The “Downside” Of Enlightenment

Question: Is there a downside to enlightenment?

Answer: Yes.

Enlightenment – acquiring a new, selfless, altruistic nature which gives us similarity and thus mutual understanding with Nature’s single, governing, life-giving, evolutionary force – happens at the expense of our inherently selfish, egoistic nature.

Thus while the aspiring Human observer in us reaches enlightenment, our original, protesting egoistic being suffers, fights – in vain – for its survival.

It is this unprecedented duality, contrast, tension, inner war that gives us a “truly Human”, independent and objective perception of reality.


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