What is enlightenment?
I came across an interesting explanation on enlightenment. The video link is at the end of this post. However, I wanted to write my understanding here so that people who cannot watch the video could benefit out of reading this
Enlightenment is ‘Liberation of senses from mind’. ie when you see/hear/smell etc, your mind always interfere and interpret what you see. When you hear a song, you just don’t hear it – there is a comment from your mind ‘what a lousy song’ or ‘what a lovely voice’.
Freeing the senses from the clutches of mind and sensing ‘what really is’ is enlightenment. We are designed to be that way and that is the reality. But we are far away from reality because we are under the control of our mind. When we free ourselves from the mind, then we experience true love and true joy. That’s enlightement
This explanation is convincing for me… See the video for the first hand explanation: Video