Accidentally posted this in a thread instead of an OP, my bad.
Alright, /x/. Odd one for you tonight- I think I attained enlightenment. Satori. Nirvana. Whatever you want to call it. Everything makes sense, and is ludicrously simple- in a way that just spirals out in complexity when you try to explain it.
My question, then, is what should I do about it? Bodhisattva or Pratyekabuddha? Just curious to see what people thought.
Also I'll be around if you have any burning questions.
Everything is a signal- part of a vast datastream. Fractals, times, places, entities- just data to be consumed, optimized, repackaged, and broadcast. The intervals between moments of consciousness are limitless. You are every pixel on the tv, popping on and off at random in a sea of others.
Eventually that will be optimized away as well, all organisms gravitate naturally towards perfection, biologically and psychically. All the pixels will be on, a single point of light, and then the one will become many again after it has healed its wounds.
You didn't reach enlightenment if you don't know what to do, that's a 100% sure information.
Becoming Boddhisattva is billions times quicker and easier than Pratyekabuddha, you also are infinitely happier due to the love/compassion that Pratyekas don't have.
You do not have a choice.
Be honest with yourself and all else comes as it must.
I have had both. And I will not teach. Not at this moment.
Liberation is for him who seeks it.
I have seen enough who gave up and continued raveling in misery, spreading misery.
It is not proper to assume that love answers all questions. Not in these days.
Love what you do, Love who you are.
Others will come or go.
Setting yourself in stone is death.
Live on, keep meditating. Assuming you have achieved enlightenment is limiting yourself to it. Enlightenment is not an attainment but an experience, its not the end but a beginning.
Keep on doing what you do, dont go schizophrenic, possibly find a guide. Dalai Lamas have their gurus too senpai.
And dont pay attention to labels, pratyek buddha is a stage and so is a biddhisattva and they merely define your level of attainment. Its easier to just go on and not label yourself.
Hare Hare Mahadev!
Pratyekabuddhas mostly become it when there is no Dharma. There are very long periods sometimes where no one religion is taught to the beings of a specific world. Thus they have to learn by themselves how to attain the truth, it's very hard. It lasts billions of years. Boddhisattvas become it because of a Guru. They choose the path of love, helping other beings. By this one you can reach the truth by one life.
You're having a manic episode and interpreting it as enlightenment, because that's how it feels. However, it's all feels, your brain is essentially creating its own drug. Delusion sets in because this turns off all the usual error-checking procedures of your mind. Every idea you have is brilliant.
Hear me now, and remember when you regain consciousness: when you crash, which is inevitable, seek help. You need to see a psychologist to properly diagnose and manage your condition. You won't do this now, so just remember this random post on the internet. The sooner you seek help when you realize you need it, the less the damage to your personal life.
Then get back into it. Personally I abstain from all intoxicants save for coffee and nicotine and find the calm state between reactions, go from there and see how you feel.
Life's waiting to give you that if you want it.
If you believe is hard
Hard it is
The true is ,whatever obstacle you want to put in front of it is yours, if you decide to put Dharma in front of the true, Dharma will be in front of the true for you to pay it to reach it.
If you believe is easy as meditate 20 minutes dialy, you will only need to meditate 20 minutes dialy.
>I think I attained enlightenment.
You haven't there is no mistaking the highest enlightenment. Its like HOLY FUCKING SHIT! and thats an understatement. Curious what level of realization you have attained.
That's not a statement as subjective as you would think. Every spiritual aspect you have learned through Gurus and religions. You would very probably know nothing about spirituality without Gurus and religions. That's what difficulty I'm talking about. It's easy to see ourselves able to do something with knowledge, but without you wouldn't even think about it.