According to Dictionary.com,
“Enlightenment” (with a capital E) comes from the Hindu or Buddhist word “prajna,” which means “pure and unqualified knowledge” . . .
“The Enlightenment” is “a philosophical movement of the 18th century, characterized by belief in the power of human reason.”
To obtain Enlightenment, Hindus and Buddhists meditate, with the goal being to quiet the mind, to -in essence- stop thinking so that deeper, universal wisdom can be perceived . . .
which means that . . .
One can experience
Enlightenment (unqualified knowledge)
only if one accepts
the inadequacy of
The Enlightenment (human reasoning).
So, whether you should think or not think depends on the kind of knowledge you want, but either way, you can claim you are enlightened!!
Is that not awesome???
(and, yes, I am a geek!)
Shabbat shalom, jen