Transcend but include – Ken Wilber

“Transcending the ego” thus actually means to transcend but include the ego in a deeper and higher embrace, first in the soul or deeper psychic, then with the Witness or primordial Self, then with each previous stage taken up, enfolded, included, and embraced in the radiance of One Taste.

And that means we do not “get rid” of the small ego, but rather, we inhabit it fully, live it with verve, use it as the necessary vehicle through which higher truths are communicated.

Soul and Spirit include body, emotions, and mind; they do not erase them.

Ken Wilber

Source: The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader., Pages: 33

One for Baha'is – and inter-spiritualists

One for Baha’is – and inter-spiritualists

‘Abdu’l-Vahhab: A shopkeeper from Shiraz who embraced the Babi Cause and was imprisoned with Baha’u’llah in the Black Pit of Tehran.

Baha’u’llah gave him His own shoes to wear on the way to his execution.

From a great looking blog http://bahaibiographicalnotes.blogspot.co.uk/

3 unrelated quotations (?)

1) O SON OF MAN!
Rejoice in the gladness of thine heart, that thou mayest be worthy to meet Me and to mirror forth My beauty. – from Baha’u’llah’s ‘Hidden Words’

2) I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery. – Aldous Huxley – Those Barren Leaves (1925).