Then God is consciousness. Deepak Chopra
  • The experiencer behind all experiences (the Consciousness I Am), is none other than God. Anthony Lambert
  • He is the never-created Creator of all. He knows all, He is pure consciousness.  Shvetashvatara Upanishad
  • Call it by any name, God, Self, the Heart, or the Seat of Consciousness, it is all the same. Ramana Maharshi
  • 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
  • Become more and more centered in the Self. To live more and more in the thought that God is here in your consciousness. Goswami Kriyananda
  • There is only one shared consciousness that experiences all of our lives, and you can call it God if you insist on naming it. Brendan Punsky
  • Before perception, before a preceiver, existence was – is. This is the consciousness that we refer to as nirvana, God, eternity. Frederick Lenz
  • As the universe is the body of the mind, so is consciousness the body of the supreme. Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • Your consciousness can be transformed, but it can never die. Your body and mind are merely tools for experiencing physical existence. Bernard Haisch
  • The wise man is one who understands that the essence of Brahman and of Atman is pure consciousness, and who realizes their absolute identity. Sankara
  • The witness of the three states of consciousness [waking, dream and deep sleep] and of the nature of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss is the Self Adi Shankara
  • We are just a little tiny flicker of a much larger flame that is Life itself, Consciousness itself, Being itself, Love itself, God’s very self. Richard Rohr
  • It is He who manifests as both matter and consciousness. There is no place where God is not. In every atom, in every living being He alone is present. Rama Swami
  • Consciousness, awareness, “seeing,” “perceiving”- or whatever else it may have been called-is GOD’S responsibility and God’s consciousness in action. William Samuel
  • It is the Self who sees, hears, smells, touches, And tastes, who thinks, acts, and is pure consciousness. The Self is Brahman, changeless and supreme. The Upanishad
  • The Lord is not a Person with sense organs, but Consciousness itself; He is therefore aware of the thoughts and sensory perceptions of every being. Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Real God is Consciousness. Consciousness—or the Perfectly Subjective Source of the apparent conditional world and the apparent conditional self—Is the only Real God. Adi Da
  • At the core it is all One consciousness acting as the “body” of the Creator, which only appears to be many separate things existing independently of one another. Ziad Masri
  • What else could we call boundless and limitless consciousness and knowledge, source of all creativity and able to will reality, but The One, the I Am, the Creator? Scott Owen
  • Such a deity has no location except at the source of our consciousness, which can only be found after an inner journey. God as the higher self is the ultimate revelation. Deepak Chopra
  • Consciousness is the root of everything, because it is the essence of both God and ourselves, and secondly that the consciousness of God and our own consciousness are identical. Bernard Haisch
  • …the consciousness that even now surveys this printed page is the goal of the sages from time immemorial, the LIVING that God is, the Life Divine that neither begins nor ends. See this! Comprehend this! William Samuel
  • The truth is you really are nothing, but this nothing is full, whole, infinite in everything and everywhere. This nothing is consciousness itself. It is already whole, complete and fulfilled. This is the amazing irony. Gangaji
  • Spirit is the essence of consciousness, the energy of the universe that creates all things. Each one of us is a part of that spirit – a divine entity. So the spirit is the higher self, the eternal being that lives within us. Shakti Gawain
  • Pure consciousness itself—which is described as “Is-ness,” “Being-ness,” or “I-am- ness”—represents the infinite potential, power, and energy source of all of existence, identified as “Deity,” “God,” or “Divinity.” David R. Hawkins
  • Do you realize the unimaginable greatness, the holiness of what you so casually call ‘consciousness’? It is the unmanifest Absolute aware of its awareness through the manifestation, of which your mind-body is presently a part. Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • God cannot be found outside you, because there is no God who can ever be outside you. God is the ultimate fragrance of your consciousness. When your consciousness opens like a lotus, the fragrance that is released is God – better to call it godliness. Rajneesh
  • I am Brahman… I dwell within all beings as the soul, the pure consciousness, the ground of all phenomena… In the days of my ignorance, I used to think of these as being separate from myself. Now I know that I am All. Shankara, the eight-century Indian saint 
  • Our knowledge of ourself (the awareness of existing) is the only absolute knowledge that does not require finite mind. Our knowledge of ourself is consciousness knowing itself. It is God knowing himself in us. The knowledge “I am” before qualified by experience is God’s presence in us.  Rupert Spira
  • Consciousness is at once transcendental, universal and individual; it is the supreme supra-cosmic Being that is aware of itself as All-Being, as the Cosmic Self, as the Consciousness-force of cosmic Nature, and at the same time experiences itself as the individual being and consciousness in all existences. Sri Aurobindo
  • This concept of God is not of a separate superior being, existing in some other realm, overlooking human affairs and loving or judging us according to our deeds. God is in each and every one of us, the most intimate and undeniable aspect of ourselves. God is the light of consciousness that shines in every mind. Peter Russell 
  • God is the creator. Everything in our world, everything we see, hear, taste, smell, and touch; every thought, feeling, fantasy, intimation, hope, and fear; it is all a form that consciousness has taken on. Everything has been created in consciousness from consciousness. I, the light of consciousness, am the creator. Peter Russell
  • God is often said to be the creator and the source of all creation. So is consciousness. Our entire personal world— everything we see, hear, taste, smell, and touch; every thought, feeling, fantasy, intimation, hope, and fear—is a form that consciousness has taken on. Consciousness is the source and creator of everything we know. Peter Russell
  • What if consciousness is the ground of being? What if the possibilities discovered by quantum physics are the possibilities of consciousness itself? Remember there is already a class of people who think in this way. They are called mystics, and they say it is all God. Finally, a few scientists dared to say that some of the characteristics attributed to God are similar to what we describe as consciousness. Amit Goswami
  • This is an essential experience of any mystical realisation. You die to your flesh and are born into your spirit. You identify yourself with the consciousness and life of which your body is but the vehicle. You die to the vehicle and become identified in your consciousness with that of which the vehicle is but the carrier. That is God … Behind all these manifestations is the one radiance, which shines through all things. Joseph Campbell
  • The Awareness principle is also a radical new philosophy of ‘panpsychism’, one which does not reduce consciousness to a mere ‘feature’ or ‘property’ of all things, but instead recognises that all beings and all bodies are forms taken by and within consciousness – being expressions of a universal consciousness field that is the very essence of the divine, of ‘God’. If what we call ‘God’ were a being, God would be merely one being among countless others – and therefore not God. But neither is God a being that merely ‘has’ or possesses ‘consciousness’. Instead God IS consciousness, and every being is a unique portion and expression of that divine consciousness.   Peter Wilberg
  • Consciousness is empty of anything, and yet there is something endlessly captivating about that emptiness. As you contemplate its unmoving depths, you become aware of a presence that is so vast that its nature seems to be everything—fullness, completeness, perfection. This presence is so profound that we could use the word God as a metaphor for its absolute nature: already full, already complete, already perfect.  When you meditate upon the depths of consciousness, and become compelled by its utter desirelessness, its fullness and indescribable peace, you can have the experience of being aware of or in touch with God. When you directly experience the absolute peace of the unmanifest ground, you have no desire for the things of this world. Knowing that ground, you want nothing except to be: to have nothing, to know nothing, to be no one, for eternity. Beyond time, two hours or two hundred thousand years makes no difference.  Andrew Cohen
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Consciousness is the one absolute reality that is God

  • What is the one absolute reality you can be certain of? You are conscious. You are aware of being aware. How is God generally defined? God is usually defined as the one absolute reality. Is there a chance, therefore, consciousness and God are the same?  Anthony Lambert
  • God is discovered within as the ultimate reality that underlies one’s actual existence in the ‘here and now’. David R. Hawkins
  • Identifying God with the light of consciousness brings new meaning and significance to many traditional descriptions of God. Whatever is taking place in my mind, whatever I may be thinking, believing, feeling or sensing, the one thing I cannot doubt is consciousness. Consciousness is my only absolute, unquestionable truth. If the faculty of consciousness is God, then God is the truth. Peter Russell
  • Whatever is taking place in my mind, whatever I may be thinking, believing, feeling, or sensing, the one thing I cannot doubt is consciousness. God, likewise, is often said to be the one absolute truth. God is universal. So is the faculty of consciousness. It is a primary quality of the cosmos, an intimate aspect of all existence.  Like God, consciousness is omnipresent. As the familiar saying goes, “Wherever you go, there you are.” Whatever your experience, whatever forms arise in the mind, the sense of “amness” is always present. It has always been present; it will always be present. It never changes. It is eternal and everlasting.  Peter Russell
  • But when you finally discover me, the one naked Truth arisen from within, Absolute Awareness permeates the Universe. Padmasambhava (eighth-century mystic)
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God is non other than your inner awareness

  • We are the Awareness of God in action. Aimee Davies
  • God is not a Being with awareness but Awareness being. Anthony Lambert
  • Awareness, the knowing presence that is at the core of our being. Will Wright
  • All persons are personifications of the universal awareness that is God. Peter Wilberg
  • The awareness that you are is none other than God’s infinite knowing and being. Anthony Lambert
  • To rest in awareness is to rest in God’s infinite Being; that which you ultimately are. Anthony Lambert
  • The radiance of God is the light of awareness that reveals the divinity of all that exists. David R. Hawkins
  • There is one awareness among all created beings. None have been created without this awareness. Sri Guru Granth Sahib
  • You’re not a person. We take that form. We’re an essence. We’re an awareness of God’s. We’re made up of countless, countless realities. Frederick Lenz
  • Everything is an awareness – a unique and invidualised portion of the ultimate, unsurpassable awareness that is God. Peter Wilberg
  • Consciousness is an impersonal quality of Divinity expressed as awareness and is non-dualistic and non-linear. David R. Hawkins
  • God is limitless awareness. There, now I have told you everything I know about God … a lot of good it did you. Frederick Lenz
  • Consciousness is like infinite space that is capable of awareness. Conscious awareness is a quality of the Divine Essence. David R. Hawkins
  • There are not two awarenesses, one that belongs to Bill, Mary, John or world, and another somewhere afar off, marvelous and mysterious. William Samuel
  • Stop thinking of God as an entity. An entity is an object in consciousness. This is why the word God can be limiting because it has so much past association with being an object. God is awareness itself. Awareness perceives but cannot be perceived. Tim Freke
  • The constant awareness of one’s existence as ‘I’ is the ever present expression of the innate divinity of the Self. This is a universal, constant experience that is purely subjective and of which no proof is possible or necessary. The ‘I’ of the Self is the expression of Divinity as Awareness, which is therefore beyond time and form. The truth of this identity is obscured by the duality created by perception and disappears when all positionalities are relinquished. David R. Hawkins
  • Awareness, consciousness and life (Life) are synonymous terms. Awareness is the action of God, the activity of Mind, the Life that God is. Indeed, the consciousness presently reading these words, that perceives the scene outside, that hears the rustle of pots and pans in the kitchen and gathers in the evergreen thoughts and feelings of the Season, is the living that God is, the awareness that Mind is, the all and only perceiving of Deity going on. This consciousness right here and now is the life divine that never ends-the awareness of God. William Samuel
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…pure unbounded awareness…

