Enlightenment as applied to enlightened being such as Ramana Maharishi implies a radical change of consciousness from the everyday state.

Does that apply to followers of sects that only believe in Bhakti?

  • This question has huge implications. :) – Mr. Sigma. Apr 21 '18 at 16:11
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    This question is too vague as it stands. For instance, what constitutes a radical change? How do one derive a working definition of Enlightenment from "Enlightenment as applied to enlightened being such as Ramana Maharishi"? What is everyday state of consciousness? Is it the same for everyone or does it vary from person to person? If yes, how is it characterised? If no, how is it characterised? – DirghaChintayanti Apr 21 '18 at 17:43
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    On the contrary, enlightenment is a function of gnyana. Bhakti is a means to gnyaya. It also serves to fill one's life with rasa. – user1195 Apr 22 '18 at 3:04
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    As far as I can see Bhakti always relates to dAsatva or slavery or servitude and which is as opposed to Mukti or liberation as anything. – Rickross Apr 22 '18 at 12:09
  • All the questions raised by lakshminarayana are intuitively understood and "common definition s" are accepted by normal human beings I.e. those like us as opposed to Ramana . further refinement can be given in answers.OP is fine as is. – user1195 Apr 26 '18 at 8:47

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