Living with the limitless continuum is enlightenment. The limitless continuum will happen when you relax from the identities you hold of yourself in the outer and inner worlds.
If you are settled in that limitless continuum and are able to be active, you are living enlightenment. If you are not able to settle down in it, but you had at least one experience of it, then you have experienced satori.
The basic thing needed for enlightenment is a ‘psychological revolution’, a new clarity about the self (jeeva), world (jagat), and god (Ishwara).
- How you think, why you think, how you are driven, what is your inspiration, what motivates you in life – this understanding is the clarity about the self or jeeva.
- How to achieve your desires in the world, how you avoid fears and other things forced upon you by the world – this understanding is the clarity about the world or jagat.
- Clarity about Ishwara or god means understanding the source of both the individual self and the world. Achieving the source, knowing all these three, is enlightenment.
When you have a clear understanding about why you think and how you think, this very understanding gives you the clear experience of the self.
When you understand how to connect with the world without your fear or greed, achieving what you want, and avoiding what is not needed, you gain a clear experience of the world.
The third is experiencing god, Ishwara, the source of the self and the world.
Gaining a true understanding of the self, world, and god is enlightenment.
source: Living Enlightenment