  • God is not a being with Awareness. God is Awareness, unbounded and encompassing. God is within everything because Awareness is within everything. There is nothing outside God, because there is nothing outside Awareness. Peter Wilberg
  • This unbounded awareness alone is the ultimate and unsurpassable reality, for it is the very condition for our awareness of any specific thing or being, world or universe whatsoever – including our very awareness of ourselves, our bodies and mind, feelings and thoughts. This Awareness alone is therefore also the very essence of The Divine – of ‘God’. Deepak Chopra
  • God is simply awareness – pure, open, boundless awareness. God is the perfect purity of love itself. God is the infinite peace into which all things are born, live out their lives, and die. And God is the very core of your own being. Scott Morrison
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… none other than your inner Being …

  • My inner being is God’s infinite being. Anthony Lambert
  • In you, Being has become aware of itself. Mark McCloskey
  • Know the Self as the one indivisible Being. Adi Shankara
  • There is no God any more divine than Yourself. Walt Whitman
  • Our knowledge of our self is God’s knowledge of Himself. Rupert Spira
  • Your conscious being is of the very same stuff as God’s. Bernard Haisch
  • You always exist. The Be-ing is the Self.  “I am” is the name of God.  Sri Maharshi
  • Your inner being is he who men call God. Neville Goddard
  • My inner being, the awareness of being aware, is God’s Infinite Being. Anthony Lambert
  • God cannot be an object. It is the deepest depth of your own being. How can you see it. Rajneesh
  • God is your very being. So the first thing is, don’t think about enlightenment as a goal. Rajneesh
  • God is being itself, not a being. There can be no subject-object relationship here, no duality, no you and god. Eckhart Tolle
  • As God is the Essence of our own being, we cannot truly express ourselves until we learn to manifest His presence within us. Paramahansa Yogananda
  • God is all in all in a very literal sense. All being is in Him who is all Being.  You are therefore in Him since your being is His.  A Course in Miracles
  • We all know what this is, this aware presence that is always with us. We sense it in the depths of our being. We are it in the depths of our being. Will Wright
  • This aware you that knows the coming and going of all things, yet doesn’t come and go with them, is the source of your being, the source of all of our beings. Rupert Spira
  • My being is God, not by simple participation, but by a true transformation of my being. Catherine Adorna of Genoa
  • By the word ‘self’, the Prophet meant ‘being’. The being of the one who reaches this spiritual level is no longer their being whether inwardly or outwardly, but it is the very being of God. Awhad al-din Balyani
  • If I penetrate to the depths of my own existence and my own present reality, the indefinable am that is myself in its deepest roots, then through this deep centre I pass into the infinite I am which is the very Name of the Almighty. Thomas Merton
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…your inner-most essence…

  • True salvation is fulfillment, peace, life in all its fullness. It is to be who you are, to feel within you the good that has no opposite, the joy of Being that depends on nothing outside itself. It is felt not as a passing experience but as an abiding presence. In theistic language, it is to “know God” – not as something outside you but as your own innermost essence. True salvation is to know yourself as an inseparable part of the timeless and formless One Life from which all that exists derives its being. Eckhart Tolle
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…knowable as your own Self…

  • The self in you is God’s Self. Rupert Spira
  • Whoever knows their self knows their Lord . Balyani
  • I know this Self who is the Self of all. The Upanishad
  • This Self is not someone other than you. The Upanishad
  • Know the Self as the one indivisible Being. Adi Shankara
  • I am your own self and the self of all beings that exist. W. L. Poonja
  • There is no God except Selfless Self. You are That! Sri  Ramakant Maharaj
  • If thou knowest thine own self, thou knowest God. Ibn-Al-Arabi (Ancient Sufi mystic)
  • The Self is you. It is everything. It is God. That is who you really are. Sathya Sai Baba
  • That which makes the tongue speak but cannot be Spoken by the tongue, know that as the Self. The Upanishad
  • The Self itself is the world; the Self itself is ‘I’; the Self itself is God; all is Siva, the Self. Ramana Maharshi
  • The deathless Self sees all, knows all. The Lord of Love is the one Self of all. The One behind the many. The Upanishad
  • Stand as a rock; you are indestructible. You are the Self (atman), the God of the universe. Swami Vivekananda
  • Enlightenment is therefore the revelation of the Self when the illusion of the reality of a separate self is removed. David R. Hawkins
  • That which makes the eye see but cannot be Seen by the eye, that is the Self indeed. This Self is not someone other than you. The Upanishad
  • I am indeed that Supreme eternal Real Self which is all bliss; all light; beyond illusion; beyond conditions; realisable only in the idea “I am.” Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • The Self–which is absolute, effortless, timeless, immaculate– is without limits and at no distance from you. You are forever It. Ashtavakra Gita
  • That which makes the mind think but cannot be Thought by the mind, that is the Self indeed. This Self is not someone other than you. The Upanishad
  • In that which is the subtle essence, all that exists has its self. That is the True, that is the Self, and thou art That. From the Chandogya Upanishad
  • To mount to God is to enter into one’s self. For he who inwardly entereth and intimately penetratreth into himself gets above and beyond himself and truly mounts up to God. William Blake
  • The passing life of the senses doesn’t lead to knowledge of what our Self is. When we clearly see what our Self is, then we shall truly know our Lord God in great joy. Mother Julian of Norwich
  • The physical body is a manifestation of the One Self who, in experiencing this dimension, had temporarily forgotten its reality, thus permitting the illusion of a three-dimensional world. David R. Hawkins
  • The Absolute contains everything experienceable, but without the experiencer they are as nothing. That which makes the experience possible is the Absolute. That which makes it actual is the Self. Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • The entire universe is truly the Self. There exists nothing at all other than the Self. The enlightened person sees everything in the world as his own Self, just as one views earthenware jars and pots as nothing but clay. Adi Shankara
  • That through which one enjoys form, sound, smell, taste, touch, and sexual union is the Self. Can there be anything not known to one who is the One in all? . . . That which enjoys the honey from the flowers of the senses is the Self. The Upanishad (Katha II. 1.3)
  • The fool thinks, “I am the body”; the intelligent man thinks, “I am an individual soul united with the body.” But the wise man, in the greatness of his knowledge and spiritual discrimination, sees the Self as the only reality and thinks, “I am Brahman.” Adi Shankara
  • D: Is God personal? M: Yes, He is always the first person, the I, ever standing before you. Because you give precedence to worldly things, God appears to have receded to the background. If you give up all else and seek Him alone He alone will remain as the I, the Self. Ramana Maharshi
  • When mystics say “I am God,” or words to that effect, they are not talking of an individual person. Their inner explorations have revealed the true nature of the self, and it is this that they identify with God. They are claiming that the essence of self, the sense of “I am” without any personal attributes, is God. Peter Russell
  • Who is this Self on whom we meditate? Is it the Self by which we see, hear, smell, and taste, Through which we speak in words? Is Self the mind By which we perceive, direct, understand, Know, remember, think, will, desire, and love? These are but servants of the Self, who is Pure consciousness. This Self is all in all. The Upanishad
  • The Ultimate Ground of Being” is Paul Tillich’s decontaminated term for “God” and would also do for “the Self of the world”… The Ultimate Ground of Being is you. Not, of course, the everyday you which the Ground is assuming, or “pretending” to be, but that inmost Self which escapes inspection because it’s always the inspector. This, then, is the taboo of taboos: you’re IT! Allan Watts
  • The term ‘Self’ also overcomes the dualistic notion that one is separated from God. Historically, the picture that there is a sinner down here on Earth and there is a God up there somewhere in heaven is the viewpoint of the ego. Thus, to most people, the term ‘God’ implies ‘otherness’. However, there is no separation in the Allness of Creation, so it is impossible for the created to be separate from the Creator. David R. Hawkins
  • The Self that is alone, self-contained, calm subtle, and eternal is pure consciousness itself, inside all beings, beyond darkness. It is inner controller, spirit, breath, and the great lord. It is time, fire, and the unmanifest. The revealed texts say it is all this. The universe arises from it, and into it the universe dissolves. It is the magician who creates manifold forms bound by magical power. The Isvara Gita
  • Essentially man is not the mind but the Self or Atman. The Atman is ever free, infinite and eternal. It is pure consciousness. In man the free agent is not the mind but the Self. Mind is, as it were, an instrument in the Self’s hands, through which the Self apprehends and responds to the external world.  This instrument with which the Self comes in contact with the external world is itself constantly changing and vacillating. When the vacillating instrument is made motionless, it can reflect the Atman.  Swami Budhananda
  • You cannot describe Him by any other language. All attempts of language, calling Him father, or brother, or our dearest friend, are attempts to objectify God, which cannot be done. He is the Eternal Subject of everything. I am the subject of this chair; I see the chair; so God is the Eternal Subject of my soul. How can you objectify Him, the Essence of your souls, the Reality of everything? Thus, I would repeat to you once more, God is neither knowable nor unknowable, but something infinitely higher than either. He is one with us, and that which is one with us is neither knowable nor unknowable, as our own self. You cannot know your own self; you cannot move it out and make it an object to look at, because you are that and cannot separate yourself from it. Neither is it unknowable, for what is better known than yourself? It is really the centre of our knowledge. In exactly the same sense, God is neither unknowable nor known, but infinitely higher than both; for He is our real Self.  Paramahansa Yogananda
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… inseparable from your sense of “I am” (your very sense of existence)

