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    I have been enlightened. I have fallen into poetry and it has swallowed me up.

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    Intelligent people know others. Enlightened people know themselves.

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    I know that the blacks, take them half enlightened and ignorant, are more humane and merciful than the most enlightened and refined European that can be found in all the earth.

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    In order to do an empowerment, a person obviously has to be highly empowered, have the power, and also have the structural knowledge of how to transfer it to someone else.

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    I hope you will attain enlightenment. I am here to tell you that you already have! But you don't know... The difference between the Buddha and us is the confidence in knowing that he was enlightened.

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    It is our hope, that men in proportion as they grow more enlightened, will learn to hold their theories and their creeds more loosely, and will none the less, nay, rather all the more be devoted to the supreme end of practical righteousness to which all theories and creeds must be kept subservient.

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    It is incumbent upon the student to go to the teacher to learn.

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    It is vain to say that enlightened statesmen will always be able to adjust their interests. Enlightened men will not always be at the helm.

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    It is possible to wake up very quickly, to become enlightened, or you can do it gradually.

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    I own myself the friend to a very free system of commerce, and hold it as a truth, that commercial shackles are generally unjust, oppressive and impolitic - it is also a truth, that if industry and labour are left to take their own course, they will generally be directed to those objects which are the most productive, and this in a more certain and direct manner than the wisdom of the most enlightened legislature could point out.

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    I would define morality as enlightened self-interest...That old Platonic ideal that there are certain pure moral forms just isn't where we are.

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    It's very seldom that we see the good of the South. There is a perception that Southerners are racists and everyone else in the nation is 'enlightened.' There is racism everywhere, and there is good everywhere.

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    It's only important to differentiate between patriotism and nationalism. I speak of enlightened patriotism.

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    Most enlightened people can do miracles. Some have powers, some don't. Some people who have developed powers aren't enlightened.

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    Most teachers are not enlightened. Very few are. That doesn't mean they are not great teachers.

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    Many people eat salad dutifully because they feel it is good for them, but more enlightened types eat it happily because it is good.

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    Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day.

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    No one on this earth attains enlightenment anymore without an enlightened master as a guide, unless that person was enlightened in many previous incarnations.

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    Only a couple of times have I ever been to church and felt enlightened by it.

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    No enlightened person would deny its premise, but as an ongoing program it is monotonous, limited, locked in a perception of victimization.

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    Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.

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    Positions are just a social construct that mean nothing to the enlightened man.

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    PANTALOONS, n. A nether habiliment of the adult civilized male. The garment is tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion. Supposed to have been invented by a humorist. Called trousers by the enlightened and pants by the unworthy.

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    Personal power is the reflection of a person of knowledge. A person of knowledge, an enlightened person, a person even close to enlightenment, has a great deal of personal power.

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    Reading nurtures the soul, and an enlightened friend brings it solace.

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    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

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    Regardless of the importance of known evidence to the contrary, the arts are generally regarded as being so much entertaining fluff, a commodity that isn't a priority in the traditional program of learning. This is unacceptable in a so-called 'enlightened' society.

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    Prophecy, that universal and perpetual torch by which faith is enlightened.

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    Sexuality is one of the ways that we become enlightened, actually, because it leads us to self-knowledge.

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    Republic of the West, Enlightened, free, sublime, Unquestionably best Production of our time.

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    Self-interest, be it enlightened, works indirectly for the public good.

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    so it is with human reason, which strives not against faith, when enlightened, but rather furthers and advances it.

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    Shambhala teachings say we all have the potential to accomplish our enlightened nature - our basic goodness.

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    Shakespeare, with an improved education and in a more enlightened age, might easily have attained the purity and correction of Racine; but nothing leads one to suppose that Racine in a barbarous age would have attained the grandeur, force and nature of Shakespeare.

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    The enlightened attention rejects nothing nor welcomes anything-like a mirror it responds equally to all.

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    Some souls attain enlightenment. No one knows why. You could say it is individual inclination. I'm not convinced that's the case.

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    The enlightened being can look through states of mind, but they are also outside of them.

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    The condition of an enlightened mind is a surrendered heart.

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    The kind who live for music and are constantly seeking it out, anywhere they can. Who can't imagine a life without it. They're enlightened.

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    The ignorant ever shun and dread the gifted and enlightened.

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    The only enlightened masters I know are the people that I see every day and the people that I've seen through my life who have had the understanding, at some level, that we're here to express love.

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    The greatest obstacle to enlightenment is getting past your delusion that you are not already enlightened.

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    There are some teachers who just perform miracles. They can manifest things from the other world into this world. They have siddha powers. They are not necessarily enlightened.

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    The part of me that is both a spiritual seeker and a social activist meet in this understanding of enlightened power coming from a deep, genuine well within each person.

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    The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts.

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    There is always a certain amount of 'transmission loss.' You can have a power generator and if the power is going on 100 miles away, even with very efficient cable there could be a certain amount of loss.

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    The sage belongs to the same obsolete repertory as the virtuous maiden and the enlightened monarch.

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    There can be associations - enlightened businesses, for example - that do not work on the basis of us against them or wanting profit as the main motivating force behind what they do.

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    The ultimate horror movie for a really un-illuminated being is an enlightened person. They are scared of others seeing what they are all about and what they really do. They are scared of truth.

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    There have been errors in the administration of the most enlightened men.