3. Ways to Attain Enlightenment from “The Laws of the Sun” 3
For first-timers, it will probably take at least five to ten years to be able to practice Right View and Right Speech properly. Once you feel confident practicing them, the next step is to concentrate on practicing Right Action and Right Livelihood every day. If you can practice these four paths correctly, you will be able to achieve the level of enlightenment required to enter the world of Light in the sixth dimension.
When you start practicing Right Thought and Right Effort, you are entering an authentic religious life. If you can keep an unshakable mind no matter what hardships you face, you have achieved the state of arhat, which is what you need to move up from the world of Light in the sixth dimension to the world of Bodhisattvas of the seventh dimension. Reaching this level means that you have completed basic spiritual training. However, you have not yet achieved the state of arhat if you become upset by people’s remarks, fly into a rage over trifling matters, or feel driven by the desire for social status or fame in this world.
Take a good look at the minds and deeds of contemporary religious leaders around the world. Some concentrate only on gaining psychic powers, while others take advantage of others’ weaknesses and deceive them. Some even extort money from their followers by threatening them with Hell or other cursed states. Such people have a long way to go before reaching the state of arhat, which is the step before becoming a bodhisattva, or an angel. True religious leaders sent from Heaven are not swayed by lust for power, fame, money, or sex; nor do they fall prey to anger, hatred, or discontent.