Sharing a text from enlightened spiritual teacher Dave Oshana.
What is Enlightenment like? Looking from Outside
Oshana described the experience of this enlightenment as being outside of, and watching, the life of David, which included thoughts, emotions and physical sensations. Previously, he felt that he was trapped inside their confines, now he felt free and spacious.Direct Seeing
… Enlightenment is where consciousness experiences itself directly without the mediation of the mind and sense. The mind figures that something big is going on and tries to reason what that is, and so it comes up with interpretations.Always Near
What can be said in words is an interpretation conveyed by concepts. If you are not enlightened then you will not know exactly what is being described. However, enlightenment is never very far away, it is as close to you as your own consciousness. But generally people do not really want enlightenment, as it ruins deeply held illusions about life.Seeking
We do not come to the world to get enlightened. We are already enlightened. We come here to be in ignorance, to act separate and be involved in drama. The search for enlightenment is part of that drama. Very few of those who claim to want enlightenment are sincere or know what they are talking about.Seen not Taught
Enlightenment cannot be taught. It is not a body of knowledge or a set of behaviours. However, when a person deeply desires to know the Truth meets one who knows the truth then something magical can happen, and enlightenment can occur.
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