“If a man crosses a river and an empty boat collides with his own skiff, Even though he be bad tempered man He will not become very angry. But if he sees a man in the boat, He will shout at him to steer clear. If the shout is not heard, he will shout again, and yet again, and begin cursing. And all because someone is in the boat. Yet if the boat were empty, He would not be shouting, and not angry. If you can empty your own boat Crossing the river of the world, No one will oppose you, No one will seek to harm you” ― Zhuangzi
The Great Garuda states:
The implications of the threefold encounter-the display that manifests as an objective field of experience can be discerned within the “interval” between sense objects and mind, with nothing that arises being rejected.
Just as myriad dreams are subsumed within sleep, being natural manifestations that are empty and without true existence, so too the phenomena of the universe, whether of samsara or nirvana, are embraced by mind. They manifest within mind, the vast expanse, but have no substance.
Behold but One in all things; it is the second that leads you astray.
My Me is God, nor do I recognize any other Me except my God Himself.
St. Catherine of Genoa
In those respects in which the soul is unlike God, it is also unlikeitself.
I went from God to God, until they cried from me in me, ‘ O’ thoul!’
Bayazid of Bistun
To gauge the soul we must gauge it with God, for the Ground of God and the Ground of the Soul are one and the same.
The spirit possesses God essentially in naked nature, and God the spirit.
The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God, as if He stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge.
The Beloved is all in all; the lover merely veils Him; The Beloved is all that lives, the lover a dead thing.