A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on witness, enlightenment, and consciousness

The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated.  You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence.  You also realize that all the things that truly matter -- beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace -- arise from beyond the mond.  You begin to awaken.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 17

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A Quote by Shinso on enlightenment, home, nirvana, travel, and life

"Does one really to fret about enlightenment?  No matter what road I travel, I'm going home."


Source: Calendar

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on eckhart tolle, power of now, enlightenment, and consciousness

So the single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify with your mind. Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind the light of your consciousness grows stronger.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 21

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A Quote by Bill on control, words, and enlightenment

This is a critical part of enlightenment. The ability to control your words, rather than being controlled by them. They don't have to be controlled all the time, but the enlightened person can control words, subjectively and objectively, at will. 

- Bill Eichman  (excerpt of synopsis of
Manhood of Humanity (2nd) ~ Alfred Korzybski / Published 1994 )

Bill Eichman

Source: http://www.telesterion.com/telesterletter.htm

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji on enlightenment, delusion, and awakening

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 (1200 - 1253)

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji on studying, the way, self, and enlightenment

Studying the Buddha way is studying oneself.
Studying oneself is forgetting oneself.
Forgetting oneself is being enlightened by all things.
Being enlightened by all things is to shed the body-mind of oneself, and those of others.
No trace of enlightenment remains, and this traceless enlightenment
continues endlessly.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

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A Quote by Andrew Cohen on belief, change, courage, existence, faith, life, love, soul, spirit, truth, wisdom, enlightenment, and true freedom

A Sword in Each Hand

If you dare to take up the banner of enlightenment,

you will be attacked from all sides.

From the inside you will be attacked by your own mind

and from the outside you will be attacked by everyone else's mind.

Anyone who dares to succeed automatically presents a huge threat.

If true freedom is going to survive within you,

you have to be willing to fight for it.

You have to have a sword in each hand at all times.

One sword is for your own mind and the other sword is for everyone else's mind. You must be ready to use them.

Anyone who wants to be truly free must be willing to stand alone in the truth.

Andrew Cohen

Source: Andrew Cohen

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A Quote by unknown on peace, wisdom, joy, and enlightenment

The great teachings unanimously emphasize that all the peace, wisdom, and joy in the universe are already within us; we don't have to gain, develop, or attain them. We're like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight. We don't need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we really are -- as soon as we quit pretending we're small or unholy.


Source: unknown

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A Quote by Andrew Cohen on enlightenment, freedom, and evolution consciousness

The mess of the human condition is that fundamental trust has not yet been realized. The true value of profound spiritual experience lies in the discovery of that fundamental trust.

The full realization of Enlightenment is the evolutionary leap to which all spiritual experiences ultimately lead. In deep spiritual experience a human being realizes that which is impersonal. In that realization a profound trust is found. In the discovery of that trust it is possible for a human being to liberate him or herself from tendencies toward aggression and permanently destroy the illusion of separation that those tendencies arise from. The result of this discovery is a level of integrity that is deep and profound and which manifests consistently at all levels of human expression. If the evolutionary leap is to take place then the final outcome of true spiritual experience must result in this kind of purity.

Spiritual experiences and their results are not meant for the individual. They are for the evolution of the whole race.

Andrew Cohen

Source: Enlightenment is a Secret

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A Quote by Russell Targ on realization, teacher, guru, awakening, enlightenment, grace, serendipity, and transmission

When I write about "realizations," I am describing a state in which a practitioner has wisdom of who she or he is, and has embodied that wisdom; it has become integrated into daily life, thoughts, and activities. We often view "awakening" as first step towards such realization. Awakening can occur in the blink of an eye, frequently through the direct, heart-opening (heart-breaking) transmission of grace from an awakened teacher.

Russell Targ

Source: Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness, Pages: 15

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