However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?— Gautama Buddha
Colossal Spiritual Enlightenment quotations
The mind of an enlightened human being is flexible and adaptable.
The mind of the ignorant person is conditioned and fixed.
The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started.
Forces of light on earth shall overcome the force of darkness.
Complete spiritual enlightenment on earth will occur.
You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again.
There was a famous Zen master whom people would seek out to become enlightened.
He was strict and would occupy people with things having nothing to do with seeking enlightenment. You see, that is the only way to achieve enlightenment; by not focusing on achieving it. Then, one day it will just come to you.
The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some superhuman accomplishment, and the ego likes to keep it that way, but it is simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being.
Just being the seeker, somebody whose open to spiritual enlightenment, is in itself the important thing and it's the reward for being a seeker in this world.
The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path.
A burrito is a delicious food item that breaks down all social barriers and leads to temporary spiritual enlightenment.
The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
Love is how it feels to recognize our essential unity.
Awakening to oneness is the experience of Big Love. Knowing you are one with all, you find yourself in love with all.
With our thoughts we make the world.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought; what we think we become.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
In the spiritual search doubt is beneficial, a closed mind is not.
Doubt used wisely assists enlightenment; a closed mind assists ignorance.
If you wish to attain to true knowledge of the Scriptures, hasten to acquire first an unshakeable humility of heart. That alone will lead you, not to the knowledge that puffs up, but to that which enlightens, by the perfecting of love.
The more we try and understand enlightenment the more it will elude us.
And that's because enlightenment does not come from the mind. It comes form 'no-mind.' It comes form just being. You are already enlightened. You just have to realize it to allow it into your experience.
We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act.
If you spent one-tenth of the time you devoted to distractions like chasing women or making money to spiritual practice, you would be enlightened in a few years.
What is it in you that brings you to a spiritual teacher in the first place? It's not the spirit in you, since that is already enlightened, and has no need to seek. No, it is the ego in you that brings you to a teacher.
Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
The inward journey is about finding your own fullness, something that no one else can take away.
Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature. By and by love becomes not a relationship, it becomes a state of your being. Not that you are in love - now you are love.
Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you.
They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.
When awareness expands, events that seem random actually aren't.
A larger purpose is trying to unfold through you. When you become aware of that purpose- which is unique for each person- you become like an architect who has been handed the blueprint.
We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened.
But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.
Enlightenment doesn't mean we were never wounded;
it means we've found a way to evolve beyond our wounds. Enlightenment isn't idealistic; it's practical. What's idealistic is thinking we can live from our wounds, stay in our weakness, and ever transform the world.
As God talked with Arjuna, so will He talk with you.
As He lifted up the spirit and consciousness of Arjuna, so will He uplift you. As he granted Arjuna supreme spiritual vision, so will He confer enlightenment on you.
Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great use; a right heart exceeds all
The genius of Man in our time has gone into jet-propulsion, atom-splitting, penicillin-curing, etc. There is none left over for works of imagination; of spiritual insight or mystical enlightenment.
In a special sense... the three great natural states of waking, dreaming, and deep sleep contain an entire spectrum of spiritual enlightenment.
Many are convinced, who are not truly enlightened;
are afraid of the consequences of sin, though they never saw its evil; have a seeming desire of salvation, which is not founded upon a truly spiritual discovery of their own wretchedness, and the excellency of Jesus.