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Cosmic Awakening and True Enlightenment

''In modern times, the concept of "waking up" or experiencing a spiritual or cosmic awakening has become a prominent topic of discussion and acceptance. What are the potential outcomes when an individual undergoes such an awakening? It is believed that each one of us possesses the potential to attain Enlightenment, a state similar to the cosmic Enlightenment achieved by historical figures like Buddha and Jesus. ( also see: charisma )'' Michael Corthell What does it mean to 'wake up?' This can all be a bit confusing because awakening means different things to different people, and the word and its many variations are often used to describe completely different experiences. Simply stated, there is more than one type of awakening. Awakening, which in Japanese Buddhism is called Satori , is a process that challenges the foundation for understanding the nature of the Universe. During awakening our perspective on how we see the world is radically changed. It

Scrooge had a Cosmic Awakening(Enlightenment)

  Satori or a cosmic awakening is said to be a personal event that is unexplainable, indescribable, and unintelligible by reason and logic. It is comparable to the experience undergone by Gautama Buddha when he sat under the Bodi tree and, as such, is the central Zen goal. Some also speculate that it preceded and prompted Jesus' Earthly ministry. by Michael Corthell I had been struggling to find a way to describe the Zen experience of Satori, one that nearly everyone could relate to and understand. I found it quite by accident while researching another topic in Zen philosophy . I came across this fun(and enlightening) article; The Psychedelic Scrooge Satori   From the article: ''I think it would be nice if there were 'Ascendency Welcome Centers' for 'awakened' misers. I think the Scrooge awakening is going to start happening all over the world because of the cosmic alignment (or pre-apocalypse fever); people will all go off at once, like popcorn after the fi

What is Cosmic Consciousness? (in 300 words or less)

    by Michael Corthell “You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.” ― Alan Watts You may agree that a coin is one thing or a unit, but that it has a duality, that is, it has a front and a back. And, as in front and back you might also agree that there is no inside without an outside, and no outside without an inside. The reality is that we all are like that in relation to the Universe. Consider this; we are the inside and the entirety of the universe, galaxy after galaxy is the outside. And further, consider that whatever exists everywhere, therefore, is a manifestation of the Divine. What I have simply outlined is the * sudden awareness of oneness realized when one has a cosmic awakening and has become truly conscious of the ultimate nature of reality, that is to say, had an intellectual revelation of the meaning, purpose, and aliveness of the universe. *Excerpt: ''Whether long or short

Satori: The Awakening

  Michael Corthell