Friday, November 1, 2019

– Paul Brunton

The Overself is not a goal to be attained but a realization of what already is. It is the inalienable possession of all conscious beings and not of a mere few. No effort is needed to get hold of the Overself, but every effort is needed to get rid of the many impediments to its recognition. We cannot take hold of it; it takes hold of us. Therefore the last stage of this quest is an effortless one. We are led, as children by the hand, into the resplendent presence. Our weary strivings come to an abrupt end. Our lips are made shut and wordless.

– Paul Brunton Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 3: The Overself’s Presence > # 9

In the last reckoning life is really a process whereby the individual becomes conscious of his own true identity. The spiritual nature of man does not exist potentially, but actually. The discovery of his own identity is simply man’s destruction of the hypnotic illusions of Ego, Time, Space, Matter, and Cause–his moment of release from untruth.
– Paul Brunton Notebooks Category 19: The Reign of Relativity > Chapter 4: Time, Space, Causality > # 75

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