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What is Enlightenment?

June 18, 2020

What is Enlightenment?

Aired Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST

Pennie and Matthew will be discussing on tonight’s show…. What does enlightenment feel like? That’s a question that people have asked for thousands of years. It’s human nature to want to know the meaning of life or to feel connected to something greater than ourselves.

That leaves many wondering what does enlightenment feel like. They wonder if they reached the ultimate stage of spiritual growth.

If you ask three dozen people what enlightenment is, you’ll get three dozen different answers. Philosopher Immanuel Kant said that enlightenment is, “Man’s emergence from his self-imposed non-age. Non-age is the inability to use one’s own understanding without another’s guidance.”

Buddhists viewed enlightenment as higher consciousness. A state of being that is perfect in knowledge and wisdom. It’s a state where you are aware of and you have compassion for every single being in existence.

They believe that when you achieve enlightenment, you stop being reborn because you learned all you need to know.

In Christianity, there’s a lot of debate about the meaning of enlightenment. In the Gospel of John, he speaks of the light and love of Jesus. Some Christians believe that this is the example to follow. What do you believe?

Pennie and Matthew will talk about their experiences of heightened awareness and Pennie will share her amazing experience of a Near Death Experience which implanted the seed for bliss.

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