Throughout the ages, there were a lot of people that have gotten a taste of incredibly mesmerizing higher states of consciousness. Instead of keeping their experiential knowledge and wisdom about the higher, as well as deeper elements of existence to themselves, they spread the word to others through spoken word, written works, or through some other methods.
Thanks to the sages, as well as luminaries, spiritual teachers, thinkers, and every-day people that had an enlightening experience, we can ignite the light of expanded awareness about the higher and the deeper aspects of the human experience, as well as of the existence itself from such people.
When our future looks bleak, and the motivation to excel, as well as advance, seems pointless, we can take a look at those that have lived and are still alive and who possess that inner wisdom that they had realized through their own experiences of an enlightened state of awareness.
The transformational truths which say that such guiding lights to humanity express to us can actually raise our level of hope once again to the domain of energy which makes us more proactive. Reignited excitement and passion can drive people closer to the successes they have imagined and dreamed would come true.
Every one of us is capable of incredible feats. Also, we should ask ourselves if our state of mind is stopping us from realizing that realized life success story which we have undoubtedly had played within our head so many times before.
We should not let it stay a dream, but let it become a reality. Living in the 21st century of our archaic timeline, we have the amazing chance to taste such conscious-shifting words of wisdom, so here we are going to take a look at ten such enlightening truths from sages throughout the ages.
Permit these timeless words to nourish your mind, heart, as well as the soul.
You have to be an island to yourself, a refuge to yourself, and independent on any other, but taking refuge in reality and nothing more than the truth. And, how can you become an island and a refuge to yourself? Follow this way: You see and contemplate your body as composed of all the forces of the universe.
Ardently, as well as mindfully, you steer your body-self by resting your discontent with the world about you. In this same way, you should observe and contemplate your feelings, as well as use that same ardent restraint and self-possession against enslavement by greed or desire.
With seeing attachment to your body and feelings as blocking the truth, you dwell in self-possession and ardent liberation from those ties. This is how you will live as an island to yourself and refuge in the truth – it is going to come out of the darkness, and it will come into you.
∼THE DIGHA NIKAYA
Love this world and see the beauty in everything. Appreciate every moment as a beautiful, wholly contained, pearl or eternal nature, this is the world for you. It is a never-ending string of pearls…every moment is in and of its self a lifetime, and when we have affection, and we let ourselves experience life without expectation…that is actually when the majesty of the world opens her petals to us, and it welcomes us home.
How people look at the world is usually a reflection of how they see themselves. If they think that the world is only a pool of lies and deceit, then they themselves may also be full of those lies and deceit. You should watch out for those that are always telling you just how corrupt the rest of the world is.
∼DAVID J. LIEBERMAN
All the different forms of Life in the Universe may be seen as manifestations of the One and Universal Principle of Life in various forms; the whole of the Cosmos, which is a product of the Universal Mind, may be seen as universal, as well as absolute consciousness becoming relative in different forms.
The universal consciousness of the Universal Mind forms spiritual centers of consciousness in living beings, whereby each being may feel, as well as know its surroundings; and, as the kind of living being expands, their consciousness, as well as power of sensation and perception expand with it too; for all their powers which belong to the mind and not the body: the latter without the mind is simply a form without life.
As we are human beings, every one of us wants to be happy, as well as feel the freedom from misery. Every one of us has learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions like anger and attachment, as well as fear and suspicion, while love and compassion, a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.
One human being is a part of the whole which we call it the universe, a part that is actually limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, as well as his feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is some kind of prison for us, restricting us to our desires and affection for several persons nearest to us. Our task will be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion so that we will embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
We may liken truth to a mountain, and different interpretations of that truth to different paths which lead up to the summit. A lot of people are traveling along all of these paths and every one of them, while he is at the bottom, thinks that his path is the only one; he sees only a smart part of the mountain, and may, therefore, be justified in crying to his brothers: “You are wrong! Come over to my path; this is the only one which leads to the top.” But, as all these people progress upward, they are going to see that the paths converge at the top, as well as that they are all one in the ultimate.
You should not believe anything as it is said by an authority, or if it is said to come from angels, or from God maybe, or from some other inspired source.
You should only believe it if you have explored it in your own heart and mind, as well as the body, and you have found it to be true. Work out your path, through diligence.
When we are experiencing the pain of other people, we instinctively want to take away that pain. But, by taking away the pain of that person, we will also take away his or her chance to grow: To be truly compassionate, we need to have the ability to share the suffering and pain of another person – knowing that there is nothing that we can do in order to relieve it and that we do not have the responsibility for it, and yet knowing and understanding what that pain feels like.
Ego is a structure which is erected by a neurotic individual that it a member of a neurotic culture against the facts of the matter. And culture, which we put on like an overcoat, is actually the collectivized consensus about what sort of neurotic behaviors are acceptable.