Originally posted by LesMisanthrope
Who is enlightened? Only he who declares himself so. There is no supreme judge who bestows such an honor.
There is no voting process through which we can rationally choose and appoint an enlightened individual. Enlightenment is always self-declared, and
the enlightened ones are always self-proclaimed. What is the reason behind this proclamation? Why does one have the desire to label himself
To be enlightened in your own soul on the inside is one thing but to be able to express it on the outside so everybody knows and accepts your
philosophy about enlightenment is another thing.
If you are male then expressing it to a male nowadays, a common problem might be people would see you as a homosexual as most people don't understand
their sexuality fully yet (spoiler: sex is only maybe 10% of 'you'). Or another common problem is males think you want to beat them at their
philosophy, which is natural as they are probably still learning and need a role model. They would either love you instantly with all their body,
mind, soul or do the exact opposite, hate you forever. All these things would happen ofcourse as the enlightend wouldn't need marriage but probably
just create another of himself/herself/it but the opposite.
Expressing it to a female is even more problematic as every female would want you instantly. This is natural as women need to be concerned about the
eggs they carry within their physical bodies (which is not the same as their idea of those eggs). So any conversation would soon resort to sex and she
will probably not be able to stop until she believes her body gives some sign she has enough children. This is complicated matter but feel free to ask
Ofcourse you mean an instant full comprehension of a given situation the body is exposed to, so the stimuli from that situation is processed by the
brain and made into a story for the spirit that develops in the body to see, hear, feel, taste or the entire experience (out of body or astral travel
But not the full comprehension of all of existence all at once (like everything and everybody) because that would be a lot of stimuli to process and
the spirit might become too busy with processing instead of experiencing, all senses would shut down and so there would be no spirit anymore (or half
the expression which I described) just a soul and that is not the way to enlightenment. Although it can but you would have to be like Maitreya who
went to tu#a heaven, which is the most closest comparison I know of, still all alone but the world is the opposite really like heaven, not the hell I
just described. But if anyone would survive and nobody had done it yet you would become super-duper-supremely enlightened!
Full comprehension is usually impossible for the western mind as existence is a neverending story, so once one has seen a situation, it might have
changed a bit so the comprehension is outdated therefor invalid because someone else witnessed the change and that truth became valid.
Could there be other reasons?
Yes, what I've said above leads to become supreme ruler and god of all of existence. Every new being coming into existence would pass through that
soul, every conflict would show up on that souls scanners for injustice, it would have every weapon ever invented and every weapon which would be
invented as they would all pass through that one soul. That one soul could be anywhere it would want, it wouldn't want anything from anyone as it
already has everything. Except ofcourse entertainment and that is when we would come in.
Thank you for reading,
You're welcome and thanks for posting.
edit on 11/2/2013 by Dragonfly79 because: (no reason given)