Image, The student should bear in mind that the very essence of consciousness

The student should bear in mind that the very essence of consciousness is constantly to identify itself with the Not-Self, and as constantly to re-assert itself by rejecting the Not-Self. Consciousness, in fact, consists of this alternating assertion and negation – “I am this” – “I am not this.” Hence consciousness is, and causes in matter, the attracting and repelling that we call a vibration.

Arthur E. Powell

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