domenica 23 ottobre 2016
Short answer: The permanent removal of ignorance regarding one's true nature as limitless, non-dual awareness.
Long answer: Vedanta asserts that you are already non-dual awareness, you just do not know it. Therefore, it is simply a problem of misunderstanding. There is ignorance regarding your true nature and it must be removed. Removing this ignorance only reveals what is already there: yourself i.e. non-dual awareness.
Because this is just an issue of removing ignorance, enlightenment is NOT:
A state of higher consciousness,
a mystical experience,
the stopping of thoughts,
the destruction of the ego,
or the gaining of something you don't already have.
It does not, I repeat, it does not confer a special status on someone.
Enlightenment cannot be a state because all states are experiences. Every experience is subject to time. They all begin and end.
If enlightenment is a state or experience then it will begin and end.
If that was the case then enlightenment would be worthless. What good is temporary enlightenment?