Why become enlightened?

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posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 11:36 PM
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Q: "Why become enlightened?"
A "It takes a lot of stress off your knees."




posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 11:45 PM
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What does that mean?



posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 10:03 AM
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brazenalderpadrescorpio
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What does that mean?


It is a joke - if you weigh less then your knees will not have to carry so much - 'enlighten' is to be light.



posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 10:06 AM
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Aphorism
But isn't it true that people hope for better? If it is true, then it is an occurrence of "what is". It seems to me that trying to do without out hope is seeking outside of what is.

People/Individuals will always hope for better. It is very unsatisfying to be unfulfilled - it feels like there is something missing (it is the human condition).
When 'all that is' is discovered then there is nothing left to hope for - nothing is missing - fulfilment.
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posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 11:23 AM
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Oh, I thought it meant something else. I don't even want to say what I thought she meant.



posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 11:42 AM
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People/Individuals will always hope for better. It is very unsatisfying to be unfulfilled - it feels like there is something missing (it is the human condition).
When 'all that is' is discovered then there is nothing left to hope for - nothing is missing - fulfilment.


I don't think that's true at all. All that is can never be discovered. Naming it a certain way doesn't necessarily change anything. Fulfilment and satisfaction isn't the lack of hope.



posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 11:51 AM
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Aphorism
Fulfilment and satisfaction isn't the lack of hope.

What is left to hope for when nothing and everything is found to be always the case?



posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 01:43 PM
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Great post in my opinion, without sarcasm what you said is hilarious!



posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 09:12 PM
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What is left to hope for when nothing and everything is found to be always the case?


Whatever one wants.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 12:24 AM
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To want is to suffer.
The end of suffering is sometimes referred to 'enlightenment'.

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posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 01:05 AM
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To want is to want. To suffer is to suffer.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 03:14 AM
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Aphorism
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To want is to want. To suffer is to suffer.


Water is water, heat is heat, steam is steam.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 09:34 AM
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Are you saying want is suffering, but in a different form? As if the man who wants what's best for his grandchild is suffering? Or the man who wants to paint a picture is suffering beyond belief? What about the woman who wants to help others, or the child that wants to play sports when he grows up? Is that what you call suffering?

Friend, go watch some true suffering, and tell me it was their wants that made them suffer.

Want is not suffering in the slightest, not in any way shape or form.





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