What does it feel like to be Enlightened?

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What does it feel like to be Enlightened?

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When I became enlightened, it felt like this :arrow: :arrow:


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Enlightenment to me meant the end of the search for ''me'', it meant the ''me'' died.

Which then prompted a desire to read books like this :arrow: :arrow:

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Enlightenment also informed me the pointlessness and futility of intentional suicide, knowing that other lives are still being forced to live a life they never asked for. So it dawned on me that there is no ''me'' to kill. We can only eliminate and eradicate all pain and suffering itself by refusing to desire it into existence.

When we can all agree that life is suffering and that as knowers of our suffering we can opt for extinction any time we like, all we have to do is agree that the pain of suffering is the price we pay for LOVE...we can see that LOVE is just another word for suffering and pain, and just NEVER worth the price, in that the price is just too HIGH.

Although ON THE OTHER HAND, it does seem like LOVE is a price worth paying, and so it does seem like until we have had enough of all the hurting, we will continue to love the pain of suffering and all the hurting that comes with it.



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The surprising good news for the ''Enlightened Being'' is that they KNOW there is nobody who suffers pain, they KNOW there's just pain and there is no body part that is experiencing the pain crying-out and claiming that pain. For example: the severed finger does not cry out in pain. The sensation is felt not in the severed finger but in the brain. No brain, no pain. So why make pain making brains at all, especially when we don't have to? All those brains out there can opt out any time they want, they've got the brain to know that pain is bad and no pain is good.

So why impose a new brain into existence when we don't have to? this never made any sense to me.

We also know that we can only feel the sensations from our own brain, and not from the brain of another brain.


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The Buddha offered a path out of suffering, which somehow gets ignored when folks consider suffering.
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To see and feel beyond what one has seen and felt previously... which (it appears to me) is an ongoing, never-ending, continually-expansive/flexible/fluid experience.

There is no destination to reach or settle on, as then enlightenment ceases in order to maintain a platform.
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Impenitent wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:46 pm ask Englebert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW8Fj_v9BbI

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Either that's very funny or I'm getting simple.
He had me laughing from the first bar.
I didn't realize he was so talent-challenged.
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One day in the Zen monastery a monk became enlightened.

His friend asked him: "What does it feel like to be enlightened?"

The newly enlightened one replied: "Just as miserable as ever!"
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Walker wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:09 pm
Impenitent wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:46 pm ask Englebert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW8Fj_v9BbI

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Either that's very funny or I'm getting simple.
He had me laughing from the first bar.
I didn't realize he was so talent-challenged.
http://www.okgoodrecords.com/blog/artis ... mperdinck/

he has 63 gold records, 24 platinum records, 4 grammy nominations and a star on the hollywood walk of fame...

talent challenged indeed.

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Excusez. :shock:

But I gotta say, he didn't do it with that one.

Maybe it's my headphones. Yeah, that must be it.
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Walker wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:23 pm The Buddha offered a path out of suffering, which somehow gets ignored when folks consider suffering.
No Walker, the Buddha that speaks of knowledge is a liar.

There is no way out of suffering that we can know of.
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wtf wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:29 pm One day in the Zen monastery a monk became enlightened.

His friend asked him: "What does it feel like to be enlightened?"

The newly enlightened one replied: "Just as miserable as ever!"
:lol: :lol:

Love it!
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Lacewing wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:05 pm To see and feel beyond what one has seen and felt previously... which (it appears to me) is an ongoing, never-ending, continually-expansive/flexible/fluid experience.
What is seen and felt that is beyond previous seeing and feeling, can only be coming from a knowledge stored in memory, so what's changed about seeing and feeling that is now new and not of the old held in memory?
Lacewing wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:05 pmThere is no destination to reach or settle on, as then enlightenment ceases in order to maintain a platform.
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Dontaskme wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:16 am When I became enlightened, it felt like this :arrow: :arrow:

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And roughly how long ago was that, Dontaskme?

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