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Enlightenment quotes by Rajneesh
#1. Godliness is the fragrance of the man who has attained enlightenment. #Quote by Rajneesh
Enlightenment quotes by Noam Chomsky
#2. So understood, anarchism is the inheritor of the classical liberal ideas that emerged from the Enlightenment. It is part of a broader range of libertarian socialist thought and action that ranges from the left anti-Bolshevik Marxism of Anton Pannekoek, Karl Korsch, Paul Mattick, and others, to the anarcho-syndicalism that crucially includes the practical achievements of revolutionary Spain in 1936, reaching further to worker-owned enterprises spreading today in the Rust Belt of the United States, in northern Mexico, in Egypt, and in many other countries, most extensively in the Basque country in Spain, also encompassing the many cooperative movements around the world and a good part of feminist and civil and human rights initiatives. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Enlightenment quotes by Tami Egonu
#3. You can vent your anger and think that others are to blame when in truth the anger you carry belongs to you.
Learn to accept responsibility for every action.
Learn to let go of preconception.
Learn to let go of what you have learnt in your life.
Travel lightly and you will find the journey has far more enlightenment than you could ever have imagined. #Quote by Tami Egonu
Enlightenment quotes by Gabriel Brunsdon
#4. The strange thing about magic is how easily one can feel familiar with it. Much like a dream, its message can infill the senses of the soul and persuade the consciousness in a way that is undeniable. As intoxicating as the musk of romance and as enlightening as the whispers of hidden wisdom, magic can take you back into the very realm of your childhood ... and leave you there. #Quote by Gabriel Brunsdon
Enlightenment quotes by Fredrika Bremer
#5. Ah! the curse of slavery, as the common phrase goes, has fallen not merely on the black but perhaps at this moment still more upon the white, because it has warped his sense of truth and has degraded his moral nature. The position and the treatment of the blacks, however, really improve from year to year; while the whites do not seem to advance in enlightenment. #Quote by Fredrika Bremer
Enlightenment quotes by Plato
#6. How could they see anything but the shadows if they were never allowed to move their heads? #Quote by Plato
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#7. The wonder of immaculate, perfect, pure mind is that when it is in its perfect, extant state without confusion, it can be anything it wants to be. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#8. Men have learned the secret of unity. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Christopher Dawson
#9. The sublimated idealism of the Enlightenment, the spirit of the League of Nations and of the United Nations Charter have not proved strong enough to control the aggressive dynamism of nationalism. #Quote by Christopher Dawson
Enlightenment quotes by Fakeer Ishavardas
#10. Like all fancies, fancied gods too do not last. All a 'One' is - this the Ultimate Reality does. Get 'It'. Before you breathe your last. #Quote by Fakeer Ishavardas
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#11. The later stages of the enlightenment process are trickier, and it is really essential to have a teacher then. You need correction, direction, and most of all you need a master's auric empowerment. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Amit Ray
#12. Enlightenment is transcending the limits of the Selfish gene. It is mastering the pain, pleasure and reward circuits of the brain by radiating peace, love and harmony from every cell of the body.* #Quote by Amit Ray
Enlightenment quotes by Krista Tippett
#13. The mystery and art of living are as grand as the sweep of a lifetime and the lifetime of a species. And they are as close as beginning, quietly, to mine whatever grace and beauty, whatever healing and attentiveness, are possible in this moment and the next and the next one after that. #Quote by Krista Tippett
Enlightenment quotes by Wu Wei
#14. The path that one person follows is not the correct path for any other person. Each of us must walk his own path to enlightenment - that is the way. #Quote by Wu Wei
Enlightenment quotes by Shunryu Suzuki
#15. An enlightened person does not ignore things and does not stick to things, not even to the truth. #Quote by Shunryu Suzuki
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#16. Reincarnation is not what a lot of people think. Yes, we are eternal. No, everyone does not attain enlightenment; it's not necessary; life is smarter than we are. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Thomas Moore
#17. Textures, places, and personalities are important on the soul path, which feels more like an initiation into the multiplicity of life than a single-minded assault upon enlightenment. As the soul makes its unsteady way, delayed by obstacles and distracted by all kinds of charms, aimlessness is not overcome. The wish for progress may have to be set aside. #Quote by Thomas Moore
Enlightenment quotes by Sallie Tisdale
#18. Sex is a game, a weapon, a toy, a joy, a trance, an enlightenment, a loss, a hope. #Quote by Sallie Tisdale
Enlightenment quotes by Laozi
#19. Because clarity and enlightenment are within your own nature, they are regained without moving an inch. #Quote by Laozi
Enlightenment quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#20. Reality opens the door, truth walks in.
Truth opens the door, knowledge walks in.
Knowledge opens the door, wisdom walks in.
Wisdom opens the door, God walks in.
God opens the door, enlightenment walks in. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Enlightenment quotes by Hugh W. Pinnock
#21. Study the scriptures for additional enlightenment on how to be more happy and less frustrated in what only too often is at least temporarily a sad and dreary world. #Quote by Hugh W. Pinnock
Enlightenment quotes by Albert Einstein
#22. The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Enlightenment quotes by Colin Tudge
#23. Trees are good for contemplation: Plato and Aristotle did their best thinking in the groves of olives and figs around Athens, and Buddha found enlightenment beneath a peepul tree. #Quote by Colin Tudge
Enlightenment quotes by Mohadesa Najumi
#24. Most of us respond with panic when we get what we want. The moment of victory is often the moment of greatest peril. We let success get to our head and start acting in over-confident ways. This is the beginning of self-destruction #Quote by Mohadesa Najumi
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#25. Nirvana is very funny. It's not sincere particularly. It's rather frivolous, actually. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Ramesh S Balsekar
#26. Words are a distraction to enlightenment. Getting rid of conceptual thinking means enlightenment. #Quote by Ramesh S Balsekar
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#27. We can't say what enlightenment is, we can't say what it isn't, because these are words and words have nothing to do with reality. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Joey Ramone
#28. When I was a kid growing up in the '60s, music was an outlet for enlightenment, frustration, rebellion. It was more about individualism. Today it's just like a big business. #Quote by Joey Ramone
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#29. It is not special to be enlightened, just different. An enlightened person is someone who has dedicated not just this lifetime but thousands of lifetimes to becoming awareness. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Joseph P. Kauffman
#30. Enlightenment is not about building a false sense of spirituality or blindly following religious doctrine, it is about carefully cultivating practices that relieve one of the ego and transcend the illusory perceptions of the world. #Quote by Joseph P. Kauffman
Enlightenment quotes by Allan Rufus
#31. Love is magical, it changes and brightens up your world! #Quote by Allan Rufus
Enlightenment quotes by Neal Shusterman
#32. You think you want to know the secrets of the universe. You think you want to see the way things all fit together. You believe in your heart of hearts that enlightenment will save the world and set you free.
