In the YouTube video by J. Krishnamurti
about Enlightenment, he explains that enlightement to wake up to
something.”To wake up to what? To be enlightened about what?” He then
explains how enlightement means to wake up to the truth about the
psychological structure that has accepted time.
explains how Enlightenment is something we already are every present
moment. It is not something you can add. It is the ego-less state. Which
means to realize that there is no-self and to understand the nature of
your present reality very very well. Studying reality will give you the
direct experience of realizing that you are IT. Give up the search, he
says, it is not something you can reach in the future.
Enlightenment has been used many times in both religion and spiritual
cults. The new age movement loves to throw this word around in an
attempt to compete. It has been explained as reaching a godlike and
divine state, beyond our simple human understanding. Which is a very
vague explanation that only creates illusion and expectations.
I used to be
desperately seeking for “Enlightenment”, wanting to reach this
superhuman state. My reasons where quite simple; 1. i disliked myself as
i was , 2. i disliked the world. It was my way of feeling like i could
escape it somehow.
After my LSD
experience a whole new world opened up for me. And months after i still
reap the benefits of it, having insights after insights. The most recent
one is was about how we are never fully in touch with reality as it is.
We dream our way through life thinking, fantasizing. We live on
auto-pilot, totally unaware of the present moment.
I also started
to have more and more moment where my focus went to the present moment
for a short while. I found so much peace in these moments, that i
decided to pick up meditation again and mindfulness practice.
discovered that it’s not so much about doing something. But more about
learning how to just be. In this state of just being…i got a tiny
glimpse of what it’s like to have no self without using any
psychedelics. Who you truly are…is raw experience…and we are all that.
Nothing is separate. Having experienced this first hand, changed my
world upside down.
To be honest,
after this it only feels like i just started on my journey. It feels
very different this time. Like i am not chasing some fantasy. I am
merely letting go. I used to think i was so close to the end of my
journey, but now i realize how ignorant this was. I opened myself up to
the fact that i know nothing, and i am gonna study the present moment as
best as i can.
words, there is no search for Enlightenment. Nobody else can teach you
to realize it. It is an insight you get by looking deeply into the
present moment. Which is why is why a better word for it would be “woken
up” to truth.