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What to expect?
From another thread which I resurrected from the necro realms ...
Enlightenment is not first of all a philosophical concept, nor a psychological insight, but a physical event, an energetic, transactional exchange between an individual and the Cosmos.
Enlightenment is for the bodhisattwa an empowerment.
To put it out there that you are enlightened may well be unexpedient and to no positive effect.
The sceptical and materialistic will only scoff; or if some do believe you, it may bring unwelcome adulation from the naive and interference from the powers-that-be.
Enlightenment bears its own seal of unquestionable authority for its recipient, is unshakeable in the face of doubters, and will receive its own evergrowing witness from out of all the ten thousand things.
Seems reasonable. Seems the point of Buddhism. Buddha means awake or enlightened. Any more Buddhists yet? 😌
What not to expect?