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Buddhism is more philosophical among the most widely practiced religions of the world, if Buddhism can be viewed as a religion in some context, because its questions are more open, but not strictly closed, as in Abrahamic religions, and therefore less dogmatic. Buddhists do not believe that their teachings are the words of a Supernatural Deity, which cannot be changed, modernized and adapted to new circumstances, but the words of the Buddha, who was just an enlightened person. The very fact of this enlightenment is a distinctive element between him and you.
Sometimes I attract roles that are necessary either for personal growth or enlightenment.
Since life is but a continuous series of experiences, everything ultimately helps me towards my final enlightenment.
Bad advice will blind you, good advice will instruct you, excellent advice will enlighten you, and transcendent advice will elevate you.
Remember your connection with the cosmos. Remember your connection with the infinity and that remembrance will give you the freedom.
Wisdom knows the way. Understanding sees the way. Passion feels the way. Love goes all the way.
So once these needs are fulfilled, nobody is going to value these things. If you are well-fed, peaceful, blissful, happy, well-loved, with nothing to complain about, you will not value food, peace, love, compassion so much.
Wisdom from a stranger is better than ignorance from a friend.
I am who I am who I am who am I Requesting some enlightenment Could I have been anyone other than me?
Intelligence is a great scholar, virtue is an extraordinary saint, love is a remarkable sage; together they are alters of integrity. Awareness is a great scholar, compassion is an extraordinary saint, prudence is a remarkable sage; together they are alters of humanity. Intellect is a great scholar, truth is an extraordinary saint, experience is a remarkable sage; together they are alters of philosophy. Curiosity is a great scholar, humility is an extraordinary saint, discipline is a remarkable sage; together they are alters of discovery. Understanding is a great scholar, patience is an extraordinary saint, discernment is a remarkable sage; together they are alters of harmony. Life is a great scholar, God is an extraordinary saint, nature is a remarkable sage; together they are alters of divinity. Reality is a great scholar, time is an extraordinary saint, fate is a remarkable sage; together they are alters of eternity. The mind is a great scholar, the heart is an extraordinary saint, the soul is a remarkable sage; together they are alters of spirituality. Mankind is a great scholar, the world is an extraordinary saint, the universe is a remarkable sage; together they are alters of immortality.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
If you can see the little things and the small details around you as big things, you're enlightened!
It is equally easy, initially, for either a man or a woman to attain enlightenment, what we would call liberation or self-realization.
The second attention is the occult side of the being. It is the ability to manipulate others, be it for good or ill intent.
Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.
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!
The moments of satisfaction you experience are not in a subject/object relationship where you can say “I am free, I am happy.” These moments without thought, dream or representation are our true nature, fullness, which cannot be projected. It is an experience encountered where there is neither somebody experiencing nor a thing experienced. Only this reality is spiritual. All other states, “highs,” whether brought about by techniques, experiences or drugs, even the so often exalted samadhi, are phenomena—and carry with them traces of objectivity. In other words, as what you are is not a state, it is a waste of time and energy chasing more and more experiences in the hope of coming closer to the non-experience.
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.
You do not come and then must go, you are constant, eternally so…do not look out there to find what you already know.
A sage's lowest wisdom surpasses a scholar's highest intelligence.
If you are learned, you have one leg; intelligent, you have two legs; shrewd, you have three legs; wise, you have four legs; but if you are enlightened, you have a thousand legs.
I don't believe that human beings can achieve ultimate enlightenment, because humans have flaws.
Even this is paradoxical because even though the ego does all the spiritual practice in the beginning, it’s the Truth that has orchestrated it all.
One of the most despicable religious fallacies is that suffering is ennobling, that it is a step on the path to some kind of enlightenment or salvation.
The purpose of meditation practice is not enlightenment; it is to pay attention even at extraordinary times, to be of the present, nothing-but-in-the-present, to bear this mindfulness of now into each event of ordinary life.
A flower always turns its face to light; do likewise.
Mom takes all the credit for my success. Now Mom says, 'I read your face when you were a baby, and it said you were going to be a star. That's why I named you Ming - because it's all about the sun and the stars and enlightenment.'
Time is the entryway to the past, the past is the doorway to the present, the present is the hallway to the future, and the future is the passageway to eternity. Reality is the entryway to awareness, awareness is the doorway to experience, experience is the hallway to truth, and truth is the passageway to knowledge. Intelligence is the entryway to insight, insight is the doorway to understanding, understanding is the hallway to wisdom, and wisdom is the passageway to enlightenment. Religion is the entryway to spirituality, spirituality is the doorway to faith, faith is the hallway to hope, and hope is the passageway to expectation. God is the entryway to light, light is the doorway to love, love is the hallway to life, and life is the passageway to existence. The soul is the entryway to the heart, the heart is the doorway to the mind, the mind is the hallway to the world, and the world is the passageway to the universe.
Instead of striving towards some distant goal that you will never reach, I invite you to stop and ask: How am I avoiding the enlightenment that is already present in each moment? How am I seeing separation where it doesn't exist?
