It is unfortunate that we have attached a sense of finality to Enlightenment. We think of it as a stage to be reached, a mission to be accomplished. It is often seen as a target, whereas I prefer to think of it as an arrow.
Love has no defining end. Most of us would not imagine that Love could possibly have an end to it. Music, creativity, compassion… there is always more… however far you go down that road, there will always be more, an endless supply….
Enlightenment is like that… just as you can always summon more creativity, love deeper, be more compassionate, you can also get more enlightened.
That’s bad news for those people who would like to reach a brass ring and be done with it…