can you describe "enlightenment" in one sentance...what is it to you?

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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:02 PM
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Enlightenment is a direct self realization of god. Know thyself is as accurate as it gets.

When you can live through the eyes of the self, and not the eyes of the ego, you will truly know yourself.

The ego is the veil that separates us from the divine. When you hear the term apocalypse, which means, the lifting of the veil, it means that lifting of the ego. When the ego is lifted, all that remains is light and love.




posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:03 PM
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This.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:06 PM
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Enlightenment means understanding, while modern usage of the term generally means "more understanding than most". Makes a lot of sense when you look around at all the ignorance and hatred.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:10 PM
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enlightenment, knowing the truth of the situation.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:13 PM
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Enlightement is like finding the perfect lover that will never leave.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:13 PM
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realizing that what you see is what you get



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:16 PM
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breaking open my heart and loving unconditionally.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:17 PM
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Enlightenment is: "when you discover who you are, why you're here, and where you're going."



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:18 PM
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Enlightenment is when you think you know more than you actually do.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:19 PM
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My perception of enlightenment is:

When one realizes we are all one coupled with the understanding we are living in an imperfect world striving for perfection and as we go in accordance with nature we must also realize when we go against nature the law of one is broken.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:25 PM
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solve et coagula



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by skepticconwatcher
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Yes, I can.

It's new age stuff.



LOL
You know the idea and term has been around as long as mans recorded history...



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by Infi8nity

Originally posted by skepticconwatcher
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Yes, I can.

It's new age stuff.



LOL
You know the idea and term has been around as long as mans recorded history...


Even more reason to think it's made up.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:34 PM
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That depends.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:43 PM
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Enlightenment is.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:45 PM
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Even more reason to think you're made up, because everything else has been around long enough to convince itself that you exist. Doesn't make sense? Neither did your post.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by thePharaoh

how can you look for something that you dont know what it is??


“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

-Rumi

You don't need to know what it is. Open yourself to unconditional compassion, love, charity. As much as you can, as often as you can. It will find you.

edit on 29-1-2013 by BlueMule because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:47 PM
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Tempered selflessness, and an appreciation for nature (not necessarily as a synonym for the "outdoors").



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:50 PM
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I agree, it is chasing rainbows.

But there are moments.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:52 PM
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Originally posted by HairlessApe
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Enlightenment is when you think you know more than you actually do.

Or,
In that vein of thought, enlightenment is realizing you are clueless.





 
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