Maybe it will.
But the path to enlightenment is rarely a pleasant one. #Quote by Neal Shusterman
Enlightenment quotes by Enza Vita
#33. Realization is the direct seeing that this entity you have believed yourself to be has its roots in something infinitely vast and that this entity is not separate from that vastness, the source, the absolute. #Quote by Enza Vita
Enlightenment quotes by T. Scott McLeod
#34. Hatred never ceases with hatred, but with love alone is healed. #Quote by T. Scott McLeod
Enlightenment quotes by Ka Chinery
#35. Your observations and conclusions are mirrored illusions of your inner state of being, teaching you truth through falsehoods, strength through weakness and clarity through confusion. You are seeing your Self now, disguised as the world through a lens of denial, but you will soon come to realize that what you choose to deny in yourself manifests into your world. The flaws you see in your world are your most powerful teachers. #Quote by Ka Chinery
Enlightenment quotes by Chogyam Trungpa
#36. Enlightenment is like witnessing the brilliant sun for the first time in the morning. It is like seeing the beautiful flowers that grow in the wood, the frolicking deer, a bird flying proudly, or fish swimming. Life is not all that grim. In the morning you brush your teeth, you can see how shiny they are. Reality has its own gallantry, spark, and arrogance. You can study life while you are alive. You can study how you can achieve the brilliance of life. #Quote by Chogyam Trungpa
Enlightenment quotes by Dharma Mittra
#37. Don't worry. These poses have nothing to do with meditation or enlightenment. #Quote by Dharma Mittra
Enlightenment quotes by Adyashanti
#38. You think that enlightenment is something other than what is happening right now. This is your primary mistake. #Quote by Adyashanti
Enlightenment quotes by Sally Rooney
#39. By refusing to admit that I was sick, I felt I could keep the sickness outside time and space, something only in my own head. If other people knew about it, the sickness would become real and I would have to spend my life being a sick person. This could only interfere with my other ambitions, such as achieving enlightenment and being a fun girl. #Quote by Sally Rooney
Enlightenment quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#40. You can only see the world when you open your eyes, but you can see the universe when you open your soul. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Enlightenment quotes by Rufus Wainwright
#41. The moment something happens to one you love, it's twenty times more intense. You experience pain and enlightenment on a much vaster scale. #Quote by Rufus Wainwright
Enlightenment quotes by Adyashanti
#42. Enlightenment is the natural state of consciousness, the innocent state of consciousness, that state which is uncontaminated by the movement of thought, uncontaminated by control or manipulation of mind. #Quote by Adyashanti
Enlightenment quotes by Osho
#43. But you do just the opposite. You strengthen your thought-waves. You are seized by worthless thoughts and you co-operate with them. You are sitting alone, there is nothing to do and you start thinking of fighting the coming election. The dream begins! Nothing will please you short of reaching the president's chair. You have become a president in your dream. There are felicitations and you are enjoying them thoroughly! You never stop to think – what kind of stupidity is this! What are you doing? You are just giving energy to worthless fantasies. Your mind is filled with useless illusions of this kind.
The constant flow of dreams eats up a large amount of your energy. It is not for free! You purchase it at the cost of your life.

If we examine human life in detail, we will find that ninety-nine percent of the life is lost in fruitless dreams like this. Some dream of wealth, others of power, and others of various conquests. What will you gain even if you attain them all?

Thought-waves are nothing but dreams. Do not strengthen them. When the dream starts running within, shake yourself and break the dream as quickly as you can. #Quote by Osho
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#44. What does God really look like stripped naked? That's the province of enlightenment ... the formless, perfect face of existence. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Peter Matthiessen
#45. Zen has been called the "religion before religion," which is to say that anyone can practice, including those committed to another faith. And that phrase evokes that natural religion of our early childhood, when heaven and a splendorous earth were one. But soon the child's clear eye is clouded over by ideas and opinions, preconceptions and abstractions. Not until years later does an instinct come that a vital sense of mystery has been withdrawn. The sun glints through the pines, and the heart is pierced in a moment of beauty and strange pain, like a memory of paradise. After that day, at the bottom of each breath, there is a hollow place filled with longing. We become seekers without knowing that we seek, and at first, we long for something "greater" than ourselves, something apart and far away. It is not a return to childhood, for childhood is not a truly enlightened state. Yet to seek one's own true nature is "a way to lead you to your long lost home." To practice Zen means to realize one's existence moment after moment, rather than letting life unravel in regret of the past and daydreaming of the future. To "rest in the present" is a state of magical simplicity...out of the emptiness can come a true insight into our natural harmony all creation. To travel this path, one need not be a 'Zen Buddhist', which is only another idea to be discarded like 'enlightenment,' and like 'the Buddha' and like 'God. #Quote by Peter Matthiessen
Enlightenment quotes by John Hospers
#46. The tyranny of a majority can be just as cruel as the tyranny of a single dictator, depending on the degree of enlightenment or stupidity of the voting majority. #Quote by John Hospers
Enlightenment quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#47. All countries must be governed by the modern people; they must be governed by the progressive people; they must be governed by those who believe in the reason and science; they must be governed by the compassionate and just, by the ethical and honest, by the nonviolent and peaceful people; they must be governed by the libertarians; they must be governed by the people who believe in the enlightenment and who refuse to shape the society based on some childish religious stories! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Enlightenment quotes by Robin S. Sharma
#48. Every second you dwell on the past you steal from your future. Every minute you spend focusing on your problems you take away from finding your solutions. And thinking about all those things that you wish never happened to you is actually blocking all the things you want to happen from entering into your life. Given the timeless truth that holds that you become what you think about all day long, it makes no sense to worry about past events or mistakes unless you want to experience them for a second time. Instead, use the lessons you have learned from your past to rise to a whole new level of awareness and enlightenment. #Quote by Robin S. Sharma
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#49. There's no risk in doing a lousy meditation or not meditating at all. There's no risk in being convenient and comfortable. There's a lot of risk in the world of enlightenment. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Andrew Cohen
#50. You are the only one who can do this. That's the ultimately challenging and profoundly liberating truth you discover in Evolutionary Enlightenment. Any individual who is committed to this path has to know, at the deepest level, that he or she is the only one who could possibly do this. And that is because there is no other. You have discovered that fact, directly, for yourself. From the absolute or nondual perspective that emerges in spiritual revelation, there is only ONE. There literally is no other; there is only One without a second. To truly understand conscious evolution, you must grapple with the profound implications of that fact. I believe we can only consciously evolve to the degree that we have realized at the deepest level of our being that we are that One without a second.

