Top 45 Most Inspiring Quotes On Enlightenment

Enlightenment is the idea that people are naturally good, and they don’t need to be taught to be good.

The Enlightenment was also a movement in philosophy that spanned through the 18th century and changed the world. It was important for society because it provided a new way of thinking about knowledge and progress.

This idea of Enlightenment is seen as both positive and negative by many people. Some belief in this idea as it promotes equality, while others believe that it doesn’t allow the individual to have any values or morals.

In the future, we will be in a constant state of Enlightenment. Therefore, we will always have something to learn and discoveries to make.

Here are some of the most inspiring quotes about Enlightenment that will help you achieve your goals.

45 Most Inspiring Quotes On Enlightenment

“Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.” ― William Blake

“For one human being to seek enlightenment from another is like a grain of sand on the beach seeking enlightenment from another.” ― Terence Mckenna

“When we wake up from our confused state of mind, that is enlightenment.” ― Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

“To study the way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things.” ― Dogen

“Someone who wants to attain enlightenment must be brave. He must rush into the crowd of enemies with a dagger. In the practice of Zen, enemies are our delusive thoughts and passions.” ― Koun Yamada

“Enlightenment must come little by little otherwise it would overwhelm.” ― Idries Shah

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” ― Carl Jung

“Enlightenment is very possible for the ordinary individual. Actually, it is easier than for someone who thinks that they are special.” ― Ravi Shankar

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” ― Lao Tzu

“We had gotten over the feeling that one experience was going to make you enlightened forever. We saw that it wasn’t going to be that simple.” ― Ram Dass

“Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.”― Chögyam Trungpa

“Enlightenment is not about becoming divine. Instead it’s about becoming more fully human. . . It is the end of ignorance.” ― Lama Surya Das

“Enlightenment is any experience of expanding our consciousness beyond its present limits. We could also say that perfect enlightenment is realizing that we have no limits at all, and that the entire universe is alive.” ― Thaddeus Golas

“People only see what they are prepared to see.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Enlightenment is the key to everything, and it is the key to intimacy, because it is the goal of true authenticity.” ― Marianne Williamson

“The moment of enlightenment is when a person’s dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities.” ― Vic Braden

“The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis

“Enlightenement or awakening is not the creation of a new state of affairs but the recognition of what already is.” ― Alan Watts

“The greatest illusion in this world is the illusion of separation.” ― Anonymous

“The attainment of enlightenment from ego’s point of view is extreme death.” ― Chogyam Trungpa

“What you focus on you becom. So always focus on that which is highest, brightest, happiest and most noble of all things, enlightenment.” ― Frederick Lenz

“If you think you’re enlightened go spend a week with your family.” ― Ram Dass

“Alwasy keep your mind as bright 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 power of wisdom and enlightenment.” ― Morihei Ueshiba

“Enlightenment is not a change into something better or more, but a simple recognition of who we truly already are.” ― Anonymous

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment” Lao Tzu

“Attachment is the main thing that is blocking your path towards enlightenment.” ― Garchen Rinpoche

“You are destined for enlightenment. Cooperate with your destiny, Don’t go against it, Don’t thwart it. Allow it to fulfill itself.” ― Nisargadatta

“Unity is divinity, purity is enlightenment.” ― Sathya Sai Baba

“If we demand enlightenment, it hides. . . . All that we can do is make ourselves enlightenment-prone. We learn to treasure the possibility of awakening in all moments and circumstances. We learn to simplify and cultivate the receptivity of heart that can be touched by profound understanding. We learn to listen deeply and discover stillness amid the movement in our world.” ― Christina Feldman

“We don’t sit in meditation to become good meditators. We sit in meditation so that we’ll be more awake in our lives.” ― Pema Chodron

“Your imagination is the vehicle to enlightenment.” ― Gary Hopkins

“Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.” ― Bill Richardson

“If one wishes to be sure of the road one treads on, one must close one’s eyes and walk in the dark.” ― Saint John of the Cross

“What is enlightenment? It is complete and total non-attachment to one’s own thoughts. And in the absence of attachments to one’s own thoughts, all that is present is love.” ― Teal Scott

“No one saves us by but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ― Buddha

“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”― Carl G. Jung

“Enlightenment, joy, and peace can never be given to you by another. The well is inside you.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

“You may have expected that enlightenment would come Zap! instantaneous and permanent. This is unlikely. After the first ‘ah ha’ experience, it can be thought of as the thinning of a layer of clouds.” ― Ram Dass

“On the pathway that leads to enlightenment, only your heart can tell you whar is right.” ― Frederick Lenz

“Enlightenment is the unprogrammed state.”― Jed McKenna

“Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you’re being right now.” ― Neale Donald Walsch

“Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-incurred immaturity.” ― Immanuel Kant

“Enlightenment takes place when one lets his innocence emerge and sees nature and life with a childlike awe and respect. The ‘why’ of a child is repeated over and over, causing questions and the never-ending process of discovery.” ― Charles DuBack

“Before enlightenment, chopping wood and carrying water. After enlightenment, chopping wood and carrying water.” ― Zen Proverb

“Enlightenment is the journey from the head back to the heart, from words back to silence.” ― Jack Brocas

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