I think they key to enlightenment is to realize that you’re already enlightened. The ego just creates the illusion that you’re not.
@justincalebbryant I like this! I wondered the same thing; is nirvana simply a choice? Simply stepping out of the construct we’ve made that we aren’t already there?
@jherb The perspective I’m taking is via a Hindu perspective. The Self is enlightened, but the false self (ego) stands in the way of that. The same idea can be found in the Bible through the teachings of Jesus. The flesh, the ego, original sin, or anything else that you want to call it is an illusion. Breaking free from that and seeing the oneness, or in Buddhism the nothingness, you see past the illusion.
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