Sunday, 14 November 2010
A very good question and one which the Buddha spent much time pondering. What is this state - the Buddha perceived it to be an absence of ego and ego based interpretations. What is it not - it is not happiness, or states of happiness , bliss , joy , peace or contentment as these are ego based states. Enlightenment exists and is the reality that is in front of your face as you read and watch this.
It is the absence of delusion and seeing the nature of reality through true eyes. In this video from menoftheinfinite the narrator discusses this issue.
“The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.” Buddha
The Buddha's Face