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Can you awaken and not become enlightened?


What if you were to ask, “Can you be enlightened and still not be awakened?”

Is one concept different or better than another?

When we are walking on the earth, we have the pull of gravity holding us down. We also have the weight of the atmosphere pushing down on us. Yet, we don’t have any idea that it is happening.

If we are to understand and fully grasp one day, “Oh, I have a lot pulling me down,” we may be enlightened about it. But, it doesn’t change our situation.

What if you try to overcome the weight of the atmosphere by climbing to the top of Mount Everest. You will have climbed above the weight of the earth's atmosphere. However, you will quickly awaken to the fact that you can’t breathe there.

So, enlightenment may grant us understanding, and awakening may help us realize how far we have yet to adapt to new environments, but we are still HERE.

We still sleep, dream, and have a waking state.

The only time that we advance spiritually is when we can enter an entirely new dimension or atmosphere that is not dependent on the one we live in.

This is called the Fourth State, Constant Remembrance, or Turiyatit.

When you reach this, you have gone through an inner metamorphosis.

You now abide in a different dimension that is timeless and infinite and is the intrinsic base of the other three states of waking, sleep and dream.

The limitations of the body and mind are still at work, but YOU are somewhere else.

So, we need to understand the real purpose of our existence here.

I propose that awakening or enlightenment experiences are wonderful glimmers and glints of something beyond the senses and mind but don’t solve the problem of life.

We are here to develop the mind as a tool, which w