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Enlightened from a private school Paul Singh Enlightenment to obtain a light of wisdom or for some even the correct path to life Well for me it has been neither but a simple sense of awareness learned by going to private school This sense of enlightenment made me understand society and a little bit about human nature Although the term enlightenment maybe used loosely in my case as this sort of enlightenment is temporary because it comes and goes How else can I explain the mistakes I still do even after getting enlightened This sort of enlightenment isnt like the one achieved by famous visionaries like Plato Socrates and the great Buddha History has perhaps witnessed a few hundred great individuals that have actually obtained enlightenment in the true sense One of the earliest examples of such a saint and preacher is the great Buddha Buddha was born between 500 to 400 BC in Nepal near the outskirts of India Although his youth was spent in luxury as he was a son of a king he spent his entire adult life in complete self- discipline in order to obtain enlightenment He denounced all worldly pleasures for this particular cause and later on many accepted him as their Guru His decision was influenced by four sites he had witnessed while he was in his adolescence A man sick who was suffering from pain A helpless old man who had no one to support him A corpse being taken by four bearers and finally a holy man The latter influenced him to become a saint and in order to do so he had to leave his wife and young son Now that he could finally devote all his time in to
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