In an evolutionary context, facing into the truth of nonduality - that the many is the One and that the One is ultimately who we always are - forces a confrontation with any relationship to the life process that is less than whole, complete, and fully committed. To consciously evolve is to surrender unconditionally to the truth that there is no other and at the same time to accept responsibility for what that means in an evolving universe - a cosmos that is slowly but surely becoming aware of itself through you and me. That One without a second is simultaneously awakening to itself as it develops, as it evolves, and it is that One, as you and me, alone, that can now begin to take res #Quote by Andrew Cohen
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#51. Do not feel that you are destined to enlightenment in this life. You have no idea. This is an illusion of selfhood. It's gross ignorance and egotism. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#52. There is nothing so annoying as to be fairly rich, of a fairly good family,
pleasing presence, average education, to be "not stupid," kindhearted,
and yet to have no talent at all, no originality, not a single idea
of one's own - to be, in fact, "just like everyone else."
Of such people there are countless numbers in this world - far more
even than appear. They can be divided into two classes as all men
can - that is, those of limited intellect, and those who are much cleverer.
The former of these classes is the happier.
To a commonplace man of limited intellect, for instance, nothing is
simpler than to imagine himself an original character, and to revel in that
belief without the slightest misgiving.
Many of our young women have thought fit to cut their hair short, put
on blue spectacles, and call themselves Nihilists. By doing this they have
been able to persuade themselves, without further trouble, that they
have acquired new convictions of their own. Some men have but felt
some little qualm of kindness towards their fellow-men, and the fact has
been quite enough to persuade them that they stand alone in the van of
enlightenment and that no one has such humanitarian feelings as they.
Others have but to read an idea of somebody else's, and they can immediately
assimilate it and believe that it was a child of their own brain.
The "impudence of ignorance," if I may use the expr #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#53. Nirvana and enlightenment exist just on the other side of your sensory perceptions and your thoughts. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Joyce DiDonato
#54. You ... are now servants to the ear that needs quiet solace, and the eye that needs the consolation of beauty, servants to the mind that needs desperate repose or pointed inquiry, to the heart that needs invitation to flight or silent understanding, and to the soul that needs safe landing, or fearless, relentless enlightenment. #Quote by Joyce DiDonato
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#55. I am very interested in the enlightenment of women. Very few teachers of advanced self discovery work with women, and if they do it's usually in a very second handed way. They treat women as second class citizens. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Dalai Lama XIV
#56. Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can. #Quote by Dalai Lama XIV
Enlightenment quotes by Ilchi Lee
#57. The primary aim of an Enlightenment is to make peope realize their potential for enlightenment. That enlightenment is not for the selected few. That enlightenment can occur in everday life. That mass enlgihtement is the only way to slove today's widespread ills. But mass enlightenment starts with the individuals #Quote by Ilchi Lee
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#58. I've never met anyone who's serious about enlightenment. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Malcolm X
#59. Ignorance of each other is what has made unity impossible in the past. Therefore we need enlightenment. We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity. Once we have more knowledge (light) about each other, we will stop condemning each other and a United front will be brought about. #Quote by Malcolm X
Enlightenment quotes by Ken Wilber
#60. The Enlightenment was an attempt to liberate myth and base truth claims on evidence, not just dogma. But when science threw out the church, they threw out the baby with the bath water. #Quote by Ken Wilber
Enlightenment quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#61. A person must escape artificial constraints and unfold the myth of their own being. There is only one path for a thinking person in life, and that is to assume the role of a compassionate observer. I can only achieve personal freedom – liberty of the mind, body, and soul – by stop worrying about how other people perceive me and no longer judge myself in terms of fame and fortune. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Enlightenment quotes by Sam Harris
#62. There is indeed something preposterous about well-educated Westerners racing East in search of spiritual enlightenment while Easterners make the opposite pilgrimage seeking education and economic opportunities. #Quote by Sam Harris
Enlightenment quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#63. If you would listen, sir, in the sense of being aware of your conflicts and contradictions without forcing them into any particular pattern of thought, perhaps they might altogether cease. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Enlightenment quotes by Charles Dickens
#64. The learned gentleman (like a few of his English brethren) was desperately long-winded, and had a remarkable capacity of saying the same thing over and over again. His great theme was 'Warren the engine driver,' whom he pressed into the service of every sentence he uttered. I listened to him for about a quarter of an hour; and, coming out of court at the expiration of that time, without the faintest ray of enlightenment as to the merits of the case, felt as if I were at home again. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Enlightenment quotes by Satyaankith
#65. Smiling means not extension of lips..It's enlightenment of soul. #Quote by Satyaankith
Enlightenment quotes by Christopher Moore
#66. You're right [Joshua], I have taught you nothing. I could teach you nothing. Everything that you needed to know was already there. You simply needed the word for it. Some need Kali and Shiva to destroy the world so they may see past the illusion to divinity in them, others need Krishna to drive them to the place where they may perceive what is eternal in them. Others may perceive the Divine Spark in themselves only by realizing through enlightenment that the spark resides in all things, and in that they find kinship. But because the Divine Spark resides in all, does not mean that all will discover it. Your dharma is not to learn, Joshua, but to teach."
"How will I teach my people about the Divine Spark?"
...
