“No enemy can harm one so much as one’s own thoughts of craving, hate and jealousy.”
– The Buddha
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“Enlightenment is end of suffering.”
Enlightenment is a concept in spirituality, philosophy and psychology related to achieving clarity of perception, reason and knowledge.It refers to the “full comprehension of a situation”.
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Neither fire, nor moisture, nor wind can destroy the blessing of good deeds, and blessings enlighten the whole world – Gautama Buddha
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
– Gautama Buddha
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
– Lao Tzu
It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
– Nikola Tesla
A person who is religiously enlightened appears to me to be one who has, to the best of his ability, liberated himself from the fetters of his selfish desires and is preoccupied with thoughts, feelings, and aspirations to which he clings because of their super personal value.
– Albert Einstein
Always keep your mind as bright and clear 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 the power of wisdom and enlightenment.
– Morihei Ueshiba
Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.
– Atifete Jahjaga
A stream of light shall pierce the darkness of ignorance and man’s oppression, until Liberty enlightens the world.
– Grover Cleveland
Enlightenment is the key to everything, and it is the key to intimacy, because it is the goal of true authenticity.
– Marianne Williamson
To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.
– Eckhart Tolle
All living beings are believed to possess the nature of the Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra, the potential or seed of enlightenment, within them.
– 14th Dalai Lama
Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.
– Bill Richardson
Self-interest is hostile to the common good, but enlightened self-interest is not. And this is the best key to the meaning of enlightenment.
– Allan Bloom
The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.
– Nikos Kazantzakis
Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance from another. This immaturity is self-imposed when its cause lies not in lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without guidance from another.
– Immanuel Kant
We need enlightenment, not just individually but collectively, to save the planet. We need to awaken ourselves. We need to practice mindfulness if we want to have a future, if we want to save ourselves and the planet.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.
– Henry David Thoreau
Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment.
– Morihei Ueshiba
Tragedy enlightens — and it must, in that it points the heroic finger at the enemy of man’s freedom.
– Arthur Miller
The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all than you encounter.
– Morihei Ueshiba
The object of education is not merely to draw out the powers of the individual mind: it is rather its right object to draw all minds to a proper adjustment to the physical and social world in which they are to have their life and their development: to enlighten, strengthen and make fit.
– Woodrow Wilson
In his teachings Gautama Buddha have mentioned the following as enemies of Human beings.
Sensual passions are your first enemy.
Your second is called Discontent.
Your third is Hunger & Thirst.
Your fourth is called Craving.
Fifth is Sloth & Drowsiness.
Sixth is called Terror.
Your seventh is Uncertainty.
Hypocrisy & Stubbornness, your eighth.
Gains, Offerings, Fame, & Status wrongly gained,
and whoever would praise self
& disparage others.
That, Namuci, is your enemy,
the Dark One’s commando force.
A coward can’t defeat it,
but one having defeated it
– Gautama Buddha