Let us know what is Enlightenment ?
Enlightenment is a state of liberation from the darkness or ignorance which causes agony. It is predominantly necessary for everyone to achieve this state.
Ultimate Truth seekers are not going to get satisfied with the bare belief in God. Maturity in emotions and peace of mind is the premise for enlightenment. To travel on the path of enlightenment, mastering senses and mind are needed but not to believe in God. Instead of having bare belief in God, it is essential to have the fundamental knowledge of the truth behind the intention of God.
Religionists endure more than non religionists, as they super set their own imaginations to the truth and name it as God. There will be no problem, if "Ultimate Truth" is named as God. As it can be followed with "mind, action and speech" or "manasa, vacha, karmana", intellect or logical mind grows tremendously. But having belief in the imaginations created by religionists results limited intellect.
The religious doctrine creates hope for the visual sense of God but does not define the clear intentions of God. People who believe in God without knowing the concept of God closes the door for self growth forever and cannot understand the inner magnitude of life.
Fantasies or imaginations of religionists are not at all encouraged in the Upanishads. The Upanishads revolutionize everyone, first to understand oneself and then to understand self of others. It is nothing but the concept of spirituality. The basic principle of spirituality is to know thyself. As a person who understand and love himself or herself, obviously loves everyone and everything. One of the important keys for spiritual life is meditation. Meditation makes us to gain infinite light of knowledge, peace and happiness.
Religionists believe that "Knowing God is an ultimate aim of life" whereas materialists believe in pleasures like eat, drink and enjoy. But spirituality asserts that the ultimate goal is to get freedom from sufferings. This state of freedom from darkness like ignorance, fear, anxiety is called enlightenment. It unites the individual consciousness with Universal consciousness.
All the scriptures are meant to understand the concept of God which indirectly mean to know self, not to believe in the word God. Learning scriptures is not the final way of realization. Gaining knowledge of the inner meanings in it, helps to travel on the path of enlightenment.
God is the state of Utmost Truth; God is not a being who stays somewhere in the higher worlds.
Because of ignorance God has been considered as a various physical forms and names by people. Self realization means expanding one's individual consciousness to the Universal consciousness. Meditation makes us to understand the mysteries of the self and the universe.
A person who got self realized is the true "Brahman" or the "God's child" like Jesus, Gautama Buddha, Adi Sankaracharya etc.,
All the scriptures in the religions are meant to make followers aware of their true nature.
Once we understand the human capacity and understand the Truth, this universe will be like an interesting poem of joy, a beautiful and colorful song, and a place of art.
A religionist first believe and try to understand the truth; whereas a spiritualist first experience, understand the truth and then believes it.
"Ask all from yourself, because everything is within you"