What about Buddhahood, or the Dharmakaya, then?
You will doubtless say they are not "things," .....but what are things? What is mind? A Thought?
It is as inappropriate to say they are "attained," as to say they are "unattainable," or both or neither.
"What are things? What is mind? Thought?"
If I answered, it would be, "Speaking and hearing," and not things, mind, and thought.
As an analogy....let's say our "mind" or mental consciousness is like the sky, and our thoughts are like clouds--part of the sky, not really separate from it, but somehow discrete, and changeable. Now, what I'm talking about, as an "object," though it can't really be called an "object"--(see above, eh?)--is neither the empty sky, nor the clouds, nor a combination of both. To continue the analogy, what bears investigation is the "space" which allows for, and somehow permeates, both sky and clouds, but which is neither.....this "space" is an analogy for what I'm trying to get at--a kind of "bare awakeness" which is nondual.
I see what you're getting at, but any words used to describe it would imply an opposite. Because it is beyond the realm of logic, concepts, thinking, language, being and non-being, it has no opposite; it is unlike anything anyone knows. And any words used to describe it, if understood conceptually, in terms of self (no matter how subtle), is a wrong understanding, which leads to birth and therefore suffering.