All boundaries in the universe are ultimately illusory, arbitrary and can therefore be
An individual tuned into cosmic consciousness usually has no doubt that he or she is
confronted with the ultimate reality.
As ultimate and infinite reality, there is no external standpoint from which to doubt it or
During mystical experiences, one can feel that one has access to ultimate knowledge and
wisdom in matters of cosmic relevance.
Dying persons who had transcendental experiences developed a deep belief in the
ultimate unity of all creation. They often experienced themselves as integral parts of it.
How many of the current ideas of eternity, of heaven, of supernatural states are ultimately
derived from the experiences of drug-takers?
I never really felt that school was my true place or any type of ultimately enriching
experience. (That’s what LSD is.)
Jews and Christians think of God in political and monarchial terms, as the supreme
governor of the universe, the ultimate boss.
Knowledge of the true nature of existence is perceived as being ultimately more real and
relevant than all scientific theories or perceptions and concepts of our everyday life.
Making full allowance for cultural variations, it appears that men’s experiences of “the
ultimate” are peculiarly alike. (Experiences of “the ultimate” are universal.)
Mysticism in the broadest sense is “the experience of communion with Ultimate Reality”,
a communion that has no limits.
On the level of ultimate unity, consciousness totally awakens to its original condition,
which is also the suchness of all of existence.
On the threshold of the most profound and ultimate depths, we are faced with the
revelation that our experience is contained within the depths of the Divine Life itself.
Perennial philosophy sees human as essentially commensurate with the entire universe
and ultimately divine.
Such well-known concepts as the “primordial essence” and the “ultimate Ground of
Being” take on an immediacy and clarity hitherto unknown.
The Absolute or the ultimate would be the experience of the Suchness of all the levels
and consciousness in its original condition.
The essence of metaphysical realization is the discovery that the conscious self, the
ultimate knower in man, is substantially identical with the infinite.
The experience of the Absolute, the Ultimate Reality, transcends all categories and eludes
The individual in this state becomes deeply aware of his or her unity with other people,
nature and the entire universe and with the ultimate creative principle or God.
The knowledge through participation in ultimate reality, in the sense of being able to
KNOW and SEE what is REAL, carries its own sense of certainty.
The new generation doesn’t want to run away. It wants to look at the ultimates. (That was
written no later than 1969.)
The rejection of any source of evidence is always treason to that ultimate rationalism
which urges forward science and philosophy alike.
The ultimate challenge to Newtonian science has been the discovery that clinically blind
people experiencing out of body experiences describe scenes that are visually accurate.
The ultimate mystery of the universe is not to be found far away in some distant place in
a remote future. It’s all right here, now.
The ultimate pleasure organ is the brain, an enormous 30 billion-cell hedonic gland
waiting to be activated.
The ultimate “proof” will have to be personal experience. Without it, much of what is
described will probably remain unconvincing.
The ultimate reality is not clearly and immediately apprehended, except by those who
make themselves loving and pure in heart.
The ultimate reality remains unshakably itself and is of the same substance as the inner
light of even the most cruelly tormented mind.
The ultimate reconciliation with the universe comes from the insight that the totality of
existence forms a unified field or network which is experientially available to each of us.
They describe the state as definitely not blank or empty but as filled with intense,
profound, vivid perception which they regard as the ultimate goal of the mystic path.
This insistence of the inefficacy of symbolic religion for the ultimate purpose of union
with God has been stressed by all the Oriental religions.
Ultimately, nothing is irrelevant to anything else. There is a togetherness of all things in
an endless hierarchy of living and interacting patterns.
We lose consciousness of and faith in the uncontrolled and ungraspable background
world which is ultimately what we ourselves are.
You’ve climbed inside Einstein’s formula, penetrating to the ultimate nature of matter
and you’re pulsing in harmony with its cosmic beat.
You become aware deep within you of ultimate communion, experiential awareness of
A conception of the ultimate unity in being and consciousness of man and the universe is
common to all the main religious traditions and is based on the experience of the mystics
in each tradition.
Do these drugs then promise discoveries about mind as important and far reaching in
their ultimate effects as have been the revolutionary findings of this century concerning
the physical universe? At the very least, the promise is so great.
