Throughout the ages, countless philosophers have pondered and shed light on the state of being. When we hear about this, it fills us with excitement as it seems to promise a euphoric experience. But what exactly is it? Is it a particular way of thinking? Is it the mastery of oneself? Is it the ability to be fully present in the moment or a deep connection with all things?
In truth, alignment is likely subjective, unlike more objective states such as being alive or dead, for the sake of simplicity. So, if you desire to achieve something, why not view it as a feeling of gratitude? What if enlightenment is simply a genuine connection to gratitude? Perhaps it is nothing more than that, and perhaps the simplicity lies in the varying degrees of gratitude that can be experienced. These degrees could be influenced by factors such as intelligence, life experiences, devotion to practices, material possessions like cars and clothes, and so on.
However, it is important to note that someone with a high IQ, who experiences gratitude, is not inherently in a better position than someone with less intellectual capacity but the same sense of gratitude. Both individuals find themselves in a good place, and that is what truly matters.