Just a couple of idle questions: If you became enlightened - in the mystical, spiritual, Buddhist-Hindu sense - would your outward life change in a way noticeable to others? Or would you continue doing what you normally do while observing it and the world from your newly-awakened awareness? If you became enlightened, would you necessarily recognize it? Would you go to a guru, sensei, master or sage to help determine its validity? Would you keep your enlightenment to yourself? Would you retire to some secluded place? Would you keep your enlightenment to yourself, but talk about it when people notice that a change has come over you and make inquiries about the change? Would you go out into the world and teach spiritual truths by consulting your enlightened mind and invite others to see self and world as you now do? If you would decide to teach, would you teach like Krishnamurti did, without initiating students into discipleship? Or would you go the route of disciples, communes, ashrams, etc.? Thanks in advance to all who reply.