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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Thich Nhat Hanh on Enlightenment

"Enlightenment, for a wave in the ocean, is the moment the wave realizes it is water. When we realize we are not seperate, but a part of the huge ocean of everything, we become enlightened. We realize this through practice, and we remain awake and aware of this through more practice."
Thich Nhat Hanh

2 Comments:

Blogger Pema Chagmed said...

This is similar to a lot of analogies I've read in Hindu (especially Vedanta Hindu) writings. I suppose my question is, how does this analogy square with anata? Because, from a Buddhist perspective, even the ocean itself is empty, yes?

3:15 PM  
Blogger Maddy said...

Everyone is the same underneath.
we all long to love and be
loved - there is only ONE of
us here.

12:20 AM  

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