Best 2 101 of Enlightenment quotes - MyQuotes
Be the sun in someone’s dark sky.
Enlighten your mind with the flame of Attitude to grow your Confidence and to see the Reality of Your Success
The world rewards you for what is in your mind, the universe rewards you for what is in your heart, and the Heavens reward you for what is in your soul.
Wisdom speaks, though it does not have lips. Joy moves, though it does not have feet. Faith rises, though it does not have wings. Hope speaks, though it does not have lips. Expectation moves, though it does not have feet. Conviction rises, though it does not have wings. Need speaks, though it does not have lips. Compassion moves, though it does not have feet. Love rises, though it does not have wings. Silence speaks, though it does not have lips. Speech moves, though it does not have feet. Actions rise, though they do not have wings. Fate speaks, though it does not have lips. Chance moves, though it does not have feet. Destiny rises, though it does not have wings. Reality speaks, though it does not have lips. Desire moves, though it does not have feet. Eternity rises, though it does not have wings. Light speaks, though it does not have lips. Darkness moves, though it does not have feet. Nature rises, though it does not have wings. The past speaks, though it does not have lips. The present moves, though it does not have feet. The future rises, though it does not have wings. The world speaks, though it does not have lips. The cosmos move, though they do not have feet. The universe rises, though it does not have wings. Awareness speaks, though it does not have lips. Consciousness moves, though it does not have feet. God rises, though He does not have wings.
Enlightenment is always through surrender, but surrender is achieved through intelligence. Only idiots cannot surrender. To surrender you need great intelligence. To see the point of surrender is the climax of insight; to see the point that you are not separate from existence is the highest that intelligence can give to you.
One of my purposes is to use the television show as a voice to not only entertain people, as I did in the beginning, but as a source of information, as a source of enlightenment, wherever we can, and also as a source of lifting people up wherever you can.
In deep meditation, individual consciousness merged with the cosmic consciousness. In the absence of doer, the lotus blossoms.
Be as you are that what it means Love.
First rule of spirituality - thou shall not believe in your own bullshit.
I came to the conclusion that we should aspire to increase the scope and scale of human consciousness in order to better understand what questions to ask. Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
Become the person of no rank. Become the noble soul, and live in this awakened way, not imitating anyone. Whatever the circumstances your life asks of you, respond to them in your own individual Zen-spirited way. Don't waste any time trying to be someone else...We are not here to have someone else's experience. We are here to have our own vivid experience. So please don't cling to yesterday, to what happened, to what didn't happen. And do not judge today by yesterday. Let us just live today to the fullest! Moment after moment, each sitting is the only sitting.
Greed is your opponent, pride is your enemy, envy is your adversary, contentment is your friend, and love is your helper. Ignorance is your rival, fear is your nemesis, vice is your opposition, virtue is your advocate, and wisdom is your ally.
I can understand pathways to enlightenment where people shun certain aspects of the sensual world because they feel that these aspects are very powerful; they're not in a position to control their appetites.
The degree to which your Consciousness expands, is the degree to which you understand yourself and the universe.
Each of the small enlightenments that a Zen practitioner has, which are known in Zen as "Satori experiences," provides deeper insights into the nature of existence and helps a person prepare for complete enlightenment.
In enlightenment, the seer and the seen disappear. Or, more accurately, are seen through as illusions. In reality, they were never there, apart from being concept and misunderstanding.
Love first and foremost. Love first as it drives the universe while we are its foremost passengers.
The background of samsara is bliss
Loss cannot comprehend gain. Lack cannot comprehend growth. Vacuum cannot comprehend space. Nothingness cannot comprehend awareness. Growth cannot comprehend stagnation. Progress cannot comprehend inaction. Speed cannot comprehend inactivity. Calmness cannot comprehend agitation. Matter cannot comprehend nonexistence. Nature cannot comprehend emptiness. Illusion cannot comprehend reality. Nowhere cannot comprehend somewhere. Darkness cannot comprehend light. Chaos cannot comprehend order. Sound cannot comprehend silence. Chance cannot comprehend fate. Distance cannot comprehend separation. Error cannot comprehend truth. Force cannot comprehend rest. Confusion cannot comprehend harmony. Ignorance cannot comprehend intelligence. Oblivion cannot comprehend consciousness. Stillness cannot comprehend motion. Death cannot comprehend life.
Enlightenment is a destructive process.
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.
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.
Curiosity, humility and compassion, these are the fundamental pillars of monkhood, if you have these in your life, then you are a monk, regardless of your financial status and relationship status.
To win or lose often depends on set parameters. Expand the bounds of what is possible, and you may come out the true winner, outside the confines of its defining.
Shine, so you can see the world. Shine, so you can see the sky. Shine, so you can see the universe. But above all, shine, so you can see yourself.
