There are many mis-understood and pre-conceived ideas
about enlightenment. And yes, it’s true that even an accurate idea of enlightenment is not enlightenment….it’s only an idea.
But having a correct idea of enlightenment is better than having a false notion.
I’ve contemplated upon it, read about it, spoke and wrote and made films about it.
I’ve sat at the feet of masters who gave discourses on scripture about it.
I’ve heard enlightened beings talk about their spiritual experiences
and listened to them talk about enlightenment.
And none of that is the direct experience of enlightenment….
no matter how truthful and accurate their discourse is.
Listening, reading, thinking and wondering about enlightenment or desiring, searching and wanting enlightenment are all indirect experiences.
It is not enlightenment.
It’s the Absolute Truth of you.
It is YOU.
that only those who have a child’s heart of innocence
can enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Enlightenment or samadhi is the Union of Self and Other. Of the Lover and the Beloved. Of Shiva and Shakti. Of the masculine and the feminine energies.
Metaphysically speaking the experience of Enlightenment is in the realm of what’s known in the Sanskrit language as Jnana Yoga. In English it's the yoga of Divine Intellect or Wisdom.
In the language of Sanskrit the state of enlightenment or samadhi occurs when the Kundalini Shakti raises up and enters the Shushumna and moves up through the Ajna Chakra at the eye brow and beyond into the Sahaswara Chakra at the crown of your skull.
Let me translate that into English for you.
Energetically speaking the state of enlightenment is awakened when the subtle energy, your life force is strong enough to penetrate the base chakra situated in the region of your perineum and it enters into the central energy channel. That central energy channel in the physical body is often referenced as the spinal column. It’s been called the Axis Mundi, the Holy Pillar, the Tree of Life. The connecting rod or link between earth and heaven. When that subtle energy, your life force moves into and up through the central energy channel and into the region of the your skull at the eye brow it’s known as awakening the Third Eye. Then, as it moves into the Crown Chakra, also called the Thousand Petaled Lotus Flower, the Light of Divine Consciousness is awakened or turned on, here it is called or enlightenment or the direct knowing of the truth of you. It is described as beyond the experience of the sensual world becasuse your senses are all below the eyebrows. Here it is a direct experience.
When you have directly experienced the enlightened state for your self, not as an idea or concept but directly and you’ve become familiar and friends with it you can understand what others are describing even if they are using descriptive phrases from traditions that’s different from your own.
You understand what’s being communicated. You understand what is being pointed at.
You know there isn’t a Christian Enlightenment, or a Buddhist Enlightenment, or a Japanese enlightenment or a Yoga Enlightenment. You know there is only Enlightenment and the different ways of describing that which can’t really be described.
Don't try and figure it out.
You'll never get IT that way. Even if you correctly and logically understand it, which is helpful. It’s helpful to have a correct idea. But never the less you won't be satisfied, you won't be fulfilled. That would be like taking your hunger into a restaurant & eating a picture of food printed on the menu. That’s not the meal.
The Enlightenment Intensive provides you with such an environment.