"You must only find the right word. The Divine Spark is infinite, the path to find it is not. The beginning of the path is the word. #Quote by Christopher Moore
Enlightenment quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#67. Silence is the accomplice of wisdom. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Enlightenment quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#68. When the English adopted the institution of the jury, they were a half-barbaric people; they have since become one of the most enlightened nations of the globe, and their attachment to the jury has seemed to increase with their enlightenment. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Enlightenment quotes by Abraham Hicks
#69. If you'll just sit and pet your cat - or somebody's cat - find a cat, for God's sake! Find a cat! Or anything furry - and let it train you into a frequency that will cause you to allow enlightenment. #Quote by Abraham Hicks
Enlightenment quotes by N. T. Wright
#70. Skepticism is no more "neutral" or "objective" than faith. It has thrived in the post-Enlightenment world, which didn't want God (or, in many cases, anyone else either) to be king. Saying this doesn't, of course, prove anything in itself. It just suggests that we keep an open mind and recognize that skepticism too comes with its own agenda. #Quote by N. T. Wright
Enlightenment quotes by Thomas C. Oden
#71. Contemporary cultures present no tougher challenges to Christianity than did the fall of Rome, the collapse of the medieval synthesis, the breakup of the unity of Christendom in the sixteenth century, or the French Enlightenment. Christian teaching today must be pursued amid a similar collapse of modern assumptions. #Quote by Thomas C. Oden
Enlightenment quotes by Rajneesh
#72. Relaxation is the point. And if you can relax with an enlightened person his enlightenment will start penetrating you, because when you are relaxed you become porous. When you are tense you are closed; when you relax he will enter #Quote by Rajneesh
Enlightenment quotes by John Green
#73. A koan is like a riddle that's supposed to help you toward enlightenment in Zen Buddhism. For my answer, I wrote about this guy Banzan. He was walking through the market on day when he overheard someone ask a butcher for his best piece of meat. The butcher answered, "Everything in my shop is the best. You cannot find a piece of meat that is not the best." Upon hearing this, Banzan realized that there is no best and no worst, that those judgments have no real meaning because there is only was is, and poof, he reached enlightenment. #Quote by John Green
Enlightenment quotes by D.T. Suzuki
#74. Zen approaches it from the practical side of life-that is, to work out Enlightenment in life itself. #Quote by D.T. Suzuki
Enlightenment quotes by Adyashanti
#75. If you strip it of all the complex terminology and all the complex jargon, enlightenment is simply returning to our natural state of being. A natural state, of course, means a state which is not contrived, a state that requires no effort or discipline to maintain, a state of being which is not enhanced by any sort of manipulation of mind or body - in other words, a state that is completely natural, completely spontaneous. #Quote by Adyashanti
Enlightenment quotes by Pooja Ruprell
#76. The instant you take the lead in the tug-of-war with your ego, enlightenment becomes your state of being. #Quote by Pooja Ruprell
Enlightenment quotes by Amit Ray
#77. Samsara is one flower. Nirvana is another flower. Enlightenment happens when both the flowers blooms. #Quote by Amit Ray
Enlightenment quotes by Aleksandra Ninkovic
#78. You remain so silent,as carried away,
through mist of your thoughts,so dark and so deep,
and even awake same as when asleep,
waiting for enlightenment of a newborn day.

I'm bound to your silence,to the core i'm bound,
to delicate stillness,so cruel and so tender,
that despite of danger,soul yearns to surrender,
to that mesmerizing absence of the sound.

I resign everything i once knew so clear,
throwing in the wind fragments of my past,
they are worth so little,they're nothing but dust,
nothing to remember,and nothing to fear... #Quote by Aleksandra Ninkovic
Enlightenment quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#79. The dimension of space and time, represented by what is transpiring in the here and now, is all that we will ever know. Unlike the continuum of perpetual time and infinite space, everything that we know will experience disruption, dissolution, disintegration, dismemberment, and death. The inevitability of our ending represents the tragic comedy of life. Much of our needless suffering emanates from resisting our impermanence rather than embracing our fate. Only through acceptance of the events and situations that occur in a person's life including suffering, and by releasing our attachments, will a person ever experience enlightenment. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Enlightenment quotes by Woo Myung
#80. Man's mind is made up of illusionary pictures. Consequently, when he throws away these pictures Truth will enter into his mind, and he will know Truth to the extent of what he has discarded. This is enlightenment. #Quote by Woo Myung
Enlightenment quotes by Iain Pears
#81. Philosophy cannot be extinguished, though men will try ... The spirit seeks the light, that is its nature. It wishes to return to its origin, and must forever try to reach enlightenment. #Quote by Iain Pears
Enlightenment quotes by Rebecca Goldstein
#82. It's a tiresome proposition, having to take up the work of the Enlightenment all over again, but it's happened on your watch. #Quote by Rebecca Goldstein
Enlightenment quotes by Mark Darrah
#83. You'll get lost and then you'll find it. #Quote by Mark Darrah
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#84. You see, that's the fun of Buddhism. We do have a wild card in the deck that can't be explained, that changes value continuously, and that's enlightenment. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#85. The idea that reincarnation means all beings eventually reach enlightenment is not true. Life does not have a fixed purpose. It just is. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#86. It is the courage to make a clean breast of it in the face of every question that makes the philosopher. He must be like Sophocles' Oedipus, who, seeking enlightenment concerning his terrible fate, pursues his indefatigable inquiry even though he divines that appalling horror awaits him in the answer. But most of us carry with us the Jocasta in our hearts, who begs Oedipus, for God's sake, not to inquire further. #Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#87. The problem is in the type of energy that is directed, either in the act of sex or simply walking down the street or talking to someone. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Narissa Doumani
#88. ...after much practice and struggle, you come to feel for yourself that enlightenment is not only possible, but in process. #Quote by Narissa Doumani
Enlightenment quotes by Chogyam Trungpa
#89. You see, the whole point is that if we are speaking of a way out all the time, then we are dealing in fantasy, the dream of escape, salvation, enlightenment. We need to be practical. We must examine what is here, now, our neurotic mind. Once we are completely familiar with the negative aspects of the state of our being, then we know the "way out" automatically. But if we talk about how beautiful and joyous our attainment of the goal will be, then we become extremely sincere and romantic; and this approach becomes an obstacle. #Quote by Chogyam Trungpa
Enlightenment quotes by Ann Druyan
#90. No single step in the persuit of enlightenment should ever be considered sacred; only the search was. #Quote by Ann Druyan
Enlightenment quotes by Nikki Rowe
#91. Maybe we have shoes so we can learn to walk in another's oath before judging their footsteps? #Quote by Nikki Rowe
Enlightenment quotes by Slavoj Zizek
#92. No wonder that tantra is so popular today in the West: it offers the ultimate "spiritual logic of late capitalism" uniting spirituality and earthly pleasures, transcendence and material benefits, divine experience and unlimited shopping. It propagates the permanent transgression of all rules, the violation of all taboos, instant gratification as the path to enlightenment; it overcomes old-fashioned "binary" thought, the dualism of mind and body, in claiming that the body at its most material (the site of sex and lust) is the royal path to spiritual awakening. Bliss comes from "saying yes" to all bodily needs, not from denying them: spiritual perfection comes from the insight that we already are divine and perfect, not that we have to achieve this through effort and discipline. The body is not something to be cultivated or crafted into an expression of spiritual truths, rather it is immediately the "temple for expressing divinity. #Quote by Slavoj Zizek
Enlightenment quotes by Amy Chua
#93. Once you get to the Enlightenment, the way that powers get to be hyperpowers isn't just by conquest. It's through commerce and innovation. Societies like the Dutch Republic and the United States used tolerance to become a magnet for enterprising immigrants. #Quote by Amy Chua
Enlightenment quotes by Kamand Kojouri
#94. We seek the fire of the spark that is already within us. #Quote by Kamand Kojouri
Enlightenment quotes by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
#95. To be a qawwal is more than being a performer, more than being an artist,One must be willing to release one's mind and soul from one's body to achieve ecstasy through music. Qawwali is enlightenment itself. #Quote by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#96. Enlightenment is already there inside us and all things. All we have to do is get something out of the way that is causing us not to see that. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Honore De Balzac
#97. Unluckily, Governments cannot be enlightened, and a Government which regards itself as a diffuser of light is the least open to enlightenment. #Quote by Honore De Balzac
Enlightenment quotes by Joseph Deitch
#98. The "answer" doesn't come in a formula or a one-sentence aphorism. Rather, the path to ongoing enlightenment begins by loosening our death grip on our opinions, beliefs, and ingrained behavior. When we let go, we create space to let in new insights and observations - we explore, we expand, and we become more aware. Letting go and opening up allows us to confront repressed feelings and fears, and allows love and compassion to flourish. That's why one person's "answer" might offer little insight to someone else. #Quote by Joseph Deitch
Enlightenment quotes by Eric J. Hobsbawm
#99. What distinguishes the various members of the ideological family descended from humanism and the Enlightenment, liberal, socialist, communist, or anarchist, is not the gentle anarchy which is the utopia of all of them, but the methods of achieving it. #Quote by Eric J. Hobsbawm
Enlightenment quotes by Jay Grewal
#100. He broke me down past the flesh, past the muscle, past the bone, down to my soul and in a loud provocation, he asked, "What are you made of?"
