438. Consciousness is freedom from attachment; consciousness is immaculate; consciousness is intimacy with God; the consciousness that is free of forgetfulness is freedom from fear; consciousness is the immortalising ambrosia; know that consciousness is everything.
439. To know the vast length and breadth of consciousness, the depth of its base and the height of its summit, is alone the attainment of tranquility. Outside of this tranquility it is impossible for even the gods to know in its entirety the state of consciousness.
~ Guru Vachaka Kovai
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