“All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason” – Immanuel Kant
Kant, who is regarded as the philosopher of Enlightenment questioned or proposed the freedom to know and understand the reasons. A man who cultivates his own mind to understand is encouraged to spread his knowledge . This branches out into the philosophy or arts, which describes aesthetic ideas are determined by experience of reasons.
Media plays an important role in expanding the realm of communication where people are able to share and exchange thoughts.
‘I value poetry only insofar as it is the ornament of reason’ – Voltaire (quoted in Furst, 1969, p. 19)
Poetry is one’s expression in awakening to the truth, understanding the reasons and one’s courage to accept it. In fact, this branch of philosophy is comparable to mind observation, which is a movement towards scientific consciousness
I also personally perceive enlightenment in the light of buddhist teachings, which is to purify one’s mind to bring the daily life into harmony with the universe.