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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


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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