Enlightenment is when one comes to know Truth. It is not simply knowing Truth in theory, but truly accepting it in one’s heart. Enlightenment in one’s heart is the discovery of one’s real self – the discovery of the place of one’s mind. This is the only Truth that exists in the world, and it is everlasting and never-changing. Previously, it was extremely difficult to become enlightened because a teacher who had truly attained and knew this state did not exist.
Now, it is possible for anyone to become enlightened of their original nature. It has become a world where anyone can become enlightened, without having to abandon all that they have and go into the mountains for solitary meditation.