The nature of the Self, the essential nature of the Self, should be lived through all experience, and that will be a positive gain; then it is cosmic consciousness. One aspect of it is this transcendental, eternal silence, bliss absolute. Another aspect is relativity; relative experiences, the ever-changing field of existence is another aspect. Both taken together are cosmic consciousness, and when both are experienced, both are lived at the same time, then this is fulfillment of life.
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (via illuminationuniverse)