Questions and Answers
Is it a escape from real world?
Being enlightened is just like doing nothing.World is suffering especially people around world are suffering because of other's violent and wrong ideas.Buddha's enlightenment is all about a escape from hell like world.But what about the suffering people.Buddha says suffering is because of desire but many people suffering without desiring infact they are born in mess.
What it makes you special Being enlightened?
How enlightenment changes one life?
The purpose of enlightenment always was spiritual! Enlightenment could never be termed spiritual enlightenment. Enlightenment is reaching stage of kaivalya jnana as per Hinduism scriptures. In Hinduism… As per sacred Bhagavad Gita when human beings reached 8.4 millionth manifestation, last in cosmic life cycle… One is said to have gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) forever. The moment an enlightened one leaves mortal frame… One gained salvation moksha forever! Nothing to achieve further… An enlightened one after death of body left for abode of God (kingdom of God)… Termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism, a point of no return!
The ultimate goal of human life on mother earth always remained… Our soul atman, the consciousness within regaining its lost original pure prime pristine primordial form forever. In absence of dross impurities within… The need for soul atman to manifest another body ceased to exist. The entire purpose of souls' atmans manifesting life was to gain absolute purity at the earliest. Life visible to senses was not the absolute reality. As per Bhagavad Gita, every single moment of life our soul atman, the spirit within was controlling! It is not within powers of human body to manifest a soul atman. The real world as we see it was not the only truth of life.
In cosmic domain… Death of a living being carried no meaning. When death occurs… The family weeps bereaved but in cosmic domain nothing much had happened! It was like changing of guards at Buckingham Palace. With the closure of present life, starts a new manifestation! The closing balance of life at the time of death… Becomes opening balance for next manifestation! Based on residual balance of karma if soul atman demands manifesting form of a laborer in next life… One just could not be born a Prince. Undergoing sufferings and experiencing happiness was part of life. In absence of sufferings, life in cosmic domain carried no meaning!
It is through sufferings… We removed dross impurities within soul atman! To shape an iron rod… We first put it in hot fire. Then hammered it to shape! After object was made… We dipped it in a bucket of cold water. The portion when iron rod remained in fire… It was part of sufferings for human being! When the completed rod was immersed in a bucket of cold water… It was time to enjoy happiness! Both sufferings and happiness were two sides of the same coin. It is through process of sufferings and happiness… Human beings moved ahead in life. On mother earth even the richest man could not say… I want to enjoy happiness all the time!
After gaining enlightenment one becomes a man god like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed. As detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism… Every single human being on mother earth had the potential to reach stage of a man god. More here- Http://www.bhagavadgitasummary.com
Spiritual enlightenment is something that comes with time, experience, and learning. You have to always be open and always be questioning. You must also never ever limit yourself to one faith. Staying spiritual, but not religious is a good place for now. If you label yourself as something you limit yourself to only learning and knowing that.
You'll want to start learning different techniques such as long term fasting and meditation. These two things really help to expand your mind and to open yourself to the spiritual realms– at the very least you'll see things more clearly.
Knowing where to start is hard, but I suggest reading books by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. He is a spiritually enlightened person who is not tied down to one faith. He is extremely wise and continues to open my eyes. I've seen several of his seminars on PBS. I highly recommend that you either listen to an audio version of one of his books or purchase a recording of one of his seminars– hearing him talk is something in itself. You can hear the peace and wisdom in his voice. The first book of his I read was "Inspiration" and it is remarkable. You can get it ridiculously cheap on www.alibris.com.
Always remember to keep growing and evolving. Allow your spirituality to evolve with you. If you ever have any questions, just send me a message. I’ll help in any way I can. Light and Blessings -Rain Dancer.
Some eastern mystics say that it is experience.Then does it means emptying the thoughts and a state of no mind!
When Mind is ceased,then you will not reincarnate and become one with universal consciousness?
Then,enlightened person will become rays,stars?
After enlightenment,whole earth looks like the play of cosmos?and that's why mystics don't pay much attention towards helping earth eg helping poor or impoving politics and economy?
Some mystic have supernatural power also yet its not spirituality.But they can help universe?
Is remaining unenlightened too is right If whole world is play of cosmos?
Or enlightenment is when your mind ceased?
Explain the answer for the contradiction of spiritual scriptures.
Real spiritual enlightenment is to encounter Jesus Christ, the Light of the world:
" Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” "
listen how some found the Light: