On the path to enlightenment, you pick up many questions, all of which, together, mean, “what is enlightenment,” which is essentially the same as, “what is reality.”
Your quest is to answer all of these questions. They are questions like, “what is God,” “how is reality constructed,” “what is the purpose of life,” “what are we doing here these days,” and “what is enlightenment.”
The answer to these questions may possibility rest in the idea of the only possible answer to the nature of reality. While this may not answer temporal phenomenon, as in those cases there is not only one possible answer, it can possibly answer questions of eternal phenomenon.
For every question, there are a number of possibilities. Frequently, the possibilities to the answer of one question cannot be narrowed down. However, with additional questions of the topic of enlightenment, the resulting possibilities narrow down the other possibilities. In order for the gamut of facets of enlightenment to be answered, I have found there is only one possible answer. This answer can be found through the use of logic applied to what one is already aware of — one’s own reality.
There certainly are a lot questions, but they all hinge on a singular answer. This answer is specific enough that it is the only answer that will suffice all of the questions, simultaneously. Eventually, with the conglomeration of questions, a sort of mechanical intuition can be found, eventually simplifying the entire topic to a singular idea.
During the search for the answers, the mind is actively moving and changing, in a way to think and reflect on what is known and unknown. Eventually, however, once an answer is found, the mind resolves into agreement. Following, the feeling of the pressing nature of the questions dissipates and a notion of understanding is found.
Here are some simple statements which may help find an answer that answers the totality of enlightenment. They are not necessarily true or false, but helpful to ponder:
- If God exists (and is benevolent) then enlightenment must exist.
- If non-living matter naturally becomes living, sentient, and develops grand technology and sophisticated societies, then sentience, grand technology, and sophistication are not new. (We call these archetypes, and they appear to have always existed.)
- It may be more likely that existence is by default sentient and supreme, and we’re experiencing an unusual reality, out of sense of novelty and exploration.
- If we’re in an unusual reality, there must be a reasonable reason, which may be able to be deduced with the information commonly available.
- It’s possible God only says enough to convey information. It’s possible his voice has always been the same volume and the world has sometimes gotten much louder. It makes sense if he is not imposing (think of a voice that is simply accurate consideration, information, and wisdom).
- Our minds and bodies are often internally chaotic. Ideally, we would like to steady everything, so that we could accurately see exactly what is responsible for all our perceptions. In the body, there are many systems active (and different ways of determining how many systems there are).
- Different ideas and beliefs calibrate the mind differently. Different patterns of thought result because of the accepted correlates of the chosen belief(s).
- Certain beliefs create more internal argument and turmoil, and certain beliefs create less.
- The mind resolves when it finds truth. It searches when it has a question.
- If there were a set of beliefs concerning something that worked together without conflict, the mind would find they answer the relevant logical questions that were picked up during the search for answers (to eventually believe, once they were without conflict).
- If God was just consciousness, then we would also be just consciousness. Consciousness enjoys subjectivity and living. We, possibly, know the perspective of God.
- Regarding if God exists or not, there are only two possible answers.
- Enlightenment makes sense if you can understand that a body that enjoys itself naturally seems like something that would be natural (why would the body generate suffering?)
- Whether God exists or not is similar to the question of whether physics or sentience has more power in existence. (It appears only one is guaranteed.)
- The physical world could be constructed in numerous different ways while still being of sentience.
- Sentience could not work in any way except for one. Notions like love and intelligence are important.
- This suggests that God is sentience. In this way, we are all God.
- Sentience enjoys a history (it demonstrates existence). In this way, God can be seen as a specific individual, as with all other sentient beings, who can be individualized using independent histories.
- We are all hosted by a network of beings that reflect life and are as such, sentient, called angels. In this way, many beings are God, all participating in God’s will, but at the same time, not all beings are God, and all beings are of God. (Due to the pattern of ambiguous individualization and the chosen portrayal of will and desire, multiple statements are valid).
- There is likely no advantage to being God. It wouldn’t make sense if people received only partial true satisfaction.
- It’s more likely that people were created as friends, companions, reflections, and for a basically multi-God world.
- There was no “God” before people to call God that. It was just living in different ways.
- Existence is possibly naturally conscious (I know I said it’s sentient and supreme already).
- The story of the beginning of memory is the story of a miracle. It’s the story of the first angel and God’s desire to then, at the time, remember. Similarly, the story of the big bang is a similar miracle, as it had a beginning, somewhere in the midst of time.
- This world is composed of much more than memory. It is evident there were many angels later, which account for our diverse set of stories regarding living, like action, knowledge, and complication.
- The present world is likely limited in information and complexity. It is, therefore, in the present state, a finite world, with potential to expand.
I think those are some good things to think about.