“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!”
“Life gives us many gifts that we could hardly imagine. When we let go of preconceptions and witness life without the turmoil that a self-indulgent ego perpetuates we perceive what heretofore eluded us.”
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“People often associate complexity with deeper meaning,
when often after precious time has been lost, it is realized that
simplicity is the key to everything.”
“There are two obstacles to enlightenment:
1. Thinking you know.
2 Thinking you don’t know.”
“You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your inner enlightenment. “
“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?”
“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.”
— John O’Donohue
“The solution to the problem of the day is the awakening of the consciousness of humanity to the divinity within.”
– Hazrat Inayat Khan
“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.”
– Ram Dass
“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.”
– Eckhart Tolle