Enlightenment is the ego’s ultimate disappointment. (That’s because enlightenment
means that it’s all over for the ego, the ego being exposed for the fraud that it always
Hindu philosophy has not made the mistake imagining that one can make an informative,
factual positive statement about the ultimate reality. What can be described and
categorized must always belong to the conventional realm.
In this state of mind, it becomes clear that the ultimate measure of one’s living standard is
the quality of one’s life experiences and not the quantity of achievements or material
Mysticism may be the ultimate source of ethics, morality and the life of righteousness,
mystical and ecstatic religious experience the sources of astonishing vitality and
efficiency in the pursuit of good works.
Only in the light of these revelations of what each human being is capable of becoming,
ought to become and is ultimately destined to become, can we fully and clearly
understand what in fact we are.
Since psychedelic drugs expose us to different levels of perception and experience, use of
them is ultimately a philosophic enterprise, compelling us to confront the nature of
Spiritual feelings are associated with the dilemma of time and space, origin of matter, life
and consciousness, dimensions and complexity of the universe and human existence, and
the ultimate purpose underlying the process of creation.
The highest point of the experience is a moment of transcendence in which the user
passes out of the everyday world into a paradisiacal egoless state in which he believes he
has attained some ultimate revelation about the nature of mind and the universe.
The sage often appears to be an idiot or “wildman” because he doesn’t take the choosing
seriously. It’s not life or death. It’s life and death and ultimately there is nothing to be
dreaded. There is nothing outside the universe, against which it can crash.
The spiritual leadership of a stable and unified society must have access to metaphysical
knowledge, i.e., to an effective realization and immediate experience of the ultimate
The ultimate Ground simply “is”. Only when the individual also “simply is”, by reason of
his union through love-knowledge with the Ground, can there be complete and eternal
There cannot be, in the ultimate analysis, different Gods for different religions. We may
look upon God differently, we may have different approaches to the divine, but this force
or power that we call God must be there for all, irrespective of caste or creed.
This whole image of the universe as an imperial and monarchial state is a joke. The
ultimate identity of man with God is not identity with this Commander-in-Chief of the
Thou shalt evolve to a higher state of being and ultimately return to the Godhead which is
your very self, your ever-present Divine Condition prior to all conditions, names and
Twentieth century educators have ceased to be concerned with questions of ultimate truth
or meaning and are interested solely in the dissemination of a rootless and irrelevant
culture and the fostering of the solemn foolery of scholarship for scholarship’s sake.
Ultimate faith is completely letting go. (The ego has no faith in anything other than itself
and cannot let go except in ultimate desperation. LSD will allow you to see the ego for
the fraud that it is so that you are no longer taken in by it.)
Bad trips may ultimately be good ones. The “bad trip” is one in which the person recoils
in terror when unexpectedly confronted with ranges of energy which he cannot control.
(This is the ego dying and one has to be prepared for it so that it’s not so “unexpected”.
As for the terror, it’s all in the person’s mind.)
Could it be that the universe is, in the final analysis, just a divine play of consciousness
where all natural laws are ultimately arbitrary, and where any one of us, at any time, can
somehow access any material that ever existed or will exist for anyone, anywhere,
unfettered by the illusions of matter, space, and time?
Identification of consciousness with ego consciousness leads to confusion of mind and
intellect, to acceptance of appearance as reality, to materialistic formulations of the
interaction of mind and matter, to isolation and fear, to increasingly negative conceptions
of reality and ultimately and very logically, to disaster.
Identifying with the consciousness of the Universal Mind, the individual senses that he
has experientially encompassed the totality of existence. He feels that he has reached the
reality underlying all realities and is confronted with the supreme and ultimate principle
that represents all Being.
In our minds we possess a far greater wealth than we have ever conceived. Such a
discovery may do much for us in every way, making material ends seem less valuable to
us as ultimate aims, and encouraging us to live well for the sake of a spirit which
possesses fathomless capacities for happiness no less than knowledge.
It is a complex revelatory insight into the essence of being and existence. This insight is
typically accompanied by feelings of certainty that such knowledge is ultimately more
real and relevant than our concepts and perceptions regarding the world that we share in a
usual state of consciousness.
