Many People are Chasing Enlightenment and Never Seem to Reach It. Is It a Scam?

In my practice, I have learned to enjoy the ride. There are many fruits to be picked from the trees along the way: patience, presence, generosity, kindness, forgiveness, equanimity, compassion, etc. All increase with practice. I may or may not reach enlightenment. It doesn’t matter. The quality of my life has improved and I am having a more positive effect on those around me. Enjoy the journey. I have.

©2016 Stephen L. Martin

Illustration: The Buddha meditating under the “Bodhi Tree” (tree of awakening). It was under this tree he reached the ultimate enlightenment, known as anuttara samyak sambodhi (unexcelled complete awakening). The site is now known as Bodh Gaya.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s