posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 07:40 PM
reply to post by onequestion
Not sure if there is much more elaboration to be done.
I suppose one way to make a comparison can be found within the movie, 'Defending Your Life'.
In the film there is a man who is the defense attorney for the main character, played by Albert Brooks. The attorney is played by Rip Torn.
There is one particular scene where the 2 men are having lunch. Brooks' character asks about what R. Torn is eating. He tries a bite and finds it
repulsive! Torn then explains that senses, including taste, evolve with knowledge. What he finds delicious may taste terrible to someone with a
'little brain'. As one grows more intelligent, their senses also evolve and their sensory perception increases.
I'd say that you've grown in some manner. Maybe you've become more intelligent, maybe you've become more open minded, or maybe you've seen a
change regarding the things you find important in life. I think any of those changes could potentially lead you to notice things all around you,
things that had previously remained hidden in plain sight.
I'd say that you're probably a much wiser person than you are enlightened. Your recent perception is probably a bi-product of becoming more
Many people don't realize the difference in the 2.
Wisdom is understanding the thoughts of many different people & the ways of the outside world in general, and the probable actions that result from
Being enlightened is to understand your own thoughts, emotions, & actions and the reason for those actions. It is a high level ability to understand
your internal self and your ability to identify the probability of your actions based on this understanding.
I'm not sure that is the exact definition, but it is a decent description of the two.