• Present awareness
    108
    Words are only sounds which point to things which are not sounds. All knowledge comes from experience. What the Buddha experienced, may be pointed to in literature, but unless one personally experiences an awakened state of enlightenment, one may only imagine what it’s all about. In the same way that a picture of food does not satisfy hunger, a description of enlightenment does not satisfy our knowledge of what enlightenment is.

    Buddhist literature outlines a path which may lead to an enlightened experience and it has helped many of those whom have chosen to follow it. Through meditation, one may enter a state where all that is experienced in the moment, is allowed to be. In a state of non resistance to what IS, there may be a sudden awakening or a flash of insight.
  • baker
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    In what you say, I hear the echoes of Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ajahn Sumedho. But not the Pali canon.
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