Worthy Quotes

Worthy Quotes

  • So, are you conscious? Do you live in a world of energy or mentality? Suopo Passerby
  • “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.” Dr. Max Planck, 1918 Nobel Laureate in Physics.
  • “If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it could be Buddhism.” Dr. Albert Enistein, 1921 Nobel Laureate in Physics.
  • “All phenomena originate from mentality.” Buddha

Reality: Nothing but Mentality

Nothing but Mentality

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