Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Are You Honestly Enlightened?

Q: How did the Buddha know He was Enlightened?
A: Through His honesty.
When He said He was Enlightened,
it was neither an under nor over-statement-
nothing less than the Truth.

To seek the total Truth, one has to be totally honest.
Dishonesty is lying to yourself- how can you seek the Truth which is synonymous with honesty?
Honesty is about being in sync with the Truth within oneself- which is essentially the same as the Truth "out" there.
If you are honest about your mind and what's on it, you will realise the Truth from watching it.

So what is this Truth?
3 Universal Characteristics-
Everything material and mental is constantly changing, selfless and ultimately dissatisactory due to that.

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