What Is Enlightenment?
When we speak of enlightenment, we are referring to being all that is, having awareness of all that is, awareness of consciousness, of the purity that is divine, or beyond that which is divine, that is unlimited, therefore it is limitless. Limitlessness. Divine, beyond divine, eternal, All that Is. These are words that can be used to assist to learn what it is that is enlightenment.
On earth there are many religions which also teach their own belief system around this word enlightenment. I would say to you to be unlimited, to delimit your understanding of this word and allow yourselves to be All that Is. Allow yourselves to be One with all that is. Allow yourselves to be Source and explore. Explore without limitation, be free and have fun with it. Yes have fun, explore, play, indeed play!
As you explore more of all that is and all the many realms of experience, you will experience many thought/feelings in energy, light and essence. Thought/feelings, shall we call them names, words of power, understandings, and in becoming one with them and knowing them, you will seek to add language to the experience to explain it, to share it with others for the purpose of enlightenment.
And this, as you know, is not the experience, it is only a representation of an experience, that you have experience yet it is twice removed by adding language to it and translating it, and then someone reads it and adds their perception of their interpretation of their meaning of the words that you have written. So none can ever capture an experience in totality and give it to another, not even in deeksha or in shaktipat. Enlightenment is individualized.
This is part of the joy and wonder of life. The joy and wonder of creativity and sharing and being divine and higher than divine and expressing such in All that Is and encapsulating it, haha. It is part of the fun to know there are no exact duplicates of anything. All is unique, is precious, all is loved. And to a certain extent all is also mysterious, and so people seek to know, seek to dissect, find the meaning, pull enlightenment apart, analyse it.
And in doing so, intent is sometimes to own enlightenment, to claim the power of enlightenment for self. And yet whatever enlightenment is, it is never complete, really, because there is always more, always is becoming more, everything is learning in transmission and reception, becoming more in energy, light and essence, and understanding more of All that Is.
Enlightenment Is A Being State
Enlightenment then is not an attainment. Enlightenment is not analysis. Enlightenment, then, is awareness, understanding, and it is a becoming. Enlightenment is a being state not a doing state, let us be clear on this.