there are many different ways of thinking of enlightenment. in the occult traditions enlightenment refers to a nameless infinite state of expansion into everything at once. being at one with all. some refer to the one thing as the universe or the void. in the west we view enlightenment as knowledge, insight and named and controled things and processes.
i prefer the former description because it feels good.
the western view considers this to be a cop out. doing things just because they feel good doesn`t make sense.
who says it has to make sense?
science is the age of reason.......but are we happy in our reason?
there are those obsessed with naming things and processes and measuring and probing and experimenting. all in the search for enlightenment.
i prefer to sit back and expand out into the far reaches of the universe and laugh.
don`t get me wrong. science and technology are great. the device i`m typing on is a miracle. but it is nothing compared to the smile of another or the playing of a kitten in a sunbeam or sudden want to jump and run..........and laugh.
at one with the universe.
once you go all the way out as far as it is possible to go........and you turn and look back, the fussing and measuring and arguing seem so sensless and silly.