a reply to: SystemResistor
Enlightenment is the reward of faith. Faith in what?
For those who have faith in the Light will often times have an epiphany. The epiphany is to finally realize that perfection lives within you.
Religion is the opposite of enlightenment. Religion teaches that we need a human intermediary between God and ourselves, so men go to other men, who,
for a price, will teach you the secret path to heaven.
Thier is no secret path, according to nearly every major world religion, the Light, the Christ, the Holy Spirit, is the internal voice of
Within us we have both spiritual and physical desires. From birth we know that we must please the physical as hunger sets in and we begin to
recognize the needs of the flesh.
The flesh was created with carnal desire, meaning the flesh is only concerned with the flesh. Greed, Lust, Anger, these are emotions that come due to
the flesh wanting to be satisfied.
The spirit is only concerned with the Love of humanity.
Enlightenment is available to all but it is a two step process, not one.
The first step is to see past the two worlds, physical and spiritual, and makes the conscious choice to follow the Light within.
The second step is to continue to live according to the words that give Light until the epiphany of Light is revealed in you.
Anyone who has had the epiphany will certainly be forever changed by the Light. Through faith one can overcome the carnal desires and be set on a
path that leads directly to the Light.
None of this suggests we should separate ourselves from the physical world. Rather through the spirit we are able to fully enjoy the gift that we
have received, without harming anyone else.
Jump out of a plane, ride the worlds fastest rollercoaster, go hunting, go fishing, go fly a kite. Enjoy the flesh, but be led by the Spirit, so that
the desires of the flesh are never in conflict with the Spirit.
Those who live in conflict with the Holy Spirit live in fear and darkness awaiting punishment. But those who have made peace through the sacrifice of
oneself live in unity with the Light. Their path is illuminated and they will not continue to fall.
Enlightenment, is the "turning on" of spiritual wisdom. It is the moment God turns on YOUR light switch. Is your light shining bright?
What is this epiphany according to the enlightened ones who gave us the english language?
1. Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi; Twelfth-day.
The clues left in our own language tell us the En-LIGHT-end one's believed Christ when he said "I am the Light of the World".
If he is the Light, and he is, then his message is found in the OT, NT, Quran, Buddah, Zooster, Hindu, Plato, and Egypt.
7 witnesses to One Light, and One who claims to be the Light!
I had an epiphany and I am enlightened. I hope that helps.
edit on 25-10-2014 by sacgamer25 because: (no reason given)