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Enlightenment

We made it! The last limb of ashtanga is samadhi meaning “enlightenment.” Before you stop reading, enlightenment does not have to mean that we are becoming the “Enlightened One.” The root word of enlightenment, enlighten, means literally “to shed light on.” There is not one definition of what enlightenment is. A lot of people will see it as a place of bliss. Now we think of it as the Buddha which who is literally named “the enlightened one” but it can be more than just that. Enlightenment can be shedding light on something that needs to be known. When we are enlightened we have a new found knowledge.We have a new outlook on life that allows us to bridge the gap between the divine power and