Enlightenment Quotes


“Meditation is spiritual, but not religious. Spiritual has to do with actual experience, not mere beliefs; with God as the ground of Being: not a cosmic Daddy figure.”

“Meditation seeks to go beyond the ego altogether; is asks nothing from God, real or imagined, but rather offers itself up as a sacrifice toward a greater awareness.”

“Perennial philosophy is the worldview that has been embraced by the vast majority of the world’s greatest spiritual teachers, philosophers, thinkers and even scientists. It’s called “perennial” or “universal” because it shows up in virtually all cultures across the globe and across the ages.
1- Spirit exist
2- Spirit is found within
3- Most of us don’t realize this Spirit within”

“Study the Shadows all you want, you still won’t have the light.”

“For the mystics – Shankara, Plato, Augustine, Eckhart, Garab Dorje, and so on – archetypes are the first subtle forms that appear as the world manifests out of formless and unmanifest Spirit. They are the patterns upon which all other patterns of manifestation are based.”

“The true archetypes are a meditative experience, and you cannot understand these archetypes without performing the experiment. They are not images existing in the mythic worldspace, they are not philosophical concepts existing in the rational worldspace; they are meditative phenomena existing in the subtle worldspace.”

“Egolessness does not mean the absence of a functional self (that’s a psychotic, not a sage); it means that one is no longer exclusively identified with that self.”

“There is certainly a type of truth to the notion of transcending ego: it doesn’t mean destroy the ego, it means plug it into something bigger.”

“Today’s “spirituality” is mostly (1) fundamentalist revivals (2)new age narcissism (3) mythic regression (4) web-of-life subtle reductionism (5) flatland holism.”

“Enlightenment is […] to snap out of the movie of life.”

“When the body-mind is strong and healthy- not ascetically starved and despised- it is all the easier to drop it, transcend it, let it go.”

“Where the psychic shaman/yogi embodies great power, where the subtle saint embodies peaceful radiance, where the causal sage embodies stony equanimity, the non-dual siddha embodies limitless humour.”

“Until the ecologists understand that the ozone hole, pollution and toxic wastes are all completely part of the original Self, they will never gain enlightened awareness, which alone knows how to proceed with these pressing problems.”


“Ignorance is the identification of the seer with the instruments of seeing. Instead of witnessing the ego, we identify with it. Instead of witnessing suffering, we identify with it. And yet inevitably we are controlled by that with which we identify; we are tortured by all that we have not transcended. “


“Those who enter deeply into the mystical dimension of experience soon discover that the cosmic design they expected to find in their inward path of ascent to God is in fact simply the design of their own anatomical or psychophysical structures.”


“Heaven is within you.”


“Be the change you want to see in the world.”


“Ecstasy means to break out of the verbal prisons, suspend your inprints, see things anew, perceive directly.”

“The best Indian gurus are wise tricksters who have mastered the one simple rule of entropy: it’s all going to hell, so get yourself a comfortable spot here and now, and let the fools who are still searching come and project their illusions (and their money) on your calm, cool, blank facade.”


“The first enlightenment is to be completely aware that the entire game of our life is cousciousness. That is Kensho – when you are aware that consciousness is the thing to focus on and not the mind.”

“While the mind is composed of thoughts, feelings and sensations, consciousness has no components at all. Our consciousness is the source of the mind. If the consciousness is unclear or is suffering, our mind is going to be unclear and suffer. We do not control our mind until we have our consciousness clear.”

“Our ego is just the entire spectrum of our lacks.”

“The first thing is to know exactly how your psyche works.”


“The rumor goes there is no material universe but we get the effect of a material universe.”

“The human biological machine – but only in its awekened state – is the transformational apparatus for the possible evolution of the essential self.”

“When the machine is awake it does not and cannot have subjective states because all the machinery for subjective states is gone. In our glimpses of the awakened state, we may have noticed the absence of subjective states.”

“We should not inflict understanding on new pupils, but should wait until asked for help.”

“If we are doubtful as to which course to follw, we should follow the line of most resistance.”

“To become strong, we must learn to be gentle.”

“To remain quiet, yet attentive, is best. To make all quiet inside is one of the foremost admonitions of the work space.”


