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Re: the description of the board

Posted by Jai Narayan on August 28, 2004, at 9:10:22

In reply to Re: the description of the board, posted by RH on August 28, 2004, at 2:54:06

**Good morning RH,

> But what is enlightenment?

**The defination of enlighten according to Websters dictionary:
"To give the light of fact and knowledge to; to reveal truths; free from ignorance, prejudice or superstition. To lighten up. "

The masters, Guru's, Lama's etc have pondered this question you ask for 1000's of years. You might say you have asked what seems like a small question but it's depth is bottomless. So my desire is to satisfy your need for an answer but I am dumbfounded.

What can I say?

"To lighten up."

To lighten up I have worked on my: body, mind, emotions, intellect and spirit
Each task has been worked on separately and simultaneously.

For me the beginning of my journey was to let go of certain things:
1. my beliefs in my familial religion had to be examined and some of it discarded. At one point all of my beliefs began spewing out of me and I lived for a period of time with very few beliefs. That period was very scary but I survived.
2. My psychological traumas had to be worked out (that has taken me 56 years) so that I didn't have unconscious motivations. I needed to empty my unconscious to bring to awareness my behaviors and thoughts.
3. The fear I lived with since my birth needed to be examined and worked through. It seemed to impact everything. I needed to get off the triangle of: vicitm, rescuer and persecutor. (Still working on that)
4. I have hope to conquer my fear of death (still working on that one)
5. I need to keep my body healthy.
6. I hope to live a longtime with all my faculties intact to accomplish as much growth as possible.

This growth is an ongoing process.
As I grow and take on more mind,body, spirit expansion Life has a way of presenting tests of my increased awarenesses. When I am in conflict that's when I seem to learn the most.
I have the painful process of opening up to the lesson that this conflict is presenting to me. The desire is to reject but the greatest teaching for me is to remain open and be humble.
Wow, sorry this was not as short as I had hoped.
You have tapped a deep well.




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