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

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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:54 PM
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like a lightning bolt hit the tip of my phallus




posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by BlueMule
“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


does that mean Rumi, never had a clue either lolol

though it sounds the closest to the truth
about discovering your weaknesses and boundaries...and working out why they are there....if its a resul of fear, pride etcetc

my head hurts

you lots answers are all relevant.....but why do the catholics use this term??

weird



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:57 PM
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OK one more,

One day in a monastery far far away, lol, the monks were complaining to their teacher about a wayward monk that spent his days in the village playing with the children., while they spent their days trying to attain enlightenment by meditating and study.

The teacher said to them, that the wayward monk was the one that had been enlightened.

This is a poor telling of a Buddhist proverb i always liked.
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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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Originally posted by rockoperawriter
like a lightning bolt hit the tip of my phallus


Like, You should see a doctor about that.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 03:07 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.


Yeah like religionists who damn you to hell for not buying there BS because they think they know better then you... Naw that's not enlightenment that is darkness and self delusion....



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 03:11 PM
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For me it was when i figured out i was using the toilet wrong. If you turn around the other way you have a place to read a book. You don't have to look at the mess you made and the flush handle is conveniently on the left and easy to access. My IQ went up 20 points once i figured that out!!



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777

Originally posted by rockoperawriter
like a lightning bolt hit the tip of my phallus


Like, You should see a doctor about that.


And a meteorologist.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 03:17 PM
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Absolute clarity in a clouded world.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 03:17 PM
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Phnglui mglwnafh Cthulhu Rlyeh wgahnagl fhtagn
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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 03:38 PM
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Enlightenment, I think, is that state where we've learned to give (and not simply charitably, but a completely selfless giving that is the result of giving simply because giving is the highest good).



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 03:41 PM
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Emtpy your mind, and be water, in the words of Bruce Lee.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by rockoperawriter
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Phnglui mglwnafh Cthulhu Rlyeh wgahnagl fhtagn
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Hope you didn't get any of that on you.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 03:50 PM
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To the OP, thanks for dropping by and letting me know about this thread; a lotta jewels and dope responses in here, I dig it. Only thing I can add,

''When your own heart asks. Commit to following your heart, all the time every time, without fail''



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by rockoperawriter
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Phnglui mglwnafh Cthulhu Rlyeh wgahnagl fhtagn
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Is that all they teach you kids at Miskatonic University these days?



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 04:02 PM
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Originally posted by AvisNigra

Originally posted by rockoperawriter
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Phnglui mglwnafh Cthulhu Rlyeh wgahnagl fhtagn
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Is that all they teach you kids at Miskatonic University these days?


Phnglui mglwnafh Cthulhu Rlyeh wgahnagl fhtagn....
"In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming"



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 04:02 PM
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Being in this world, but not of it. Opening of the third eye.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by thePharaoh

Originally posted by AvisNigra

Originally posted by rockoperawriter
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Phnglui mglwnafh Cthulhu Rlyeh wgahnagl fhtagn
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Is that all they teach you kids at Miskatonic University these days?


Phnglui mglwnafh Cthulhu Rlyeh wgahnagl fhtagn....
"In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming"


Thanks, I knew what it meant (as I've been reading Lovecraft since the early 80s). Was the Miskatonic reference lost on you?



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 04:05 PM
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Self-realization (there is no need for a sentence, unless you do not understand the terms, enlightenment may be more than self-realization to some, but I personally believe that understanding oneself is to understand all that one is capable of understanding).



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 04:35 PM
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I noticed the Cthulhu reference, we go way back,

look up Cthulhu and cloning.
jcolavito.tripod.com...




posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 04:39 PM
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Enlightenment in one picture, anyone?






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