Enlightenment is progressive and it is instantaneous. Enlightenment is paradoxical. God is paradoxical. You cannot speculate about that and there is no need to do it. You have no urgency on that and you do not even need to, you cannot have it, there is no need to have it.
Enlightenment is paradoxical, God is paradoxical. The paradox of this Realization is that it is instantaneous and it is gradual. The paradox of this Realization is that the "surrender" is yours, the Surrender is God’s, Devotion is yours, but the Devotion is from God by God. No thought about God happens there, if God does not produce the thought about Himself, about who He Is. The desire for God is God's desire for Himself. Your salvation is not yours, it is God recognizing Himself as safe, untouchable, immutable, unattainable by any distress, suffering and danger. This is the paradox - God has never lost from Himself, He does not want to find Himself, but He does it all the time: He gets lost and wants to find Himself. He will never quit doing it, being a paradox.
You do not hasten a flower to bloom, nor hasten a fruit to ripen on the tree. You can take a button and, on the hand, open this flower, as you can you take a fruit from the tree and warm it or give it conditions to mature, but that is another thing. Enlightenment is not like forcing a flower to bloom or a fruit to ripen; there is not such fraud in the Kingdom of Heaven, the Kingdom of God. In the dimension of Consciousness, it does not apply and will not work.
The Sage is not a flower that has bloomed by discipline, practices, studies or techniques. The Sage is a flower that has bloomed, a fruit that has matured in the time of Grace. In this Grace, by Grace, there was no time, no technique, nothing happened, absolutely nothing, in order to make This possible, or that have made this possible in a dimension out of Grace, in this technique, skill and discipline, order or force outside of Grace.
"Not by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit, says the Lord". (Zechariah, ch. 4.6)
*Master Gualberto talks at dinner table in Ramanasharam Gualberto at Campos do Jordao/BRAZIL, in January 2016.