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Old 12-11-2016, 09:35 PM
Liliel Liliel is offline
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To me it's realizing who we are, the purpose of existence, it's like waking up. But it's just one of the first steps because it opens the doors that start a new looong journey. :)
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Old 13-11-2016, 01:26 AM
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Wikipedia defines enlightenment as "full comprehension of a situation". Which is an accurate definition.
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Old 13-11-2016, 01:37 PM
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ok so someone born 1000s years ago had alot lower chance of becoming enlightened.
Because he simply doesnt have tools to get the full comprehension of a situation or to realize who he is.
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Old 13-11-2016, 02:31 PM
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ok so someone born 1000s years ago had alot lower chance of becoming enlightened.
Because he simply doesnt have tools to get the full comprehension of a situation or to realize who he is.
No, becoming enlightened is not up to chance. Being enlightened comes from the will to learn and understand, it's choice not chance. Nobody will ever know everything, but the most enlightened people strive towards that anyways.

Everyone has the tools to fully comprehend a situation, everyone is capable of learning and people had the same ability a thousand years ago.
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Old 13-11-2016, 04:12 PM
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ok so someone born 1000s years ago had alot lower chance of becoming enlightened.
Because he simply doesnt have tools to get the full comprehension of a situation or to realize who he is.
I think that it's not completely true. So long ago people had a bit different relationship with the world than for example people who live fast in the big cities, so their wisdom or so called enlightenment could come not from the books, Internet, etc., but from their personal experiences, commune with nature, or a guidance from someone who had good connection with inner self or the universe. In the end, it all has to be found in self, no external guidance can replace it (in my opinion) and this inner voice and inner guidance have been there always regardless of times. The thing that may be different though is that nowadays people can have more liberal thinking without any risk of being burned at the stake. ;)
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Old 13-11-2016, 05:07 PM
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Hello, Krosser, and welcome.

To me, it's what it says, casting light on some aspect of our lives.
In the spiritual context, insights that impart knowledge / understanding about our Selves
and / or our relations with the cosmos.

Insight and wisdom.
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Old 13-11-2016, 05:09 PM
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Enlightenment is a mythological conception, it only exists in the mind

Every myth has an origin point and started off from reality. History has already proved that what exists in the mind yesterday has become the revelations of today.
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Old 13-11-2016, 05:11 PM
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state of perpetual Love.

Acceptable if one considers bliss and enlightenment as one and the same.
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Old 13-11-2016, 05:13 PM
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Realising what we already are. Looking into the mirror for the first time.

And then sustaining that awareness.

Making an observation and confirming it.

Understandment.
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Old 13-11-2016, 05:14 PM
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I express enlightenment as.........

one step at a time.....

Each step is a leap of faith into the unknown, yet knowing each step will take you to a whole new world of expression.

Iteration and exploration.
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