Syvak’s Museum of Heresies

An eclectic integral blog of my personal studies


You triumph over death, not by living forever, but by living timelessly, by being present to the Present. You are not going to defeat death by identifying with the ego in the stream of time and then trying to make that ego go on forever in that temporal stream. You defeat death by finding that part of your own present awareness that never enters the stream of time in the first place and thus is truly Unborn and Undying.

-Ken Wilber, Grace and Grit

“A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something.”

– Plato

“I have one major rule: everybody is right. More specifically, everybody—including me—has some important pieces of the truth, and all of those pieces need to be honored, cherished, and included in a more gracious, spacious, and compassionate embrace.”

― Ken Wilber, “Introduction”, to The Collected Works of Ken Wilber, vol. VIII, p. 49

The essential part of our being can only survive if the transient part dissolves. Death is a condition of survival. That which has been gained must be eternalized, and can only be eternalized by being transmuted, by passing through death they must return.

– Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.

– Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Blake said that the body was the soul’s prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the ‘windows of the soul.’ When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experence.
-Jim Morrison

The reason why we are disenchanted with ourselves is because we entertain in the depths of our psyche a kind of vision-an anticipated vision of what we could be if we would be what we might be.
-Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Man has no greater enemy than himself.

A perfect human being: Man in search of his ideal of perfection. Nothing less.
-Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.
-Jim Morrison

I have seen the movement of the sinews of the sky, And the blood coursing in the veins of the moon.
-Muhammad Iqbal

No man is free who cannot control himself.

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.

Quick!! Act as if nothing has happened!
-Dorothy Parker

The pacifist’s task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.

-Vera Brittain

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