“God is one, but with internal differences, represented as the souls and the material creation. God has qualities. He is an ocean of Divine knowledge, bliss, compassion and other unlimited attributes.” –Vishihtadvaita of Ramanuja

“A soul is an infinitesimal fraction of God, just as a spark is a part of a fire. It remains at one place at a time, whereas God is omnipresent. The soul is ignorant, but God is omniscient and omnipotent. Being a fraction of God, the soul will always remain in existence. The soul could be considered equal to God only with respect to the experience of Divine bliss.” – Vishihtadvaita of Ramanuja

“The decisive question for man is: Is he related to something infinite or not? That is the telling question of his life. Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interests upon futilities, and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance. Thus we demand that the world grant us recognition for qualities which we regard as personal possessions: our talent or our beauty. The more a man lays stress on false possessions, and the less sensitivity he has for what is essential, the less satisfying is his life. He feels limited because he has limited aims, and the result is envy and jealousy. If we understand and feel that here in this life we already have a link with the infinite, desires and attitudes change.” – Carl Jung

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” -Rumi

“So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.” – Alan Watts

“True healing is realizing you were never sick in the first place.” – Duncan Trussell

“The word ‘happiness’ would love its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” – Carl Jung

“We do not ‘come into’ this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean ‘waves,’ the universe ‘peoples’.” – Alan Watts

“What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself.” – Alan Watts

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” – Alan Watts

“How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself as anything less than a god?” – Alan Watts

“Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up … Now try to imagine what it was like to wake up having never gone to sleep.” – Alan Watts

“If you can forgive yourself then you will no longer see the reflection of your own internal judgement in the faces of the people around you. And if you can do that then suddenly you’ll be in a whole different universe because they universe we all exist in is the one where we’re all so terrified of the judgement of our peers.” – Duncan Trussell

“You know as much about what life is all about as anybody who has ever lived, ever. That’s the craziest thing about us. We’re all just kind of wandering through this, going, ‘Yes, oh, I do too. I know what I’m doing. Okay. Good, then.’ But really, no one has a fucking clue.” – Joe Rogan


“A primary reason that people believe that life is getting worse is because our information about the problems of the world has steadily improved. If there is a battle today somewhere on the planet, we experience it almost as if we were there.” – Ray Kurzweil