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?
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?
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?