Only god is love, and for this love to be fully realized self must step aside.
and not only do we not need a self to love god, but for the same reason we do
not need a mind to know him, for that in us which knows God, is God
– Bernadette Roberts
Bernadette Roberts is a very interesting and unusual Enlightenment story: as a catholic nun she had reached the mystical state of ecstatic union with God, or “God Consciousness”, described also by great Christian mystics.
However, she was shocked to realize, as her state deepened, that from a certain point onward her sense of “self” fell away, and as a result, the very notion of “God” too.
This led her to revise her all Christian terminology and thinking pattern, resulting in amazing statements such as this.
Expression Without a Self – Part 2 (The Teaching)
Expression Without a Self – Part 3 (Practice and Questions)
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