Religion, I will be thinking of as the inner experience of the individual when he senses
Ultimate Reality, whether as God, Beyond, transcendent cosmic process, a wholly
different and profound dimension of life, nirvana or however one chooses to name and
interpret this Ultimate Reality.
Spiritual feelings are associated with such issues as the enigma of time and space; the
origin of matter, life and consciousness; the dimensions of the universe and of existence;
the meaning of human life and the ultimate purpose underlying the process of the creation
of the phenomenal world.
The individual in this state becomes deeply aware of his or her unity with other people,
nature and the entire universe and with the ultimate creative principle or God. This is
accompanied by an overwhelming positive affect that can range from peace, serenity and
bliss to an ecstatic rapture.
The nature of consciousness is ultimately the only problem worthy of total intellectual
effort. It is the concern of all the world’s philosophies and religions. (Actually, the nature
of consciousness is not a problem. The problem is society’s lack of understanding about
The same way as the rivers and streams arise from different places but ultimately flow
into the same ocean, so do all these different religious sects and communities and
denominations arise according to historical, geographical and ethnic reasons but,
ultimately, reach the same goal.
We should re-evaluate our attitude toward mythology. Instead of representing bizarre and
ultimately useless pieces of knowledge, the data can prove to be invaluable cartographies
of strange experiential worlds which each of us will have to enter at some point in the
Willingness to be insecure is the ultimate security. Willingness to suffer is the essence of
divine joy. Willingness to be finite is to know one’s own infinity. Willingness to be a
slave is to be truly free. Willingness to be a fool and a sinner is to be both a sage and a
Loss of self may be experienced as an actual death and rebirth, undergone with anguish
and joy of overwhelming intensity. In some cases, the culmination is a mystical ecstasy in
which for an eternal moment all contradictions seem reconciled, all questions answered,
all wants irrelevant or satisfied, all existence encompassed by an experience that is felt to
define the ultimate reality, boundless, timeless, and ineffable.
The formless, dimensionless and intangible principle that an individual can perceive as
the Universal Mind is characterized by infinite existence, infinite awareness and
knowledge and infinite bliss. Any descriptions and definitions, however, necessarily use
words that we associate with the phenomena of the three-dimensional world; they are
therefore incapable of conveying the essence of this ultimate transcendental principle.
Those who were previously convinced that death was the ultimate defeat and meant the
end of any form of existence discovered various alternatives to this materialistic and
pragmatic point of view. They came to realize how little conclusive evidence there is for
any authoritative opinion in this matter and often began seeing death and dying as a
cosmic voyage into the unknown.
Western cultures have bred a type of human being who feels strongly alienated. He has
lost his connection with the surrounding universe. He does not know that the “ultimate
inside” of himself is the same as the “ultimate inside” of the cosmos or that, in other
words, his sensation of “I” is a glimmering intimation of what the universe itself feels
like on the inside.
When we experience identification with the cosmic consciousness, we have the feeling of
enfolding the totality of existence within us, and of comprehending the Reality that
underlies all realities. We have a profound sense that we are in connection with the
supreme and ultimate principle of all Being. In this state, it is absolutely clear that this
principle is the ultimate and the only mystery.
All doctrines of God are ultimately false because doctrines are forms of words.
An imperial and kingly concept of the ultimate reality is neither necessary nor universal.
All types of dualistic philosophy are ultimately unsatisfactory.
As egos, they do not know the ultimate reality at all.
Bad trips may ultimately be good ones. Spiritual gains are never made without risk.
Death is the ultimate equalizer.
Form is ultimately void, in the special sense of ungraspable and immeasurable.
Holy humor is the discovery of the ultimate joke on oneself.
In this state, realization of the “ultimate truth” is possible.
It is here that man actually realizes his ultimate meaning and destiny.
Make contact with that ultimate source of intelligence: DNA.
Man cannot define the ultimate.
The essence of mystic awareness is a sense of ultimate belonging.
The eternity, whose realization is the ultimate good, is a kingdom of heaven within.
