Enlightenment is a Failure

People tend to think of enlightenment as a glorious personal accomplishment, the pinnacle of all personal achievements. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. At least from the point of view of the ego-self, spiritual enlightenment is more failure than success. In truth, enlightenment dawns when we conclusively see and accept the absolute futility of living as an ego-identified person, and give up on our ego-selves. The resulting surrender allows ego to be Undone. see article

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