enlightenment is an absence of paranoia

enlightenment is an absence of paranoia

See in our head, most of the time, enlightenment is something tangible. The moment we talk about enlightenment, we are talking about a state, a place, some kind of a body, some kind of a dimension which has thirty two major marks, eighty minor marks and all this complicated descriptions. But if you really make it very easy and down to earth level kind of language, enlightenment is actually, simply enlightenment is an absence of paranoia. I am sure some of the more conservative Buddhist might raise there eyebrow but that is fine. I can talk with them. Is basically an absence of paranoia. And there are so many paranoia all the time. And do you know why there is all this paranoia? Perceptions.

The Three Levels of Perception, Singapore 2003