In truth, we seek God outside of ourselves until we make the great Discovery…which is that our Heart is the sanctuary where the Lord of the universe dwells in all its glory… ~ Swami Ramdas
Coming from the stars, descending to earth as if suspended to sails…one explains in their own way the powers of the infinite universe.
Strengthen the real nature, build up yourselves, the effulgent, the resplendent, the ever pure, call that up in every one whom you see. I wish that everyone of us had come to such a state that even when we see the vilest of human beings we can see the God within, and instead of condemning, say, ‘Rise, thou effulgent One, rise thou who art always pure, rise thou birthless and deathless, rise almighty, and manifest your nature.’…This is the highest prayer that the Advaita teaches. This is the one prayer: Remembering our nature.
Why does one go out to look for a God?…It is your own heart beating, and you did not know, you were mistaking it for something external. The One, nearest of the near, my own self, the reality of my own life, my body and my soul. I Am Thee and Thou art me. That is your own nature. Assert it, manifest it. Not to become pure, you are pure already. You are not to be perfect, you are that already. Every good thought which you think or act upon is simply tearing the veil, as it were, and the purity, the Infinity, the God behind, manifests itself…the eternal Subject of everything, the eternal Witness in this universe, your own Self… ~ Vivekananda
Within each of us lies the potential to activate a personal connection to the superconscious. Called Uraeus, in ancient Egyptian texts and Kundalini in ancient Hindu yoga traditions, our innate serpent power of spiritual transcendence inhabits the base of the spine in its dormant state. When awakened, it unfurls along the spinal column to the brain, connecting individual consciousness to the consciousness of the universe. At the root of creativity and spiritual genius across innumerable cultures and civilizations, this intelligent force reveals portals that enfold time, space, and the luminous matrix of reality itself. ~ Dr. Edward Bynum (Dark Light Consciousness: Melanin, Serpent Power, and the Luminous Matrix of Reality)
You are part of the universe, no less than the stars and the trees, and you have a right to be here. And whether it is clear to you or not, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. ~ Max Ehrmann “Desiderata”
There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece fits into the big jigsaw puzzle. ~ Deepak Chopra