  • The Self is God. ‘I AM’ is God. Ramana Maharshi
  • The sense ‘I am’ is the manifestation of a deeper cause, which you may call self, God, reality or by any other name. Nisargadatta Maharaja
  • “I am” is one of the Hebrew names of God, Yahweh. Derived from the Hebrew YHWH, the unspeakable name of God, it is often translated as “I AM THAT I AM.” Peter Russell
  • “I am” is the name of God… God is none other than the Self. Sri Ramana Maharshi  
  • In one sense Brahman is known to every human being; he knows, “I am”; but man does not know himself as he is. Swami Vivekananda
  • When I say, “I am,” I do not mean a separate entity with a body as its nucleus. I mean the totality of being, the ocean of consciousness, the entire universe of all that is and knows. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj 
  • One has to understand that the search for reality, or God and the search for the self are the same; when one is found, all are found. When ‘I am’ and ‘God is’ become in your mind indistinguishable, then something will happen and you will know without a trace of doubt that God is because you are, you are because God is. The two are one. Nisargadatta Maharaja
  • ‘I am’ is one of the great names of God in many spiritual traditions. Tim Freke
  • When asked if you exist, there is no such doubt. That which is sure of its existence – the innermost certainty of I Am – is what you essentially are. In other words: I Am this knowing that knows that I Am. The Hindus say Tat Tvam Asi (Thou Art That). In the Old Testament, God says, ‘I Am that I Am.’ This undeniable ‘I Am’ is not you in the personal sense, but the universal Self.  Leo Hartong
  • The words I AM are your sacred identification as God- your highest self. Take care how you use this terms because saying anything after I AM that’s incongruent with God is really taking the Lord’s name in vain! Wayne Dyer
  • This sheds new light on the Biblical injunction “Be still, and know that I am God.” I do not believe it means:: “Stop fidgeting around and recognize that the person who is speaking to you is the almighty God of all creation.” It makes much more sense as an encouragement to still the mind, and know, not as an intellectual understanding but as a direct realization, that the “I am” that is your essential self, the pure consciousness that lies behind all experience, is God. Peter Russell 
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The experiencer behind all experiences, including your experiences, is none other than God

  • Realize that the “I am” that is your essential self, the pure consciousness that lies behind all experience, is God. Peter Russell
  • Like God, consciousness is omnipresent. Whatever our experience, consciousness is always there. It is eternal, everlasting. Peter Russell 
  • There is only one shared consciousness that experiences all of our lives, and you can call it God if you insist on naming it. Brendan Punsky
  • Your consciousness can be transformed, but it can never die. Your body and mind are merely tools for experiencing physical existence. Bernard Haisch
  • God is omniscient, all-knowing. So too, consciousness is the essence and source of all our knowing. It lies behind all understanding. Peter Russell
  • My belief as it currently stands is that you and I are illusions. There is only one consciousness experiencing both of our lives, and the lives of every other person, animal, alien, etc, and possibly to some extent experiencing the vast swaths of inanimate matter and energy in the universe. Brendan Punsky
  • This unbounded awareness alone is the ultimate and unsurpassable reality, for it is the very condition for our awareness of any specific thing or being, world or universe whatsoever – including our very awareness of ourselves, our bodies and mind, feelings and thoughts. This Awareness alone is therefore also the very essence of The Divine – of ‘God’. Deepak Chopra
  • Identifying God with the light of consciousness brings new meaning and significance to many traditional descriptions of God. Whatever is taking place in my mind, whatever I may be thinking, believing, feeling or sensing, the one thing I cannot doubt is consciousness. Consciousness is my only absolute, unquestionable truth. If the faculty of consciousness is God, then God is the truth.  Peter Russell 
  • God is universal. So is the faculty of consciousness. It is a primary quality of the cosmos, an intimate aspect of all existence. Like God, consciousness is omnipresent. As the familiar saying goes, “Wherever you go, there you are.” Whatever your experience, whatever forms arise in the mind, the sense of “amness” is always present. It has always been present; it will always be present. It never changes. It is eternal and everlasting.  Peter Russell
  • This sheds new light on the Biblical injunction “Be still, and know that I am God.” I do not believe it means: “Stop fidgeting around and recognize that the person who is speaking to you is the almighty God of all creation. It makes much more sense as an encouragement to still the mind, and know, not as an intellectual understanding but as a direct realization, that the “I am” that is your essential self, the pure consciousness that lies behind all experience, is God. Peter Russell
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God dwells in you, as you

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To know yourself is to know God and vice versa

  • Knowing the Self, God is known. Ramana Maharshi
  • Know thyself, and thou shalt know God. Ali ibn Abi Talib
  • In knowing God, each of us also knows himself. John Calvin
  • He who knows the Supreme Brahman (God) verily becomes Brahman (God). Adi Shankara
  • He who knows himself knows his Lord; … indeed, He is his very identity and reality. Ibn ‘Arabi
  • He who knows the All but fails to know himself lacks everything.  Jesus, as quoted in the Gospel of Thomas
  • If men knew themselves, they would know God; and if they really knew God, they would be satisfied with Him and would think of Him alone. Ibn ‘Arabi
  • Seeing God without seeing the Self, one sees only mental images. Only he who has seen Himself has seen God, since he has lost individuality, and now sees nothing but God. Ramana Maharshi
  • ‘I travelled a long way seeking God, but when I finally gave up and turned back, there He was, within me.’ Lalla, a fourteenth century mystic
  • ‘I searched for God and found only myself; I searched for myself and found only God.’ Sufi saying
  • One has to understand that the search for reality, or God and the search for the self are the same; when one is found, all are found. When ‘I am’ and ‘God is’ become in your mind indistinguishable, then something will happen and you will know without a trace of doubt that God is because you are, you are because God is. The two are one. Nisargadatta Maharaja
  • What exists is a godly existence, a divine existence. God not as a person but as a presence certainly exists. But to understand that presence, you have to understand your own inner presence first, because it is from there that you can take off, it is from there that you can have the first glimpse of what godliness is. If you have not known yourself you will never know God.  Rajneesh
  • When you know yourself, your ‘I’ness vanishes and you know that you and Allah are one and the same. Ibn Arabi
  • Whosoever knows their self knows their Lord. Muhammad
  • You are like a mirage in the desert, which the thirsty man thinks is water; but when he comes up to it he finds it is nothing. And where he thought it was, there he finds God.Similarly, if you were to examine yourself, you would find it to be nothing, and instead you would find God.  Shaikh Ahmad Al-’Alawi’
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God is You

