In essence it helps towards world peace. This because one realises as a consequence that all men are indeed Brothers (as i recall Eleanor Roosevelt wished for in a speech to the new United Nations), and all women Sisters, whatever their ethnic group or religion. This form of dissent is thus removed at a stroke.
Further, the experience confirms that there are in essence no intermediaries between anyone and God. This removes the divisive influence of the Church, and its political power over ‘ordinary’ people.
A Self-Realised person is in one sense above all (Man-made) religions; in another sense a living example of a truly religious person.
This experience also changes a person’s world view (Weltansight) and ethos (Weltanshaaung); away from greed and selfishness towards being more useful in society.
Also, there is a stronger sense that all people are equal. It is a big mistake to regard oneself as superior to others; or to allow worship from others. This results in instant demotion in a Spiritual sense, back down the snake in the symbolic game of Snakes and Ladders.
The above paragraph especially applies to politicians; pontiffs; gurus; academics, and captains of industry. Clearly Osho the Rajneesh guru made this mistake, as did Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.
It seems to me that Osho misled many by giving (formal) lectures on Enlightenment, as if it were an academic topic. This probably led people to believe it is an intellectual insight, which it is not.
But i appreciate his joke: “Why do you want to be Enlightened? You might not like it!”
Who else gets it?
Given the fragile state of the world at present, there is a tremendous need for more individuals to become Self-Realised. What the world most needs to know is that Man is a son of God, with all the response-ability that this knowledge brings with it (i.e., to look after this world and straighten out our society).
Perhaps the ‘Noosphere’ and/or ‘Omega point’ posited by Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) is to be comprised of Self-Realised individuals.
It isn’t that difficult! I am able to provide (free) advice on how to become Self-Realised (i.e., Enlightened).
Ask and it shall be given.
NB Please see ‘Purpose’/Archives/June 2016 et seq for complete information.