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Tvam Shabd quotes by Joseph Campbell
#1. It is not easy for students to realize that to ask, as they often do, whether God exists and is merciful, just, good, or wrathful, is simply to project anthropomorphic concepts into a sphere to which they do not pertain. As the Upaniṣads declare: 'There, words do not reach.' Such queries fall short of the question. And yet - as the student must also understand - although that mystery is regarded in the Orient as transcendent of all thought and naming, it is also to be recognized as the reality of one's own being and mystery. That which is transcendent is also immanent. And the ultimate function of Oriental myths, philosophies, and social forms, therefore, is to guide the individual to an actual experience of his identity with that; tat tvam asi ('Thou art that') is the ultimate word in this connection.

By contrast, in the Western sphere - in terms of the orthodox traditions, at any rate, in which our students have been raised - God is a person, the person who has created this world. God and his creation are not of the same substance. Ontologically, they are separate and apart. We, therefore, do not find in the religions of the West, as we do in those of the East, mythologies and cult disciplines devoted to the yielding of an experience of one's identity with divinity. That, in fact, is heresy. Our myths and religions are concerned, rather, with establishing and maintaining an experience of relationship - and this is quite a different affair. Hence it is, that thoug #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Tvam Shabd quotes by Robert M. Pirsig
#2. In all of the Oriental religions great value is placed on the Sanskrit doctrine of Tat tvam asi, "Thou art that," which asserts that everything you think you are and everything you think you perceive are undivided. To realize fully this lack of division is to become enlightened. #Quote by Robert M. Pirsig
Tvam Shabd quotes by Devdutt Pattanaik
#3. Every human creates his own imagined version of the world, and of himself. Every human is therefore Brahma, creator of his own aham.Aham Brahmasmi, I am Brahma. Tat tvam asi, so are you. #Quote by Devdutt Pattanaik
Tvam Shabd quotes by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
#4. Tat tvam asi: "Thou art That." Atman is Brahman: the Self in each person is not different from the Godhead. #Quote by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Tvam Shabd quotes by Kirpal Singh
#5. Be Good-Do Good-Be One #Quote by Kirpal Singh

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