" ..within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty... And this deep power in which we exist. and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and spectacle, the subject and the object, are one. We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are the shining parts, is the soul. "
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your true nature is something never lost to you even in moments of delusion, nor is it gained at the moment of Enlightenment. It is the Nature of the Suchness. In it is neither delusion nor right understanding. It fills the Void everywhere and is intrinsically of the substance of the One Mind. Above, below and around you, all is spontaneously existing, for there is nowhere which is outside the Buddha Mind
- Huang Po
“The dazzling sun of the sky, whose brilliance has made this macrocosm radiant, that sun’s form, fire, resplendence, heat are all Me. When there is nothing barring Me in this universe then along with the sun of the sky I only prevail amidst the total creation. Without My Immanence the resplendent sun of the sky will be absent, thus I have created and am maintaining the totality. In this manner all the forms noticeable in this world are My Form only, My manifestations only. Therefore I only am the Master of creation, preservation and mergence taken together.”
- Lahiri Mahasaya