  • We are God in deep disguise. Eckhart Tolle
  • We are gods in the chrysalis. Dale Carnegie
  • Treat everyone you meet like God in drag. Ram Dass
  • You are gods who have forgotten who they are. Rajneesh
  • God is nearer to me than I am to myself. Meister Eckhart
  • Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? Jesus Christ
  • I am God and so are you and so are everyone. James C Wilhelm
  • We are as Gods and might as well get good at it. Stewart Brand
  • There is nothing wrapped in my turban but God. Mansur Al-Hallaj
  • God is in everyone. God is in you and you are God. Sathya Sai Baba
  • The highest revelation is that God is in every man. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • It is not so much that you are God — it is that God is you. Alan H. Dawe
  • God expresses God, and that expression appears as you. Joel S. Goldsmith
  • Then, having known Me in truth, he forthwith enters into Me. Adi Shankara
  • Each of us is a moving center, a space of divine mystery. Gabrielle Roth
  • Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born. Deepak Chopra
  • You are never alone. God is nearer than your own heart.  Swami Satchidananda
  • Thou art I, I am Thou,  Knowing, Knower, Known, as One!  Paramahansa Yogananda
  • I searched for God, and found myself. I searched for myself, and found God. Rumi
  • Stop trying to become God; God is becoming you. Here. Mellen-Thomas Benedict
  • On the surface of life I appear to be Tim, but at the depths I am God. Tim Freke
  • Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I went from God to God, until they cried from me in me, ‘O thou l!’ Bayazid of Bistun
  • Every visible and invisible creature is an appearance of God. Johannes Scotus Eriugena
  • Our very self-nature is Buddha, and apart from this nature there is no other Buddha. Hui-Neng
  • God Himself begins to live in me not only as my Creator but as my other and true self. Thomas Merton
  • Repeating the name of the Beloved, I have become the Beloved myself. Whom shall I call the Beloved now? Bulleh Shah
  • God is not some separate being, not out there nor in us, but literally is us, is everything. Scott Owen
  • Forget your dream-born mortal weakness. Wake up and know that you and God are one. Paramahansa Yogananda
  • I have seen my Lord with the eye of my heart, and I said: ‘Who are You?’ He said: ‘You.’ Mansur Al-Hallaj
  • To know that you are God is another way of saying that you feel completely one with this universe. Alan Watts
  • The eye with which you see God is the same eye with which God sees you: the eye of contemplation. Ken Wilber
  • You are not a person trying to recognise your divinity. You are god caught in the illusion of being a person. Mooji
  • Drop your self-concept and there is only God meeting God. Enlightenment is the restoration of cosmic humor. Adyashanti
  • However you may play at being ignorant or wise, bound or free, happy or unhappy, you are ever and ever He. Swami Ramdas
  • The only difference between you and God is this: you are sleeping God and God is the awakened human. Swami Hariharananda
  • Man is the individualised expression or reflection of God imaged forth and made manifest in bodily form. Ralph Waldo Trine
  • I am the infinite deep in whom all the worlds appear to rise. Beyond all form, forever still.   So am I.   Ashtavakra Gita 
  • When I say that you are gods and goddesses I mean that your possibility is infinite, your potentiality is infinite. Rajneesh
  • You are incarnations of God, all of you. You are incarnations of the Almighty, Omnipresent, Divine Principle. Swami Vivekananda
  • The illumined man knows this truth of life. For him the universe is his garment And the Lord not separate from himself. The Upanishad
  • If we go deep enough, we discover that we are God, The Source of all life. We are also life in all its manifestations. David Sunfellow
  • Yet if I told you you are born of God-that you are pure Gods and Goddesses at birth-pure love-you would reject me. Neale Donald Walsch
  • You are the God-being that is here to create life, to breathe soul into your body, to walk this world as your own source of power, love, worth and life. Joy Page
  • ‘I travelled a long way seeking God, but when I finally gave up and turned back, there He was, within me.’ Lalla, a fourteenth century mystic
  • God is the primal being dreaming itself to be all beings. You and I appear to be separate individuals, but essentially, we are all God! Tim Freke
  • He manifested Himself as creation. It is He alone who is born into the world. He lives as all beings; it is only Him everywhere. Ancient Indian text
  • Sooner or later on this journey, every traveller faces the same question: Are you a human intending to be a god, or a god pretending to be human? Eric Micha’el Leventhal
  • When this secret is revealed to you, you will know that you are not other than God and that you yourself are the object of your quest. Awhad al-din Balyani
  • They say God is in all things. So if God is in me, then I am in God. Therefore, I am God. God does not exist without me. Morgan Freeman
  • If I am here (it is Jehovah who is speaking through the mouth of his prophet), everyone is here. If I am not here, no one is here. Hillel, the great rabbi
  • The Correct View of God – God is Not a Person Outside; He is the Spirit Inside. Not only that, but We Are Him. “Soham” – “I am He”. We Are God, Only Unaware! Pulkit Mathur
  • God is all. God knows all, and God does all. There is nothing but God. He is the only Reality, and we all are one in the indivisible Oneness of this absolute Reality.  Meher Baba
  • All this universe which through ignorance appears as diverse forms, is nothing else but Brahman which is absolutely free from all the limitations of human thought. Vivekchudamani
  • Imagine for a moment that you were God. Not God as a man or woman, but God as the awareness of all life. To be that in physical form is to be an enlightened person. Frederick Lenz
  • The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge. Meister Eckhart
  • That in whom reside all beings and who resides in all beings, who is the giver of grace to all, the Supreme Soul of the universe, the limitless being — I am that. Amritbindu Upanishad
  • The remarkable insight which some mystics, both Christian and otherwise, have understood was that the face of God was in reality their own face, their self-hood. Jenny Wade, Ph.D.
  • The true destiny of man is to realize the truth of the divinity of one’s source and creator which is ever present within that which has been created and is the creator—the Self. David R. Hawkins
  • I alone existed in the beginning; there was nothing else at all, O Mountain King. My true Self is known as pure consciousness, the highest intelligence, the one supreme Brahman.  Devi Gita 2.2
  • If it is true that God became man, it is also true that man became God…. Where I am there is God, and where God is there I am…. To see God evenly in everything is to be a man … Meister Eckhart
  • The Perennial Philosophy is very specific that our own essence is identical with that of God, and that the Universe is the result of, hence ultimately reducible to, consciousness. Bernard Haisch
  • Hold up your hands before your eyes. You are looking at the hands of God. Lawrence Kushner
  • We can have no conception of God higher than man, so our God is man, and man is God.  Swami Vivekananda
  • I am God, and all other gods are my imagery. I gave birth to myself. I am millions of forms excreating; eternal; and nothing exists except through me; yet I am not them they serve me. Austin Osman Spare
  • Undivided. All. Only the pure in heart and poor in spirit can come to the unitive knowledge of God. My Me is God, nor do I recognize any other Me except my God Himself. St. Catherine of Genoa
  • The individual may be understood as one particular focal point at which the whole universe expresses itself – as an incarnation of the self, or of Godhead, or whatever one may choose to call it. Alan Watts
  • God is all that is. Since everything that exists is God, in one form or another, the only way that God can make a tree is by becoming the tree. Likewise, the way God made you was by becoming you. Tolly Burkan
  • That which permeates all, which nothing transcends and which, like the universal space around us, fills everything completely from within and without, that Supreme non-dual Brahman — that thou art. Sankaracharya
  • Trust me.  I tell you, you are divine.  Take it as the absolute truth.  Your joy is divine, your suffering is too.  All comes from God.  Remember it always.  You are God, your will alone is done.  Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • And now I see the face of god, and I raise this god over the earth, this god whom men have sought since men came into being, this god who will grant them joy and peace and pride. This god, this one word: ‘I’. Ayn Rand
  • He, is the one God, hidden in all beings, pervading all, the inner self of all, the perceiver of all deeds, the presider of all beings, the witness, the knower, the sole one and devoid of qualities. Svetasvatara Upanishad
  • He who has realised the Supreme, discards all his identification with the objects of names and forms. (Thereafter) he dwells as an embodiment of the Infinite Consciousness and Bliss.  He becomes the Self.  Shri Adi Shankara
  • We are all part of the One Spirit. When you experience the true meaning of religion, which is to know God, you will realize that He is your Self, and that He exists equally and impartially in all beings. Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Now we are no longer separated from our source, and behold we are the source and the source is us. We are so intimately united with It, we cannot by any means be separated from It, for we are It. Abraham Abulafia (13th century)
  • There is no God separate from you, no God higher than you, the real ‘you’. All the gods are little beings to you, all the ideas of God and Father in heaven are but your own reflection. God Himself is your image. Swami Vivekananda
  • I learned the most important lesson of my life: that the extraordinary is not the birth right of a chosen and privileged few, but of all people, even the humblest. That is my one certainty: we are all the manifestation of the divinity of God. Paulo Coelho
  • No Hindu can realize that he is God in disguise without seeing at the same time that this is true of everyone and everything everything else. In the Vedanta philosophy, nothing exists except God. There seem to be other things than God, but only because he is dreaming them up and making them his disguises to play hide-and-seek with himself. Alan Watts
  • You, indeed, are the blue bee; You indeed are the green parrot having red eyes; You indeed are possessed of lightning in Your womb. You indeed are the seasons and the seas. You indeed are without beginning; You exist as the Omnipresent, from whom have sprung all the worlds. Svetasvatara Upanishad 4.4
  • If God were to give itself a name it would call itself I. I is God’s name. Each of us call ourselves I. God has given us his name to remind us that our self is his self. The only self there is, the self of all selves.  Rupert Spira
  • You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t- shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was. Anthon St. Maarten
  • The Divine hides inside you. In fact, the message of the Sages is that you, yourself, are the Absolute. Tat Tvam Asi. Once you get passed the milestones on the road of meditation, you will know that you are zero, the Absolute Zero, the fullness of all. Swami Hariharananda
  • God is the ocean, man (the jiva or individualized soul) is a wave. As man is a part of God, so is he never truly apart from Him. By the power of maya, a portion of God’s cosmic consciousness is cloaked in Nature’s garb, a body fitted with five external senses and one internal sense, mind. Paramahansa Yogananda
  • The ignorant know Me as the gross universe, whereas the wise feel me as their own pure being eternally glowing as ‘I-I’ within. This realization is possible only in the deep stillness of thought-free consciousness similar to that of the deep sea free from waves. Vidya Gita
  • All that is in God is God. This eternal going out and this eternal life, which we have and are in God eternally, without ourselves, is the cause of our created being in time. And our created being abides in the Eternal Essence, and is one with it in its essential existence. John Ruysbroeck
  • Either God is causal, singular and separate – an outside entity somehow responsible for His own existence, the creation of the universe, and the creation of other beings to recognize Him, or existence is non-causal, plural, parts and whole of all that is with nothing outside Us because We’re all infinite self-reflexive pieces of God interacting, changing, acting out eternity. Eric Dubay
  • But at any rate, the point is that God is what nobody admits to being, and everybody really is. If you awaken from this illusion, and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death – or shall I say, death implies life – you can conceive yourself. Alan Watts
  • In reality, we are divinity in disguise, and the gods and goddesses in embyro that are contained within us seek to be fully materialised. True success is therefore the experience of the miraculous. It is the unfolding of the divinity within us. It is the perception of divinity wherever we go, in whatever we perceive. Deepak Chopra
  • To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching Man to regard himself as an experiment in the realization of God, to regard his hands as God’s hand, his brain as God’s brain, his purpose as God’s purpose. He must regard God as a helpless Longing, which longed him into existence by its desperate need for an executive organ. George Bernard Shaw
  • One has to understand that the search for reality, or God and the search for the self are the same; when one is found, all are found. When ‘I am’ and ‘God is’ become in your mind indistinguishable, then something will happen and you will know without a trace of doubt that God is because you are, you are because God is. The two are one. Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • So in this idea, then, everybody is fundamentally the ultimate reality. Not God in a politically kingly sense, but God in the sense of being the self, the deep-down basic whatever there is. And you’re all that, only you’re pretending you’re not. And it’s perfectly OK to pretend you’re not, to be perfectly convinced, because this is the whole notion of drama. Alan Watts
  • He is fire and the sun, and the moon And the stars. He is the air and the sea, And the Creator. He is this boy, he is that girl, he is This man, he is that woman, and he is This old man, too, tottering on his staff. His face is everywhere. He is the blue bird; he is the green bird…  Only when we pierce through this magic veil Do we see the One who appears as many.  The Upanishad
  • God dwells in you, as you, and you don’t have to do anything to be God-realised or Self-realised, it is already your true and natural state. Just drop all seeking, turn your attention inward and sacrifice your mind to the One Self radiating in the Heart of your very being. For this to be your presently lived experience, Self-Enquiry is the one direct and immediate way.  Ramana Maharshi
  • ‘Who am I?’ The answer is ‘I am God’. The body comes and goes, but the Atma is permanent. The body has birth and death, but the spirit does not have any of these. You reach the stage where you say, ‘I am God’, but even there, there is duality, ‘God and I’. That is not the full Truth. When we breathe, the breath makes the sound of ‘So-Hum’, ‘He am I’. There is still the body consciousness, the ‘I’. But in deep sleep, the declaration of ‘He’ and ‘I’ falls away and only ‘0’ and ‘M’ remain, ‘Om’; there is only the One. Sathya Sai Baba
  • The Truth that is to be Realized may be summarized simply as the Realization that no matter what is arising, no matter how many others are present, there is only One Being. This is precisely different from the childish but common religious notion that even when you are alone there is always Someone Else present, Who will look out for you if you do the right thing. True freedom is not a matter of striking a deal with an All-Powerful Parental Deity; no such God exists. True freedom is in the Realization that there is only God and You are That One. Adi Da
  • He is the immutable Foundation of all that exists; those souls who realize Him as their very own Self are freed forever from the need for rebirth. When that Lord, who pervades all the worlds everywhere, gave birth to the first motion, He manifested Himself as creation. It is He alone who is born in this world. He lives as all beings; it is only Him everywhere…. He takes the form of the limited soul, appearing to be bound; but, in fact, He is forever free. Brahman appears as Creator, and also as the limited soul. He is the Power that creates the appearance of the world. Yet He remains unlimited and unaffected by these appearances. When one knows that Brahman, then that soul becomes free. The forms of the world change, like clouds in the sky; but Brahman, the Lord, remains One and unchanged. He is the Ruler of all worlds and all souls. Through meditation on Him, and communion with Him, He becomes known… and one therefore becomes freed from illusion.  Svetasvatara Upanishad
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God dwells in you, as you

  • God dwells within me. As me. Julia Roberts
  • God dwells within you as you. Swami Muktananda
  • If God is infinite, then surely God must also be in you.  It cannot be infinite everywhere else but in you. Mooji
  • All that is real in me is God; all that is real in God is I. The gulf between God and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing God, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us. Swami Vivekananda
  • Honor your self. Worship your self. Meditate on your self. God dwells within you as you. Swami Muktananda
  • We were literally one with God, before God decided to temporarily become us. Bernard Haisch
  • It is not that the person is God. The body-mind is an experience God is having. Anthony Lambert
  • It is not that the person is God. The body-mind manifestation exists in God. Shakti Caterina Maggi
  • Just behind the darkness of closed eyes shines the light of God. When you behold that light in meditation, hold onto it with devotional zeal. Feel yourself inside it: That is where God dwells. Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Don’t look for God in the sky; look within your own body. Rajneesh
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The soul and God are one

