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1. “I feel the reason we are all here, our purpose of being, is to help others find their little piece of happiness and heaven right here on earth...”

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Author : Ken Poirot
Source : Mentor Me: GA=T+E—A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement

2. “Non-Dualism is the future of all Religions.”

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Source : In Search of Divinity: Journey to the Kingdom of Conscience

3. “Once we have isolated the computational and neurological correlates of access-consciousness, there is nothing left to explain. It's just irrational to insist that sentience remains unexplained after all the manifestations of sentience have been accounted for, just because the computations don't have anything sentient in them. It's like insisting that wetness remains unexplained even after all the manifestations of wetness have been accounted for, because moving molecules aren't wet.”

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Author : Steven Pinker
Source : How the Mind Works

4. “We can't change yesterday, but we can change tomorrow...”

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Author : Ken Poirot
Source : Mentor Me: GA=T+E—A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement

5. “I do not want to sound cynical or condescending, but your lips are moving, your mind unbending.”

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6. “You cannot write your character until you know how he or she thinks, until you know what their philosophy is in the world that they occupy.”

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Author : Don Roff

7. “There is nothing so special or boring nor there are any weak or strong things in this world. It is we and our surficial perception that creates these types of environment”

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Author : Rajendra Ojha

8. “You are modern humans of the civilized world. And modern humans rise beyond all laws and superstitions of the society. They help their fellow beings to rise from the ashes of ignorance, illusion and fear.”

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Source : In Search of Divinity: Journey to The Kingdom of Conscience

9. “Scientific understanding of nature, doesn't make a person religious or atheist. I​t makes a person liberated of all labels. Moreover it makes a person kind and understanding.”

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10. “Water and a bubble on it are one and the same. The bubble has its birth in the water, floats on it, and is ultimately resolved into it. Likewise, your consciousness is born in your brain, goes through various states in your lifetime and ultimately resolves into the brain.”

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11. “Our entire neurobiology acts as a giant input-output system, that receives information from the outside world, processes that information and makes a person react accordingly.”

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Source : What is Mind?

12. “The order and connection of ideas in the same as the order and connection of things”

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Source : Ethics

13. “Falsity consists in the privation of knowledge, which inadequate, fragmentary, or confused ideas involve.”

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Source : Ethics

14. “The object of the idea constituting the human mind is the body”

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Source : Ethics

15. “As researchers of the paranormal, we must understand there are ways to change the rhythm of time within us, ways to change the beat. These ways have been known since the beginnings of civilization, and possibly much earlier. And these ways would require no more effort than simply recognizing the secret rhythms of things. Moreover, we may learn to beat with them and begin to perceive a different kind of space, and ultimately discover an altogether different conception of reality…”

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Author : Ojo Blacke
Source : Dr. Monroe A. Dunlop's Paranormal Studies Lecture Series, Mind and Reality: A Psychedelic Trip to the Doormat of the Unknown: Fictional Nonfiction, Fifth Edition

16. “There is no religion better than love, no color better than the color of happiness and no language better than the language of compassion.”

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Source : Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

17. “Harmony doesn’t come merely through tolerance. You don’t need to tolerate people from other cultural backgrounds. It is time you start loving them. Toleration may make you a decent person, but it is love that makes you a true human being. The greatest religion that you can ever have throughout your entire existence is love.”

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Source : Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

18. “There are more things in our biology that make us one, than there are to set us apart.”

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Source : Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

19. “Every word that comes out of my neurons is to make humanity see that there are more things in our biology that make us one, than there are to set us apart. My goal is simple. It is to take the human civilization with me on the path of sweet general harmony.”

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Source : Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

20. “Harmony doesn’t come merely through tolerance. You don’t need to tolerate people from other cultural backgrounds. It is time you start loving them. Toleration may make you a decent person, but it is love that makes you a true human being.”

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Source : Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

21. “Quantum Mechanics can indeed be extremely complex to grasp, but when we talk about Consciousness, with decades of rigorous studies on the human brain we have realized that actually, there is no other phenomenon in the entire universe that is simpler than the majestic phenomenon of Consciousness.'If you think you have a solution to the problem of consciousness, you haven’t understood the problem.' This age-old metaphysical and philosophical argument is strictly not true. If you are sufficiently clear-sighted enough, you can realize the problem itself was a matter of the past when we didn’t have insight into the neurological basis of consciousness. And today it is common knowledge in Neuroscience that, all mesmerizing features of the Human Mind, including the glorious Human Consciousness, are born from the tiny specks of jelly inside your head.”

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Source : What is Mind?

22. “Truth, by all means is the ultimate reward for all the sufferings of the human mind that often compel even the strongest of characters to get down on his or her knees.”

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Source : Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

23. “Any idea of separation is bondage. True liberation of the mind is in non-differentiation.”

