You are right. I have no way of knowing if it exists. Except I have had the experience I mention … Continue reading Does enlightenment exist? Many beliefs make us feel good without being true.
The following is a story from the life of Buddha. It is important to remember that this isn’t dogma. It … Continue reading Can an enlightened person still have enemies?
There are four kinds of Nirvana: Natural nirvana–One’s true nature. The ability to see the true nature of all phenomena. … Continue reading The Four Nirvanas
When I think of nirvana, I think of the Fire Sermon where the Buddha talks about blowing out the fires … Continue reading Is Nirvana Essential to Buddhism?
In my practice, I have learned to enjoy the ride. There are many fruits to be picked from the trees … Continue reading Many People are Chasing Enlightenment and Never Seem to Reach It. Is It a Scam?
I love this question! I don’t think your garden variety enlightened being is creepy. But what about spiritual adepts with … Continue reading Are enlightened people creepy?
In Buddhism, they mean the same thing. The word Buddha comes from the Sanskrit root budh which means to be … Continue reading Is there a difference between “Enlightened” and “Awake”?
a sense any experience of the world is subjective, because our brains actually distort the world to make sense of … Continue reading Is enlightenment just seeing things in a positive light?
I have personally seen a spiritual teacher speak of the loss of his teacher and cry. Two things struck me … Continue reading How would an enlightened person mourn the death of someone they are close to?
Buddhist masters feel pain just like we do. However, they don’t suffer like we do. Pain is a physiological response. … Continue reading How do enlightened beings react to pain?