Quotation Explorer - 'Enlightened'

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular. - C.G. Jung
Liberals tend to view traditions, policies, and morals of past generations as arbitrary designs put in place by less enlightened people. Because of this, liberals don't pay much attention to why traditions developed or wonder about possible ramifications of their social engineering. - John Hawkins
Reading nurtures the soul, and an enlightened friend brings it solace. - Voltaire
Soul (Atma) remains very far from where kashays (anger-pride-deceit-greed) are created, the Soul is quite far from there. Where there is absence of kashays, there lies the ‘religion of Vitrags (the enlightened ones)’, and where kashays are present, lies the ‘relative religion’! - Dada Bhagwan
Focused awareness of the Self in one direction (upayog) is considered enlightened awareness (jagruti). - Dada Bhagwan
How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be ''American'' before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries? - Edith Wharton
One is said to be enlightened with the Right Knowledge when his conduct is appropriate in any situation. - Dada Bhagwan
Why is it that ‘we’ (the Gnani Purush, the enlightened one) do not have any obstruction (antray)? It is because ‘we’ are in a desire-free state (Nirichchhak dasha). - Dada Bhagwan
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. - Marianne Williamson
Being enlightened ironically means realizing that there is no separate entity that can be enlightened or unenlightened. - Enza Vita
A hero is someone who enlightened your life, whom you can emulate and adhere. - Debasish Mridha
MAMMALIA, n.pl. A family of vertebrate animals whose females in a state of nature suckle their young, but when civilized and enlightened put them out to nurse, or use the bottle. - Ambrose Bierce
The Knower of the Soul is considered Self Realized (The Enlightened one). The knower of all the eternal elements is known as Omniscient (sarvagna). - Dada Bhagwan
I have realized that the world and its people will never be perfect; and thus, I have grown wiser. I have learned that every aspect of life owns an injustice. I have seen that every human soul is laudable. Thus, you have the power to be enlightened. - Kylee Carrier
When the experts’ scientific knowledge is legitimated in terms of being rational, logical, efficient, educated, progressive, modern, and enlightened, what analogies can other segments of society . . . utilize to challenge them? - Martin Guevara Urbina
Even if you insult him, he gives you his blessings; such a one only is the Gnani Purush [The enlightened one]! - Dada Bhagwan
My spirit is healthy, yes. But I tell you, my flesh is healthy too. I am enlightened and free, but I am also lustful and carnal. - C. JoyBell C.
Worshipping ‘Gnani Purush’ [the enlightened one] is equal to worshiping the Pure Soul and it is indeed same as the worship of absolute supreme Self (Parmatma). And it is the main cause for moksha [final liberation]. - Dada Bhagwan
If I could repeat it,people passing by would be enlightened and go free. - Jalaluddin Rumi
If one knows how to ‘digest’ an insult after attaining Self-realization, he will become a ‘Gnani’ [the enlightened one]. And if he ‘digests’ an insult before attaining Self-realization, he will become shameless (impudent). - Dada Bhagwan
A person who has the slightest fear of insult cannot be called a Gnani [the enlightened one] and a person who desires self-recognition [maan] is not a Gnani [the enlightened one]. - Dada Bhagwan
We’ (the Gnani Purush, the enlightened one) have only one desire, and that too is a discharging desire of doing ‘Jagat kalyan’ (world’s salvation). - Dada Bhagwan
The intelligent are candles,the virtuous are torches,the wise are lamps,and the enlightened are stars. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Writing is Amazing!When I write I am empowered by my thoughts, entertained by my imagination, and enlightened by my wisdom. - Theresa Lewis
Gnani Purush’ (The Enlightened one) is pure, so one becomes pure by just seeing him. - Dada Bhagwan
He who controls the minds of others is a ‘Gnani’ (the enlightened one). Only when your mind is completely under your control, can other’s mind come under your control. How can the other persons mind come under your control when one has disturbances himself. - Dada Bhagwan
Who is free from illusory attachment (nirmohi)? The Gnani Purush (the enlightened one). He can see flesh and bones, through and through. - Dada Bhagwan
What is human beauty based on? It is based on how much egoism one has. Gnani Purush (the enlightened one) is without egoism so his beauty is beyond words! - Dada Bhagwan
Regardless of how much wealth [material pleasures] one has, if he does not like bondage even for a moment, then he has become qualified to understand the science of the Vitarags [the enlightened one’s]. - Dada Bhagwan
If you experience bliss of the Self (samadhi) amidst complete problematic stage, then know that you have met a Gnani Purush [the enlightened one]! - Dada Bhagwan
Is there anything more enlightened, more intelligent, more intellectual than laughter? - Marty Rubin
It is the ultimate religion, through which all humans neuropsychologically morph into Buddhas, or Enlightened Beings. - Abhijit Naskar
The Enlightened one (Gnani Purush) never wastes his time in counting money; focus of the awareness of the self (upayog) is wasted in doing this. One's focused awareness (upayog) is where he has ‘interest’! - Dada Bhagwan
An enlightened thinker does not waste his precious time thinking about what others think of what he thinks. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
In Vitrag-Vignan [science of vitraag lords, the enlightened ones] there cannot be the slightest of the [wrong] insistence; moreover, there can be no insistence on one’s own opinion. - Dada Bhagwan
Human is a suffered mind but an enlightened soul. - Santosh Kalwar
The Soul is neither a Jain nor a Vaishnav. The Soul is Vitarag (free from attachment). This is the religion of the Vitarag (the enlightened ones). - Dada Bhagwan
When the outside intent (other than the intent of Pure Soul, Parbhaav) stops, he attains enlightened bliss of the Self (samadhi). - Dada Bhagwan
I refuse to believe that Hendrix had the last possessed hand,that Joplin had the last drunken throat,that Morrison had the last enlightened mind. - Patti Smith
