Enlightenment is everyone’s birthright

Leonardo DaVinci

There are no restrictions based on national origin, religion, gender, cast, sexual orientation, age, race, skin color, language, economic condition, or disability. The only requirement is that you are a human being.

In our western culture there are many different definitions and interpretations of that word actually means. On the educational front it can be interpreted as increased understanding and the spread of knowledge. Or perhaps “The Enlightenment” referred to as the philosophical revolution of the 18th century. In Buddhism enlightenment references a unique experience which wholly transforms the individual from their previous state of samsara (suffering). Or in Hinduism to the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation, characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering.

I refer to Enlightenment as the fifth state of human consciousness, when the inner silence of meditation (Transcendental Consciousness, TC) is totally infused within the waking, dreaming, and sleeping states.

In this blog Enlightenment is also referenced as Cosmic Consciousness (CC), Liberation, or Nirvana.

It’s the unique physiological state of life when ones full potential has been realized.

It is …

a natural, human development
total freedom
enjoyment of 100% of inner life and 100% of outer life
the use of one’s full potential
beyond the influence of time, causation, and space
identification with the Universal Self (not the ego)
living life in harmony with all creation
living life in bliss, and free from suffering.
inner wakefulness during sleep

A large number of people have already attained enlightenment.

The writing, work and teaching of the following people indicate that there is a high likelihood that they lived an enlightened life.

Socrates ……………………………….(469 BC–399 BC)
Plotinus …………………………………(204-274)
Dante …………………………………..(1265-1321)
Leonardo Da Vinci …………………….(April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519)
John Yepes, St. John of the Cross …(1542-1591)
Francis Bacon …………………………(1561–1626)
William Shakespeare ………………….(baptized April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616)
William Blake …………………………..(1757-1827)
Walt Whitman …………………………(1819-1892)
Edward Carpenter …………………….(Aug 29, 1844),

The Budha, Sri Yukteswar, Paramahansa Yogananda, Brahmanada Saraswati, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Baba Muktananda, Eckhart Tolle, Charlie Lutz, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekanada, Lao Tzu, Franklin Jones, and untold others.

But most enlightened people live quiet and unassuming lives. They bring little or no attention to themselves. They excel at what they do, and have a positive impact on all life.

You can be one of those people.

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