HAVE YOU BEEN ENLIGHTENED?

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  1. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    Do you believe you have been enlightened before, yes or no? Please explain your answer of being or not being enlightened.


    I will debate your ideas with respect, I will not critisize them. Thank You

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      sandra rinckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well let's just say that becoming enlightened never says "I have or know the Truth" with absolute certainty, and is an ongoing event that will last as long as you live.

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for posting sandra. I agree 100%.

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      dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      awwwww what is it with these posts? will soemone PLEASE tell me what is being enlightend!!?? I feel so in the dark!!!

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this
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          dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          uhhh I think I missed the point. I saw you got in a discussion with the TK guy, then the forum got closed...I still dont know what this all means...guess I should go back to making cookies.

          1. marinealways24 profile image60
            marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Sorry, I meant I think it would make more sense if you read from the first page. I didn't mean to post so far into the thread.

      2. Pearldiver profile image78
        Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh Good.... you're in the Dark!!! BaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaH lol

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          dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          HAHAHAHHAH   smile at least I learned my lesson about fish!! they do have feelings!! just not emoitons...

    3. Maddie Ruud profile image77
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Marine, you already started more than one thread on this subject, with almost the same wording, one of which remains open: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/17013.  Please do not start multiple threads on the same exact topic.  This one is now closed.

  2. Drew Breezzy profile image71
    Drew Breezzyposted 8 years ago

    yes I just put my finger in a light socket. I would say I'm pretty enlightened.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would say you are shocked.

    2. Bredavies profile image72
      Bredaviesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      HAHAHA!

      I think i have been. I don't know how it happen but everything about what I want in life and what I should do to get it just fell infront of me. It was amazing

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        How old are you and what were you thinking about if you don't mind adding?

        1. Bredavies profile image72
          Bredaviesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm 18 but I've been through a lot and was depressed for a long time. I'm pretty mature for my age because I had to grow up. I was thinking about how alcohol and drugs was affecting my fture and why I couldn't let my self get close to anyone.

          1. marinealways24 profile image60
            marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Very excellent insight. I believe you and think you are leaps beyond others your age and many older adults. Thank You for adding.

            1. Bredavies profile image72
              Bredaviesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Thank you

              1. marinealways24 profile image60
                marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                You are welcome, Thank You.

  3. Ladybird33 profile image65
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    Yes, I have been enlightened before.  After years of trying inferilty to have a child, after the sixth time, I woke up one morning (after praying all night that I was pregnant or lead me to the right path) anyway, woke up, went to doctors, found out I wasn't pregnant.  Cried the whole way home, my husband said to me "life doesn't have to be created within your body, it can be created within your heart, like we are, let's look at adopting a child" 

    You know he was 100% right, best descision we ever made, our son is six and beautiful.  I was truly enlightened at that time what love was truly about.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent post, Thank You. I have nothing to argue, I think you were very enlightened from the life change of the adoption. I'm happy you shared that. Thank You

    2. Army Infantry Mom profile image59
      Army Infantry Momposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome story,...I was adopted myself. Families are so much better than foster homes, So glad theirs people like you out there.

  4. Pearldiver profile image78
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    I was enlightened at the age of 13... She was 16 big_smile

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol I'm glad you said that. I think you are right. Losing your virginity could be considered an enlightening moment in life in my belief on the right terms.

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      dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh no!! it wasnt a sheep was it?  wink

  5. Pamda Man profile image51
    Pamda Manposted 8 years ago

    I was enlightened ever since I coined the name Panda Man. Through my metaphors, I expressed a lot of ideas in the past.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How did you get the name Panda Man? What kinda ideas? Why does your name say Pamda Man and not Panda Man? Thank You, I don't mean to seem nosey. lol

      1. Pamda Man profile image51
        Pamda Manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        First, you could go to my profile. That would explain a lot of things. Lol. big_smile

        Ideas on almost everything. I have lots of metaphors, I forgot almost all of them now. =/ Consider them as riddles.

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          WoW, Ok, I read your profile. I will definately say you are an individual which is good. The whole panda thing to me is a little odd, but there is nothing wrong with odd. To each their own. I also think you are brave for throwing your individual ideas out. Many people are scared to do that.

          1. Pamda Man profile image51
            Pamda Manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            The whole panda thing is a metaphor, but I will not explain anything, as usual.

            1. marinealways24 profile image60
              marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              If you would like to explain, I would like to know.

  6. Pamda Man profile image51
    Pamda Manposted 8 years ago

    If you want to know about me, you could start with this.

    Pandas live a long time. None of you has ever seen a dead panda.

    I'm sure you will be very confused by now. lol

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      dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Pandas cant type either, they get the m mixed up with the n...

    2. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think it is more enlightening to make things simple rather than confusing people.

  7. Pamda Man profile image51
    Pamda Manposted 8 years ago

    Buddhism. Search it.

    8 paths of buddhism. Right? I dunno, perhaps I forgot. big_smile

  8. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    My idea of enlightenment is more about understanding yourself than a religion.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Yeah, it was way back in the summer of 1970 on my first and last acid trip. Don't recall a whole lot now but it did enlighten me to stay away from that sheit. I do recall a walrus in the clouds with naked women and Chinese dragons.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol I agree, it is very enlightening when learning from a mistake.

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    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    All the time, when I close my eyes. I see things. Not like in a weird, psycho way or anything. Just serene, vivid, beautiful. Some wisemen have said that it happens to all great film directors. They call it this wuchmacallit - Cinematographic Vision.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe that is a stage, maybe the other stage is to see things with our eyes open as clear as we see them with our eyes closed.

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        fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, The Final Revelation, I call it.

  11. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    What happened to everyone?

  12. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    Off seeking enlightenment

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol A good goal to seek.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Have been enlightened with the idea of World Peace, planted there by all the atrocities on our precious globe.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It takes seeing the bad to want the good sometimes.

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