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Source : Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

24. “Any idea of separation is bondage. True liberation of the mind is in non-differentiation. And in the pursuit of breaking free from all the shackles of such man-made bondages, science is the most effective tool we have till this date. But in order to bring out all its effectiveness into the human society, it must be sweetened first with the touch of philosophy. Science without Philosophy leads to chaos. Philosophy without Science leads to nowhere. Only together they can construct a better world.”

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Source : Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

25. “There is within the human heart a quality of intelligence which has been known to surpass that attributed to the human mind.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

26. “Knowledge planted in truth grows in truth.Strength born of peace loses nothing to hate.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

27. “​Let love and compassion reign over the modern human civilization and hatred be a matter of ancient history.”

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Source : Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

28. “Misery teaches you the value of joy. It reveals to you the gravitas of human life.”

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Source : Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

29. “There are a great number of ego defenses, and the combinations and circumstances in which we use them reflect on our personality. Indeed, one could go so far as to argue that the self is nothing but the sum of its ego defenses, which are constantly shaping, upholding, protecting, and repairing it.The self is like a cracked mask that is in constant need of being pieced together. But behind the mask there is nobody at home.”

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Author : Neel Burton
Source : Hide and Seek: The Psychology of Self-Deception

30. “It is much easier to concentrate the mind on external things, than to concentrate on the mind itself. For example, a Neuroscientist can be the smartest man (or woman) on earth in his understanding of the human mind. He may know all the neurochemical changes underlying an outrageous behavior of a person. But when he gets mad himself, very little of his own scientific intellect would actually come in handy for him to control his rage. The virtue of self-control is a skill, which requires practice, regardless of all the neurobiological expertise in the world.”

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Source : In Search of Divinity: Journey to The Kingdom of Conscience

31. “A closed mind opens no doors.”

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32. “It is an utter insult towards the fascinating neurons of your cerebral cortex, to believe anybody’s words blindly, even if that person is a Scientist or a Philosopher. So, I urge to you, that you must exercise your own reasoning and judgment (that’s what your cerebral cortex is for; to be specific the frontal lobes) at all times.”

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Source : In Search of Divinity: Journey to The Kingdom of Conscience

33. “Chaos is the law of nature, order is the dream of man...”

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Author : Anonymous

34. “Each stage of your lifeis like petals of a flower... unfolding and opening until it comes to full bloom...You will blossom and then you die...But know that this is not your ending.”

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35. “And in the end you will realise that everything you did, you did for you and for the people like you...”

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Author : Nrane Saroyan

36. “The fact that extremely diversified phenomena are explained in terms of laws having the same form or pattern gives us information... about the structure of the various levels of reality with which the mind deals; for presumably the pattern of a hypothesis must have some correspondence, if it works, with the pattern of the phenomena which it explains.”

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Author : Aldous Huxley
Source : Letters

37. “Be gentle with othersFor many hurt though you see it notSome wounds are invisible yet deepKhoiSan Book of Wisdom”

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38. “Inner peace comes from a clear conscience.”

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39. “In most sciences, there are few findings more prized than a counterintuitive result. It shows something surprising and forces us to reconsider our often tacit assumptions. In philosophy of mind, a counterintuitive “result” (e.g., a mind-boggling implication of somebody’s “theory” of perception, memory, consciousness, or whatever) is typically taken as tantamount to a refutation. This affection for one’s current intuitions, sometimes amounting (as we saw in the previous chapter) to a refusal even to consider alternative perspectives, installs deep conservatism in the methods of philosophers. Conservatism can be a good thing, but only if it is acknowledged. By all means, let’s not abandon perfectly good and familiar intuitions without a fight, but let’s recognize that the intuitions that are initially used to frame the issues may not live to settle the issues.”

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40. “Those who succumb to pain find weakness in emotion and strength in reason.”

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41. “The theories we find untrue, are those we cannot accept.”

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42. “The Vedic viewpoint presents a type of linguistic realism in which reality is the 'text' which is being processed by the observer. Reality can also be modified by adding text to it similar to how a programmer programs a computer by inputting a computer program.”

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Author : Ashish Dalela
Source : Is the Apple Really Red?: 10 Essays on Science and Religion

43. “sometimes we don't need to think to beleive”

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Author : Zakaria ABALI

44. “Spirituality is the ability to say - It is OK, in every circumstance.”

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Author : Rajesh Nanoo

45. “Readers of Darwin's life, for instance, and particularly of the published correspondence of Darwin, are henceforth naturalists in the making. Ever afterwards they are Darwins on a small scale, seeing animals and plants in an entirely different light and with a correspondingly keener interest.”

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Author : John Steeksma
Source : Working The Mind: A Guide to the Development of Thinking Capacity for all Students and Readers

46. “The existence of consciousness is both one of the most familiar and one of the most astounding things about the world. No conception of the natural order that does not reveal it as something to be expected can aspire even to the outline of completeness. And if physical science, whatever it may have to say about the origin of life, leaves us necessarily in the dark about consciousness, that shows that it cannot provide the basic form of intelligibility for this world. There must be a very different way in which t hings as they are make sense, and that includes the physical world, since the problem cannot be quarantined in the mind.”

