I visit this one again because something occurs to me, and in fairness, I have to state it. Jesus Christ too, said something similar .. inter alia, "I am the way, the truth and the light" And the parallels continue .. he was disbelieved, derided, and got guidance from God .. So, if we are to deny the Buddha his right to assert his own enlightenment, then in fairness we must also do the same with other religious figures - JC being one of many, I'm sure. Am I doing this ? NO ! But it makes me think more about my earlier statements, that all self proclaimed enlightenment is vanity and self aggrandisement. How do I reconcile this with Christ, Buddha, et al ? Gonna have to think about this ..