Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15, Text 19
What is enlightenment?
It essentially means understanding where to direct our heart’s longing for love and directing it accordingly. The Bhagavad-gita (15.18) states that the enlightened offer all their heart’s love to Krishna, understanding him to be the supreme person, the highest truth, the ultimate reality.
As compared to popular notions of enlightenment like seeing a dazzling light or feeling a pulsating current, the Gita’s definition is far more universal, beneficial and non-imitable. Let’s see how:
Universal: Love is the deepest thirst of all living beings. By explaining how enlightenment fulfills this universal thirst, Gita wisdom makes enlightenment intelligible for everyone, rejecting thereby the idea that it is meant for a select few.