The Basis of Morality by Arthur Schopenhauer

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No, for ultimately it is really one and the same light manifesting through all the three. And so with the consciousness of spirit. The consciousness by which you work and move and act throughout the day is essentially spiritual, only it is coming through some dim and rather remote window-panes, through the intellect, and through the body, and we do not recognize it as the inner light. That is why meditation is needed. Meditationjs the process of interiorization. ojhw^drawal. if you imagine the coloured light which is beyond the redglazed screen indrawing itself into the glass, then coming behind it, indrawing itself still farther, then returning behind the yellow pane and then ultimately reaching the original white lamp, you have the perfect picture of what meditation is.

W^ to settle jthese questions is not by argument The only or discussion Sut by^etting the direct experience of divine illuminatidru And that" is a personal thing Each person must obtain It lorTiimself or herself. Then only will you find out what is really of heaven.

And yet something more! When you understand the mystery of consciousness you will really know what the kingdom of heaven is. There is only one consciousness not three not a material, plus a mental, plus a spiritual consciousness, but One alone. One Light shines through the human being, and ; that Light divine. is Thinking, moving, acting, in this material world are merely different manifestations of spiritual consciousness. When you let a light shine through a window made of coloured glass, the rays which appear on the farther side will seem coloured, yet on your side they will be white.

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