BUDDHIST PRACTICE 17. What is enlightenment?
Enlightenment is the ultimate goal of every being because it is the state of ultimate bliss and peace, which is sought by everyone. This is the state where one overcomes the negative emotions. Suffering is generated through negative emotions and overcoming them itself is known as ultimate peace and bliss. The relief from the suffering is the state of ultimate bliss and peace or the enlightenment. Sometimes enlightenment is also described as enlightening from the darkness of ignorance to realize the true nature of phenomena which is Selflessness.