"Modern Masonry is undeniably the reflection of primeval Occult Masonry, of the teaching of those divine Masons who established the Mysteries of the prehistoric and prediluvian Temples and Initiation, raised by truly superhuman Builders." 

- Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. “The Secret Doctrine”

“I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

— Henry David Thoreau

"Meditation is nothing but a device to make you aware of your real self — which is not created by you, which need not be created by you, which you already are. You are born with it, you ARE it! It needs to be discovered.

If this is not possible, or if the society does not allow it to happen…and no society allows it to happen, because the real self is dangerous — dangerous for the established church, dangerous for the state, dangerous for the crowd, dangerous for the tradition — because once a man knows his real self, he becomes an individual. He no longer belongs to the mob psychology; he will not be superstitious, and he cannot be exploited. He cannot be led like cattle, he cannot be ordered and commanded. 

He will live according to his light, he will live from his own inwardness. His life will have tremendous beauty, integrity. But that is the fear of the society.”

- Osho - The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 02

Consciousness:

1. The state of being conscious; knowledge of one’s own existence, condition, sensations, mental operations, acts, etc.

2. Immediate knowledge or perception of the presence of any object, state, or sensation.

3. An alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation.

Consciousness is the foundational energy of perception. 

Consciousness is the basis upon which we as an existing being either evolve or devolve. Our improvement or degeneration is marked by the state or level of our consciousness.

"It is vital to understand and develop the conviction that consciousness has the potential to increase to an infinite degree." - the 14th Dalai Lama.