What is enlightenment?
Enlightenment can be described in many ways, essentially enlightenment is the process of transcending the conditioning of the human mind into a new understanding of the self, others and the universe. From the dark into the light, you could closely relate it to the phrase “enlighten me” or what I see as the opposite “kept in the dark”. When you don’t know information which others know, your kept in the dark, when someone else knows information that you believe my be valuable to you, you ask them to enlighten you.
The enlightenment I am referring to is the state of mind achieved after the spiritual process of awakening, to wake up from cultural conditioning and realise the essence of yourself.
Its extremely hard to understand or even consider to be interesting let alone seeing how important it is for the human race to achieve. At first you would need to understand how damaging we are to ourselves, others and our planet. Then you would need to be shown the workings of our conditioning and how self destructive and pointless it is, how it serves us no purpose what so ever. Then lastly you would look into spiritual enlightenment and practice the teaching to experience that everlasting state of joy happiness and well-being.