Mind is the essence of all conscious beings. Their consciousness is derivative, borrowed from it; they could know nothing of their own power; whereas Mind alone knows all things and itself. When it knows them in time, it is World-Mind; when it knows itself alone, it is the unknown to man and unknowable Godhead.
-- Notebooks Category 28: The Alone > Chapter 1: Absolute Mind > # 45
-- Perspectives > Chapter 28: The Alone > # 18