The new generation doesn’t want to run away. It wants to look at the ultimates.
The stakes are high, but the prize the ultimate.
The ultimate basis of our world is in question.
The ultimate change is the “you” that you imagine and the real “you” merging into one.
The ultimate Experience is the Self.
The Ultimate Ground of Being is you, that inmost Self.
The “ultimate inside” of himself is the same as the “ultimate inside” of the Cosmos.
The ultimate reality cannot be described in terms of any finite or known category.
The ultimate reality is alive, conscious and intelligent.
The ultimate reason for human experience is unitive knowledge of the divine Ground.
The unconscious is at root creative and intelligent and thus ultimately trustworthy.
The way in which various disciplines divide reality is ultimately arbitrary
There is no ultimate conflict.
There is no ultimate threat to the universal order.
This chemical could ultimately help man in his search for the ultimate truths.
This inner letting go would ultimately liberate him.
This is the ultimate luxury, the flawless wisdom-pleasure hit.
This is the ultimate state.
Time and space are ultimately arbitrary.
Ultimately, I hope, all religious dogma will be replaced by direct, personal experience.
Ultimately it is possible to regain the ground that has been lost.
I try to go deeper, sinking thought and feeling down and down to their ultimate
The structures and the masks he has built up over the years suddenly disappear and he is
cast free to ponder on the ultimate reality of things without restraint.
The only way I could describe this state of ultimate cosmic ecstasy was to refer to it as
We all felt that we have achieved the state of ultimate fulfillment; we have reached the
source and the final destination, as close to heaven as I could imagine.
Death, instead of being the ultimate end of everything, suddenly appeared as a transition
into a different type of existence; the idea of the possible continuity of consciousness
beyond physical death seemed to be much more plausible than the opposite.
In several staggered flashes of insight, like flashbulbs popping around a celebrity, I
understood the Cartesian mind/body split. I also understood Beauty and Truth and
Ultimate Reality. Unfortunately, I lacked the words to explain it.
I had, on that day, entered William Blake’s Palace of Wisdom. He had been there, too.
And, I was to learn later, so had many others. And so can you. It’s our birthright. We are
all supposed to dwell in the mansion at the top of the hill. It’s our ultimate destiny. It’s
cosmic consciousness. Nirvana. Satori.
It was a beautiful feeling, a verification of what I hoped would be the ultimate truth and a
hopeful view of creation: Don’t worry about your body or about dying. That’s an illusion.
Consciousness cannot die. To me, this was mind-shattering, the ultimate revelation in my
To concort anything by way of description that would even hint at the magnitude, the
sense of ultimate reality…this seems such an impossible task. The knowledge which has
infused and affected every aspect of my life came instantaneously and with such
complete force of certainty that it was impossible, then or since, to doubt its validity.
His eyes twinkled as if he had seen the ultimate joke.
a feeling of joy, gratitude, pleasure or onrush of grace at catching a glimpse of the
a high state of consciousness in which man finds union with the ultimate reality of the
a sense of certainty that this knowledge is ultimately more relevant and “real” than the
perceptions and beliefs we share in everyday life
an extremely realistic feeling of the ultimate biological crisis that frequently gets
confused with real dying
developed an affirmative attitude toward the totality of existence and a general
acceptance of whatever happens in life as being ultimately all right
experiences which point toward the ultimate evolutionary potential of human
experiential identification with the primordial Emptiness, Nothingness, and Silence,
which seems to be the ultimate cradle of all existence
makes possible an ever deepening knowledge of the mystery of human—that mystery
which merges ultimately and becomes one with the Mystery of Life itself
metaphysical anxiety, the terror of being ultimately wrong and rotten to the core (That’s a
con game. You are ultimately right and pure at the core.)
the ecstatic experience of a mystical nature—the ultimate source from which the strength
of religion flows
the metaphysical realization that man’s consciousness is a particular mode of the ultimate
reality and is, in essence, identical with the ground of the whole universe
the possibility of confrontation with the source level of reality, felt as Holy, Ultimate,
Ineffable, in an atmosphere charged with the most intense effect
the realization of that ultimate standpoint from which “anything goes” and which “all
things are of one suchness”
the spiritual state of no-game, no-ego, the ultimate liberation and the very highest forms
the ultimate meaninglessness of the world (It means that the world has no specific
purpose. It’s all purposeless play.)
