All mantras live in and get life from that one mantra of I consciousness.
~ Spanda Karika 2.1
The one who recites mantra for the sake of realizing Shiva will never attain the reality of Shiva consciousness. There is only one thing that a yogi must maintain and that is awareness, awareness of the union of objective Shiva consciousness with subjective Shiva consciousness and, in one driving push, the flow of objective and subjective Shiva consciousness.
~ Srikanthisamhita Sastra
Because these words are digested along with the mind of the aspirant, they are said to be, along with the divinity of the yogi, one with divine Shiva consciousness.
~ Spanda Karika 2.2