Four Stages of Enlightenment (according to Buddhism)

The Buddha recognized four distinct levels of realization, each one characterized by a deep experience of selflessness, followed by certain changes in outlook. The experience usually involved intensive meditation and follows study of the four basic truths of Buddhism. If you’re regularly meditating and practising mindfulness, you’re probably already undertaking many of the practices that is advocated by Buddhism. Here are the four stages of enlightenment.

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Past Lives & Reincarnation

I don’t talk too much about this topic openly with other people as people may easily misunderstand and think I am just talking nonsense. But I feel Now is the time to reveal more truth. First and foremast, past lives and reincarnation is very real and true. Reincarnation and karma are the fundamental truth of human existence.

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Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (Yukti Verses - Verses 24 - 36)

In the body of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, Bhairava articulates 112 yuktis, or yoga meditation practices, for opening to the divine mysteries within everyday experience.

The practices begin in verse 24 and continue to verse 135. The wide variety of techniques allow each individual to find their doorway into wonder, astonishment, and delight.

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Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (Verses 13 - 23)

She Who Shines Everywhere sings,
You who hold the mysteries in your hand —
Of will, knowledge and action —
Reveal to me this path of illumined knowing.
I long to merge with you,
Be filled with your nourishing essence.
Lead me into joyous union
With the life of the universe,
That I may know it fully,
Realise it deeply,
And breathe in luminous truth.

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Three Stages of Enlightenment (according to Osho)

There are three stages of enlightenment. The first is when the first glimpse happens. I call it mini-satori. When, for the first time, for a single moment mind is not functioning, there is a gap – no thought between you and existence. You and existence, you and existence… for a moment… and the meeting, and the merging, and the communion, and the orgasm… but for a moment. And from that moment the seed will be in your heart and growing.

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The Illusion of Romantic Love & Four Elements of Love

Last night I was at home editing my second poetry book called Awakening to Love. Initially, this poetry book was supposed to be called This Eternal Romance and it was meant to publish it early this year on Valentine’s Day. However, it wasn’t meant to happen, as my definition on what love is has radically shifted, with a 180 degree change, particularly in the past month.

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Whatsoever You Do, Do Not Identify with the Mind

Whatsoever you do, do not identify with the mind, do not identify with the thoughts. Remain a witness, a pure witness to whatsoever you are doing. Your thoughts and your mind are not the real you, as they come and go. Mind likes to create illusions and dramas. You are the eternal pure consciousness, witnessing whatsoever is unfolding, without identifying with any outer dramas.

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Anjali Love
Life After Enlightenment (Part 2)

I feel like sharing a bit more about life after enlightenment here (which has been just more than one week). On the surface, my outer life does not seem to change much yet, I’m still doing what I have been doing before, still “keep chopping wood and carrying water” :) But the main difference is that whatsoever I do, I no longer identify with it (again, the “I” is not here). So I can literally do many things, as there is no identification and attachment to the fruits of any of my actions.

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How do People Become Enlightened? (There is no one path fits all)

First of all, there is no one path fits all, as each person is different with their own karma and dharma. All paths lead to enlightenment, just like all roads lead to Rome. Throughout human history, all different spiritual practices and religions, there are people who have become enlightened: Buddha (Buddhism), Jesus (Christian), Rumi (Sufism), RamaKrishna (Tantra), Osho (Ecletic with a main focus on Tantra), Shamans from various traditions, mystics from various traditions, and also modern people with no previous contact of spirituality such as Eckhart Tolle…

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FAQs on Enlightenment (Part 2)

Disclaimer: I write this article fully aware of the limitations of the human language. The human language is not used for the enlightened ones to describe anything, but since we are living in this world, I will have to use language. For instance, when I say “I”, the “I” is no longer here, and there is no more identification with the “I”, so even if I say “I’m enlightened”, the “I” is actually not here. When I say “I want” or “I don’t want”, it’s not a personal desire. When I say “I need to” is not a personal need. When the “I” is not here, nothing is personal here.

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FAQs on Enlightenment and Common Misunderstandings on Enlightenment

In this article I talk about perhaps the frequently asked questions on enlightenment and some misunderstandings on enlightened people: 1) How do you know for sure if someone is enlightened? The answer is you need to become enlightened yourself. Don't make judgements or assumptions so easily on whether you think this person is enlightened or not. One knows when one is here. When you are enlightened, you know instantly who's also here. 

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