Doubting Enlightenment

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths - what can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Doubting Enlightenment

Post by Dan74 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:18 am

I don't think the learning analogy applies, Kim. learning outcomes are conditioned and learning is about acquiring.

Enlightenment from where I stand is unconditioned and it's realization is more akin to recognition of something that has been there all along but remained obscured. So it's more about letting go (of what obsures) than acquiring. Until as old Zen masters said "the bottom of the black lacquer bucket falls out" or a "chick breaks through the shell".

Saying more will just give rise to confusion. Best to practice just where we are, I think.


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