  • The jiva or the individual soul is not different from Brahman. Adi Shankara
  • In those respects in which the soul is unlike God, it is also unlike itself. St. Bernard
  • Our essence, our highest self, what Carl Jung calls our “transpersonal self,” is God. James C Wilhelm
  • The jiva, in reality, is the Supreme Self; all else besides is unreal. Adi Shankara
  • Brahman alone is real, the world is the appearance of Brahman; and there is ultimately no difference between Brahman and Atman, individual self. Shankara
  • I believe in the absolute oneness of God and therefore also of humanity. What though we have many bodies?  We have but one soul.  Mohandas Gandhi
  • God exists; but He is not the man sitting upon a cloud. He is pure Spirit. Where does He reside? Nearer to you than your very self. He is the Soul. How can you perceive God as separate and different from yourself? When you think of Him as someone separate from yourself, you do not know Him. He is you yourself. Swami Vivekananda
  • When God reveals Himself, He is not seen as something or someone apart. The soul is lifted up to identify with God, so there is no longer a soul, but God Himself is revealed as one’s Self. That Self is eternal, beyond all manifestation, never affected by the ongoing drama of world experience.  It masquerades as every being, all the while remaining purely Consciousness and perfect Bliss.  Swami Abhayananda
  • The mystery of being is arising as all individual beings. This profound idea brings us to the greatest teaching found at the heart of the spiritual traditions of the world: Atman is Brahman. The soul is God. Tim Freke
  • The Neo-Platonic philosophers describe God as the ‘mystery of being’, which is in the process of ‘becoming’ all that is. The mystery of being is arising as all individual beings. This profound idea brings us to the greatest teaching found at the heart of the spiritual traditions of the world: Atman is Brahman. The soul is God. Tim Freke
  • To gauge the soul we must gauge it with God, for the Ground of God and the Ground of the Soul are one and the same. Meister Eckhart
  • When the mystery of the oneness of the soul and the Divine is revealed to you, you will understand that you are not other than God…. For when you know yourself, your sense of a limited identity vanishes, and you know that you and God are one and the same. Ibn Arabi ( The 13th-century Sufi mystic)
  • The mystic and the physicist arrive at the same conclusion; one starting from the inner realm, the other from the outer world. The harmony between their views confirms the ancient Indian wisdom that Brahman, the ultimate reality without, is identical to Atman, the reality within. Fritjof Capra
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The One Spirit you are

  • He, the Indivisible One, appears as countless beings.  Paramahansa Yogananda
  • At the end of the day we’re all spirits having a physical experience. Mahershala Ali
  • The spirit possesses God essentially in naked nature, and God the spirit. Ruysbroeck
  • Rather, Spirit, and enlightement, has to be something that you are fully aware of right now. Something you are already looking at right now… We are all already looking directly at Spirit, we just don’t recognize it. We have all the necessary cognition, but not the recognition. Ken Wilber
  • Furthermore, it is not that Spirit is present but you need to be enlightened in order to see it. It is not that you are one with Spirit but just don’t know it yet. Because that would also imply that there is some place Spirit is not. No, according to Dzogchen, you are always already one with Spirit, and that awareness is always already fully present, right now. You are looking directly at Spirit, with Spirit, in every act of awareness. There is nowhere Spirit is not. Ken Wilber
  • If Spirit has any meaning, it must be omnipresent, or all-pervading and all-encompassing. There can’t be a place where Spirit is not, or it wouldn’t be infinite. Therefore, Spirit has to be completely present, right here, right now, in your own awareness. That is, your own present awareness, precisely as it is, without changing it or altering it in any way, is perfectly and completely permeated by Spirit. Ken Wilber
  • The great and secret message of the experiential mystics the world over is that, with the eye of contemplation, Spirit can be seen. With the eye of contemplation, the great Within radiantly unfolds. And in all cases, the eye with which you see God is the same eye with which God sees you: the eye of contemplation. Ken Wilber
  • Spirit is the essence of consciousness, the energy of the universe that creates all things. Each one of us is a part of that spirit – a divine entity. So the spirit is the higher self, the eternal being that lives within us. Shakti Gawain
  • The fundamental motif at the heart of many ancient myths is that the primal oneness of being is manifesting as the multiplicity of life, so that it can come to know itself. As the Gnostic sage Simon Magus says in ‘The Great Announcement’: There is one power… begetting itself, increasing itself, seeking itself, finding itself… One root of the All.  Tim Freke
  • When you realize that the Spirit individualized itself and named itself you, you unhook yourself from nonsense, such as what others think of you, even what you are thinking about yourself. Instead, you begin to ask, ‘How is the Spirit of Life functioning in, through, and as me?’ Place that question before the tribunal of your consciousness more and more frequently, and you will begin to attune yourself to insights from the realm of the Real. Michael Bernard Beckwith
  • I Am the I Am of you. We are One.  There is but One Spirit permeating All.  It is I, who am joy, love and peace.  I am Creator and Creation – experiencing myself through you – my I Am.  I Am you.  We are One!  Peter O. Erbe
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Everyone is God for God is all there is

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Some might say it is blasphemy to say we are God, but is it really?

  • Some people say, how dare you say you’re God. It’s blasphemy.  But then you say, but its blasphemy to say you’re not God.  That you can exist independent of God, meaning Consciousness.  Mooji
  • In Christian terminology to say: ‘Hence I am God Almighty’ sounds both blasphemous and lunatic. But please disregard these connotations for the moment…. In itself, the insight is not new. The earliest records to my knowledge date back some 2,500 years or more. From the early great Upanishads the recognition ATMAN = BRAHMAN (the personal self equals the omnipresent, all-comprehending eternal self) was in Indian thought considered, far from being blasphemous, to represent the quintessence of deepest insight into the happenings of the world. The striving of all the scholars of Vedanta was, after having learnt to pronounce with their lips, really to assimilate in their minds this grandest of all thoughts. Again, the mystics of many centuries, independently, yet in perfect harmony with each other … have described, each of them, the unique experience of his or her life in terms that can be condensed in the phrase: DEUS FACTUS SUM (I have become God). To Western ideology, the thought has remained a stranger, in spite of Schopenhauer and others who stood for it and in spite of those true lovers who, as they look into each other’s eyes, become aware that their thought and their joy are numerically one, not merely similar or identical.  Erwin Schrodinger
  • Wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy or you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in jail or in the nut house(which is the same thing). But if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations,”My goodness, I’ve just discovered that I’m God,” they’ll laugh and say, “Oh, congratulations, at last you found out.” Alan Watts
  • Blasphemy is the claim that ‘I am God’. However, the separate entity is entirely non-existent, so there is no question of its being God, or anything else for that matter. The real blasphemy is to think, ‘I am a separate entity’. With that thought Consciousness denies its own unlimited, universal sovereignty. It surrenders its Freedom.  Rupert Spira
  • Know, O Man, thou art the Sea (of consciousness)! You are Gods. If ever I feel that I am blaspheming, it is when I call you man. Swami Vivekananda
  • To suggest that Consciousness knows itself through the agency of a finite mind or a separate self is the ultimate blasphemy. It is to admit something other than God. It is to shrink God into a finite entity, a finite object. It doesn’t sit comfortably in our culture to say, ‘I am God’. You used to get crucified for it! But to say ‘I am infinite Consciousness’ is just a confession of our most intimate and fundamental experience. It is to say ‘I am a finite self’ that is the true blasphemy. To say that there is a finite mind that knows a finite world made of matter, that is true blasphemy.  Rupert Spira
  • This is what is signified by the words Anā l-Ḥaqq, “I am God.” People imagine that it is a presumptuous claim, whereas it is really a presumptuous claim to say Ana ‘l-‘abd, “I am the slave of God”; and Anā l-Ḥaqq, “I am God” is an expression of great humility. The man who says Ana ‘l-‘abd, “I am the servant of God” affirms two existences, his own and God’s, but he that says Anā l-Ḥaqq, “I am God” has made himself non-existent and has given himself up and says “I am God”, that is, “I am naught, He is all; there is no being but God’s.” This is the extreme of humility and self-abasement. Rumi
  • Now it sounds very odd in our civilization to say, “Therefore, I am God,” or for that matter, “You are God.” But this is exactly what Jesus Christ felt. And he was crucified for it, because in his culture God was conceived as the royal monarch of the universe, and anybody who got up and said, “Well, I am God,” was blasphemous. He was subversive. He was claiming to be, if not the boss himself, at least the boss’ son, and that was a put-down for everybody else. But Jesus had to say it that way because, in his culture, they did not have, as the Hindus have, the idea that everybody, not only human beings, but animals and plants, all sentient beings whatsoever, are God in disguise. Alan Watts
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Everything and everyone is God, for God is all there is

  • Everything is the face of God. Sufi saying
  • There is only one I in the universe. Barry Long
  • In the Vedānta philosophy, nothing exists except God. Alan Watts
  • There are not millions of beings; there is just one Being. Swami Ashokananda
  • To see God is to be God. There is no ‘all’ apart from God for Him to pervade. He alone is. Ramana Maharshi
  • This one (God) is here, there and everywhere; there is not a pinhole where this one will not be found. Swami Nityananda
  • The name, “universe,” is superimposed on Brahman, but what we call the “universe” is [really] nothing but Brahman. Adi Shankara
  • If God pervades all, if God is immovable, full, undivided, then I see no division. How can He have an exterior or interior? Swami Ashokananda
  • God is within everything because Awareness is within everything. There is nothing outside God, because there is nothing outside Awareness. Peter Wilberg
  • You want to see God in all, but not in yourself? If all is God, are you not included in that all? Being God yourself, is it a wonder that all is God? Romana Maharshi
  • God is all there is – God includes everything, all possibility and all action, for Spirit is the invisible essence and substance of all form.  Ernest Holmes
  • There is nothing but God, nothing but the Goddess, nothing but Spirit in all directions, and not a grain of sand, not a speck of dust, is more or less Spirit than any other. Ken Wilber
  • This is the final declaration of the Vedanta: Brahman is all; It is this universe and every creature. To be liberated is to live in the continual awareness of Brahman, the undivided Reality. Adi Shankara
  • The Divine is present in everyone, in all beings, in everything. Like space it is everywhere, all pervading, all powerful, all knowing. The Divine is the principle of Life, the inner light of consciousness, and pure bliss. It is our very own Self. Amma
  • I am often asked if I believe in God and I reply ‘I don’t believe in anything but God’. It’s all God. We are all God. There is only God. God is not some distant figure somewhere in the sky. God is my own deepest nature and yours too. We are God playing a game of hide and seek. Pretending to be separate individuals and then awakening to our deeper nature, so that we realize something extraordinary. Essentially there is one of us. How exquisite! Tim Freke
  • The joke of it all is that you are looking from your true nature right now without knowing it. If you would stop being fascinated with the contents of your mind, you would experience what I am saying. Feel your way into what I am saying rather than thinking about it. Only a self-concept looks and longs for God. Drop your self-concept and there is only God meeting God. Enlightenment is the restoration of cosmic humor. Adyashanti
  • The Realization of the Nondual traditions is uncompromising: There is only Spirit, there is only God, there is only Emptiness in all its radiant wonder. All the good and all the evil, the very best and the very worst, the upright and the degenerate- each and all are radically perfect manifestations of Spirit precisely as they are. There is nothing but God, nothing but the Goddess, nothing but Spirit in all directions, and not a grain of sand, not a speck of dust, is more or less Spirit than any other. Ken Wilber
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You are the All that is in All, appearing as the All

