Is it possible to be Enlightened and rascist, too? By Forum May 24, 2010 0 - Advertisement - Add also geographically & culturally misinformed / unaware. - Advertisement - TagsEnlightenedpossible?rascisttoo? Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp ReddIt Tumblr Mix Digg LINE Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Name* Email* Website Name* Email* Website 17 Comments Most Voted Newest Oldest Inline Feedbacks View all comments primoa1970 10 years ago No……… Because anyone who is enlightened will know that racism is wrong. (i.e. Jesse Jackson…..thinks he’s enlightened and is still a racist) 0 Reply Omni 10 years ago no. to be enlightened means that one looks past all differences. be them race, culture, or geography. to an enlightened person, there are no races, no cultures, no geographical differences. everyone is one, and everything is one. 0 Reply Disapproving Babby Disapproves 10 years ago The correct answer is no. Wait . . . . Nope, the answer is still no. 0 Reply lunatic 10 years ago The truly enlightened can never be racist and the truly racist will always believe they are enlightened. 0 Reply Rez 10 years ago Of course none of us *knows* enlightenment but I think its safe to say that such a place has no prejudice. 0 Reply BarkingToad 10 years ago No. No matter which definition you put on “Enlightened”, my answer will be no. 0 Reply Leia 10 years ago Well, arguably CS Lewis was racist towards the asian (In one of his biography’s i read, can’t remember which) yet he still wrote the wonderful Narnia books. There are many sides to people. No one’s perfect. Not sticking up for racists, just pointing out that good people can do terrible things too. 0 Reply Avenged Sevenfold 10 years ago nope enlightenment means you aren’t a bigot 0 Reply â™ªâ™«MISAN THROPEâ™ªâ™« 10 years ago Impossible.Enlightenment transcends any possible wordly misinformation by default.Enlightenment suppose one to be at one with all.Racism goes very much against any sense of “oneness”and is very much about divisiveness.And I can`t quite believe that someone came up with the question too….. 0 Reply SGç±³ BROKER 10 years ago Understanding =All beings are EQUAL A single true understanding and all the masses of beings are the enlightened one. A single true misunderstanding and the enlightened one is but a mere mortal among the masses of beings. Misunderstanding = Some beings are more Equal than others (including those who claim they are more enlightened than others) 0 Reply emperor_allectus 10 years ago Interesting question, given that “Enlightened” is a goalpost that moves with the time and those of the age of Enlightenment were rabidly racist… but I find that I keep coming back to the answer no. Today there’s just no excuse given how much we know about ourselves. 0 Reply Jordan 10 years ago yeah its called religion you cant really respect somthing you belive to be wrong you taking the moral highground 0 Reply Max P 10 years ago Nope. Enlightened person doesn’t discriminate against people. Enlightened person is always full of love, compassion and wisdom. 0 Reply skepsis 10 years ago There are all kinds of knowledge in the world, and no one can know it all. Wherever ignorance remains, there will be prejudice. 0 Reply 17hunter 10 years ago I think that an enlightened person will not be racist. As others have mentioned, enlightenment requires that one see a unity in humanity. I think that seeing a unity in humanity and a common origin for everyone does not mean that it is not very possible to just really offend another person by doing something that is not offensive in one’s own culture, but is rather offensive in another culture. Enlightened people can be culturally unaware. For example, something as everyday as wearing your shoes into the house is unacceptable in some cultures. I think an enlightened person could offend someone this way. I do not think an enlightened person would offend someone in this manner two times, though. 0 Reply goingmad 10 years ago no way! 0 Reply Yoda 10 years ago Enlightened means to have one’s burdens lifted. All psychological burdens originate from inward critical thinking and memory. One cannot be enlightened until the limitations of the psyche are witnessed by the psyche. Only the psyche can stop by its own will. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b_lAb_GmI4 0 Reply Related What are the psychic purposes of rose quartz?? Does CONSCIOUSNESS affect the laws of Physics in any way? are there any christian witches in Houston that are solitary practitioners of magick? What is the meaning of the golden Buddha? Does Shriner's hospital use shaman, witchdoctors, and potions to perform their healings? I Just watched the movie Borat, and is it true that Jews can shape shift?