What Happens When You Become Enlightened?

mandalaEnlightenment calls you to accustom yourself to the internal quietude of knowing rather than the clamoring tension of questioning. This transition changes your rhythms of being. In the new rhythms of enlightenment, all the Universe flows through you and you are effortlessly informed of the potential of each moment. So informed, you are empowered to facilitate the realization of this potential by providing stimuli to liberate whatever is inhibiting the potential from manifesting. …It is the nature of energy to be responsive. Energy does not discriminate with regard to content. Any time you focus and direct energy toward a creative end, you are aligning your Human will with the energy of Creation and you will experience measure of empowerment. You may feel and express this empowerment as strength, direction or validation; or you may feel and express it as control, powerfulness or superiority. Whether your will focuses and directs creatively toward something born from all-serving inspiration or something born from self-serving manipulation, the superficial experience is the same: empowerment. Regardless of the content or morality of your action, the creative application of will you a feeling of personal power.Whether you are ruled by your ego or served by your ego is your choice. Values and integrity are for the individual to discern. Therein lies enlightenment, the only true and lasting power. Aspiring to control rather than to Universal alignment, or to gain rather than to collective integrity, are parts of the same process at different amplitude levels of consciousness and love. Eventually the self-serving self uses up the satisfactions of power and feels the desire for love. When this happens, power redefines to the Universal level and a life that was trapped in circles of power is liberated into spirals of empowerment.~Elia Wise

A Single Source by Wu Hsin

Ajahn Chah