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The only true liberty is in the service of that which is beyond all limits, beyond all definitions, beyond all human appreciation: that which is All, and which therefore is no limited or individual thing: The All is no-thing, for if it were to be a single thing separated from all other things, it would not be All.

– Thomas Merton

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The human body is finite;
the spirit is boundless.
Before you begin to pray,
cast aside what limits you
and enter into the world of the Infinite.
Turn to God alone
and have no thought of self at all.
Nothing but God will exist for you
when self has ceased to be.

– Dov Baer of Mezhirech

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What is called the spirit of the void is where there is nothing. It is not included in man’s knowledge. Of course the void is nothingness. By knowing things that exist, you can know that which does not exist. That is the void.

People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment…

Polish the twofold spirit heart and mind, and sharpen the twofold perception and sight. When your spirit is not in the least clouded, when the clouds of bewilderment clear away, there is the true void…

In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom has existence, principle has existence, the Way has existence, spirit is nothingness.

– Miyamoto Musashi

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Within each of us there is a silence as vast as the universe.
We long for it.
We can return to it.

– Jack Kornfield

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Among the great things which are to be found among us,
the being of nothingness is the greatest.

– Leonardo da Vinci

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Towering the void

Finally out of reach – No bondage, no dependency.
How calm the ocean,
Towering the void.

Tessho

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Quote by William Blake

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Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in pure consciousness without objectification; knowing without thinking – merging finitude in infinity.

Swami Sivananda

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The doors of perception

If the doors of perception were cleansed,
everything would appear to man as it is;
Infinite.

William Blake

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I am as vast as God

I am as vast as God; there is nothing in the world
O Miracle: – that can shut me up in myself.

Angelus Silesius