What is Enlightenment?

Written by Robert Roth

The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein said mysticism wonders not how the world is but, that the world is. An enlightened person feels a sense of wonder at the mystery and miracle of life.
They feel a sense of gratitude for being alive. An enlightened person’s mind is always in the present moment and they are aware of their surroundings. Wittgenstein said “he who lives in the present has eternal life”.
The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein said mysticism wonders not how the world is but, that the world is. An enlightened person feels a sense of wonder at the mystery and miracle of life.
They feel a sense of gratitude for being alive. An enlightened person’s mind is always in the present moment and they are aware of their surroundings. Wittgenstein said “he who lives in the present has eternal life”.

Enlightenment usually comes in a moment of deep insight or perception, an out of the ordinary experience that can’t be put into words. This usually results in a transformation of the way one experiences the world. God gave humans a sense of wonder. A thirst to experience what lies beyond the ordinary. Albert Einstein said, “ the most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed. “ To be enlightened, is to be fully alive, to be awakened to the mystery of life.

Meditation can awaken you to the to the miracle of ordinary life. By ridding your mind of all distracting thoughts and illusions it is much easier to be in the present moment. When your mind is empty of all thoughts and illusions it will become one with the vastness of the universe. Enlightenment comes by emptying your mind through meditation until there is only the infinite universe. Enlightenment is discovering the truth within by emptying your mind. Truth and enlightenment are within the mind. If you seek enlightenment, check our website baysidemeditation.org

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