Enlightenment is not about reaching up into heaven to become a god, it is about reaching down into one’s self to become nothing.
It is so deceptively simple it is difficult to recognize what is already there. Truth is lost among the cascades of thoughts, concepts and ideas one has about the fabric of reality and the entity one believes to exist within a constructed world. Don’t search for something extraordinary, realize the ordinary and the lack of anything substantial within it.
Enlightenment is not about gaining or attaining anything. It’s not a mystical event. Rather, it is uncovered - by letting go of every single concept and idea one has about one’s self and the personal reality associated with it. It is ultimate simplicity, devoid of all character. To escape samsara, one must lose everything.