Archive for the ‘Enlightenment’ Category

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

Cosmic Stairway

Lao Tzu

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A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.

Francis of Assisi, Saint

—St. Francis of Assisi

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Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Jefferson_ Thomas

—Thomas Jefferson

In honor of one of Latin America’s most evil dictators assuming room temperature. Adios Fidel.  May the people of Cuba become enlightened and embrace true freedom now that your soul has journeyed to Hell.

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If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.


—William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

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What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.

von Balthasar, Hans Urs

—Hans Urs on Balthasar

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We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.

Bradbury, Ray

—Ray Bradbury

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Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing, and gives being to all things that are; and, as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many….








–William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation

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Information Overload

We live in a period of human history in which most of us are over-informed and under-enlightened.

–Kottak & Kozaitis, 2003

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