After I gathered the broken bits and pieces of my life together, I shouted at the top of my lungs, "HOPE! Unbreakable, undeniable, irrevocable hope! #Quote by Jay Grewal
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#101. They have rejected that power and sought to convince women of the exact opposite, that they are powerless. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Pema Chodron
#102. I saw a cartoon that describes this. A head of iceberg lettuce is sitting in a garden saying, "Oh, no, how did I get in this vegetable garden again? I wanted to be a wildflower!" The caption reads, "Oscar is born again as a head of iceberg lettuce in order to overcome his fear of being eaten." One can think from a bigger perspective than this whole notion of reward and punishment. You could see your life as an adult education course. Some of the curriculum you like and some you don't like; some of what comes up you find workable, some you don't. That's the curriculum for attaining enlightenment. The question is, how do you work with it? #Quote by Pema Chodron
Enlightenment quotes by Ken Kesey
#103. It isn't by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world ... by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves. #Quote by Ken Kesey
Enlightenment quotes by Anthony Bourdain
#104. Maybe that's enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom ... is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go. -Anthony Bourdain #Quote by Anthony Bourdain
Enlightenment quotes by Steven Tyler
#105. The secret to enlightenment is to lighten up. Whether you are talking rock or women, all there. #Quote by Steven Tyler
Enlightenment quotes by Theodor W. Adorno
#106. Enlightenment, understood in the widest sense as the advance of thought, has always aimed at liberating human beings from fear and installing them as masters. Yet the wholly enlightened earth is radiant with triumphant calamity. #Quote by Theodor W. Adorno
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#107. For men, it's necessary to push aside that marvelous ego that tells you that you are all knowing and capable, and see that you are not. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Stephen TSJ
#108. Knowledge flourishes where words of eminent men empower the cognition of young minds with enlightenment. #Quote by Stephen TSJ
Enlightenment quotes by Gary Hopkins
#109. Unfortunately, fact checking has become a lost art #Quote by Gary Hopkins
Enlightenment quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#110. The mind is a temple of wisdom; the heart is a temple of joy, and the soul is a temple of love. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Enlightenment quotes by Immanuel Kant
#111. But to unite in a permanent religious institution which is not to be subject to doubt before the public even in the lifetime of one man, and thereby to make a period of time fruitless in the progress of mankind toward improvement, thus working to the disadvantage of posterity - that is absolutely forbidden. For himself (and only for a short time) a man may postpone enlightenment in what he ought to know, but to renounce it for posterity is to injure and trample on the rights of mankind. #Quote by Immanuel Kant
Enlightenment quotes by Shantideva
#112. All those who slight me to my face,
Or do me any other evil,
Even if they blame or slander me,
May they attain the fortune of enlightenment! #Quote by Shantideva
Enlightenment quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#113. The world is a student, the universe is its master. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#114. Enlightenment has nothing to do with being spiritual. Being spiritual is just an idea - it's another ring of perception. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Shunryu Suzuki
#115. People say that practicing Zen is difficult, but there is a misunderstanding as to why. It is not difficult because it is hard to sit in the cross- legged position, or to attain enlightenment. It is difficult because it is hard to keep our mind pure and our practice pure in its fundamental sense. #Quote by Shunryu Suzuki
Enlightenment quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#116. The quicker a person forgives other people for mistakes the sooner a person moves forward to live their own life free of disabling anger, resentment, bitterness, and regret. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Enlightenment quotes by Edwin Gaustad
#117. Most of the founding fathers, sympathetic with and influenced by the European Enlightenment, saw religion - natural religion, that is - as a potential good, but with equal clarity they saw the religions of existing institutions and religions based on a fixed scriptural revelation as meddlesome, wrong-headed and hopelessly obsolete. #Quote by Edwin Gaustad
Enlightenment quotes by Osho
#118. Shiva is saying: the body is a product of nature and your will to do. The nature is merely the source, the womb. Your ego functions like a seed in it. Your will to do this or that, to achieve this or that, to become this or that – acts like a seed. And the moment the art of your doing meets the womb of nature, a body is formed.
Therefore, buddhas say: "Give up all desires, only then will you be liberated.: If you desired for heaven, you will become an angel, but that won't be liberation either. Because as long as desires persist, there can never be any liberation. All desires lead to the formation of bodies. #Quote by Osho
Enlightenment quotes by Alexander Pope
#119. Poetic justice, with her lifted scale,
Where, in nice balance, truth with gold she weighs,
And solid pudding against empty praise.
