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Enlightenment is just an illusion created in our own minds to make us feel more peaceful, More in control and one with nature etc. The age of enlightenment will be the biggest illusion known to mankind.
If your understanding of 'Enlightenment' is simply knowledge then you are correct, However if you believe it is a spiritual awakening then you are falling for the trap.
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by NoEXcUseS
I hereby give thanks to God that there are 19 year olds out there like you!
Originally posted by Ben81
Im curious to know for fun were apx do you locate yourself in the EMS scale
take the test for fun you will like it
Originally posted by NoEXcUseS
reply to post by Ben81
Brother, I remember glancing at your E.M.S. thread some while ago but didn't bother to really evaluate each point in regards to my mind. After going through the list, I'd say I rank somewhere between 4 and 4.5. This body is currently only 19 years old, so I have plenty of time to learn and grow. All the time in the world, in fact!
I must remark, although I appreciate the intention of the scale in helping us to understand where we may be on our journey, I'm not quite sure if it's as simple as a list
Nonetheless, I sincerely thank you for the effort and I admit it was fun to read through it. We will all reach the destination, no matter what path we take or how long it takes us; they all lead to the same place. Many do not even know they walk the path, but in due time they shall realize that there is more to this world than the material, transient illusions presented to us by our senses. Once they look within themselves, they will find what they have been looking for all along.
Originally posted by Serizawa
reply to post by sinohptik
There is no way we can understand the universe spiritually. It is just too complex for the human brain. Did we evolve? Did God create us? Where did God come from? Did the ancient ones create us? Where did they come from? Is there more than one God? Is there a God for every universe?
Do you understand what i mean. You could be atheist, I could be a Buddhist and we could have a Muslim a Jew and a Christian and all of them would claim to be enlightened. So IMO enlightenment is an illusion, You believe what you want to believe to make yourself feel more important than everyone else. These are just examples not directed at anyone in any way.
The belief that the world is becoming a more positive place is utter nonsense. As the years go by our world is destroyed more and more and funny enough in 2012 millions of people will claim that the age of enlightenment is taking place while millions of people are still dying from famine, genocide and wars.
Spirituality can refer to an ultimate or immaterial reality;
 an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of their being; or the “deepest values and meanings by which people live.”
 Spiritual practices, including meditation, prayer and contemplation, are intended to develop an individual's inner life; such practices often lead to an experience of connectedness with a larger reality, yielding a more comprehensive self; with other individuals or the human community; with nature or the cosmos; or with the divine realm.
 Spirituality is often experienced as a source of inspiration or orientation in life. It can encompass belief in immaterial realities or experiences of the immanent or transcendent nature of the world.