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roboto212

USA
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Posted - Mar 13 2017 :  03:08:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Message
I assume its obvious

Mykal K

Germany
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Posted - Mar 13 2017 :  04:40:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mykal K's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Osho said that you are enightened when you can be aware of your body for 24 hours without interruption.

The question is, what is enlightement, and why does it matter?
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Christi

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Posted - Mar 13 2017 :  4:09:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit Christi's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Roboto,

You may find this lesson useful:

Lesson 35 - Enlightenment Milestones

If you can tick the boxes in that lesson, then you are on your way.

Even if you can't tick them, but you are reading this, then you are on your way too.

Enjoy!


Christi

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kumar ul islam

United Kingdom
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Posted - Mar 13 2017 :  5:55:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
maybe enlightenment is when you are aware of every-body 24 7
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Christi

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Posted - Mar 13 2017 :  6:39:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Christi's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by kumar ul islam

maybe enlightenment is when you are aware of every-body 24 7



Or of the Self in every-body 24 7?
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maheswari

Lebanon
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Posted - Mar 14 2017 :  03:44:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
when you loose interest in knowing whether you are advancing or not in the path
when you are not seeking any spiritual progress ...and sometimes your practices are far less than more
when your life is so ordinary
then maybe you are advancing
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kumar ul islam

United Kingdom
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Posted - Mar 14 2017 :  11:03:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
yes the self in all and all in the self thankyou
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SeySorciere

Seychelles
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Posted - Mar 15 2017 :  07:14:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by maheswari

when you loose interest in knowing whether you are advancing or not in the path
when you are not seeking any spiritual progress ...and sometimes your practices are far less than more
when your life is so ordinary
then maybe you are advancing



Then I'm almost there


Sey
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parvati9

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Posted - Mar 15 2017 :  11:06:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, my path is based on not knowing; it is not obvious at all. How can you be absolutely certain that you are NOT enlightened? <-That is the elephant in the room we tend to overlook.

Perhaps we are quite afraid to admit that there is a remote possibility we are already enlightened, have always been enlightened. That a great deal of our apparent suffering is a byproduct of imaginary certainties, judgments, evaluations and conclusions formed in the past. Those certainties may comprise the boundaries of our comfort zone as well as the walls of our mental prison.

Keep the door open. For all you know, you could be enlightened because - really - you don't know ... do you? ... Drop certainty. Pull up all anchors into the past... past judgments and assumptions. Realize that you honestly don't know. You don't know whether or not you are enlightened. You really don't. That is the truth.

How would one know? The measurement, evaluation, judgment - this is time anchored mind content. Those mental fabrications lock one into the past like an iron chain. So just drop the certainty. The chains making one think one is not free are all in the imagination. "Certainty" locks one into illusion by obstructing present moment awareness. Be free of certainty. That is all. To drop certainty is to keep the door open to the possibility of enlightenment. Not knowing is freedom. At least it is for me.

love
parvati
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kumar ul islam

United Kingdom
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Posted - Mar 15 2017 :  5:38:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
certainty has its truths so to be free from certainty maybe denies a movement towards some forms of enlightenment .eg i know i live on globe not a flat surface this is a known known therefore my expansion into to this creates more expansion and so on ,truth for me has many levels sometimes they are prisons at other times keys to unlock the wonder i am moving into or outwardly moving towards , we are possible all enlightened in our time space and level we are on ,as a fragment of the whole to see the whole is impossible unless like arjuna we are given divine eyes, maybe for brief moments we engage and through yoga a form of union is achieved when knowing becomes more than being certain, but along the path to sure of certain things can help us realize all is possible and everything can exist somewhere and at some point in the infinity of time .
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Will Power

Spain
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Posted - Mar 21 2017 :  8:27:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by maheswari

when you loose interest in knowing whether you are advancing or not in the path
when you are not seeking any spiritual progress ...and sometimes your practices are far less than more
when your life is so ordinary
then maybe you are advancing



I think 99% of the world matches that description because they don't practice or have not heard of enlightened, without being enlightened
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Bodhi Tree

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Posted - Mar 21 2017 :  10:32:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bodhi Tree's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Christi
Or of the Self in every-body 24 7?


That.
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SeySorciere

Seychelles
994 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2017 :  04:08:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
I am currently being influenced by Sri Ramakrishna, so:

"Lord - take both Thy Knowledge and Thy Ignorance and give me only love for Thee"


Sey

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eputkonen

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Posted - May 22 2017 :  8:58:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit eputkonen's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Roboto,

Do you still seek and/or suffer (have problems, worry/anxiety, guilt, etc.)?

The Buddha said Enlightenment is the cessation of dukkha. Dukkha is often translated as suffering, but could also mean discontentment or dissatisfaction.

I happen to agree...that suffer ceases upon Enlightenment.
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