The Delusion Of Consciousness
In truth there is only one mind.
Know that this Universe, in its entirety, is nothing else but one individual being;
A human being is a part of the whole called by us "Universe",
a part limited in time and space.
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest,
a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree.
As the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.”
You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean,
so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.