How Enlightenment Will Help You Feel More Connected
What does it mean to be enlightened? To some, it is a state of divine knowledge − an absolute and total understanding of the universe and all of its different realms, facets, and dimensions. To others, it is a state of being closer in their connection to their god. Some − such as Immanuel Kant, a notable figure in modern philosophy − define it as an individual’s emergence from their self-imposed inability to understand things (things including themselves, others, the world around them, and whatever may be beyond) without further guidance from another.