Two Eyes

Emil Hjort


"It surpasses the capacities of human faculties—beyond the reach of mind, language, and comprehension. It eludes description, existing beyond the realms of knowledge, truth, and even the possibility of affirmation or negation. It stands as the ultimate origin, transcending all limitations, both within and beyond our grasp of understanding."

- Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (The Mystical Theology)

"The Supreme Reality (Brahman) is pure consciousness, self-luminous, and beyond all qualities. It is pure awareness, indivisible, and eternal. It is neither the doer nor the enjoyer, but the witness of all experiences. Brahman is the substratum of the universe, the essence of all existence, and the source of infinite bliss. Realizing Brahman as one's own Self leads to liberation from the cycle of birth and death."

- Adi Shankara (Vivekachudamani)

"O lover, God wills to be all and to give all; and you will that God be all in you and that all be given to him, without keeping back anything of yourself; thus you are one with him in will. When one is one with God in will, he can no longer will anything but God; for he wills nothing but that God be all in all things."

- Marguerite Porete (The Mirror of Simple Souls)

"The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao;
The name that can be named is not the eternal name.
The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth;
The named is the mother of ten thousand things."

- Tao Te Ching, Chapter 1

31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

- John 8:31-34

"I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God."

- Carl Jung

"And thus, when the soul attains to this state, it finds itself far removed and far estranged from all created things and from its own self. For by means of this purgation, the soul has been brought into a state of union with God, its Beloved, wherein it has become very different from what it was aforetime. For the words of Saint Paul have been fulfilled, which say: 'That which eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, God hath prepared for them that love Him.' This state of union with God consists in the soul's being united and joined to God in such a way that it becomes one with Him in the transformation of its will into the divine will, whereof Saint Paul speaks, saying: 'He who is joined unto God is one spirit with Him.'"

- John of the Cross (The Dark Night of the Soul)

"Esse est percipi." (To be is to be perceived.)

- George Berkeley (A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge)