Man, in his ordinariness, has no ability to save himself from the cycle of birth and death. Due to his “sweet” ignorance he hops from one hell to another, ever-accumulating bad qualities that taint his spirituality. Always men and women have appeared in the world spreading the juice of salvation but due to men’s intent to remain attached to the material and desire realm, the deliverance is gone forever. It is imperative that such dangerously ignorant earn lower rebirths thanks to their slandering of Truth. If you look closely at all systems designed of the human mind they purposely (though obliviously) rebel against these basic Truths.
It is then that one would wonder why some ordinary persons are able to cross the threshold of the profane world which only produces pain and suffering either now or the afterlife. Immortality remains to be a taboo philosophy because that alone is potent of waking man out of his spiritual sleep – but that is not what he is really interested in. His highest intent in the world is to accumulate sin then thereafter sink into hells or the animal kingdom in a perilous laughter (ignorance).
Ignorance is sweet to the ignorant while wisdom is paramount for the adept seeker. The courageous ones who manage to cross the ordinary world into the special world are heroes in the making because they perform endless merits in all their lives regardless of their dispositions. They bravely undertake the honest journey to approach the inmost cave of their souls from whence they return with the elixir. This concept can be found vaguely explained in all kinds of mythology because all humanity is in the same cycle. There is no duality in this at all.
Supreme Enlightenment does not happen accidentally but rather through having a firm determination and strong faith. Such usually has to be emphasized many times by the strong intention to become enlightened and is evident in the best seekers. Wisdom and utter diligence are the holy grail of this process.
Concerning the universal concept of Enlightenment the individual seeking for spiritual Truth overcomes much hardship especially in their minds, which is observable in the journey of all universal heroes of Enlightenment.