The awareness of the fool is always limited By thinking, or by trying not to think. The awareness of the man who lives within, Though he may be busy thinking, Is beyond even awareness itself.
- Ashtavakra Gita 18:63
Subhuti asked: "What does buddha mean?" The Buddha answered: "Buddha is reality. One who thoroughly comprehends all the factors of existence is a buddha."
God calls himself "Baseer" [Observant], so that the knowledge that He is watching you may keep you from sinning.
"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
The rejoicing that a person experiences in performing a commandment and in loving G-d as He commanded is of great importance in worshipping the Lord, and whoever holds himself back from this rejoicing deserves retribution.
- Maimonides, Hilkhot Shofar Sukkah ve-Lulav 8.14-15