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reply to post by NiNjABackflip
Enlightenment Isn't Found; It Is Created.,
My understanding that enlightenment , wisdom, grace or whatever we call it is not found or earned or made...
it is a gift.
Or conversely a guide for how to behave. The "Be attitudes" is not a lesson in enlightenment. Its a lesson in behavior modification. Particularly in regards to self and others. Something we do for ourself and others.
Searching for "enlightenment' is not the primary goal.
Life is one - it is not a 'group effort'.
The term 'enlightenment' refers to the realization of oneness so I have no idea who this 'group' consists of. Also when oneness is realized life is found to be no effort - because it is found that life is just happening and there is no one doing it and it is not happening to someone. The 'someone' who was suffering from life is seen to be non existent - just an illusion.
All that remains is aliveness.
'Realization' is simply becoming aware of something
reply to post by Itisnowagain
A simple look in the dictionary might prove me correct. "No thingness", as a word and idea, is something you've become aware of.
A simple look in the dictionary might prove me correct.
Grammatically, the word "nothing" is an indefinite pronoun, which means that it refers to something. One might argue that "nothing" is a concept, and since concepts are things, the concept of "nothing" itself is a thing.
"No thingness", as a word and idea, is something you've become aware of.
However, "nothingness" has been treated as a serious subject worthy of research for a very long time. In philosophy, to avoid linguistic traps over the meaning of "nothing", a phrase such as not-being is often employed to unambiguously make clear what is being discussed.