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Originally posted by Diseria
However, we cannot ever claim to be enlightened. The same as anyone who outright claims to be a Zen master hasn't truly reached a mastered state of Zen.
We can only be enlightened.
Originally posted by Hitotsumami
So many interesting replies in this thread! I was quite enjoyable looking through some of them, and I agree with many of them!
In my own opinion, enlightenment is the act of investigating reality to determine what is most probably true and untrue and use this information to better propagate a good productive life!