“Beingness has the quality to become whatever you think of.  Whatever concept you feed to consciousness, the consciousness will provide you with that. Whatever you hold on to intensely, you are bound to be that, that is the quality of your consciousness.  You should never think that you are the body.

Consciousness is not the body.  As a result of the body the beingness is felt, but beingness is all-pervasive.

Consciousness alone feels the expanse of consciousness, but I, the Absolute, am not that.

Whatever is know is know by consciousness, is in the field of consciousness.  The consciousness and the knowledge will subside when the food body dies.  The Absolute always remains.  The seed of knowledge is planted in you by these talks; now you have to follow it up.  You must nurse it, ruminate over it, so that the tree of knowledge may grow.”

Nisargadatta Maharaj  from Consciousness and the Absolute.