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Enlightenment Enlightenment means waking up to what you truly are and then being that. ~Adyashanti Spiritual realization is to see clearly that what I perceive, experience, think, or feel is ultimately not who I am, that I cannot find myself in all those things that continually pass away. ~Eckhart Tolle When you awaken, you realize that the separate person you took yourself to be is just a contract, a mental fabrication. ~Stephan Bodian Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true. ~Adyashanti Enlightenment is not something you achieve. It is the absence of something. All your life you have been going forward after something, pursuing some goal. Enlightenment is dropping all that. ~Charlotte Joko Beck Spiritual awakening is about waking up from your ego. It is not about awakening the ego. ~Sampo Kaasila The most important element of self realization is the dissolution of the notion of me and all else that’s not me. ~Robert Wolfe That you carry yourself forward and experience the myriad things is delusion. That the myriad things come forward and experience themselves is awakening. ~Dogen Zenji To be enlightened is to be intimate with all things. ~Dogen God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man. ~Ibn al-’Arabi To get rid of your passions is not Nirvana; to look upon them as no matter of yours, that is nirvana. ~unknown To see things for what they are is to see with the eyes of the vastness itself. ~Suzanne Segal Enlightenment is finding that there is nothing to find. Enlightenment is to come to know that there is nowhere to go. ~Osho I acquired nothing at all from supreme enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called supreme enlightenment. ~Buddha Enlightenment cannot be attained nor forced. It can only happen. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj He is enlightened, liberated who sees all things are One— Unseparated. ~Angelus Silesius True enlightenment is nothing but the nature of one’s own self being fully realized. ~14th Dalai Lama Enlightenment is the direct result of freedom from the illusion of a separate self. A profound understanding of this ultimate simplicity provides all that is required for an awakening to enlightenment. ~Gary Crowley All beings are inherently enlightened, but because of their attachments and distorted views, they can’t realize this fact. ~Shakyamuni Buddha There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instantaneous illuminations. Most of them conquer it fragment by fragment on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic. ~Anais Nin There is no enlightenment outside of daily life. ~Thich Nhat Hanh If you are enlightened, you are not free as some people say, but you are freedom itself. Not like bird in the sky, but like the sky itself. ~Walter A. Keers Spiritual attainment is making the Spirit alive, becoming conscious. ~Hazrat Inayat Khan No one is enlightened. Any experience of understanding happens to a me, and no me can ever be enlightened. All experiences are in phenomenality. ~Wayne Liquorman Perfect awakening is possible here and now for every human being regardless of background, practice or personal circumstances. You are already free! ~Sri Poonjaji Only the action of non- action, the practice of non-practice, unmotivated non- volitional functioning, can lead to that recognition or awakening and why any kind of action, practice or intentional procedure is an insurmountable barrier to such awakening. ~Wei Wu Wei In the gradual approach you are bound to the mind. The mind is under the illusion that if it changes, alters, stops, etc., it will be absorbed in what is beyond it. This misconception leads to the most tragic state in which a truth- seeker can find himself: he has bound himself in his own web, a web of the most subtle duality. ~Jean Klein The awakening process, once begun, develops its own momentum without effort on your part, and the truth naturally yearns to awaken itself through you. ~Stephan Bodian In the simple, direct experience of what is, you have an ongoing opportunity to awaken out of the trance the mind perpetuates to the radiant fullness and completeness of being. Just keep letting go and surrendering to what is. ~Stephan Bodian ‘I am’ is the goal and the final reality. To hold it with effort is inquiry. When spontaneous and natural, it’s realization. ~Ramana Maharshi Realization is already there. All that is necessary is to get rid of the thought, ‘I have not realized.’ ~Ramana Maharshi The path of the enlightened leaves no track–it is like the path of birds in the sky. ~Buddha When you demand nothing of the world, nor of god, when you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the Supreme state will come to you uninvited and unexpected. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj Full awakening comes when you sincerely look at yourself, deeper than you’ve imagined, and question everything. ~Adyashanti When you know yourself, your “I-ness” vanishes and you know that you and God are one and the same. ~Ibn ‘Arabi When the secret opens to you, you will know that you are none other than He. ~Ibn ‘Arabi Enlightenment is, in the end, nothing more than the natural state of being. ~Adyashanti The wisdom of enlightenment Is inherent in every one of us. It is because of the delusion under which our mind works that we fail to realize it ourselves, and that we Have to seek the advice and the guidance of enlightened ones. ~Hui-neng 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 Who you imagine yourself to be is annihilated by the revelation of freedom. You, as you have known yourself to be, are no more. You, as you have imagined yourself to be, are revealed to be nonexistent. There remains only the unimaginable truth of who you are. ~Gangaji When someone becomes enlightened something blooms in his heart; it’s like a flower blooms and it cannot hold the fragrance. ~Metteyya Sakyaputta The challenge of enlightenment is not simply to glimpse the awakened condition, nor even to continually experience it, but to be and express it as yourself in the way you move in this world. In order to do this, you must come out of hiding behind any superstitious beliefs and find the courage to question everything. ~Adyashanti Enlightenment can be measured by how compassionately and wisely you interact with others—with all others, not just those who support you in the way that you want. How you interact with those who do not support you shows how enlightened you really are. ~Adyashanti If you touch the phenomenal realm deeply, you touch the ultimate realm which is the realm of no birth and no death. The ultimate is nirvana, it is God, and it is available to us twenty four hours a day. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Enlightenment is the Journey from the head back to the heart, from words back to silence. ~Jock Brocas Essentially the realization of enlightenment brings with it the sudden comprehension that there is no one and nothing to be enlightened. Enlightenment simply is. It cannot be owned, just as it cannot be achieved or won like some trophy. All and everything is oneness, and all that we do gets in its way by trying to find it. ~Tony Parsons To have the eyes of enlightenment is to see the thread of divinity throughout all of the diversity, to see the sameness within all of the uniqueness. ~Adyashanti