What is Enlightenment?
Enlightenment is human’s emergence from self-imposed immaturity.
Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance from another.
This immaturity is self-imposed when its cause lies not in lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without guidance from another.
Sapere Aude! [dare to know]
“Have courage to use your own understanding!”–that is the motto of enlightenment.
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
this answer is from one of the most influential philosophers in the history of Western philosophy Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
His contributions to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics have had a profound impact on almost every philosophical movement that followed him…… and even today
there is a saying ….
wine matures in barrels but brain immature in barrels …..
these barrels are barrels of ego , wisdom , knowledge , power , nationality , race , religion and philosophies ……
so have courage to use our own understanding ….. let the life becomes guru and guide ……
love all is true maturity ….and enlightenment ……and conversations with God .
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