As you may have realised from my original question - I have changed my attitude towards enlightenment, and I reject systems which insist on indoctrination. It is true that there are some things you can never understand until you have passed through them - but similarly there are many deluded people out there, and to me, my spiritual beliefs would have to be based on a consistent 'truth' laying at the base of all things.
- Russ - This is so true. "Truth is a pathless land...." it is right before our eyes every second. "There is no separation between the seer and the seen...." Enlightenment does not need to be attained. You already are enlightened. Illusive thinking (fear)is the obstacle. A continual process, seeing fear for what it is, to be sure