Knowledge alone, awareness, is one thing, its another thing to do something
with it, its another thing to let it shape and guide your life and your
I get what you are saying
"enlightenment" as simply gathering knowledge
"enlightenment" as in building up wisdom
there's a famous line..
"The path of excess leads to the tower of wisdom." - W. Blake
to me it is a way of saying that all learning is learning..for some it takes a-lot longer
like Alanis says, "You live, you learn"
I see that you believe a reckoning is close..and those that don't reach a certain point will fall away
I am not disagreeing(or agreeing)..but I believe, if that were so, those folksbwho don't make this boat will simply be on the next boat..or the next..or the one after that
I know there is a belief that certain consciousnesses, if they do not evolve..they are thrown back into the soup to be remixed..
My come back to that is..they are still in the soup
what is, always was, is, and will be (in one form or another)
I think, anyway