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36 Enlightenment Quotes to Ignite Your Inner Light

Looking for enlightenment quotes to ignite your inner light? Look no further! This collection of quotes from spiritual teachers, philosophers, and famous poets will inspire you on your journey to self-awareness and inner peace.

Enlightenment is the journey of awakening to your true nature, your inner light. It is a process of self-discovery and realization that can lead to a more fulfilling and joyful life.

Whether you are just beginning your spiritual journey or are well on your way, these quotes will offer you guidance, support, and motivation. They will remind you that you are not alone on this path and that you have the power to achieve your full potential.

These quotes will help you to:

  • Understand the true nature of reality
  • Connect with your inner light
  • Live a more authentic and fulfilling life

Let’s start.

Best Quotes About Enlightenment 

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” — Rumi


“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” — Buddha

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” — Caroline Myss

“Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light, but making the darkness conscious.” — Carl Jung


“In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” — Deepak Chopra

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” — Rumi

“Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.” — William Blake


“The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.” — Unknown

“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself.” — Lao Tzu

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” — Ram Dass

“Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that—thoughts.” — Allan Lokos

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” — Lao Tzu

enlightenment quotes about life

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.” — Jim Morrison

“The present moment is a powerful goddess.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values, and false ideals.” — Sai Baba

“Enlightenment is not a change into something better or more, but a simple recognition of who we truly already are.” — Adyashanti

“The ultimate truth is beyond words. Doctrines are words. They’re not the way.” — Bodhidharma


“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” — Buddha

“The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.” — Hippocrates

“You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” — Brian Tracy

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” — Buddha


“As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that. That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life… Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning. Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind.” — Anthony de Mello

“Enlightenment is the ego’s ultimate disappointment.” — Chögyam Trungpa

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” — Pema Chödrön

“Enlightenment is not something that can be achieved. It is something that you simply recognize.” — Unknown

“Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.” — Eckhart Tolle

self enlightenment quotes

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” — Joseph Campbell

“Enlightenment is not about becoming divine. Instead, it’s about becoming more fully human.” — Lama Surya Das

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” — Buddha

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” — Buddha

“You are the master of your own destiny. You can make your life what you want it to be.” — Napoleon Hill

“When you see the world as it truly is, you will be free.” — Unknown

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“Enlightenment is not something that you have to work towards. It is something that you simply realize.” — Unknown


“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama

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