Notsure 7 wrote:
Quote:<hr> I am not saying that much of the information in these parts of the book are not sound facts. Many of them are but for you to claim that you can help people in any way to find their own path has be laughing as I fall off of mine, which can never exist. <hr>
I disagree with this. I can certainly help people find their own path by exposing the cultural and herdish illusions that we are all brainwashed with. A person cannot really begin to find his own path until his mental blinkers have been eliminated and he possesses the clarity and vision of enlightenment. Until this happens, he will always remain a slave to other people's ideas and will always follow a false path.
Quote:<hr> I am sure it gives your ego a tickle each and every time you imagine you are free of it and that you can help other people to be free of theirs or to get or achieve some state which you don't seem to be able to explain HOW it is you know that it (Enlightenment) even existed before you went on this search for some other lost fools ideas. <hr>
When I started taking philosophy seriously, I had no idea whether enlightenment existed or not, which is no surprise since I was still in a state of ignorance. Other people said it existed, which excited my interest, and I was dissatisfied with my ignorance enough to want to investigate it thoroughly.
Enlightenment simply means freedom from all delusion. It isn't really a religious or spiritual concept, and hence it ultimately has nothing to do with opther people's ideas. It is simply a philosophical ideal, which I claim is attainable. Any individual who seriously pursues enlightenment will necessarily question everything
, including other people's ideas and even the concept of enlightenment itself. No stone is left unturned.