  • In the final stage of ego-lessness there is an ‘obscure knowledge’ that All is In all – that All is actually each. This is as near, I take it, as a finite mind can ever come to ‘perceiving everything that is happening everywhere in the universe’. Aldous Huxley
  • I am no longer the wave of consciousness thinking itself separated from the sea of cosmic consciousness. I am the ocean of Spirit that has become the wave of human life.  Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Are the mystics and sages insane? They all tell the same story of awakening one morning and discovering you are one with the All, in a timeless and eternal and infinite fashion. It’s at least plausible. And tell me: is that story, sung by mystics and sages the world over, any crazier than the scientific materialism story, which is that the entire sequence is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying absolutely nothing? … Just which of those two stories actually sounds totally insane? … And I think [the sages] point to the same depth in you, and in me, and in all of us. I think they are plugged into the All…. Your identity is indeed the All, and you are no longer part of that stream, you are that stream, with the All unfolding not around you but in you. Ken Wilber
  • How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • I am reality without beginning, without equal. I have no part in the illusion of ‘I’ and ‘you,’ ‘this’ and ‘that.’ I am Brahman, one without a second, bliss without end, the eternal, unchanging truth…. I dwell within all beings as the soul, the pure consciousness, the ground of all phenomena, internal and external. I am both the enjoyer and that which is enjoyed. In the days of my ignorance, I used to think of these as being separate from myself. Now I know that I am All. Shankara
  • There is the overwhelming astonishment at the discovery that all that exists is Creation as an expression of Divinity, and the field of consciousness pervades all that exists. David R. Hawkins
  • When I say “I am,” I do not mean a separate entity with a body as its nucleus. I mean the totality of being, the ocean of consciousness, the entire universe of all that is and knows. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj 
  • In so far as we think, we are the all-one being that pervades everything. Rudolf Steiner
  • I am God! I am nothing, I’m play, I am freedom, I am life. I am the boundary, I am the peak. Alexander Scriabin
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God you are having a human experience

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God you are looking through human eyes

  • The supreme being is looking from everyone’s eyes. Mooji
  • The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love. Meister Eckhart
  • Has it ever occurred to you that you are seeking God with His eyes? Adyashanti
  • We are the eyes through which God sees itself as the world. Rupert Spira
  • God’s purpose for man is to acquire a seeing eye… Rumi
  • He has thousands of heads, thousands of eyes, Thousands of feet; he surrounds the cosmos on every side. This infinite being Is ever present in the hearts of all. He sees everything, Hears everything, and pervades everything. He moves in the world Enjoying the play of his countless forms. The Upanishad
  • The kingdom of God is not in the clouds, in some designated point of space; it is right behind the darkness that you perceive with closed eyes. Paramahansa Yogananda
  • What is Zen? Zen is looking at things with the eye of God, that is, becoming the thing’s eyes so that it looks at itself with our eyes. Reginald Horace Blyth
  • Who makes my mind think? Who fills my body with vitality? Who causes my tongue to speak? Who is that Invisible one who sees through my eyes And hears through my ears? The Self is the ear of the ear, The eye of the eye, the mind of the mind, The word of words, and the life of life.  The Upanishad
  • I looked up into the sky, looking for God. And then it struck me like a thunderbolt. God it was, looking through human eyes, looking for himself. Anthony Lambert
  • Let’s not forget that what is looking out of your eyes and hearing with your ears right now is already Spirit. And that Spirit, that I AMness, is always present in all sentient beings. Ken Wilber
  • There is something very different seeing through these eyes now, and yet it is still me, but now it knows itself as that which it really is. Not something trapped or limited, but something totally free and unlimited. Tim Freke
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God you are experiencing life

  • I am an experience God is having. Anthony Lambert
  • You are an experience god is having. Anthony Lambert
  • You are the universe experiencing itself. Ziad Masri
  • I am the supreme being, conscious through ‘Tim’ Tim Freke
  • We are embodied aspects of Brahman experiencing Itself. Sri Aurobindo
  • I am a vehicle through which God experiences this world of form. Anthony Lambert
  • Consciousness I am perceiving and experiencing through a human form. Anthony Lambert
  • Each of us is a little spark of divinity, out here having a life experience. Marc & Angel
  • The main purpose that God-Consciousness has for His universe is experience. Alan H. Dawe
  • What knows my experience? Gods infinite eternal awareness. Gods infinite Being. Rupert Spira
  • God experiences Life through each of us, and we experience Life thanks to God. Peter Shepherd
  • At the back of every experience is the Self and its interest in the experience. Nisargadatta Maharaja
  • Who exactly is the ultimate experiencer — the Self or the Unknown? The Self, of course. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj  
  • The Biblical creation story gets one crucial thing right. God entered his creation in order to enjoy it. Deepak Chopra
  • Life is an endless experience of God’s. God doesn’t even exist in nirvana, yet God exists in all other realms. Frederick Lenz
  • God-Consciousness is ready to experience whatever it is you choose to experience, whether consciously or unconsciously. Alan H. Dawe
  • If I were God, would I stand apart from my creation or dive right in and experience it first hand through all living things? Anthony Lambert
  • From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • God-Consciousness experiences what I experience, and I am not judged because He understands exactly what my motivations are for what I do. Alan H. Dawe
  • Nothing appears to be something. The human experience is a sensory organ for the divine self. Through these eyes, the divine gets to see itself in form. Adyashanti
  • Eternally, all creatures are God in God. … So far as they are in God, they are the same life, the same essence, the same power, the same One, and nothing less. Suso
  • That which cannot be perceived by the mind, the eyes and other organs of senses, but make the mind, the eyes etc., speed to their work, is Brahman. Swami Rama Tirtha
  • To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is something that our minds cannot grasp, whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly, this is religiousness. Albert Einstein
  • Know, not as an intellectual understanding but as a direct realization, that the “I am” that is your essential self, the pure consciousness that lies behind all experience, is God. Peter Russell 
  • When a man is sleeping, who is it That sleeps in him? Who sees the dreams he sees? When he wakes up, who in him is awake? When he enjoys, who is enjoying? In whom do all these faculties rest? The Upanishad
  • One has to recognise that Brahman alone is manifesting as the three fold experience of waking, dream and deep sleep states and this experience serves as its playground. This is the proclamation of Vedanta.  Vedanta Dindima
  • When reality explodes in you, you may call it experience of God. Or, rather, it is God experiencing you. God knows you when you know yourself. Reality is not the result of a process; it is an explosion. Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • God is experiencing through me and you. Except you and I don’t exist. There is only God here experiencing through two forms. Any thought to the contrary is not our illusion. It’s God’s illusion. All part of the play. Anthony Lambert
  • I just had this overwhelming sense that Life was enjoying being me – watching the flames, feeling the warmth and the loving glow in my heart. There was both no-one here and of course someone here, both enjoying the fire!! WOW!! Tim Freaked
  • This is your individual view and experience of the world, which God-Consciousness experiences through the form known as you . You are unique, and no one, except God-Consciousness, will ever know what it is truly like to be you. Alan H. Dawe
  • For me God isn’t a great spirit that is separate from me. God is the primal oneness that is conscious through me. God is the mystery of being that is arising as all beings. And when I know God I experience a love that embraces all beings. Tim Freke
  • God thinks in the geniuses, he dreams in the poets and slumbers in the rest of humanity. Peter Altenberg
  • When awake and fully aware of the unattached sense of presence “I am” that you appear to be, you will rediscover the one experiencer, the all-inclusive, all-loving, all-knowing and all-powerful essence of Being the Self. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj  
  • God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man. Arthur Young
  • She’d seen herself as trying to wake up to ‘God’, which felt like an impossible challenge. Now she felt that ‘God’ was trying to wake up through her. Tim Freke
  • The belief that a personal life exists apart from God creates experience disconnected from God. This is painful and frustrating. Our spiritual work is to break down the illusion that we have a life here and that a life of God is somewhere else. Michael Beckwith
  • You and I are experiencing the life-dream right now. But this isn’t my dream or your dream, because we are characters in the dream. The life-dream is God’s dream. The primal awareness is dreaming itself to be you and me, and experiencing the dream through us. Tim Freke
  • Since He is the essence of every single person, He is a Personal God. God is not a separate Person sitting in Heaven judging us, His subjects, from afar. No, He is right here, alongside us, experiencing everything as we experience it. How more personal do you want to get? Alan H. Dawe
  • God is you and God is me; experiencing Life though the forms we take and delighting in all that expands the soul.  And feeling a sense of limitation in all that contracts and restricts the soul. God experiences both peace and joy and pain and sorrow through us and through all living forms.   Antony Lambert
  • This world is too magnificent to be diminished to a battle between good and evil. And to magnificent to be simply a climb to enlightenment.  Yes, it may be partly about these things. But these are simply two types of experiences in the vast array of experiences that God is having through living forms.  Antony Lambert
  • The intelligence experiences itself through us because we are one with it. We are the creating intelligence made manifest—sons and daughters of that infinite consciousness, experiencing one particular creation that happens to consist of space and time and the laws of physics known and loved by modern science. Bernard Haisch
  • It is by His light of Consciousness that we become aware of everything. He is said to be the ear of our ears, the mind of our minds, and so on. It is by the touch of His Consciousness that the myriads of little groups of body, mind and senses behave as jivas (creatures), as subjects of action and experience.  Swami Nirvedananda
  • In that state, free from attachment, they move at will, laughing, playing, and rejoicing. They know the Self is not this body, but only tied to it for a time as an ox is tied to its cart. Whenever one sees, smells, speaks, hears, or thinks, they know it is the Self that sees, smells, speaks, hears, and thinks; the senses are but his instruments. The Upanishad
  • We are God-Consciousness incarnate. That we are individual expressions of God-Consciousness, each having our own experiences, and that having those experiences is the purpose of life. The experience of being good or being sinful is to God-Consciousness the same thing. Either way, it is experience. However, and this is the catch, God’s Law is that we reap what we sow. Alan H. Dawe
  • God is the life behind your life, the sight behind your eyes, the taste behind your tongue, and the love behind your love. To realize this to the fullest extent is Self-realization. Without God’s power you can do nothing. If you always hold this thought, you cannot go wrong, because you will have purified the temple of your mind and your soul with the vibrations of God. Paramahansa Yogananda
  • God dwells in you, as you, and you don’t have to ‘do’ anything to be God- realized or Self- realized, it is already your true and natural state. Just drop all seeking, turn your attention inward, and sacrifice your mind to the One Self radiating in the Heart of your very being. For this to be your own presently lived experience, Self- Inquiry is the one direct and immediate way. Ramana Maharshi
  • Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul; and observe how all things have reference to one perception, the perception of this one living being; and how all things act with one movement; and how all things are the cooperating causes of all things which exist; observe too the continuous spinning of the thread and the contexture of the web. Marcus Aurelius
  • You and I are illusions. There is only one consciousness experiencing both of our lives, and the lives of every other person, animal, alien, etc, and possibly to some extent experiencing the vast swaths of inanimate matter and energy in the universe. You could call that consciousness God, and the universe its body. Our “purpose,” insofar as we have one, is to be God’s eyes, ears, and minds, its instruments for exploring and understanding itself. Brendan Punsky
  • That through which one enjoys form, taste, smell, sound, Touch, and sexual union is the Self. Can there be anything not known to That Who is the One in all? Know One, know all. That through which one enjoys the waking And sleeping states is the Self. To know That As consciousness is to go beyond sorrow. Those who know the Self as enjoyer Of the honey from the flowers of the senses, Ever present within, ruler of time, Go beyond fear. For this Self is supreme!  The Upanishads
  • It is none other than He who progresses or journeys as you. There is nothing to be known but He; and since He is Being itself, He is therefore also the journeyer. There is no knower but He; so who are you? Know your true Reality. He is the essential self of all. But He conceals it by [the appearance of] otherness, which is “you.” If you hold to multiplicity, you are with the world; and if you hold to the Unity, you are with the Truth …. Our names are but names for God; at the same time our individual selves are His shadow. He is at once our identity and not our identity … Consider!  Ibn ‘Arabi
  • As human beings, we love life stories about the transcending of challenges and difficulties; about the triumph of the spirit over adversity. If God is indeed experiencing though us, then God loves these stories as much as “we” do.  How do we know?  Because great life stories expand the soul, the God within us.   God is you and God is me; experiencing Life though the forms we take and delighting in all that expands the soul.  And feeling a sense of limitation in all that contracts and restricts the soul. God experiences both peace and joy and pain and sorrow through us and through all living forms.   Antony Lambert
  • There was nothing except God-Consciousness. Nothing at all. Do you not think, in our terms, that God would be bored? It would be like looking at a blank photograph. A photo of the inside of the lens cap How about a colour photo? No, still boring. How about a moving picture? God could watch movies all day. Well, how about a live action world that He could sit up here and watch? No, this is all still very superficial. He needed to really experience what He was seeing. He did not create a world that He could watch voyeuristically from Heaven. No, He created a world that He could take part in and experience first-hand. Alan H. Dawe
  • If I were The Formless, the ultimate Creator, why would I create a universe of form? Would I create a world of form to rule over it from a separate heavenly realm; to sit in judgement of its human inhabitants, particularly preoccupied with the purity of their sex lives?   Or would I create a world of form as a kind of petri-dish experiment to peer into once in a while, indifferent to its outcome?  Or would I create a world of form in order to experience it directly?  To dive into it and immerse myself in it?  To experience what it feels like to be alive in a wondrous physical realm?  To experience the wonder of Life, not vicariously but directly?   Antony Lambert
  • I must admit that when folks first hear my explanation of Source “amusing” Itself through us, many are freaked out. “How morbid, how cruel!” And their reaction is understandable because their perspective comes from the third dimension rather than the broad and transcendental view of the fourth. If you still see Source as separate from each and every one of us, then, of course, it would be cruel to be amused at someone else’s expense.  But there is no separation here. There is only Source projecting out into multiple diverse appearances, each one reflecting a unique and different experience of life in the third dimension.  Instead of Source being at rest, it is now active and infinitely creative in a dream world of appearance as It gets the most experience possible out of every single life event.  Satyam Nadeen
  • Whatever we know we have to know in and through Him. He is the Essence of our own Self. He is the Essence of this ego, this I and we cannot know anything excepting in and through that I. Therefore you have to know everything in and through the Brahman. To know the chair you have to know it in and through God. Thus God is infinitely nearer to us than the chair, but yet He is infinitely higher. Neither known, nor unknown, but something infinitely higher than either. He is your Self. “Who would live a second, who would breathe a second in this universe, if that Blessed One were not filling it?” Because in and through Him we breathe, in and through Him we exist. Not the He is standing somewhere and making my blood circulate. What is meant is that He is the Essence of all this, the Soul of my soul.  Paramahansa Yogananda
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Each mind / body is a vehicle through which God experiences the world

