A student once asked a Zen master to describe kensho, the first insight into one's true nature. The Zen master replied, "A donkey peeks into a well, a deep, deep well." Another Zen Master, upon hearing of this incident, commented, "I would have said the well peeks at the donkey."
In a sermon, Meister Eckhart once said, "The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me."
In a talk at the Kennedy Center, Krishnamurti said, "Our consciousness is, after all, universal consciousness."
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