Here she beholds the chaos dark and deep,
Where nameless somethings in their causes sleep,
Till genial Jacob, or a warm third day,
Call forth each mass, a poem, or a play:
How hints, like spawn, scarce quick in embryo lie,
How new-born nonsense first is taught to cry. #Quote by Alexander Pope
Enlightenment quotes by Anthony Marais
#120. It could be said that the discovery of ourselves is at the heart of what we call enlightenment, which is to say that that big, bright light at the end of the tunnel is us. The problem is that no one wants to discover that we're no better or no worse than the rest - indeed, to discover that we're no different than the rest - because that's no fun. #Quote by Anthony Marais
Enlightenment quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#121. The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some superhuman accomplishment, and the ego likes to keep it that way, but it is simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being. #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Enlightenment quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#122. Enlightenment is the key to empowerment. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Enlightenment quotes by Richard A. Horsley
#123. Finally, a principal reason for the lack of attention to "unclean spirits" and Jesus' "acts of power" in the Gospel stories is surely the modern "scientific" frame of mind that developed in the wake of the Enlightenment reduction of reality to what was natural and comprehensible by reason. #Quote by Richard A. Horsley
Enlightenment quotes by Darnell Lamont Walker
#124. The light is supposed to enter through your breaks, wounds, and cracks. #Quote by Darnell Lamont Walker
Enlightenment quotes by Amelia Barr
#125. Dreams are large possessions ... they are an expansion of life, an enlightenment, and a discipline. I thank God for my dream life; my daily life would be far poorer, if it wanted the second sight of dreams. #Quote by Amelia Barr
Enlightenment quotes by Salman Rushdie
#126. The writers of the French enlightenment had deliberately used blasphemy as a weapon, refusing to accept the power of the Church to set limiting points on thought. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Enlightenment quotes by Ilana Mercer
#127. Still - and for all Obama's heavy hinting to the contrary - Islam has no "human rights." The ideas of individual rights and the dignity of man are distinctly Western, an outgrowth of the Enlightenment. And while dialogue is dignified; dhimmitude is not, even if it achieves a desired, if temporary, effect. #Quote by Ilana Mercer
Enlightenment quotes by Joseph Conrad
#128. They trespassed upon my thoughts. They were intruders whose knowledge of life was to me an irritating pretense, because I felt so sure they could not possibly know the things I knew. Their bearing, which was simply the bearing of commonplace individuals going about their business in the assurance of perfect safety, was offensive to me like the outrageous flauntings of folly in the face of a danger it is unable to comprehend. I had no particular desire to enlighten them, but I had some difficulty in restraining myself from laughing in their faces, so full of stupid importance. #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#129. When you wish to subjugate a people, you have to convince them of their own inherent weakness. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#130. You won't find Christ in the church - you won't find Krishna in the temple - you won't find Jehovah in the synagogue - you won't find Allah in the mosque - the only place they reside is in the humans. Lend a hand to a human in misery and it'll be the highest service to the lord. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Enlightenment quotes by Paddy Chayefsky
#131. You British plundered half the world for your own profit. Let's not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment. #Quote by Paddy Chayefsky
Enlightenment quotes by Allura Eshmun
#132. Enlightenment is not a higher way to be. It is just experience. All humanity is enlightened. We are all at different parts of the journey. #Quote by Allura Eshmun
Enlightenment quotes by Emmanuel Diogu
#133. Death is not like going to sleep, it's more like waking up from a dream and realizing the person you were in the dream wasn't you, the problems you had in the dream weren't your problems and waking up from the dream to this world is like going back to sleep again and waking up in a dream world, forgetting who we are again and getting lost in the dream character, the character who we think we are and who has problems. Waking up in a dream and realizing we are not the dream character but the dreamer is enlightenment. #Quote by Emmanuel Diogu
Enlightenment quotes by Natasha Potter
#134. Dance with the flowers of enlightenment - then watch as your mind and body blossom as you begin to harvest the fruits of self-progression and self-realization #Quote by Natasha Potter
Enlightenment quotes by Machik Labdrön
#135. Without hope, Chöd practitioners are freed from the limits of hope and fear; having cut the ropes of grasping, definitely enlightened, where does one go? #Quote by Machik Labdrön
Enlightenment quotes by David Hawkins
#136. The goal of society in general is to succeed in the world, whereas the goal of enlightenment is to transcend beyond it. #Quote by David Hawkins
Enlightenment quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#137. Enlightenment is not only the end of suffering and of continuous conflict within and without, but also the end of the dreadful enslavement to incessant thinking. What an incredible liberation this is! #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#138. Many women devlop the second attention, attract a great deal of sexual attention, and for many years, appear to be very vibrant and strong. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Jose R. Coronado
#139. I get in where I fit in but it's lonely at the top o where else is there to go? literacy of spirituality, give ear as it flows. Mind is mine and is a 5 star general, complex contrasted from the common in general. I sit in my palace because of the knowledge I have is about the average. Read in between the lines as I hit in between the eyes, open the third one that will give you wings to fly. #Quote by Jose R. Coronado
Enlightenment quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#140. The evil components of our shadow are the part of us that we deplore, the part of us that we prefer not to admit. One must set themselves free from all inhibitions in order to initiate close encounters with their innermost monster. By standing toe-to-toe with the part of ourselves that we most detest, a person is in a position to slay their fiendish sense of self and, by doing so, undergo a soulful transformation. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Enlightenment quotes by Jerry Z. Muller
#141. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, which Smith published in 1776, is the most important book ever written about capitalism and its moral ramifications. Though The Wealth of Nations is in good part about commerce, it was not written for businessmen or merchants. A book focused on the analysis of market processes motivated by self-interest, it was written by one of the most admired philosophers of the Enlightenment, a former professor of logic, rhetoric, jurisprudence, and moral philosophy, in order to influence politicians and rouse them to pursue the common good. #Quote by Jerry Z. Muller
Enlightenment quotes by Sushil Singh
#142. your Life is cover by only one word 'IS', everything else is Just Unnecessary Happening By Your Mind. #Quote by Sushil Singh
Enlightenment quotes by Brad Warner
#143. If you come across an insane person who's talking gibberish, you can't make any sense of it at all and that would be one way that enlightenment is different. If you read Dogen, a lot of his stuff is very strange and is coming from a different place than what we're used to, but at the same time, it's not senseless ramblings and that's part of what attracted me to Dogen. I didn't get it, but it was sane. It's not some guy raving about UFO's or Moses living in his bathtub, it's was actually something sane that I just didn't get, if that makes sense? #Quote by Brad Warner
