The Nature of
question of divine knowledge is so
deep that it is really known only to those who
have it. A child has no real knowledge of the
attainments of an adult. An ordinary adult cannot understand the attainments of
a learned man. In the same way, an educated man cannot yet understand the
experiences of enlightened saints or Sufis." -
"One must not act and talk as if asleep ...
Those who are awake have One common world;
those who are asleep, turn
to their private worlds ...
They are incapable both of listening and of
Even if they hear they are like the deaf.
They are present
yet they are not present ...
One thing alone is wisdom: to understand
the thought which steers everything through everything." -
"The _enlightened man_
is man in his maturity, in his perfection; who is
capable of advancing his own felicity,
because he has learned to examine, to think for himself, and not to take
that for truth upon the authority of others, which
experience has taught him a
critical disquisition will
frequently prove erroneous." - Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron
"Love is the message of all of the great spiritual
teachers, all of the enlightened ones, throughout history. It is so simple to
understand intellectually, but so difficult to live emotionally and
spiritually." - Laurence Overmire
enlightenment is defined
to become aware
to awaken to
act of enlightening, or the state of
being enlightened or instructed
education that results in
understanding and the
spread of knowledge
a blessed state in
which the individual transcends
desire and suffering and attains
a philosophical movement of the 18th century that
emphasized the use of reason to scrutinize previously
accepted doctrines and traditions and that
brought about many humanitarian reforms
aware is defined
informed; alert; knowledgeable; sophisticated
knowledge; conscious; cognizant: aware of danger.
awake in defined as:
awake not asleep
to wake up; rouse from sleep
rouse to action; become active
to come or bring to an awareness; become
adviceBetween a rock and a hard place a rare bird walked on tiptoe.
Good thing it wasn't a snake, it would have bit you.
there's life, there's hope.
Even a child can see that to have one foot
in the grave is to call a spade a spade.
One step at a time many miles ahead a
living corpse walked the tightrope.
Think before you start as what's
done cannot be undone.
Up to his eyeballs in crocodile
tears he left no stone unturned.
While many hands make light work we cannot all do everything.
At a point in time we were both in the same boat. Golden handcuffs cut
to the quick.
Time reveals all things.
land of the
blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Women: can't live with 'em, can't
live without 'em.
From heaven to earth a fair wind nowhere near the
mark completed the circle.
While we weigh anchor dangle the bait.
No sooner said than done.
Out of tune, up to both ears, lead by
the nose the dog was worthy of his dinner.
Hatched from the same egg
though in a mirror a necessary evil squeezed blood out of a stone.
There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip.
God helps those who
help themselves while the grass is greener over the fence.
of the earth can't teach an old dog new tricks.
Haste makes waste while time heals all wounds.
look a gift horse in the mouth is to die laughing like father, like son.
To swallow the hook while grinding one's teeth is to have an iron in
He blows his own trumpet to break the ice before he is shown
The cart before the horse is not worth a snap of the
Sleep on it to have nailed it up ship-shape.
against the grain, one good turn deserves another, as by losses and
disappointment young men acquire knowledge.
To lead one by the nose and
to shoot beyond the mark makes one as far from the right, as the east is from
He that meddleth with strife that doth not belong to him, is
like one that taketh a mad dog by the ear.
Fly from that man, he has
hay on his horns.
When in Rome do as the Romans do as walls have ears.
To add fuel to the fire is irritating instead of appeasing the enraged
Business is not likely to go on well which is managed by
strangers as when the cat is away, the mice will play.
Old young and
old long if you wish to enjoy a long and healthy old age.
wise, or may be so reputed, when they are silent as flies do not enter the
mouth that is shut.
Those who abound in knowledge are usually most
deficient in money but he who owes nothing is rich.
A companion for all
hours or seasons is the thief who makes the rich man to tremble but excites no
alarm in the breast of the beggar as he has nothing to lose.
man passeth by an injury, anger resteth in the bosom of a fool.
begins at home, out of harm's way, beyond bow-shot or the reach of darts, out
of debt, out of danger.
is a snake in the grass, take care how you tread as you have opened a door to a
Even though the foolish sayings of the rich, pass
in the world as oracles it is by the constant trickling of water, the solid
stone becomes excavated.
Poor as a church mouse he is foolish and mad
enough, who empties his own purse to fill that of another.
grain among stones, writing on water, or building on sand is like washing adobe
bricks, the more you scour them, the more muddy they become.
therefore, while the iron is hot as you are preaching to the deaf.
horse-shoe nailed on the threshold of the door preserves the house from the
effects of witchcraft while among sailors a horse-shoe nailed to the mast
preserves the vessel from evil influence.
Arguing against what is
self-evident is the same as denying that the sun shines at midday while men of
over communicative dispositions, may divulge to their adversaries what may be
turned to their disadvantage.
A prophet is not without honor save in
his own country as truth begets hatred, familiarity contempt, and success envy.
Evil dispositions in children are to be corrected before they become
Think before you act, but having well considered, and formed
your plan, go on resolutely to the end.
To design well, and to
persevere with vigor in the path we have drawn for ourselves, is the almost
certain way to attain our object.
Posterity will give to every one the portion of
commendation to which he was entitled by his merit.
better would it be to correct an error in ourselves, than to find an hundred in
The storm passes over the shrub, but tears up the oak by
Among friends all things should be in common.
the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots; is the bear Catholic
and does the Pope shit in the woods?
Affecting to give information to
persons on subjects they are better acquainted with than ourselves, is like
teaching birds to fly, or fishes to swim.
Assist those who are willing
to receive instruction, and aid
those who endeavor, but have not strength, to bear the load that is imposed
You have explained that difficult passage, and rendered clear
and luminous, what was before obscure and difficult.
There are those
who by a multiplicity of words, endeavor to obscure the
truth, and to induce those they converse with to entertain opinions very
different to what they would have formed, if the Story had been told in a plain and simple manner.
- adapted from Adagia Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus
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