“Enlightenment is man’s leaving his self-caused immaturity. Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another. Such immaturity is self-caused if it is not caused by lack of intelligence, but by lack of determination and courage to use one's intelligence without being guided by another. Sapere Aude! Have the courage to use your own intelligence! is therefore the motto of the enlightenment...”
― Immanuel Kant

(P.S :Sapere Aude is a Latin phrase meaning "dare to be wise", or more precisely "dare to know".)

 

"Is there anything I can do to make myself Enlightened?"

"As little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning."

"Then of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe?"

"To make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to rise."

-One Minute Wisdom From Anthony de Mello

 

“When you dig a well, there's no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow," said Buddha.” ~Deepak Chopra

 

“Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside.”― Peter Deunov

 

 

“We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.”― Chögyam Trungpa

 

 

“The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.”― John Berry

 

 

“Nobody makes anybody enlightened.
Just tell them what you want to say,
then let them decide for themselves.”
― Toba Beta

 

P.S:Let us make sure we are truly “awake” when the sun begins to rise.

Thank you for visiting the TREASURE TROVE today.

Namaste,

Bhagya

 

 

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