posted on Nov, 15 2013 @ 10:47 AM
reply to post by Itisnowagain
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.
Enlightenment refers to being enlightened.
'Realization' is simply becoming aware of something—whether it be oneness, twoness, or threeness, it doesn't matter—merely a change of mind, or
a shift in tastes; what we "realize" is still nothing more than our own thoughts and inclinations.
Because of this, actual "oneness", "twoness" or "threeness" is not realized, but imagined, and used as a stop-gap to fill in the holes of one's
understandings. They imagine it is a "truth" and label it so, despite there being no confirmation of this from anywhere outside of their own
The 'someone' isn't seen
to be non existent, but imagined
to be non existent—the illusion of illusion. This is merely a shift in
vocabulary, shift in metaphysics, shift in foundations of thought—but still amounts to no more than thought and imagination.
In those who claim they are enlightened, we see no change but a change in how they label themselves. They can never be
different, they can only
ever express themselves differently, wear different clothes, and sit like a monk. What they realize, what they are enlightened about, what they learn,
is always self-taught, and therefore, imagined.