Is enlightenment the same as awareness of God?

Enlightenment Part 7

Tony Crisp

This depends upon what is meant by awareness of God. What many people call an awareness of God is really exalted emotional feelings. That emotions are wonderful does not make them God. They remain emotions. They come and they go.

If what is experienced is naked awareness itself, not an awareness of an object or subject, then that is enlightenment. If what is experienced is recognised as having no cause, no beginning or end, and exists always as the foundation of you, that is enlightenment. That is also an experience of God, for God and you are the same.

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