posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 04:16 PM
Forgive me if i've missed a whole heap of comments by saying this!
i think this post can be linked to the 'Ophelism' post by arpgme.
You can either view it as a prison planet or a school planet.
Most of the things we view as detrimental as unenlightened beings, when we achieve spiritual 'enlightenment', we view as trivial.Such as having all
of your belongings repossessed, your wife and kids leave you, becoming sick etc.
A being on the path to enlightenment would view these as wonderful ways to learn lessons!
Those who are materialistic however, would view these things as terrible awful afflictions.
You lose your job as a high power businessman and can only find work on a farm.
materialistic: you are devastated and you don't know what to do with yourself. Find yourself depressed by having to do such menial work.
enlightened: you are thrilled! you are on a complete change of course in your life, you are meeting new people who understand the importance of nature
and you have the opportunity to sit on that porch with an ice tea and watch the baby lambs frollick in the grass fields
This is in no way to offend by the way! I just think in order to achieve enlightenment we need to be fully immersed in these physical attachments in
order to lose them and realise we are still able to live without them