the ultimate transcendence of fantasy and discursive reasoning in the timeless act of pure
timelessness, presence of God, ultimate reality, blessedness and peace, mystery, and
the experience of the Void, of the primordial emptiness, nothingness and silence which is
the ultimate source and cradle of all existence, the “uncreated and ineffable Supreme” (It
can’t be described, so they call it the Void.)
the mistake of persecuting men who are merely attempting to experience that part of their
nature that they feel most entitles them to regard themselves as human, namely, their
encounter with Ultimate Reality or what they call God
visions of many-colored geometries, of architectures, rich with gems and fabulously
lovely, of landscapes with heroic figures, of symbolic dramas, trembling perpetually on
the verge of the ultimate revelation (eyes closed)
a feeling of knowing the ultimate meaning of life itself
a glimpse of the splendor of ultimate Reality
a marvelous, captivating and mystery-producing encounter with Ultimate Reality or God
a sense of sacredness and of ultimate insight into the true and real nature of existence
a sense of ultimate knowledge
a sense of what may be called the ultimate All-Rightness of the universe
a single ultimate universal principle
a state of ultimacy
an eternity of radiant knowledge, of bliss unchanging in its ultimate intensity
an experience that is felt to define ultimate reality: boundless, timeless and ineffable
an ultimate joy
an ultimately enriching experience
beyond the ultimate limits
God, the ultimate reality, not an idea conceived but a reality experienced
greater awareness of ultimate reality
immediate insight into ultimate reality
music refined to its ultimate ethereal spirit
of ultimate meaning and value
on the threshold of the ultimate feeling
our evolutionary journey toward ultimate self-recognition
profound insight into the ultimate secrets of existence
recognition of the ultimate
spiritual liberation, revelation of the ultimate truth, oneness of all existence
sudden and profoundly impressive perception of ultimate reality
supreme identity, inmost light, ultimate center, self more me than myself
that essentially infinite and omniscient consciousness which is the ultimate reality
that the ultimate reality is the universal
that ultimate “freedom from the known”
the apprehension of an Ultimate Unity with which the seeker unites or identifies
the certainty that such knowledge is truly or ultimately real
the concept of religion as mysticism or vivid inner experience of Ultimate Reality
the end and ultimate purpose of human life—Enlightenment
the highest wisdom, the ultimate truth
the immediacy and “ultimate truth” of the experience
the inmost and ultimate self
the magnitude, the sense of ultimate reality
the Real Thing, the ultimate illumination
the realization that ultimately, it really doesn’t matter
the sense that all is ultimately well
the Supreme Ultimate
the ultimate and basic unity
the ultimate and eternal space in which things and events come and go
the ultimate best
the ultimate consciousness
the ultimate cosmic unifying principle
the ultimate door (to the mind, reality and God)
the ultimate experience
the ultimate gamble
the ultimate goal
the ultimate goal that of complete self-liberation
the ultimate high
the ultimate identity of oneself and the Godhead
the ultimate liberation experience
the ultimate meanings of the experience
the ultimate mystery
the ultimate non-dual reality
the ultimate of all experiences
the ultimate perfection of a total union with the Godhead
the ultimate power that moves the galaxies and nucleus of the atom
the ultimate reality beyond all dualities
the ultimate realm of free and purified spirituality
the ultimate sexual-sensual experience
the ultimate spiritual experience
the ultimate trip to higher realms of consciousness
the Ultimate Truth
the ultimate truth, of great importance
the Ultimate Truth, the ultimate best
the ultimate world of “the spirit”
this state of ultimate cosmic energy
this ultimate state
this ultimate vision
to discover the Ultimate unity
to the ultimate depths of his own unconscious
to unveil the mysteries of the universe, to seek that ultimate wisdom
ultimate reunion with the eternal Ground
ultimate transcendence and release into boundless radiance
very high spiritual states characterized by ultimate purity and special radiance
vision of ultimate reality
your immediate perception of the ultimate order