Enlightenment refers to a state of deep knowledge or understanding, as if the truth behind all mystery has been revealed. It can have specific meanings in certain spiritual traditions, such as Buddhism or Hinduism, but it is generally understood to be the end stage or goal of personal spiritual development. Spiritual teacher Gangaji further describes enlightenment as an ongoing ebb and flow of “fulfillment, discoverable only by you. A state that is always evolving and reveals the truth of who you are.” Often described as inner peace and the ability to be fully present within the moment, enlightenment is a journey unique to each individual. Thích Nhất Hạnh notes, “Sit and become aware that you are there, alive. To be alive is already a miracle. And if you can touch that fact that you are alive, that is already enlightenment.”


Adyashanti - What Is Enlightenment?

what we perceive every day through the distorted lens of ego is the truly altered state - we see things that don't exist, we believe things that aren't happening, and we live in a false world of our own creation.

The Enlightened Mind

A collection of prose--discourses, sermons, essays, and aphorisms--includes texts and authors such as the Hindu, Confucian, and Buddhist scriptures, Heraclitus and Plato, Chuang-tzu, Jesus, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Symeon the New Theologian, the Chinese Zen masters, and others.

Creating Your Own Enlightenment

Enlightenment . . . consists of waking up to new possibilities, including the possibility of an “I” that isn’t defined by your story.

Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience.


The Quickest Way to Enlightenment ~ Shinzen Young

During a So. Cal. retreat, Shinzen gave a dharma talk on May 21, 2013, explaining how strong determination sitting - using the strategies he presents - can be a very quick way to enlightenment.

Everyday Enlightenment

On the Journey of Life, Do You Sometimes Wish You Had a Map? You now hold such a map in your hands-a guide through the twelve gateways of personal growth to the summit of your potential.

Enlightenments, Not Enlightenment

Awakening is not the same for everyone—even spiritual masters manifest their wisdom differently and took various paths to get there.

There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.


Gangaji: True Fulfillment

Gangaji, an American born teacher and author, travels the world speaking with spiritual seekers from all walks of life. Her message: True peace and lasting fulfillment are not only our birthright, they are the essential nature of our being.

Enlightenment: What It Is

This unique dual volume booklet combines two discussions with Sadhguru, each encompassing a diverse range of topics.


Spiritual Awakening