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Author : Thomas Nagel
Source : Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False

47. “This 'web of discourses' as Robyn called it...is as much a biological product as any of the other constructions to be found in the animal world. (Clothes too, are part of the extended phenotype of Homo Sapiens almost every niche inhabited by that species.An illustrated encyclopedia of zoology should no more picture Homo Sapiens naked than it should picture Ursus arctus-the black bear- wearing a clown suit and riding a bicycle.”

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Source : Consciousness Explained

48. “There is a gap between the mind and the world, and (as far as anybody knows) you need to posit internal representations if you are to have a hope of getting across it. Mind the gap. You’ll regret it if you don't.”

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49. “Are ordinary people really populations of interests rather than something more solid? It’s disturbing to think of yourself as so fluid, so potentially unstable, held together only by the shifting influence of available rewards. It’s like being told that atoms are mostly empty and wondering how they can bear weight. Yet the bargaining of interests in a society can produce highly stable institutions; perhaps that’s also true of the internal interests created by a person’s rewards.”

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50. “And you thought there was only one exit door...”

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Author : L. M. Fields

51. “What is it that has called you so suddenly out of nothingness to enjoy for a brief while a spectacle which remains quite indifferent to you? The conditions for your existence are almost as old as the rocks. For thousands of years men have striven and suffered and begotten and women have brought forth in pain. A hundred years ago, perhaps, another man sat on this spot; like you he gazed with awe and yearning in his heart at the dying light of the glaciers. Like you he was begotten of man and born of woman. He felt pain and brief joy as you do. Was he someone else? Was it not you yourself? What is this Self of yours? What was the necessary condition for making the thing conceived this time into you, just you and not someone else? What clearly intelligible scientific meaning can this 'someone else' really have? If she who is now your mother had cohabited with someone else and had a son by him, and your father had done likewise, would you have come to be? Or were you living in them, and in your father's father... thousands of years ago? And even if this is so, why are you not your brother, why is your brother not you, why are you not one of your distant cousins? What justifies you in obstinately discovering this difference - the difference between you and someone else - when objectively what is there is the same?”

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Source : My View of the World

52. “The reason I said earlier that the mind is neither the Cartesian, highly intellectualized, cranium-confined firm-and-frozen ego, nor the self-effaced, world-immersed, flowing, field-like non-thingy occurrence, is that even though I was feeling my limbs to be alien to myself, that did not mean that I felt them to be disconnected. Rather, they were intimately connected, yet, merely connected to me, and not phenomenologically proper parts of myself. The mind-world boundary seems to have moved from the skin/environment junction to the innervated/denervated junction within the body. So part of the body has become external to the mind, or ‘de-minded’.”

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Source : The Peripheral Mind: Philosophy of Mind and the Peripheral Nervous System

53. “It is quite natural to think of the self as something concrete, but it is, in fact, nothing of the sort. Rather, it is an abstract product of our minds, a convenient concept or schema that enables us to relate our present self with our past, future, and conditional selves, and thereby to create an illusion of coherence and continuity from a big jumble of disparate experiences. Indeed, one could go so far as to argue that the self is nothing but the sum total of our ego defences, and that it is therefore tantamount to one gigantic ego defence, namely, the ego itself. The self is like a cracked mask that is in constant need of being pieced together. But behind the mask there is nobody at home.”

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Author : Neel Burton
Source : Hide and Seek: The Psychology of Self-Deception

54. “…every feeling is the perception of a truth...”

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Source : New Essays on Human Understanding

55. “The mind is not only capable of knowing [innate ideas], but further of finding them in itself; and if it had only the simple capacity to receive knowledge…it would not be the source of necessary truths…”

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Source : New Essays on Human Understanding

56. “For the [innate] general principles enter into our thoughts, of which they form the soul and the connection. They are as necessary thereto as the muscles and sinews are for walking, although we do not at all think of them.”

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Source : New Essays on Human Understanding

57. “The mind leans on [innate] principles every moment, but it does not come so easily to distinguish them and to represent them distinctly and separately, because that demands great attention to its acts, and the majority of people, little accustomed to think, has little of it.”

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Source : New Essays on Human Understanding

58. “I myself find the division of the world into an objective and a subjective side much too arbitrary. The fact that religions through the ages have spoken in images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other ways of grasping the reality to which they refer. But that does not mean that it is not a genuine reality. And splitting this reality into an objective and a. subjective side won't get us very far.”

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Author : Niels Bohr

59. “…if geometry were as much opposed to our passions and present interests as is ethics, we should contest it and violate I but little less, notwithstanding all the demonstrations of Euclid and Archimedes…”

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Source : New Essays on Human Understanding

60. “Raise your children don't train them RjS”

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