There is a still point in eternity. There is a still point where all things intersect. There is a still point beyond life, time, and death. Your experience of the still point is Enlightenment.
Beyond this world and beyond all other worlds there is an all-perfect light. It is pure intelligence, ecstasy, peace, and happiness. It is the light that shines beyond darkness, time, space, and dimensionality. There are realms of light that exist, that have always existed and will always exist. They’re much more solid than the transient perceived reality that you’re currently experiencing.
When we talk about the realm of spirit, happiness, Nirvana, Enlightenment, it is not something imaginary. Enlightenment means the total dissolution of the self in the white light of eternity. Enlightenment means you move and shift as the quiescent state, in a body or out of it. And since the quiescent state is perpetual and endless ecstasy, you are endless.
Enlightenment is an ocean of awareness that slides through the human part of us and dissolves it and leaves us forever in eternity. Enlightenment means that you’ve returned to the source, consciously. Enlightenment occurs when your mind merges with nirvana, with what Tibetans call the dharmakaya, the clear light of reality, which is the highest plane of transcendental wisdom and perfect understanding.
Normally the experience of enlightenment occurs in stages. A person will usually have many small enlightenments before full enlightenment dawns.
Enlightenment is the complete awareness of life without mental modifications. Enlightenment is not a state of mind, yet all states of mind are contained within it. Enlightenment means that you don’t have a structural self.
Enlightenment is getting off the wheel of birth, death, and rebirth. If you are liberated then you can be in the crowd and there is no crowd. You can be surrounded by the world and there is no world.
While I may not be able to describe to you exactly what enlightenment is like, I can tell you that it is wonderful beyond understanding. The experience of enlightenment frees your mind from painful and limited states of awareness. What the enlightened person sees no one could ever tell or describe. It is a wonder beyond belief.
Buddhists don’t feel that enlightenment is particularly unusual. We feel that it’s the natural state. Enlightenment simply means perceiving life directly, as it is, in all of its infinite, ever-changing wonder.
Enlightenment is in all things. All beings exist ultimately in a condition of inner enlightenment.