A Quote by Jean Iris Murdoch on love, world, and elightenment

Falling out of love is very enlightening. For a short while you see the world with new eyes.

Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

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A Quote by Gillian McCain on fatherhood, mind, motherhood, nature, simplicity, truth, and elightenment

Okay, I'm sorry I don't write poems about sunsets and nature and mystical experiences, I only know what I know; I could write that the sight of a sunset lit up my mind like Light Brite and I was enlightened, or that the sun and moon are my mother and father; but I can't - I can only write with any semblance of truth about what contains my simple frame of reference.

Gillian McCain

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A Quote by George Washington on force, government, and elightenment

In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on difficulty, god, heart, love, obedience, purity, rules, slavery, soul, spirit, spirituality, strength, elightenment, and yielding

It is easy to be a slave to the letter, and difficult to enter into the spirit; easy to obey a number of outward rules, difficult to enter intelligently and self-sacrificingly into the will of God; easy to entangle the soul in a network of petty observances, difficult to yield the obedience of an enlightened heart; easy to be haughtily exclusive, difficult to be humbly spiritual; easy to be an ascetic or a formalist, difficult to be pure, and loving, and wise, and free; easy to be a Pharisee, difficult to be a disciple; very easy to embrace a self-satisfying and sanctimonious system of rabbinical observances, very difficult to love God with all the heart, and all the might, and all the soul, and all the strength.

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: Farrar in The Life of Christ, quoted by Dallin H. Oaks, Pure in Heart, p.25

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji on heart, mind, plants, practice, zen, and elightenment

In the assemblies of the enlightened ones there have been many cases of mastering the Way bringing forth the heart of plants and trees; this is what awakening the mind for enlightenment is like. The fifth patriarch of Zen was once a pine-planting wayfarer; Rinzai worked on planting cedars and pines on Mount Obaku. . . . Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

Source: Awakening the Unsurpassed Mind, #31

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji on buddhism, study, and elightenment

To study the Buddha way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji on study and elightenment

To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

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A Quote by Delbert L. Stapley on age, belief, body, challenge, character, christ, church, day, divinity, evolution, faith, fatherhood, foolishness, god, indifference, liberals, life, men, sons, spirit, spirituality, truth, and elightenment

In this day of modern liberalism when revealed truth is so frequently questioned and the decrees of God challenged, we, members of the Church, cannot afford to be carried away by the philosophies and sophistries of men's teachings and become complacent and indifferent to such inroads on our faith in divine and spiritual things. Advocates in these fields of man's speculations frequently consider gospel teachings childish-therefore foolish and unsuited for this enlightened age in which we live. Regardless of man's claims to the contrary, God is still God; Christ is His son-His Only Begotten Son in the flesh. He is in the express image of His Father's person, and is our Redeemer, Savior, Lord, and King. The scriptures teach us that we are descended from the lineage of the Gods; therefore, we are created in their likeness and image, in both spirit and body, and we are endowed with like character traits, qualities, and powers. We are not the product of evolution from some lower organism of life as man speculates and would have us believe.

Delbert L. Stapley (1896 - 1978)

Source: at BYU, May 5, 1964

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A Quote by Confucius on slander and elightenment

He who is influenced neither by the soaking in of slander nor by the assault of denunciation may indeed be called enlightened.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Charles Sumner on humanity and elightenment

The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.

Charles Sumner (1811 - 1874)

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