Realisation Is Not Enlightenment
Realisation is not enlightenment; it is the opening up of our path to enlightenment. Once we realise our true nature of pure awareness, all we then have to do is remember, becoming aware of subtle obstructions and distractions.
When we no longer forget, we have arrived at enlightenment. This enlightened state has always been present, but we became distracted – very distracted – by the adoption of a self made in the image of an illusion.
Realisation isn’t enlightenment because, in realising something, consciousness is relating and a time element therefore exists. That is a duality.
Non-dual awareness is timeless.