  • The body-mind is the infinite having a finite experience. Leo Hartong
  • A living being is a dimensionless centre of perception. Nisargadatta Maharaja
  • Each mind / body is a separate experience God I Am is having. Anthony Lambert
  • Truly we are the immortal Atman, the changeless and deathless Spirit. Swami Ramdas
  • The objects in the world are many, but the eye that sees them is one. Nisargadatta Maharaja
  • That absolute Self abiding in the transcendental effulgence, verily, I am He. Isha Upanishad
  • Mind is the activity through which and as which awareness knows objective experience. Rupert Spira
  • Sometimes I feel myself to be neither mind nor body, but one single all-seeing eye. Maurice Frydman
  • God is a compound eye with a trillion lenses to see the world through; each lens a living form. Anthony Lambert
  • Without the body, there cannot be an experience. The body is there to enable Consciousness to taste experiencing.  Mooji
  • God I Am seeing through human eyes. Hearing through human ears. Feeling through a human heart. Thinking through a human mind.  Antony Lambert
  • The mind / body is an energy field through which God I Am perceives the world. The mind / body is a sensory and perceptual portal through which God experiences the world. Antony Lambert
  • Consciousness manifests a form in order to taste experience of phenomena through the senses and through the mind in the form of desire, intellect, memory, projection, creativity, identity. Mooji
  • Consciousness needs a body in order to taste experiencing, to have the diversity of experience and so on, but the body itself is not the sentient root or ‘Being’. The body is the instrument. Mooji
  • God has something in common with all creatures. With the stone he shares existence, with the plants he shares life, with the animals he shares sensation, and with the angels he shares intelligence. Bonaventure
  • I am not a body. The body is a field through which the awareness I am experiences the world. The awareness I am experiences the world through this body and every other body, both human and non human.  Anthony Lambert
  • My physical body, including the brain, has no substance. It is made almost entirely of nothingness. It is an energy field. This energy field is a sensory and perceptual portal for God to have an experience of the world.  Antony Lambert
  • The human eye is an instrument to satisfy Consciousness’s desire to view the created world. Consciousness created the sense of touch in order to feel the created world, the sense of hearing to hear the created world, and so on. Deepak Chopra 
  • God does not have hands, we do. Our hands are God’s. It is up to us what God will see and hear, up to us, what God will do. Humanity is the organ of consciousness of the universe … Without our eyes the Holy One of Being would be blind. Lawrence Kushner
  • Now I will explain to you the ultimate mystery: your exact and true relationship to Me. YOU ARE MY BODY. As your body is to your mind and soul, so, too, are you to My mind and soul. Therefore:  Everything I experience, I experience through you. Neale Donald Walsch
  • The form I take is a portal for the source and creator of life to have an experience of life. The form I take is a portal for the formless to experience being form. The form I take is a portal for the infinite to experience being finite. The form I take is a portal for the eternal to experience being temporary. Antony Lambert
  • You are God in a physical body. You are Spirit in the flesh. You are Eternal Life expressing Itself as You. You are a cosmic being. You are all power. You are all wisdom. You are all intelligence. You are perfection. You are magnificence. You are the creator, and you are creating the creation of You on this planet. Rhonda Byrne
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God you are having a human experience …

  • We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Teilhard de Chardin
  • The human experience is a temporarily segregated sliver of the experience of God. Bernard Haisch
  • Each of us is here to discover our true Self that essentially we are spiritual beings who have taken manifestation in physical form… that we‘re not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences… that we’re spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences. Deepak Chopra
  • I am not a person but that which experiences being a person. I am not even a human being, but that which is having a human experience. Anthony Lambert
  • The Jesuit paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin wrote: “Surely we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a human experience.” I would modify this to say: We are God having a human experience. Bernard Haisch
  • You are the Universe expressing itself as a human for a little while. Eckhart Tolle 
  • I am not a person with awareness. Awareness I am absorbed in the experience of being a person. Antony Lambert
  • I am God having a unique experience through Anthony. Anthony Lambert
  • God is absorbed in the experience of being a person and often lost in the experience, like a movie goer lost in a movie. Anthony Lambert
  • In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body. Barbara de Angelis
  • We come to this world of form as form to experience through form what cannot be experienced by formless awareness and oneness. Xenia
  • When reality explodes in you, you may call it experience of God. Or, rather, it is God experiencing you. God knows you when you know yourself. Nisargadatta Maharaja
  • I am not a human being with consciousness but consciousness appearing as a human being, experiencing itself to be a human being. Anthony Lambert
  • Because of an innocent misunderstanding you think that you are a human being in the relative world seeking the experience of oneness, but actually you are the One expressing itself as the experience of being a human being. Adyashanti
  • God is one, but he has innumerable forms. He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form. Guru Nanak
  • When the mind of the human form “I” temporarily take is absorbed in thought, it is God that is absorbed in those thoughts, trapped in a dream state. When the mind of the human form lets go of thought and pure awareness emerges, it is God that wakes up through the form and becomes aware of itself through “me”.  When the mind lets go and there is a deep sense of wonder and love for it all, it is God itself delighting in the world through “me”.  When the mind lets go and creativity and inspiration flows, it is God itself creating through “me”.   When the mind lets go, and there is a recognition of the infinite depth and sacredness in another, it is God delighting in the loving recognition of itself in another form.  When the mind lets go and the heart opens in love, it is the life affirming and healing energy of God that flows into the world though “me”.   God is having a personal experience of life though me.  In fact, God and I are One.  God is being me.   Antony Lambert
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… absorbed in the illusion of being a person…

