We can talk about enlightened beings and non-enlightened beings, and conceptually that has a use.
But when there is no self, when there is radical emptiness, the whole enlightenment thing is sort of irrelevant because reality has become conscious of itself, which is enlightenment.
That’s what is often missed. People believe that enlightenment is an improvement on reality, like becoming a super human being or God-knows-what. But enlightenment is when reality is awake to itself as itself within...
What a promise this is! As though the Divine were issuing a challenge to each of us saying, “Perhaps things are better than they appear to be. Have you really tried having confidence in the Spirit? Have you ever experimented with your own mind to see if you could come to a place where you really believe there is good enough to go around?” It is as though the prophet were telling us that even the Divine Bounty itself, lavish and extravagant as it must be, awaits our acceptance. Possibly we hav...See More