It appears that, for many people, the two concepts are the very same. Are they truly the same meaning and content of features? If they are distinct, what make the difference?
asked 26 Apr '10, 08:35
For me self development is a process we undertake to look at those aspects of ourselves that are hindering us from living the life we are capable of; identifying those aspects or limited beliefs about ourself and replacing them with ones that are beneficial to the life we want to lead.It is expanding our perspective and becoming open to new ideas and in turn our own personal world begins to expand. We also work on our own self mastery, which gives us control over our own emotions and how we express them.
Enlightenment I interpret as a state one reaches when they have completely transcended suffering and desire and live completely from a state of alignment with the Divine. Although there can be an interconnectedness between the two, as one has to work on self development and self mastery enroute to enlightenment, I think most of us can attain a high degree of self mastery but very few actually attain enlightenment.
answered 26 Apr '10, 11:56
Consider the game of basketball.
Here are a bunch of guys bouncing a ball down a court and throwing a ball through a hoop. What does it mean? You might not be a fan, but there are many people out there who take this game very seriously. Surely there isn't anything enlightening about basketball; it's just a game.
Or is it?
Life is like that. So is self-development.
answered 26 Apr '10, 19:06
En-Lightenment - LIGHTEN UP!
Self-development - a way to achive En-Lightenment.
answered 26 Apr '10, 15:21
self development is like moving around furniture on a sinking ship.
enlightenment, which is only a mind thing and experience to anticipate, is spontaneous.
answered 06 Jul '10, 12:11
enlightenment is when you have saw the light!over the sense out of the body in pure awareness! self developpement is working on your self!
answered 27 Apr '11, 03:13
If you are seeing this message then the Inward Quest system has noticed that your web browser is behaving in an unusual way and is now blocking your active participation in this site for security reasons. As a result, among other things, you may find that you are unable to answer any questions or leave any comments. Unusual browser behavior is often caused by add-ons (ad-blocking, privacy etc) that interfere with the operation of our website. If you have installed these kinds of add-ons, we suggest you disable them for this website