What does enlightenment mean to you? Is it a point, once attained, we go no further? Is there something in our nature that makes us keep on seeking something more?

asked 20 Nov '09, 07:57

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Thank you Barry. I had already noticed that everyone's questions and answers now include a link enabling me to edit them. I'm not inclined to do so unless there's some glaringly obvious need to address. Generally speaking, comments usually suffice for most of my concerns. Thanks for the invitation to help the moderators. I'll keep it in mind. Thanks again for the congratulations.

(20 Nov '09, 09:10) John

John you can edit comments now, feel free to edit mine if you see typos, I try to edit everything out but stuff can slip past me at times.

(20 Nov '09, 09:25) Wade Casaldi

Thanks for the trust. There are some posts that are so full of typos that I wouldn't want to take the time to edit them, and some people who might take offense at such corrections being made to their work. I'm sensitive to that. I realize, too, that we have people on this site who do not write English as their native language but are doing the best they can. If their meaning is clear, I see no reason to worry about their typos.

(20 Nov '09, 09:41) John

Very well put John. I don't mine you editing mine but thanks for being senstive to other people feelings and trying to ask and answer questions to the best of their abilities especially the ones that english is not their native language and they are trying and the meaning is clear than it is fine with me. We appreciate your questions, answers, and comments you are giving. Congraduation John for landing the 2000 reputation points.

(21 Nov '09, 03:53) flowingwater

Thanks. You'll be there shortly, too. :-)

(21 Nov '09, 07:50) John
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I suppose in consciousness it is not as much evolving as it is unveiling the many layers of limitation we have, there are many stories in the Bible of great miracles done by many many people then the many done by Buddhist and Hindu we have this potential we have always had but it is asleep in us. We are waking up to experience our oneness with God and the more we do the more we seem to evolve, but it is awakening to what God always gave us from the start.

The more we wake up the more miracles we'll do until what was once a miracle is common everyday life.


answered 20 Nov '09, 09:22

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Wade Casaldi

The old saying that it's not a destination, but a journey fits here, I think. I believe it's in our nature to always seek to progress further and reach for more. Enlightenment is not a set point.


answered 20 Nov '09, 15:18

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No i don't think enlightment is an place it is an feeling of knowing.

(21 Nov '09, 03:57) flowingwater

En-ligthment means simply LIGHTEN UP. Lighten up on EVERYTHING. Let loose of your expectations, of your judgments how life should look like. As Forrest Gump says: "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get" :)

Their's no port of arrival. The journey IS the goal. Our endless curosity will bring upon newer and newer ways to develop and grow.

The Universe is infinite, and so are we. And EVERYTHING is available to us in the stilness of mind, in the NOW, where everything exists.


answered 20 Nov '09, 17:43

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Like the reference to Forrest Gump. He was so right about that you open up life you never know what you are going to get. But as we become wiser and wiser in our co-reality manifestation we will begin to know and life will be happier for all.

(21 Nov '09, 03:56) flowingwater

I think as long as we are here we keep learning and growing, we don't ever really get there because there is nowhere to get and nothing to attain and only when we come into the full realisation of this are we enlightened. T.S. Elliot says it much better than I ever could "We shall not cease from exploration. and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time."


answered 21 Nov '09, 00:18

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Thanks for your that quotation Michaela. I like this one by Robert Browning, too: "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"

(21 Nov '09, 07:47) John
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