Anyone can engage the light of enlightenment. Doing so is to dance in and as the devouring light and to emerge as naked Awareness.
Enlightenment is not a result of being Buddhist, but the result of being uncompromising and earnest regarding the deep truth of Being. Some enlightened ones warm the world with compassion, some point out the way of sense, and some few embody the wrathful nature of the blazing light. Such a one was Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj of India who abandoned his form in 1981. (b. April 17, 1897; d. September 8, 1981)