Enlightenment Quotes

  • You are destined for enlightenment. Cooperate with your destiny, Don’t go against it, Don’t thwart it.
    Allow it to fulfill itself.
    Nisargadatta
  • Whether or not enlightenment is a plausible goal for us is a vital question for our lives. If it is possible for us to attain such perfect enlightenment ourselves, our whole sense of meaning and our place in the universe immediately changes. To be open to the possibility is to be a spiritual seeker, no matter what our religion. Enlightenment is not meant to be an object of religious faith. It is an evolutionary goal
    Robert Thurman
  • No one saves us by but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
    Buddha
  • Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
    Hazrat Inayat Khan
  • Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.
    William Blake
  • What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.
    Saint John of the Cross
  • To the illumined man or woman, a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same.
    Bhagavad Gita
  • There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.
    Thich Nhat Hanh
  • If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is “the quiet acceptance of what is.”
    Wayne Dyer
  • The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.
    Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.
    The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.
    Although its light is wide and great,
    The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide.
    The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.
    Dogen
  • The attainment of enlightenment from ego’s point of view is extreme death,
    the death of self, the death of me and mine, the death of the watcher.
    It is the ultimate and final disappointment.
    Chogyam Trungpa
  • One does not become enlightened by imagining fingers of light,
    but by making the darkness conscious.
    Carl Jung
  • Enlightened space, the place of unconditional love, cannot be achieved until and unless one is willing to be comfortable with paradox and confusion.
    Ralph Walker
  • Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment.
    Dogen
  • In this world, aspirants may find enlightenment by two different paths. For the contemplative is the path of knowledge;for the active is the path of selfless action.
    The Bhagavad Gita
  • Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.
    Morihei Ueshiba
  • When one tugs at a single thing in Nature, he finds it hitched to the rest of the Universe.
    John Muir
  • Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
    Chinese proverb

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