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What is enlightenment in terms of individual consciousness?

How would it manifest itself in terms of what others would then see in the enlightened individual?

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idu!
idu!
9 years ago

…S U R P R I S E ! ! ! this recognition will captivate the group and ask questions among themselves the truth, doubts
and ignorance of its validity…enjoy and thanks for asking.
idu!

blixa22
blixa22
9 years ago

Small ego and excellent observation. A calmly satisfied person, whose reactions are very moderate but very sincere and normal, good listener, slow to speak, moderate in everything, unhesitating, spontaneous, generous, compassionate, but not easily characterized by traits like this because so moderate. I think you wouldn’t be able to tell for sure… I know a person who is like that, who I suspect might be a very experienced meditator, if not “enlightened.”

foodoogeek
foodoogeek
9 years ago

My guess at what enlightenment is, is something akin to selflessness: the awareness that self does not actually exist. That the story of the self (how I grew up, how I overcame this or that, how I suffered this illness or that defeat) is a mental story the mind tells. How that would manifest itself to others? My guess is that an enlightened person would seem like less of a personality. Since I think they are capable of seeing through the illusion of a separate self they have less to defend. Maybe someone tells them they are mean, and the… Read more »

NBM
NBM
9 years ago

The outside experience would mirror the internal enlightened state. What you are doing and how you live would reflect your authentic being or Self.

Individual enlightenment is – in the simplest sense – a result of dismantling of the conditioned ego identity; the beliefs that control perception, feelings, thoughts and reactions. This emptying allows the Observer or Witness state of consciousness to stabilize, because reality mirrors the contents of consciousness.

Shaman
Shaman
9 years ago

It’s the difference between someone who bumps around blindly in the dark with their eyes shut and one who opens their eyes and finds a flashlight.

As far as how it would manifest in terms of what others would perceive of such an individual…. Usually they are as different as someone who holds open a door or gives up his seat to someone else from the SOB who cuts you off in traffic.

How’s that?

Yaoi Shonen-ai
Yaoi Shonen-ai
9 years ago

The last generation of Americans who directly felt “Enlightenment” were the Founding Fathers. Since we no longer study in schools what they continued learning until they died, only those who study the Enlightening subjects will know Enlightenment. It begins with the Trivium and the Quadrivium. Every school child knew them. Now they don’t even know what the words mean.

♥♥Jenny♥♥
♥♥Jenny♥♥
9 years ago

Nirvana

Rajesh K
Rajesh K
9 years ago

Light is what shows you the way.
Enlightenment is the light which shows you yourselves. If you see yourselves in you then there is only you. In true there is nobody who is enlightened in this world they are in the way of light only like you. Nobody is there seeing the God and his powers in you, an enlightened is then God by thy self not revealing the existence.

Wise One! *DuH*
Wise One! *DuH*
9 years ago

they would notice that everything that they do not recieve harm.

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