Gem of Wisdom for Daily Reflection: 

What are the Different Stages of Enlightenment?

The different stages of enlightenment vary in degrees according to the depth of realisation cultivated through the progressive phases of single-pointed absorption, simplicity due to realisation, one taste due to the dissolution of duality, and the oneness of non-meditation. Each of these stages reflects the growth of awareness from the relative to the absolute, from the phenomenal to the fundamental, from what is of the form and colour to what is of emptiness in neither, from what is deemed as different to what is of the sameness, from what was once viewed as infinite to what transpired to be one entity, and from what was once a collection of psycho-physical aggregates to the ultimate state of simply being.