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Originally posted by pherno
reply to post by arpgme
Enlightenment is when you come to a point in your life when you realize the details in life and become aware of your surroundings. It is when you have a WOW moment that changes your perspective on life. You become amazed at everything around you. You are astonished by the smallest things in life simply because you never were before.
But how far does the rabbit hole go? Some may think that they have the answers or that they can give the right answer to any question ,but how deep and vast is your own understanding compared to the everyone else? Personally i think understanding is more important than knowledge itself. With great understanding one can understand the knowledge they hold on a deeper level thus branching new knowledge.
"I" is "Me" and "Me" is "I" it is that simple. You are "You" ..the mind for now as we live in these human bodies. My own consciousness.."me" being aware..is "I". You may say then "I" is just signals interpreted by the brain and that is true until we pass on to the next life depending on your belief. You say ("I" is just a thought of the mind)..which is "you" your consciousness..the "mind" ..for now. "Me" does exist and will forever. We go on and on in this life and the next..and you know what... i will still be consciousness ("I").
Most of the knowledge we have is not our own. Most of our knowledge comes from other sources not from us. For many people that have enlightenment may have had the change happen when learning more and more from other sources. Which if true we should be thankful for the information on the internet that we view. It take great understanding to see deeply in ones own life and in others. Some may say that they already have that understanding and much higher, but how high is it really if considering there are different levels of understanding. The highest levels of understanding go beyond comprehension which i am working toward greater understanding my self. Great knowledge and understanding can bring problems or improvements. There are so many possibilities.
To be truly enlightened one must have a high understanding...not average..not above normal..its not something everyone achieves. Part of the reason is because of the way a persons brain is wired. Some normal, above normal, and below normal learning capability and versatility. Like if you think of a special ed student in school.
When you become enlightened you will know. There wont be any wondering if you are or not enlightened.
Im not really worried about my grammar.
Originally posted by Angle
reply to post by InhaleExhale
He was correct in virtualy expressing enlightenment.