“Everyone who begins to study and know his own states is well aware that our experience is a constant dying and rebirth. We lose ourselves, we disappear entirely from the scene into the mechanicalness of our behavior –mind, body and feelings become dissolved into an automatism. And then, at a certain moment, we awaken out of this and become aware of resurrection, as truly and completely representing this cosmic idea as the great things that are taught in religion, or what we see going on about us all the time in nature.”

“But even when we do see the helplessness with which we fall into oblivion, at the very moment when we are most trying to hold on to ourselves, we must learn to trust that there is something else that calls us back, and will call us back. And if it calls us back from sleep at night, it will also call us back from that other sleep into which we shall enter, the sleep of death.”