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?
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?
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?
In Buddhism, one does not avoid suffering. One becomes aware of it, investigates it and ultimately develops insight into it. … Continue reading Is it the goal of Buddhism to live your life avoiding suffering until you die?
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?
When Buddhist and Hindu texts talk about non-duality, it is often misunderstood as never making judgments. Non-duality points to a … Continue reading Do the enlightened see a difference between good and evil?