“What is Enlightenment? Enlightenment is to be vigilant when everyone is sleeping; it is to see when everyone is blind; to hear when everyone is deaf!”
“It is easy to imagine that the Buddha, the awakened one, is something or somewhere other than here or that awakening to reality will happen sometime other than now. But as long as we continue to think in terms of time we will deceive ourselves. The you who is chasing enlightenment will never become enlightened.
“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?”
“Every person carries the seed of enlightenment within.” — Eckhart Tolle
“Enlightenment is not a goal to be attained, it is a state-of-being to be regained.” — Kim Chestney, The Psychic Workshop: A Complete Program for Fulfilling Your Spiritual Potential