“That which is not present in deep dreamless sleep is not real.”


“True happiness cannot be found in things that change and pass away. Pleasure and pain alternate inexorably. Happiness comes from the self and can be found in the self only. Find your real self (swarupa) and all else will come with it.”

“You are the self, here and now. Leave the mind alone, stand aware and unconcerned and you will realize that to stand alert but detached, watching events come and go, is an aspect of your real nature.”
“Detach yourself from all that makes your mind restless. Renounce all that disturbs its peace. If you want peace, deserve it.”

“If you want peace and harmony in the world, you must have peace and harmony in your hearts and minds.”


“It is much easier to realize there is no such thing as the ego or an “I” identity that is doing any seeking, but instead, it is an impersonal aspect of conciousness that is doing the exploring and seeking.”

“A useful approach is to let love for God replace the willfulness that is driving the seeking.”

“To be the servant of God becomes one’s goal rather than enlightenment. To be a perfect channel for God’s love is to surrender completely and to eliminate the goal seeking of the spiritual ego. Joy itself becomes the initiator of further spiritual work.”

“From joy and humility, the rest of the process is certain. One becomes aware that the whole spiritual seeking process is being activated by the attraction of the ultimate destiny to realize the Self rather than being propelled by the limited ego. It could be said in ordinary language that one is being pulled along by the future rather than being propelled by the past.”

“Spiritual thruth, then, is universally true and without variation through time or place. It always brings peace, harmony, accord, love, compassion, and mercy. Truth can be identified by these qualities. All else is the invention of the ego.”

“All enlightened beings tell the populace to ignore their personality or personhood, but, instead, to focus on the teachings.”

“On the spiritual climb to the peak of Enlightenment, there actually are no entities to meet you along the way.”

“The ego is not an enemy to be subdued but merely a compilation of unexamined habits of perception.”

“The levels of consciousness describe the terrain to be traversed, but they leave out the essential factors of love and devotion that activate the journey and give strength to the endeavor.”

“In the end, the God of Transcendence and the God of Divine Love merge in the Supreme. The unification of that which is loved is the fulfillment of divine destiny and the core of Salvation. Love is therefore the means and the end.”

“Focus on love itself, that is the royal road to God and one that is everywhere present and available to everyone.”

“Love is transformative; its power sweeps away all obstacles. It is both the means and the end.”

“Love is an awareness, an attitude, a context for understanding life. Love is the leading edge of Reality and the oneness and essence of the Spirit.”

“The body is a product of nature and part of the animal world. One might say it is owned by nature but rented to us provisionally.”

“Knowledge based on faith and true experience is calm. It invites rather than tries to convince. It attracts by virtue of its intrinsic merit and the innate power of the truth itself.”

“Question: What can we actually do to be helpful to the world?
Answer: Make a gift of your life and lift all mankind by being kind, considerate, forgiving, and compassionate at all times, in all places, and under all conditions, with everyone as well as yourself. That is the greatest gift anyone can give.”


“The typical motto of the indian Yoga is “in, up, and out””

“Liberation is the continuous ecstatic enjoyment of the transcendental Self.”

“The goal of authentic spirituality is self -or God- realization, founded in self-transcendence.”

“It is always fear -the fear of losing oneself- that prevents the ultimate event of enlightenment even in those who are advanced on the spiritual path.”

“Rather than trying to fix things, which is always a piecemeal undertaking at best, I believe we should invest our energies in creating new beginnings. We must set down new roots that will help us outgrow the withered limbs of our civilization, and the roots we must set down are spiritual roots. As long as we pay overmuch attention to the deseased aspects we cannot cultivate new strengths.”

“Through the yoga of participation to which we are called, we will decide the destiny of literally billions of our fellow humans and possibly trillions of other life forms on our home world. It behooves us, therefore, to take the sacred obligation of lucid waking, or mindfulness, seriously and meet it with great wisdom and joy.”

“We, as a species and as individuals, have reached a stage in evolution where the only thinkable option is that of conscious coevolution pursued in the context of lucid waking – the art of mindful living – which calls for our utmost courage, energy, and unrelenting dedication to our own transformation.”

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