Saturday, 31 March 2007

"What is consciousness"?

Consciousness .

An inscription on an Egyptian temple reads,

“The key to all problems is the problem of consciousness.”
What is consciousness?
“For every man who has ever walked the earth, the most important problem is to know what consciousness is, for when you know what consciousness is,
you know what you are.”

The quotations that appear here place the question of consciousness before us in our daily work.

" On the street of tomorrow, one arrives at the house of never."

"The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness."
Max Eastman

"Divine art is a product of consciousness.
Because it is nonfunctional, it is designed to induce higher states within the viewer."
"The arts take us right to the shores of the third state of consciousness.
They arrange our thinking.
If they are done well and we are eager to receive them, they can catapult us from the highest part of the second state into the third state."
"We must study obstacles to consciousness. We must study them and remove them".
Peter Ouspensky
"As consciousness grows, self-importance dies."
Rodney Collin.

"Real 'I' can only be in the state of self-consciousness, and every moment in the work of creating self-consciousness means effort. Nothing can 'happen' by itself. If we change our being, things will be different, but in this state nothing can be different."
Peter Ouspensky.

"There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth:
Not going all the way, and not starting."

"Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts.
You are what observes, not what you observe. "

"Man's head and feet are rarely in the same place at the same time".
Elisabeth I.
"We are always getting ready to live, but never living."

To live a life of virtue, you have to become consistent,
Even when it isn't convenient, comfortable, or easy. "

"Because men do not value, do not know how to liven up the present,
they yearn so for a better future and are flirting with the past."

"I cannot and will not think beyond the present moment.

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