At the moment of enlightenment, everything is dropped—body, mind, all states, all things—everything. At that moment, there is no separate entity that can become enlightened, because there is no I that can experience it. - Enza Vita
What is the value of the Gnani’s [the enlightened one’s] feet? It is a value that is immeasurable. The Gnani’s feet is one & the only solvent to dissolve egoism. - Dada Bhagwan
The new enlightened self-understanding reminds us that there is no final destination to our journey. The process itself is the destination. There is nowhere we need to arrive to. - Raphael Zernoff
An enlightened life can be so powerful that it can illuminate the whole world. - Debasish Mridha
The breath I take, the thoughts I think, the emotions I develop, the blood I circulate, the neurons that are wired, everything is completely controlled and has a deep meaning behind it. My soul is enlightened. - Magith Noohukhan
To be enlightened is to know oneself and not run away. - Veronique Vienne
In order to make the egoism non-existent [zero], the Gnani Purush [the enlightened one] establishes the awareness of the Pure Soul within. - Dada Bhagwan
To be able to see one’s own faults; this is known as Enlightened vision (Samkit; Self-realization; right belief). - Dada Bhagwan
To create an enlightened society, be a beacon of light - Debasish Mridha
Who is the ‘mother’ of ‘Knowledge (Gnan)’? It is ‘Understanding’ (samaj). Where can ‘understanding’ be acquired from? It is acquired from Gnani Purush (The Enlightened one). - Dada Bhagwan
One who does wrong is considered illusioned (mithyatvi - ignorance of the Self). One who does right is considered enlightened (samkit). - Dada Bhagwan
[ memorial at Paine Hall][He turned] the strait-laced Boston of sixty years ago [into] the enlightened Hub of today, . . . to 'destroy bigotry and uproot the evils of superstition. - Josiah P. Mendum
I was a Muslim, but then I became enlightened and became a Christian. - Brock Hoffpauir
You have two eyes,but the discerning have three.You have two ears,but the wise have four.You have two hands,but the enlightened have five. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I mean what does a democracy depend on? A democracy depends on the individual voter making an intelligent and rational choice for what he regards as his enlightened self-interest, in any given circumstance. - Aldous Huxley
There is no point of being enlightened unless you have started enlightening others! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Because it’s no longer enough to be a decent person. It’s no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself. - Joss Whedon
Gnani Purush’ [the enlightened one] has the [knowledge of the-Self] essence of all religions. - Dada Bhagwan
There is no separate entity that could be enlightened or unenlightened. There are only innumerable expressions of the One Being (which we call people, animals, forms), mirror-like facets, reflecting being-ness back to itself. - Enza Vita
I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. - Thomas Jefferson
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. - C.G. Jung
Despise (viradhana) of a Gnani [the enlightened one] creates hindrance in (acquiring right) Knowledge-Vision-Conduct (Gnan-Darshan-Charitra). - Dada Bhagwan
Gnani Purush’ [the enlightened one] has become ‘Soul’ (Atma; Self) while staying with the body. - Dada Bhagwan
PANTALOONS, n. A nether habiliment of the adult civilized male. The garment is tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion. Supposed to have been invented by a humorist. Called "trousers" by the enlightened and "pants" by the unworthy. - Ambrose Bierce
PATRIOTISM, n. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first. - Ambrose Bierce
To be free of insistence [free of forcing one's own opinion] is the path of Vitragta [attachment-free state, the enlightened one]. Quit insisting at all places. To even insist on the truth, God has considered it as ignorance. There is no insistence in ‘Us’ whatsoever! - Dada Bhagwan
In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god's blessings. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence. - A.A. Lewis
Gnani (The Enlightened one) means without Ego. - Dada Bhagwan
I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil. - Albert Einstein
He who knows others is wise;He who know himself is enlightened. - Lao-tzu
The health of an enlightened and progressive society is measured by how vibrant is its science fiction, since that is where true self-critique and appraisal and hope lie. - David Brin
To be unattached in every phase of one’s life is indeed full enlightened bliss of the Self (Purna samadhi)! - Dada Bhagwan
The worldly vision is filled with infinite infatuations and attachments and no one can escape from it; [hence] there is no alternative other than staying in Gnani’s feet [surrendering to the enlightened one is the only alternative]. - Dada Bhagwan
Respond kindly even to unkind treatment.Respond prudently even to imprudent treatment.Respond justly even to unjust treatment.The world surrenders to an enlightened mind.The stars surrender to a joyful heart.The universe surrenders to a loving soul. - Matshona Dhliwayo
There are only so many times that you can utter ‘It does not hurt’ before it begins to hurt even more than the hurt. You become enlightened of the feeling of feeling hurt, which is worse, I am certain, than the existent hurt. - Jonathan Safran Foer
As long as there is insistence of the truth, one cannot know the Vitarag Lord [the enlightened one]. - Dada Bhagwan
The enlightened worry less than others,quarrel less than others,fight less than others,transgress less than others;care more than others,give more than others,and love more than others. - Matshona Dhliwayo
May the sun come, it's a new day; In the pure land of fantasy; That our darkness enlightened - Miguel Torga
I consist of body and soul - in the worlds of a child. And why shouldn't we speak like children? But the enlightened, the knowledgealbe would say: I am body through and through, nothing more; and the soul is just a word for something on the body. - Friedrich Nietzsche
As a leader, 1st, work on yourself- increase your self-awareness. There shouldn't be any other urgent agenda than this. Get enlightened! Know very well who you're including your strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots! - Assegid Habtewold
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