Table of Contents for Root Meanings

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  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
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Revision: 30 May 2024

Enlightenment

  • Abiding as Divinity/God/Source.
  • Abiding as THE SUPREME.
  • Awakeness.
  • Complete cessation of “ordinary mind” (i.e., the subset of Mind that believes in and therefore experiences limitation).
  • Enlightenment is characterized by capacities that operate beyond self.
  • Enlightenment is characterized by the transcendence of confusion, doubt, fear, and identification.
  • In enlightenment, there is gnosis of THE SUPREME.
  • In enlightenment, there is profound awareness of oneness.
  • In enlightenment, there is profound clarity regarding the nature of being and creation.
  • In enlightenment, there is profound clarity regarding oneness.
  • In enlightenment, there is profound clarity regarding reality and truth.
  • In enlightenment, there is profound clarity regarding THE SUPREME.
  • In Supreme Enlightenment, there is total clarity regarding the impossibility of ego.
  • In Supreme Enlightenment, there is total clarity regarding the impossibility of separation.
  • In Supreme Enlightenment, there is total clarity regarding the nonexistence of a separate self.
  • Supreme Enlightenment is the total cessation of the small mind.
  • Supreme Enlightenment is the realization that everyone and everything is THE SUPREME.
  • Supreme Enlightenment is known directly, in immediacy, through gnosis.
  • The world is enlightened if and only if, and to the degree that, you are enlightened.
  • The world is enlightened if and only if, and to the degree that, you are realized as THE SUPREME.
  • Apex enlightenment transcends all ideas.
  • Apex enlightenment is beyond the reach of meditation.
  • Apex enlightenment is the culmination of the path of sourcing.

Markers of enlightenment:

  • Direct knowing / gnosis (beyond belief and experience)
  • Ease/effortlessness and spontaneity
  • Infinitization (realizing that all is infinite)
  • Profound and persistent absence of againstness and resistance
  • Profound and persistent bliss
  • Profound and persistent peace
  • Profound and persistent clarity
  • Profound and persistent fearlessness
  • Profound and persistent openness
  • Profound and persistent presence

Sayings:

  • “Daily life is a path of enlightenment.”
  • “Enlightenment is what is.”
  • “Experiences of enlightenment are not enlightenment.”
  • “Ideas of enlightenment are not enlightenment.”
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