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enlightenment Quotes

18 of the best book quotes about enlightenment
  1. #1
    “Those who are enlightened never stop forging themselves.”
  2. #2
    “Oh, how hard it is to be the only one who knows the truth!”
  3. #3
    “You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your inner enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter.”
  4. #4
    “Much of traditional religious imagery has represented women as inferior, even evil. It is only an enlightened spiritual worldview that reveals both men and women in all our true glory.”
  5. #5
    “You, darkness, of whom I am born- I love you more than the flame that limits the world to the circle it illumines and excludes the rest.”
  6. #6
    “Let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened:—Behold! human beings living in a underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move, and can only see before them, being prevented by the chains from turning round their heads. Above and behind them a fire is blazing at a distance, and between the fire and the prisoners there is a raised way; and you will see, if you look, a low wall built along the way, like the screen which marionette players have in front of them, over which they show the puppets.”
  7. #7
    “You, Venerable One, may indeed be a seeker, for, striving toward your goal, there is much you do not see which is right before your eyes.”
  8. #8
    “In this hour Siddhartha ceased struggling with his fate, ceased suffering. On his face blossomed the serenity of knowledge, which no will opposes any longer, knowing perfection, in agreement with the flow of events, with the stream of life, full of compassion, full of sympathy, abandoned to the flow, belonging to unity.”
  9. #9
    “Govinda spoke: “Nirvana, Friend, is not only a word. It is a thought.””
  1. #10
    “And—such is my thinking, o Exalted One—no one attains deliverance through teaching!”
  2. #11
    “I wish that you, oh exalted one, would not be angry with me,” said the young man. “I have not spoken to you like this to argue with you, to argue about words. You are truly right, there is little to opinions. But let me say this one more thing: I have not doubted in you for a single moment. I have not doubted for a single moment that you are Buddha, that you have reached the goal, the highest goal towards which so many thousands of Brahmans and sons of Brahmans are on their way. You have found salvation from death. It has come to you in the course of your own search, on your own path, through thoughts, through meditation, through realizations, through enlightenment. It has not come to you by means of teachings! And—thus is my thought, oh exalted one—nobody will obtain salvation by means of teachings! You will not be able to convey and say to anybody, oh venerable one, in words and through teachings what has happened to you in the hour of enlightenment! The teachings of the enlightened Buddha contain much, it teaches many to live righteously, to avoid evil. But there is one thing which these so clear, these so venerable teachings do not contain: they do not contain the mystery of what the exalted one has experienced for himself, he alone among hundreds of thousands. This is what I have thought and realized, when I have heard the teachings. This is why I am continuing my travels—not to seek other, better teachings, for I know there are none, but to depart from all teachings and all teachers and to reach my goal by myself or to die. But often, I’ll think of this day, oh exalted one, and of this hour, when my eyes beheld a holy man.”
  3. #12
    ″ Burning burning burning burning
    O Lord Thou pluckest me out
    O Lord Thou pluckest
    burning.”
  4. #13
    “What a fine persecution—to be kept intrigued without ever quite being enlightened.”
  5. #14
    “Things aren’t different. Things are things.”
  6. #15
    “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.”
  7. #16
    “Philosophy, however enlightened, however profound, gives no command over the passions, no influential motives, no vivifying principles.”
  8. #17
    “It is a seat of wisdom, a light of the world, a minister of the faith, an Alma Mater of the rising generation. It is this and a great deal more, and demands a somewhat better head and hand than mine to describe it well.”
  9. #18
    “Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.”

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