Chadwick Stone wrote:drouden,
Just call me Dan since no-one seems to be able to get my name right.
I will not try to define enlightenment because I'm sure that it means different things to different people.
How does that stop you from defining it? If you can talk about it you must have some idea what it means to you..
However, I feel qualified to assert that a key element of enlightenment is to remain teachable.
Therefore, you must have some notion of what enlightenment is. I just want to hear it. Are you ashamed of it or something? Anyway, "teachable" with respect to what? The mundane features of life or what is ultimately true of Reality?
No one person knows it all, no one person is right all the time,
Ok, but are you speaking here about everyday, empirical, contingent facts of life, or that which is true of reality in an absolute sense? Obviously, nobody can ever know the former, but that is a point that can only be truly grasped by knowledge of the latter..
and if one is truly enlightened then they will recognize their own flaws and inevitable mistakes and failures, prepare for them as best they can and learn from them when their preemptive preparations fail.
What kind of flaws are you refering to?