Sure, everyone is seen in terms of enlightenment, NOT that all beings are enlightened - a ridiculous notion. So, for example, I see you as ignorant, and have let you know what you must work on, to gain your enlightenment. Simple. It is a different perspective, but, no, there is no magic.
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <anartaxius@...> wrote : One of the things mentioned about Buddha's enlightenment is that at that moment he said that 'all beings were simultaneously enlightened with his awakening'. The phrase is translated in different ways but they all basically say the same thing, that with awakening all beings were perceived as enlightened. I presume Jim can clarify what this means.