Solomon never had a degree, but he mastered wisdom. David never had a degree, but he mastered warfare. Moses never had a degree, but he mastered leadership. Asaph never had a degree, but he mastered music. Ahitophel never had a degree, but he mastered common sense. Job never had a degree, but he mastered patience. Elijah never had a degree, but he mastered preaching. Daniel never had a degree, but he mastered oracles. Paul never had a degree, but he mastered theology. Jesus never had a degree, but he mastered life. Imhotep never went to university, but he built pyramids. Amenhotep never went to university, but he built schools. Thutmose never went to university, but he built pyramids. Akhenaten never went to university, but he built states. Ramses never went to university, but he built empires.
Stars are the universe's candles.
The highest wall anyone can scale is ignorance; the tallest mountain anyone can conquer is fear.
In deep meditation, individual consciousness merged with the cosmic consciousness. In the absence of doer, the lotus blossoms.
Unhappiness and dissatisfaction with life are common themes in the American culture today. Folks sometimes mistake my meaning when I say, “You have the freedom of choice and the ability to create your best life”, because they all too often rush to drop everything that is weighing them down. They quit the job, ditch the unhappy marriage, cut out negative friends and family, get out of Dodge, etc. I do not advocate such hastiness; in fact, I believe that rash decision-making leads to more problems further down the road. Another unsatisfying job manifests; another unhappy relationship results. These people want a new environment, yet the same negative energy always seems to occupy it. This is because transformation is all about the internal shift, not the external. Any blame placed on outside sources for our unhappiness will forever perpetuate that unhappiness. Pointing the finger is giving away your power of choice and the ability to create our best life. We choose: “That person is making me unhappy” vs. “I make myself happy.” When you are in unhappy times of lack and feelings of separation – great! Sit there and be with it. Find ways to be content with little. Find ways to be happy with your Self. As we reflect on the lives of mystics past and present, it is not the things they possess or the relationships they share that bring them enlightenment – their light is within. The same light can bring us unwavering happiness (joy). Love, Peace, Joy – these three things all come from within and have an unwavering flame – life source – that is not dependent on the conditions of the outside world. This knowing is the power and wisdom that the mystics teach us that we are all capable of achieving. When I say, “You have the freedom of choice and the ability to create your best life”, I am not referring to external conditions; I am referring to the choice you have to look inward and discover the ability to transform the lead of the soul into gold. Transformation is an inner journey of the soul. Why? Because, as we mentioned above, wherever we go, ourselves go with us. Thus, quitting the job, dumping relationships, etc. will not make us happy because we have forgotten the key factor that makes or breaks our happiness: ourselves. When we find, create, and maintain peace, joy, and love within ourselves, we then gain the ability to embrace the external world with the same emotions, perspective, and vibration. This ability is a form of enlightenment. It is the modern man’s enlightenment that transforms an unsatisfying life into one of fulfillment.
At the moment of enlightenment, everything is dropped—body, mind, all states, all things—everything. At that moment, there is no separate entity that can become enlightened, because there is no I that can experience it.
Your knowledge can stir the world, your intellect can move it, your wisdom can shake it, but only your love can truly change it.
Smile as it is the rainbow of your soul. So smile my love. Please smile. You are the magnificent rainbow of my unconditional soul.
The values we rightly associate with the modern age - the "liberty, equality, and fraternity" of the French revolution - are all endangered today not by the dead hand of tradition but by modernity itself, and they can be salvaged only by moving beyond it.
Every day is a new opportunity to work with what you have inside toward enlightenment.
Some people spend their whole lives seeking heaven, when all they needed to do was look about them, and embrace that which was already there.
If one can remember that one is here for something more than fragile dreams then one will have passed the first, pivotal test.
There is a music of the universes in every heart.
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
Always try and be a better person than you were yesterday, cause we aren't guaranteed tomorrow.
It is light that lets us know we have shadows.
Shreeom Surye Shiva
People should always make constant efforts to seek such a enlighten Guru, who can lead him to the path of self-realization.
Lailah Gifty Akita
It is better for you to read the Holy Bible, for your own enlightenment.
The bottom line remains the same: you’re either awake or you’re not.One day, there it is. Nothing. No more enemies, no more battles.
When you are fearful you are separate from the divine.
A flash of enlightenment offers a preview of coming attractions, but when it fades, you will see more clearly what separates you from that state - your compulsive habits, outmoded beliefs, false associations, and other mental structures. Just when our lives are starting to get better, we may feel like things are getting worse - because for the first time we see clearly what needs to be done.
Wisdom has a mind. Joy has a heart. Love has a soul. Awareness has a mind. Discernment has a heart. Consciousness has a soul. Intention has a mind. Desire has a heart. Mindfulness has a soul. Imagination has a mind. Inspiration has a heart. Passion has a soul. Understanding has a mind. Patience has a heart. Humility has a soul. Intellect has a mind. Compassion has a heart. Goodness has a soul. Speech has a mind. Silence has a heart. Action has a soul. Nature has a mind. The world has a heart. The universe has a soul. Mankind has a mind. Angels have a heart. God has a soul.