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"Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast
sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep
your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and
- Morihei Ueshiba
"To enjoy good
health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must
first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind
he can find the way to enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally
come to him."
"If we demand
enlightenment, it hides. All that we can do is make ourselves
enlightenment-prone. We learn to treasure the possibility of awakening in all
moments and circumstances. We learn to simplify and cultivate the receptivity
of heart that can be touched by profound understanding. We learn to listen
deeply and discover stillness amid the movement in our world."
- Christina Feldman
"If I could
define enlightenment briefly, I would say it is "the quiet acceptance of what
- Wayne Dyer
"The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with
undimmed eyes on all darkness."
- Nikos Kazantzakis
"Enlightened space, the place of unconditional love,
cannot be achieved until and unless one is willing to be comfortable with
paradox and confusion."
- Ralph Walker
"It is not easy to convey, unless one has experienced
it, the dramatic feeling of sudden enlightenment that floods the mind when the
right idea finally clicks into place. One immediately sees how many
previously puzzling facts are neatly explained by the new hypothesis. One
could kick oneself for not having the idea earlier, it now seems so obvious.
Yet before, everything was in a fog.'
- Francis Crick
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