Enlightenment quotes by John Higgs
#144. The aim of Operation Mindfuck was to lead people into such a heightened state of bewilderment and confusion that their rigid beliefs would shatter and be replaced by some form of enlightenment. #Quote by John Higgs
Enlightenment quotes by Rumi
#145. If I could repeat it,
people passing by would be enlightened and go free. #Quote by Rumi
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#146. If you are liberated then you can be in the crowd and there is no crowd. You can be surrounded by the world and their is no world. You have shattered the prism of illusion. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#147. When you continuously know and sense yourself as the space of consciousness rather than what appears in consciousness - sense perceptions, thoughts, emotions - then it can be said that you are enlightened ... except that you wouldn't think or speak of yourself as 'enlightened', because that would instantly create another mind-based conceptual identity and so it would be the end of 'your' enlightenment. #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Enlightenment quotes by John Campbell Shairp
#148. For with all our pretension to enlightenment, are we not now a talking, desultory, rather than a meditative generation? #Quote by John Campbell Shairp
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#149. Tantra is not sexual yoga. When the word tantra is used in the West, very often people immediately associate it with some kind of sexual yoga in which you use sex as a vehicle for enlightenment. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Anthony De Mello
#150. To relate is to react. To react is to understand oneself. To understand oneself is to be enlightened. Relationships are schools for enlightenment. #Quote by Anthony De Mello
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#151. Meditate on enlightenment. Read the exploits of the great teachers, the great saints. They'll inspire you. Their power is there. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Anonymous
#152. For if the purpose of enlightenment is to realize freedom, part of that role has to be with the limits of our current realizations of freedom. #Quote by Anonymous
Enlightenment quotes by A.D. Posey
#153. Lighten up. Brighten up. Smile. #Quote by A.D. Posey
Enlightenment quotes by Karl Kraus
#154. Sexual enlightenment is that hardhearted process which for hygienic reasons forbids young people to satisfy their curiosity themselves. #Quote by Karl Kraus
Enlightenment quotes by Wendell Willkie
#155. Emancipation came to the colored race in America as a war measure. It was an act of military necessity. Manifestly it would have come without war, in the slower process of humanitarian reform and social enlightenment. #Quote by Wendell Willkie
Enlightenment quotes by Vivian Amis
#156. To think is to have doubt ... yet even thinking will bring you to "no thought" ... eventually. #Quote by Vivian Amis
Enlightenment quotes by Neil Postman
#157. The television commercial has mounted the most serious assault on capitalist ideology since the publication of Das Kapital. To understand why, we must remind ourselves that capitalism, like science and liberal democracy, was an outgrowth of the Enlightenment. Its principal theorists, even its most prosperous practitioners, believed capitalism to be based on the idea that both buyer and seller are sufficiently mature, well informed and reasonable to engage in transactions of mutual self-interest. If greed was taken to be the fuel of the capitalist engine, the surely rationality was the driver. The theory states, in part, that competition in the marketplace requires that the buyer not only knows what is good for him but also what is good. If the seller produces nothing of value, as determined by a rational marketplace, then he loses out. It is the assumption of rationality among buyers that spurs competitors to become winners, and winners to keep on winning. Where it is assumed that a buyer is unable to make rational decisions, laws are passed to invalidate transactions, as, for example, those which prohibit children from making contracts...Of course, the practice of capitalism has its contradictions...But television commercials make hash of it...By substituting images for claims, the pictorial commercial made emotional appeal, not tests of truth, the basis of consumer decisions. The distance between rationality and advertising is now so wide that it is difficult to remember th #Quote by Neil Postman
Enlightenment quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#158. Light is the eternal master of darkness. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#159. Simply by performing good actions and thinking good thoughts you will not attain enlightenment. It takes something more. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Billy Graham
#160. Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen! #Quote by Billy Graham
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#161. Today for the first time, at least in this country, you don't have to use those powers to survive. Our societal structure now provides the possibility to survive without using sexual manipulation. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by T. Scott McLeod
#162. Life gives you exactly what you need to awaken. #Quote by T. Scott McLeod
Enlightenment quotes by Bill Jay
#163. Photographers who carry 60 pounds of equipment up a hill to photograph a view are not suffering enough, although their whining causes enough suffering among their listeners. No, if they really expect us to respect their search for enlightenment and artistic expression, in [the] future they will drag the equipment up the hill by their genitals and take the view with a tripod leg stuck through their foot. #Quote by Bill Jay
Enlightenment quotes by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
#164. To practice the Way single heartedly is, in itself, enlightenment. There is no gap between practice and enlightenment and daily life. This stripped-down Buddhist aesthetic pervades all aspects of St Zen. Most St Zen temples eschew the fantastic sculptures of bodhisattvas with their jewelry and fluttering robes. Instead, Zen emphasizes rock gardens, green-tea caffeine-infused meditation, and single-mindedness. #Quote by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Enlightenment quotes by Brad Warner
#165. As for enlightenment, that's just for people who can't face reality. #Quote by Brad Warner
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#166. It is the way it is. But it is not the way it appears to be. Enlightenment. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Wald Wassermann
#167. The evolutionary algorithm of all life on earth is written in this universal language we call love. #Quote by Wald Wassermann
Enlightenment quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#168. All human life, we may say, consists solely of these two activities: (1) bringing one's activities into harmony with conscience, or (2) hiding from oneself the indications of conscience in order to be able to continue to live as before.

Some do the first, others the second. To attain the first there is but one means: moral enlightenment - the increase of light in oneself and attention to what it shows. To attain the second - to hide from oneself the indications of conscience - there are two means: one external and the other internal. The external means consists in occupations that divert one's attention from the indications given by conscience; the internal method consists in darkening conscience itself.

As a man has two ways of avoiding seeing an object that is before him: either by diverting his sight to other more striking objects, or by obstructing the sight of his own eyes - just so a man can hide from himself the indications of conscience in two ways: either by the external method of diverting his attention to various occupations, cares, amusements, or games; or by the internal method of obstructing the organ of attention itself. For people of dull, limited moral feeling, the external diversions are often quite sufficient to enable them not to perceive the indications conscience gives of the wrongness of their lives. But for morally sensitive people those means are often insufficient.

