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    Who is free from illusory attachment (nirmohi)? The Gnani Purush (the enlightened one). He can see flesh and bones, through and through.

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    Why is it that ‘we’ (the Gnani Purush, the enlightened one) do not have any obstruction (antray)? It is because ‘we’ are in a desire-free state (Nirichchhak dasha).

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    You have to recognize the Knowledge of the Gnanis’ [the enlightened ones]. You have to recognize the world from the perspective of love (prem swaroop).

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    Anybody or anything can become enlightened because enlightenment is the very nature of existence itself.

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    An enlightened citizen is an indispensable ingredient of the infrastructure of democracy.

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    An Enlightened Master is ideal only if your goal is to become a Benighted Slave.

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    An individual has to be tenacious enough to become enlightened.

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    A teacher will have an initial contact at some point with someone. It happens inwardly first. Before you ever meet an advanced teacher, they have somehow traveled inwardly along the astral planes.

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    Art is a necessity - an essential part of our enlightenment process. We cannot, as a civilized society, regard ourselves as being enlightened without the arts.

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    As mankind becomes more enlightened to know their real interests, they will esteem the value of agriculture; they will find it in their natural--their destined occupation.

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    But, is it possible for princes and ministers to be enlightened, when private individuals are not so?

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    Christians make enlightened decisions, for they talk with God.

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    But only he who, himself enlightened, is not afraid of shadows.

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    Cannibals? Who is not a cannibal? I tell you it will be more tolerable for the Fejee that salted down a lean missionary in his cellar against a coming famine; it will be more tolerable for that provident Fejee, I say, in the day of judgement, than for thee, civilized and enlightened gourmand, who nailest geese to the ground and feastest on their bloated livers in thy pate de fois gras.

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    Conscience is merely our own judgment of the right or wrong of our actions, and so can never be a safe guide unless enlightened by the word of God.

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    Confused by thoughts, we experience duality in life. Unencumbered by ideas, the enlightened see the one Reality.

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    Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.

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    Democracy, disciplined and enlightened, is the finest thing in the world.

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    Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.

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    Hence the saying: The enlightened ruler lays his plans well ahead; the good general cultivates his resources.

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    Even enlightened despots don't make very good teachers.

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    Every individual has the potentiality to become enlightened in the course of this life or later existences

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    Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.

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    Going back to the origin is called peace; it means reversion to destiny. Reversion to destiny is called eternity. Those who know eternity are called enlightened.

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    HELLO! Look at me. HELLO! I am so ZEN. This is BLOOD. This is NOTHING. Hello. Everything is nothing, and it's so cool to be ENLIGHTENED. Like me.

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    How can one become enlightened in one single moment? One can, because one is enlightened -- one just has to recognize the fact. It is not something that happens from the outside, it is something that arises from the inside. It has always been there but you were clouded, you were full of thoughts.

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    How enlightened is wearing God like some do Versace?

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    How can anybody be enlightened? Truth is after all so poorly lit

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    I don't wanta hear all your word descriptions of words words words you made up all winter, man I wanta be enlightened by actions.

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    I always like to see enlightened parents like that; it gives me hope for the future.

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    I can't think logically about who I am or where I am going. I have been very ecstatic, horribly depressed, shocked, elated, enlightened, and enervated.

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    If I had to choose between a narrow-minded woman or a man who was an enlightened thinker, I would vote for the man.

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    I feel that what mathematics needs least are pundits who issue prescriptions or guidelines for presumably less enlightened mortals.

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    If I'm okay with dying, my son is at least as enlightened as that. If I'm okay with my cancer, my son is at least as enlightened as I am.

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    If you're meditating and it's easy, you're either enlightened or you're cheating.

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    If there wasn't a way around the samskaras, no one would ever become enlightened.

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    If you can develop a connection, what we call an inner connection with the teacher, then it is not even necessary to be in the physical presence of the teacher, although it will always be stronger.

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    If you meditate with a teacher who is enlightened, you can ride with them into stages of mind that are perhaps not available to you at this time.

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Intelligent people know others. Enlightened people know themselves.

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

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