People want enlightenment, but it is more accurate to say that what they want is to know the person who wants enlightenment. Do not see enlightenment as a kind of experience, otherwise it will not have much meaning. Like any experience, it will go away. And you are left with nothing. If you know who wants enlightenment then you also know who suffered, and then you also know who caused the suffering. Now you can finally do good in your life.
People learned that they are not the body because science taught them the body is just atoms. They also know, at least in theory, they are not the thoughts because thoughts come and go.
But they don’t see yet what else they can be, so they continue to live as a body, talk as a body, look at things from the perspective of a body, and point to their chest and say, “Here I am.”