Endless Enlightening


I know only…
Endless Enlightening.


Is one “enlightened”
If one has experienced the end of space, time, objects, and self,
And yet continued to exist as formless Pure Being?

Is one “enlightened”
If, upon returning from Heaven, one is Illumined with Bliss?

Is one “enlightened”
With the cessation of identification with the manifest form –
Body, mind, and the felt sense of personal identity?

Is one “enlightened”
When one feels one's self expanded as all that is?

Is one “enlightened”
When one feels one's Self to be that Great Mystery within which, from which, as which, all that is, arises?

Is one “enlightened”
With the cessation of identification even as that Great Mystery within which, from which, as which, all that is, arises?

Is one “enlightened”
When one feels one's self to be neither all that is,
Nor that Great Mystery within which, from which, as which, all that is, arises?

Is one “enlightened”
With the advent of Fullness, Completion, and the cessation of grasping?

Is one “enlightened”
When one's manifest form emanates Grace?

I would never use a word implying such lofty finality,
Or allow others to use it on my behalf.

For it seems folly at the least, and delusion at the worst,
To ever plant a flag, and declare the summit attained.

My experience in relationship to The Great Mystery,
Is one of…

Endless Enlightening.