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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Oh, Woah We're Halfway There!

Brad Warner rants about enlightenment:

"Enlightenment is always just over the next hill, available if only you’d just do this one more thing, and do it sincerely, cuz if you don’t do it sincerely it won’t work, but if you have trouble doing it sincerely send me your credit card number and I’ll help you out. That’s the nature of Enlightenment, that it’s just around the next bend. Or maybe the one after that. Or maybe after those three and a bunch of hills. But it’s always off in the distance. Not here.

And it will always be off in the distance because there’s nowhere else it can be. The very definition of Enlightenment might as well be “off in the distance.”"


Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Those who think they are enlightened are not. If you see the Buddha kill the Buddha because that is not the Buddha.

Enlightenment is not feeling it is being or not being.

9:35 PM  

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