The external means do not quite divert attention #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Enlightenment quotes by J.G. Ballard
#169. The Enlightenment view of mankind is a complete myth. It leads us into thinking we're sane and rational creatures most of the time, and we're not. #Quote by J.G. Ballard
Enlightenment quotes by Debbie Lynn - 360 Degrees Full Circle
#170. Oh enlightenment how elusive you are – you hide among the obvious, waiting, watching, looking for a chance to be heard and for what? Who is going to care? #Quote by Debbie Lynn - 360 Degrees Full Circle
Enlightenment quotes by Steve Maraboli
#171. Sometimes in the quest for enlightenment the only thing that gets lighter is your wallet. #Quote by Steve Maraboli
Enlightenment quotes by Bernard Beckett
#172. Our world is limited by the machinery we carry. It's very different to the 18th and 19th century Enlightenment scientists who were mostly men of God and thought it was their quest to uncover God's great plan. #Quote by Bernard Beckett
Enlightenment quotes by Eric Micha'el Leventhal
#173. To the ego, love is poison. #Quote by Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Enlightenment quotes by Erik Pevernagie
#174. When we are locked up between a mood of 'transparency' and a feel of 'discretion,' we must clear up our mental muddle, until we find the "golden ratio," and recognize the peak of 'candor.' By hitting the point of recognition and enlightenment, we can make a correct choice and follow the right track ("Unfulfilled meeting") #Quote by Erik Pevernagie
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#175. On the pathway that leads to enlightenment, only your heart can tell you what is right. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#176. In the case of the brujos, the sorcerers in Mexico, the Spanish Conquest forced them to develop their second attention. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Francis Crick
#177. It is not easy to convey, unless one has experienced it, the dramatic feeling of sudden enlightenment that floods the mind when the right idea finally clicks into place. One immediately sees how many previously puzzling facts are neatly explained by the new hypothesis. One could kick oneself for not having the idea earlier, it now seems so obvious. Yet before, everything was in a fog. #Quote by Francis Crick
Enlightenment quotes by Rajneesh
#178. Be - don't try to become. Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance. #Quote by Rajneesh
Enlightenment quotes by Carl Jung
#179. Enlightenment doesnt occur from sitting around visualizing images of light, but from integrating the darker aspects of the Self into the conscious personality. #Quote by Carl Jung
Enlightenment quotes by T. Scott McLeod
#180. Nothing needs to be done, and things get done. #Quote by T. Scott McLeod
Enlightenment quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#181. When a star falls from the sky, it is replaced by the deeds of the enlightened. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Enlightenment quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#182. Nothing, however, is as ill founded as the assertion of the alleged equality of all members of the human race. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Enlightenment quotes by Shoitsu Omatsu
#183. Sitting peacefully on a cushion day and night seeking to attain Buddhahood, rejecting life and death in hopes of realizing enlightenment, is all like a monkey grasping at the moon reflected in the water. #Quote by Shoitsu Omatsu
Enlightenment quotes by David J. Kirk
#184. [Mr. Principi] "My question to you, class, is our species crawling toward re-enlightenment or limping toward extinction?"

The smart aleck behind me. . . was threatened by my propensity to fight when he should have been afraid of Mr. Principi's question. #Quote by David J. Kirk
Enlightenment quotes by Mooji
#185. You are the unchanging manifesting as the changefulness #Quote by Mooji
Enlightenment quotes by Garchen Rinpoche
#186. Attachment is the main thing that is blocking your path towards enlightenment. #Quote by Garchen Rinpoche
Enlightenment quotes by Patsie Smith
#187. I am Life
Your pure essence, spirit and seed of existence itself,
That lies within you, longing to awaken and flourish.
I am long before you and after you, never born, never die,
timeless, without boundaries.

I am pure unconditional love, wholeness,connectedness, freedom, bliss,joy, peace, stillness.
I am That beyond the gross and limited,
yet you are blinded.
You choose the illusion
that you have control
through grasping and being caught
by all that is unreal and comes and goes.
You think you are alive but you barely know Life.
You choose separation.

It is time to wake up!
Have strength, courage and trust to let go.
Surrender the fear and all that imprisons you.

I am beyond mind, thoughts, emotions, ego, conditioning, desires, needs, attachments, memories, dreams, goals, forms, identities, ideas.
Beyond all that arises.
When all that I am not is released and let go, I AM....

Total, whole, eternal,infinite.
And such also is all that arises.
No more questions.Home.
No more you, I, us.
No more words. #Quote by Patsie Smith
Enlightenment quotes by Rajneesh
#188. Nothing has to be changed, because all is beautiful - that is enlightenment. All is as it should be, everything is perfect. This is the most perfect world, this moment lacks nothing - the experience of this is what enlightenment is. #Quote by Rajneesh
Enlightenment quotes by Mehek Bassi
#189. The day you find out the purpose of your existence, is the day you get to know the value of your being. #Quote by Mehek Bassi
Enlightenment quotes by Mimi Novic
#190. In the end we will realise that we only came to earth to love #Quote by Mimi Novic
Enlightenment quotes by Janice Anderson
#191. Embrace compassion without exception. #Quote by Janice Anderson
Enlightenment quotes by Susan Marie
#192. We all have different paths. Sometimes we do not know why we gravitate towards one another, sometimes we do. As for myself, I put my everything into any relation and I love and give because that is who I am and am meant to do that, this is my path. In that, I am also human, and as humans, one cannot hold onto the divine, no matter how lovely, it cannot be owned, or kept and must be let go, all of it, people, love, attachment, expectations, no matter how we are received, treated, how we feel or how another feels or what they decide to do with their part of the bargain here because that is what every relation is, a bargain. All else leads to pain and suffering, On my end, I choose to learn and grow and can only hope the other person does too. I know when I am stepping into anything that it is not truly FOR me, yet I step, knowing there is a greater purpose. We all are learning tools, some of us know, some do not. Some relations are met only one way, some both ways, and in that, I do my best to let people and situations go, as they are meant, to be free, as we are all meant, in peace and I hope in my heart all of us live full beautiful lives. - Susan Marie #Quote by Susan Marie
Enlightenment quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#193. You can believe what you've been told. You can imagine in vivid detail the things explained to you. You may even feel emotions assumed to accompany the related experience. But you absolutely cannot know something with any real degree of understanding until you've personally walked the road yourself. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Enlightenment quotes by William Blake
#194. The ancient tradition that the world will be consumed in fire at the end of six thousand years is true, as I have heard from Hell.
For the cherub with his flaming sword is hereby commanded to leave his guard at tree of life, and when he does, the whole creation will be consumed, and appear infinite, and holy whereas it now appears finite & corrupt. #Quote by William Blake
Enlightenment quotes by Paula Brackston
#195. To learn, you must be humble. You must be prepared to admit your ignorance. You must allow yourselves to be filled with the vital information presented to you via the skills and dedication of those who have gone before you down the long path to enlightenment. #Quote by Paula Brackston
Enlightenment quotes by Frederick Lenz
#196. With this imaginary mandate from God, men have not allowed women to be given the educational, religous and social freedoms that are necessary for women to free themselves and become all that they are capable of being. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Enlightenment quotes by Derrick A. Bell
#197. Education leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment opens the way to empathy. Empathy foreshadows reform. #Quote by Derrick A. Bell
Enlightenment quotes by Glen Kline
#198. Perfection is an illusion. Time spent on attaining it is time wasted. Could not this time be better spent in the persuit of self-enlightenment to better ones' place in the overall scheme of humanity? #Quote by Glen Kline
Enlightenment quotes by Lindsey Rietzsch
#199. Though I am a lot of things, most importantly I am human. #Quote by Lindsey Rietzsch
Enlightenment quotes by Kevin Wilson
#200. Was this how trauma worked? she wondered. Those closest to it remained dumbfounded by the fact that those who weren't present could derive meaning from it? #Quote by Kevin Wilson

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