Joseph P. Kauffman
We fail to see the oneness of all things, and because of this, we unknowingly cause a lot of harm to ourselves. We pollute the Earth that we live on, cut down the trees that produce our oxygen, destroy the ecosystems of nature and the animals that maintain them, and we mistreat and harm each other, thinking that these destructive actions will not have a direct effect on us.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Only he whose bright lyre has sounded in shadows may, looking onward, restore his infinite praise. Only he who has eaten poppies with the dead will not lose ever again the gentlest chord. Though the image upon the pool often grows dim: Know and be still. Inside the Double World all voices become eternally mild.
The road to spiritual enlightenment is an individual experience. The spiritual leader, guru, master or teacher is only a portion of that journey. Eventually, one must “leave the nest” so that they are not limited by the master/student relationship. True advancement begins when the student gains confidence as a practitioner of self-awareness. This can only be done without the constraints of another’s journey, such as the master or teacher.
Pray within. Stay within. Seek, find the Within. For, there's no heaven or hell or god anywhere but herein.
Do not give them a candle to light the way, teach them how to make fire instead. That is the meaning of enlightenment.
Shed who you think you are, to experience who you really are.
In these times where it has seemed dark indeed where integrity appears solely buried in legend and lore, it is an opportunity in contrast to the shadows, to create miracles... by choosing first courage, then diligence, standing, opening our mouth and speaking the truth that in rare moments, may ignite the light.
You are the proof of everything
Truth knows the way. Knowledge sees the way. Intuition feels the way. Experience goes all the way. Wisdom knows the way. Understanding sees the way. Passion feels the way. Love goes all the way. Nature knows the way. Prudence sees the way. Compassion feels the way. Virtue goes all the way. Teachers know the way. Professors see the way. Students feel the way. Sages go all the way. Time knows the way. Fate sees the way. Chance feels the way. Destiny goes all the way.
In so many ways we are still in the dark ages, but there is light appearing over the horizon of choice and consciousness.
Henry David Thoreau
I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
...new prejudices will serve as well as old ones to harness the great unthinking masses. For this enlightenment, however, nothing is required but freedom, and indeed the most harmless among all the things to which this term can properly be applied. It is the freedom to make public use of one's reason at every point. But I hear on all sides, 'Do not argue!' The Officer says: 'Do not argue but drill!' The tax collector: 'Do not argue but pay!' The cleric: 'Do not argue but believe!' Only one prince in the world says, 'Argue as much as you will, and about what you will, but obey!' Everywhere there is restriction on freedom.
The deeper the trance; the deeper the madness. Only Eternity remains as Divinity flutters by.
When we are in the dream state, we do not know what we are doing. We are simply acting out of deep programming. But once we have seen the true nature of things-- once Spirit has opened its eyes within us-- we suddenly know what we're doing. There's a much more accurate sense of whether we're moving or speaking or even thinking from truth or not. When we act from a place of untruth anyway, in spite of our knowing, it's much more painful than we we didn't know our actions were untrue. When we say something to someone that we know is untrue, it causes an inner division that is vastly more painful than when we said the same thing and thought it was true.
Truth is a gift. Knowledge is a prize. Wisdom is a blessing. Enlightenment is the reward.
To control the mind is like controlling the Lord of the fourteen worlds.
For when the mind becomes bound to a passion of the wandering senses, this passion carries away man's wisdom, even as the wind drives a vessel on the waves.
Do you ever feel like this? You're moving through the world, encountering people left and right but there's something not quite present - like you KNOW there's more to them, but it's like they're sleeping. Or closed. And so, somehow, you have to close a little, too. Then you meet someone who side-slides into the room of life and screams, "I'm alive! I'm present! Here I am!" And you think, "There you are! I KNEW you were alive. I've been looking everywhere for you!" And you can tell they're awake. And even if you ended up hating them later, you would love them because they weren't sleeping, and with them you didn't have to sleep, either. I'm pretty sure that's what makes real friends happen.
Anger has great strength, but no brains. Greed has many hands, but no heart. Fear has many titles, but no honor. Hatred has many forms, but no soul. Desire has great strength, but no brains. Agony has many hands, but no heart. Shame has many titles, but no honor. Ego has many forms, but no soul. Envy has great strength, but no brains. Malice has many hands, but no heart. Lust has many titles, but no honor. Evil has many forms, but no soul.
When we understand that Peace is a state of mind we understand true Peace.
10 Tips for Overcoming Bitterness 1. Avoid anger. 2. Live joyfully. 3. Shun envy. 4. Practice gratitude. 5. Seek peace. 6. Forgive. 7. Be content. 8. Tame your ego. 9. Murmur less. 10. Love more.
Intelligence is a man. Wisdom is a woman. Enlightenment is both a man and a woman.
Good humor and enthusiasm should be the sunshine ahead that will keep that shadow behind.
You British plundered half the world for your own profit. Let's not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment.
A sage's mind is mightier than a warrior's hands.