“We do not live. Life lives as us. We do not survive. Life survives us. The individual body and mind are only temporary expressions and stepped-down modifications or lesser intensities of Life, which is Absolute Intensity, or Infinite Radiance. The individual is not an inherently independent “entity,” radically “other” than all other “entities.” The individual is only Life alive, and all who are alive (or filled and lived by Life) are identical to that same, All-Pervading and Absolute Life. Each one is Life itself, in person, and yet not other than Itself.”

Bubba Free JohnThe Enlightenment of the Whole Body (p.134)

“From time to time, Life manages to Realize Itself perfectly while yet appearing in human and bodily form. Such an Event is of unique value to all other men. It is the Event wherein Life archives Agency and the capacity for direct Influence via all the functions of a human body-mind, the likeness of all men and women. The Spiritual Master is such an Event.”

Bubba Free JohnThe Enlightenment of the Whole Body (p.135)

“The Way is not everywhere fully communicated, and true practitioners are extremely rare. Spiritual Masters are developed in the human plane only very occasionally, and the function of such a one is to regenerate the Teaching and the Way itself.”

Bubba Free JohnThe Enlightenment of the Whole Body (p.148)

“Such a character is profoundly emotional, intelligent, and full of Life. He works creatively within the mechanisms of his present adaptation, as one who is lived and pervaded by Life. Thus, he is a creative force or ecstatic agency of Life, rather than a self-possessed, abstracted, chronically reactive or strategically nonreactive opponent of his own morality. He grows, adapts, and cuts through. He is not weak, but strong. His freedom is shown in his aggressive, self-yielding resort to the Divine under all circumstances. He is not passionless. Rather, his passion is pressed to God.”

Bubba Free JohnThe Enlightenment of the Whole Body (p.313)

“The Work of Incarnation is not founded in any intention to perfect this world or to immortalize any state of experiential existence. It is a Humorous Work. It is that Work which is obvious only to one who is already God-Realized and Free. It is a Work in which there is no necessity whatsoever to the phenomena of experience, but in which all phenomena are re-cognized to be moments of the Eternal Radiance or Love that is God. Therefore, the Perfect Devotee abides in the State of God while alive, and only God is Shown as that Devotee. Just so, all phenomena are inherently transcended by such a one. He is a perfect Sacrifice into the Divine Disposition. This is the ultimate Demonstration of the Work of Incarnation: not utopia and immortality, but Freedom, Love, Humor, Surrender, and Delight.”

Bubba Free JohnThe Enlightenment of the Whole Body (p.373)

“Enlightenment is to Awaken from the seriousness of experience. It is not to despair or to destroy oneself. Despair is serious, and so is suicide. Self-indulgence is serious, stressful effort is serious, discipline is serious, interest is serious, knowledge is serious, death, sex, food, everything is completely serious. This movement or tendency to survive, to continue in independent form, is profoundly serious, and it is absurd because it must be transcended. Enlightenment is to be restored to Divine humour, to realize that nothing is necessary.”

Bubba Free JohnThe Enlightenment of the Whole Body (p.558)