  • I am not a person. God I am experiencing being a person. Anthony Lambert
  • It is not me who is caught up in the illusion of being a separate self. It is God. Anthony Lambert
  • God is behind every face but sometimes the face is preoccupied with time and intention. Mooji
  • In a room containing you and me, there is actually nothing but atoms swirling in space. That and conscious awareness. God is experiencing form through form. To think there is a you and me is not our illusion but God’s illusion; God absorbed in the experience of that.  Antony Lambert
  • God is experiencing life through “you” and “me” in this very moment of now. Except, you and I as separate psychological identities don’t exist.  There is actually nothing here but atoms swirling in space.  That and Consciousness.  Consciousness experiencing itself to be “us”.  If we believe otherwise, it is not us lost in that illusion. It is God who is.  All part of a divine, cosmic play unfolding, exactly as its meant to.  Antony Lambert
  • You are God having an experience. I am too. Except you and I don’t exist; we are just illusions of human brain. And it’s not you and I absorbed in that illusion. It is God who is. There is only God here. God talking to God. Anthony Lambert
  • There is no I and there is no you. Just God thinking itself to be you and me.  Anthony Lambert
  • There is no person. Just the experience of being a person arising in awareness.  Anthony Lambert
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God you are with temporary amnesia

  • The only difference between you and God is that you have forgotten you are divine. Dan Brown
  • We are god with amnesia. Joseph Selbie
  • Consciousness forgets itself. It forgets its own unlimited nature. This forgetting is known as ‘ignorance’. It is Consciousness ignoring itself. Rupert Spira
  • Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. William Wordsworth
  • The experiencing of reality in a meaningful way requires a certain amount of forgetfulness about what we truly are. Bernard Haisch
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God you are but without full access to the spiritual power of your infinite Being

  • You are God with the dials turned down. Anthony Lambert
  • Obviously, we are God in a very limited way. Bernard Haisch
  • You are God having an experience with limited access to your power. Anthony Lambert
  • Man is God in ruins. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • We should be a mirror of being: we are God in miniature. Friedrich Nietzsche
  • A drop of ocean water may be united and one with the entire ocean, but as mentioned, it differs from the ocean in terms of power, locale, and importance. Just so, an individual mind may be non-locally united with the One Mind, but differ from it, particularly in terms of power. Larry Dossey
  • God then fills the universe alone, so that all is from Him and in Him, and there is nothing that is outside. He is the life of our life, our very life itself. We are partakers of the life of God; and though we differ from Him in that we are individualized spirits, while He is the Infinite Spirit, including us, as well as all else beside, yet in essence the life of God and the life of man are identically the same, and so are one. They differ not in essence or quality; they differ in degree. William James
  • The idea that our consciousness is absolutely identical with God’s is perhaps harder to take seriously. After all, we human beings are far from any reasonable attributes of God. In what sense might we have an essence which is the same as the essence of God’? Bernard Haisch
  • “The higher contains the lower, but the lower does not contain the higher.” Ignoring these differences can lead to ego inflation and hubris. Still, the similarities are real and should not be minimized. We share qualities with the Divine, just as the single drop of ocean water is a scaled-down version of the ocean itself. Ignoring these similarities can reinforce the dismal view that we are wicked, iniquitous, errant creatures from birth. As in most things, balance is the key. Larry Dossey
  • There are profound differences between these two dimensions, the One Mind of humans and the Absolute. “The higher contains the lower, but the lower does not contain the higher.” Ignoring these differences can lead to ego inflation and hubris. Still, the similarities are real and should not be minimized. We share qualities with the Divine, just as the single drop of ocean water is a scaled-down version of the ocean itself. Ignoring these similarities can reinforce the dismal view that we are wicked, iniquitous, errant creatures from birth. As in most things, balance is the key.  Larry Dossey
  • Though you are a part of The All, you are but one small piece of that puzzle. You cannot be equated with God any more than your toenail can be equated with you. You have the potential for perfection and to rejoin God, but you are not the totality of God. However stating “God is me/I (us)” is a more accurate statement.  The Kybalion
  • What can it mean to say that X has more being than Y; or in ordinary parlance, that it is more real? … To have more being, or be more real, is to possess more of the properties of being per se.” Six of these properties, says Smith, are (1) power, (2) duration, (3) locale, (4) unity, (5) importance, and (6) worth.   Larry Dossey
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The greater your connectedness to Being and the higher your level of consciousness, the more spiritual power you have access to

  • My degree of connection to the Infinite Being within (that I am in essence) is reflected in my level of consciousness which effects the degree of spiritual power (love, peace, insight, creativity, healing) available within my daily experience. Anthony Lambert
  • Man can become like God and acquire control over the whole universe if he multiplies infinitely his centre of self-consciousness. Swami Vivekananda
  • I don’t believe there are any powers, which in the larger sense, are unnatural or even supernatural. I think we just do not yet scientifically understand all of the powers inherent in the human consciousness… Marianne Williamson
  • Higher levels of consciousness are exponentially more powerful than the lower levels. David R. Hawkins
  • Higher levels of consciousness are energy sustaining. Lower levels of consciousness are energy depleting. Anthony Lambert
  • Higher states are so powerful that once they have been experienced, they are never forgotten, and therefore, are sought ever after. It reprograms the experiencer so that he’s never content with ordinary consciousness again. David R. Hawkins
  • I propose a revolutionary idea: that a truly advanced civilization will not be classified on the basis of the physical energy it harnesses, but rather on its ability to understand and use the literal creative energy of divine consciousness that is the fundamental nature of all living beings. Bernard Haisch
  • Everything in the universe emits a vibration. The higher the vibration, the more power it has. David R. Hawkins
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Realise the power and potential of your true divine nature

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To know yourself as God is self-realisation

  • Self-realization I do not mean something you have to get or attain. After all, there is a reason it has been labeled Self-realization instead of Self-improvement, Self-attainment, or Self-acquirement. Self-realization means simply to recognize what you already and truly are. Leo Hartong
  • The purpose of life is to realize God within ourselves. This can be done even whilst attending to our worldly duties… Meher Baba
  • Only after Self-Realisation and only then, is there a direct experience of the Spirit. It then manifests its powers in the human personality, and it’s light enlightens the consciousness into a new awareness. The Divine intelligence of the Spirit radiates on all sides. Nirmala Srivastava
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Realise your oneness with God

  • Be happy! God sees in you another God. God sees you as another God. God sees you and He as One. Sri Chinmoy
  • I am converted into Him in such a way that He makes me one Being with Himself-not a similar being. By the living God, it is true that there is no distinction! Meister Eckhart
  • I am like God and God like me. I am as large as God. He is as small as I. He cannot above me nor I beneath him be. Angelus Silesius
  • As the soul becomes more pure and bare and poor, and possesses less of created things, and is emptied of all things that are not God, it receives God more purely, and is more completely in Him; and it truly becomes comes one with God, and it looks into God and God into it, face to face as it were; two images transformed into one…. Some simple people think that they will see God as if He were standing there and they here. It is not so. God and I, we are one…. By the living God, it is true that there is no distinction! Meister Eckhart
  • In this breaking-through I receive that God and I are one. Then I am what I was, and then I neither diminish nor increase, for I am then an immovable cause that moves all things. Meister Ekhart
  • No doubt we should not speak of seeing, but instead of seen and seer, speak boldly of a simple unity. For in this seeing we neither distinguish nor are there two. The man is merged with the Supreme … one with it. Plotinus
  • Simple people imagine that they should see God as if He stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one. Meister Eckhart
  • We are, quite literally, one with God, and God is, quite literally, one with us. Bernard Haisch
  • Though difference be none, I am of Thee, Not Thou, O Lord, of me; For of the sea is verily the Wave, Not of the Wave the Sea. Shankara
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Realise the immensity of what you are

  • Instead of just thinking of yourself as a human or a soul evolving its way toward higher and higher densities, think of yourself as a vast, limitless being who is already in a state of perfection and unconditional love at the highest planes of existence, looking to expand yourself infinitely by experiencing seeming individuation and separation (i.e., becoming individual souls) and then coming back home to yourself with an expanded and deeper sense of self. Ziad Masri
  • Inwardly you are God, outwardly you are a person. Instead of thinking you are just a person, that appearance, you can awake to the power behind you, the safety within you, the source of inspiration and guidance at the heart of your human life. This enables you to be yourself even more so. Douglas Harding
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Realise the potential you carry within you

  • Man is carrying God in himself as a potentiality. Rajneesh
  • Man is a fallen being, incapable of good, unless united to the Divine Light. Robert Barclay
  • Man is the individualised expression or reflection of God imaged forth and made manifest in bodily form. How is it, then, I hear it asked, that man has the limitations that he has, that he is subject to fears and forebodings, that he is liable to sin and error, that he is the victim of disease and suffering? There is but one reason. He is not living, except in rare cases here and there, in the conscious realisation of his own true Being, and hence of his own true Self. Ralph Waldo Trine
  • I lovingly nurture the god in embryo that lies deep within my soul. I awaken myself to the deep stillness that lies deep within my heart. Deepak Chopra
  • My being is God, not by simple participation, but by a true transformation of my being. Catherine Adorna of Genoa
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Realise the power you have to shape reality and solve all problems

  • We think we are going to get security, strength, wisdom, happiness from the outside. We always hope but never realize our hope. Never does any help come from the outside. There is no help for man. None ever was, none is, and none will be. Why should there be? Are you not men and women? Are the lords of the earth to be helped by others? Are you not ashamed? You are spirit. Pull yourself out of difficulties by yourself! Save yourself by yourself! There is none to help you — never was. To think that there is, is sweet delusion. It comes to no good. Swami Vivekananda
  • Why does God not intervene?” points right back at us, because God is our very own self. Hence we must look to ourselves to solve the problem. Pulkit Mathur
  • With the realization of God comes all power. If the little wave knew that behind it is the great ocean, it could say, “I am the ocean.” You should realize that just behind your consciousness is the Ocean of God. Paramahansa Yogananda
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Love is to know everyone as God

  • True love has nothing to do with liking someone, agreeing with him or her or being compatible. It is a love of unity, a love of seeing God wearing all the masks, and recognising itself in them all. With this love you can feel the walls of opposition come down naturally in the acknowledgement of deep connection. Not only do the walls of opposition fall, but love is felt for every human being and for life itself. Adyashanti
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On a lighter note

  • I know I’m God because when I pray to him I find I’m talking to myself. Peter Barnes
  • Part of me suspects that I’m a loser, and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty. John Lennon
  • What’s the difference between you and God? God never thinks he’s you. Anne Lamott
  • When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself. Peter O’Toole
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