Who cares if you're enlightened forever? Can you just get it in this moment, now?
A person who says, "I'm enlightened," probably isn't.
No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.
Freedom in not a luxury that we can indulge in when at last we have security and prosperity and enlightenment; it is, rather, antecedent to all of these, for without it we can have neither security nor prosperity nor enlightenment.
—Henry Steele Commager in Freedom, Loyalty, Dissent